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Fifty Years of Prosopography

Fifty Years of Prosopography: The Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Averil Cameron (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262924
eISBN:
9780191734434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262924.001.0001

This book presents an interdisciplinary discussion of the important methodological tool known as prosopography — the collection of all known information about individuals within a given period. With ... More

Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song

Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.001.0001

This book is about traditional songs. Folk song scholarship was originally obsessed with notions of completeness and narrative coherence; yet field notebooks and recordings (and, increasingly, ... More

Free Will and Modern Science

Free Will and Modern Science

Richard Swinburne (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.001.0001

Do humans have a free choice of which actions to perform? Three recent developments of modern science can help us to answer this question. First, new investigative tools have enabled us to study the ... More

From Plunder to Preservation

From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Astrid Swenson and Peter Mandler (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.001.0001

What was the effect of the British empire on the cultures and civilizations of the peoples over whom it ruled? This book takes a novel approach to this important and controversial subject by ... More

The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

A.C.S. Peacock (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.001.0001

This is the first major comparative study of the frontiers of the Ottoman Empire, one of the crucial forces that shaped the modern world. The chapters combine archaeological and historical approaches ... More

Genocide and Resistance in Hitler’s Bosnia

Genocide and Resistance in Hitler’s Bosnia: The Partisans and the Chetniks, 1941–1943

Marko Attila Hoare

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263808
eISBN:
9780191734458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263808.001.0001

This volume is a study of revolution, genocide and national identity in Bosnia-Hercegovina during World War II. It explains the civil war between two rival guerrilla movements — the Partisans and the ... More

Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint

Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint

Kenneth Dyson and Klaus Goetz (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262955
eISBN:
9780191734465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262955.001.0001

The process of European integration is marked both by continued deepening and widening, and by growing evidence of domestic disquiet and dissent. Against this background, this book examines three key ... More

Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920

Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920

C. A. Bayly and E. F. Biagini (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264317
eISBN:
9780191734472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264317.001.0001

Giuseppe Mazzini – Italian patriot, humanist, and republican – was one of the most celebrated and revered political activists and thinkers of the 19th century. This volume compares and contrasts the ... More

Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Alasdair Whittle and Vicki Cummings (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.001.0001

The processes involved in the transformation of society from Mesolithic hunter-gatherers to Neolithic farmers were complex. They involved changes not only in subsistence but also in how people ... More

Greek Ethnic Terminology

Greek Ethnic Terminology

P. M. Fraser

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.001.0001

This volume is a contribution to the study of the ancient Greek vocabulary used to describe the local origins of individuals. It sheds light on ancient grammarians, and other ancient writers (many of ... More

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