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Defining the Discographic SelfDesert Island Discs in Context

Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The radio programme Desert Island Discs has run almost continuously since 1942, and represents a unique record of the changing place of music in British society. In 2011, recognising its iconic ... More

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 Practical TurnPragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century

The Practical Turn: Pragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century

Cheryl Misak and Huw Price (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266168
eISBN:
9780191865237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266168.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The pragmatist approach to philosophical problems focuses on the role of disputed notions—for example, truth, value, causation, probability, necessity—in our practices. The insight at the heart of ... More

Russian Music since 1917Reappraisal and Rediscovery

Russian Music since 1917: Reappraisal and Rediscovery

Patrick Zuk and Marina Frolova-Walker (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266151
eISBN:
9780191860034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266151.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This volume of essays provides an overview of the transformation that the study of Russian music since 1917 has undergone since glasnost’, both in Russia itself and outside it. Prior to this, ... 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

Challenging the ModernConservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Nicholas Attfield

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266137
eISBN:
9780191865206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266137.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book challenges commonplace conceptions of musical conservatism during Germany’s Weimar Republic (1918–33). Its primary goal is to offer scrutiny of uncritical links often made by musicologists ... 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

French Novels and the Victorians

French Novels and the Victorians

Juliette Atkinson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266090
eISBN:
9780191860003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266090.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It has become common to build an opposition between prudish Victorian England and permissive nineteenth-century France. The lack of a full-length study of nineteenth-century Anglo-French literary ... More

Miracles and MurdersAn Introductory Anthology of Breton Ballads

Miracles and Murders: An Introductory Anthology of Breton Ballads

Mary-Ann Constantine and Éva Guillorel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266199
eISBN:
9780191851483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266199.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book offers an introduction to one of the most fascinating and little-known song traditions in Europe, the Breton gwerz or ballad. These narrative songs, collected in Western Brittany from 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

Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

André Lemaire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265895
eISBN:
9780191772023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265895.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Since 1980, epigraphic discoveries and researches have thrown new light on the Levant during the Achaemenid period (533-332 BCE). As an epigrapher who published many new Phoenician, Aramaic and ... More

Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Richard English (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265901
eISBN:
9780191772047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265901.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Terrorism and counter-terrorism represent enduringly and globally important phenomena, and the mutually shaping relationship between non-state terrorism and state counter-terrorism continues to shape ... 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

Insular BooksVernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Margaret Connolly and Raluca Radulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume aims to rethink critical assumptions about a particular type of medieval manuscript: the miscellany. A miscellany is a multi-text manuscript, made up of mixed contents, often in a mixture ... More

Martin DelrioDemonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Jan Machielsen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265802
eISBN:
9780191772009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265802.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The protagonist of this study, the Jesuit Martin Delrio (1551–1608), is a largely forgotten figure, purposefully elided from many of the scholarly and religious spheres to which he contributed. To ... More

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