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Idols of the PeopleMiniature Images of Clay in the Ancient Near East

Idols of the People: Miniature Images of Clay in the Ancient Near East

P.R.S. Moorey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262801
eISBN:
9780191734526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262801.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents work that investigates the numerous miniature baked clay images from Canaan, Israel and Judah (c.1600–600 bc). They constitute vital evidence for the imagery and domestic rituals ... More

Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Lucy Donkin and Hanna Vorholt (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Jerusalem was the object of intense study and devotion throughout the Middle Ages. This book illuminates ways in which the city was represented by Christians in Western Europe, from the 600s the ... More

The Invention of AltruismMaking Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

Thomas Dixon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264263
eISBN:
9780191734816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264263.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

‘Altruism’ was coined by the French sociologist Auguste Comte in the early 1850s as a theoretical term in his ‘cerebral theory’ and as the central ideal of his atheistic ‘Religion of Humanity’. This ... More

Jodocus Badius AscensiusCommentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance

Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance

Paul White

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265543
eISBN:
9780191760358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Jodocus Badius Ascensius (1462-1535), also known as Josse Bade, was a scholar and printer who played a central role in the flourishing of humanism and print culture in the French Renaissance. In a ... More

The Justice of VeniceAuthorities and Liberties in the Urban Economy, 1550-1700

The Justice of Venice: Authorities and Liberties in the Urban Economy, 1550-1700

James E Shaw

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263778
eISBN:
9780191734823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263778.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The rulers of Venice prided themselves on their unique brand of justice, which was a source of both ridicule and admiration for foreign commentators. This book uncovers what this special justice ... More

Lineages of EmpireThe Historical Roots of British Imperial Thought

Lineages of Empire: The Historical Roots of British Imperial Thought

Duncan Kelly (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264393
eISBN:
9780191734571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264393.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Recently there has been an explosion of academic and popular interest in the history of how Britons have thought about their Empire. This book focuses on the ways in which the intellectual history ... More

The Lombard League, 1167–1225

The Lombard League, 1167–1225

Gianluca Raccagni

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264713
eISBN:
9780191734847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264713.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Lombard League was an association created by the city republics of northern Italy in the 12th century in order to defend their autonomy and that of the papacy in a struggle against the German ... 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

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

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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