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Heroic ShāktismThe Cult of Durgā in Ancient Indian Kingship

Heroic Shāktism: The Cult of Durgā in Ancient Indian Kingship

Bihani Sarkar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266106
eISBN:
9780191865213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266106.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book tells the story of Durgā, the buffalo-demon-slaying deity dear to Indic rulers, between the 3rd and the 12th centuries CE, as she transformed from a Vaiṣṇava, to a Śaiva and finally to a ... More

The Middle Ages in the Modern WorldTwenty-first century perspectives

The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Bettina Bildhauer and Chris Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266144
eISBN:
9780191860027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Middle Ages continue to provide an important touchstone for the way the modern West presents itself and its relationship with the rest of the globe. This volume brings together leading scholars ... More

How the Past was UsedHistorical cultures, c. 750-2000

How the Past was Used: Historical cultures, c. 750-2000

Peter Lambert and Björn Weiler (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266120
eISBN:
9780191860010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume brings together anthropologists, historians and literary scholars in order to explore how societies represented and used the past. Case studies range from the seventh century to the ... More

Latin in Medieval Britain

Latin in Medieval Britain

Richard Ashdowne and Carolinne White (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266083
eISBN:
9780191851476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266083.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This collection considers key issues arising from the use of Medieval Latin in Britain from the 6th to 16th centuries. Although in this period Anglo-Latin was not the native language of its users, it ... More

Gertrude Bell and IraqA life and legacy

Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book seeks to re-evaluate the life and legacy of Gertrude Lowthian Bell (1868–1926), the renowned scholar, explorer, writer, archaeologist and British civil servant. In 12 chapters, written by a ... More

British Academy Lectures, 2015-16

British Academy Lectures, 2015-16

Janet Carsten and Simon Frith (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266045
eISBN:
9780191851452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266045.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The content derives from the British Academy’s public lecture programme which presents specialist research in an accessible manner. The papers range in subject matter over archaeology, economics, ... More

The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

Jacqueline Rose (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780197266038
eISBN:
9780191844805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266038.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Counsel was a fundamental element of politics in medieval and early modern England and Scotland. It assisted decision-making; facilitated dialogue, representation, accountability, consent and ... More

A Maid with a DragonThe Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

Juliana Dresvina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780197265963
eISBN:
9780191772061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary study of the cult of St Margaret of Antioch in medieval England. Margaret was one of the most famous female saints of both the Catholic world and of ... More

British Academy Lectures 2014-15

British Academy Lectures 2014-15

Janet Carsten and Simon Frith (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780197265987
eISBN:
9780191772054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265987.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The content derives from the British Academy’s public lecture programme which presents specialist research in an accessible manner. The papers range in subject matter over history, sociology, ... More

Making HistoryEdward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

G.A. Bremner and Jonathan Conlin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Edward Augustus Freeman (1823–92) was one of the founding fathers of the discipline of academic history in Britain, known to medievalists in particular on account of his multi-volume History of the ... More

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