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British Academy is the author of The Doctrine of Degree in Knowledge, Truth, and Reality (2021), Incest and Influence (2009), The Irrational Augustine (2006), The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period (2004) and other 168 books.

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The Doctrine of Degree in Knowledge, Truth, and Reality

release date: Sep 10, 2021
The Doctrine of Degree in Knowledge, Truth, and Reality
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Incest and Influence

release date: Oct 30, 2009
Incest and Influence
Like many gentlemen of his time, Charles Darwin married his first cousin. In fact, marriages between close relatives were commonplace in nineteenth-century England, and Adam Kuper argues that they played a crucial role in the rise of the bourgeoisie. This groundbreaking study brings out the connection between private lives, public fortunes, and the history of imperial Britain.

The Irrational Augustine

The Irrational Augustine
The Irrational Augustine takes the notion of St Augustine as rigid and dogmatic Father of the Church and turns it on its head. Catherine Conybeare reads Augustine''s earliest works to discover the anti-dogmatic Augustine, who values changeability and human interconnectedness and deplores social exclusion. The novelty of her book lies in taking seriously the nature of these early works as performances, through which multiple questions can be raised and multiple options explored, both in words and through their dramatic framework. The theological consequences are considerable. A very human Augustine emerges, talking and playing with friends and family, including his mother - and a very sympathetic set of ideas is the result.

A Thematic Catalogue of the Works of Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)

release date: Jan 01, 2005
A Thematic Catalogue of the Works of Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)
For 43 years (1683-1726), Lalande''s music occupied a central position at the courts of Louis XIV and Louis XV, where his grands motets and instrumental suites set a style admired then and long after, both in the royal chapel and at the Paris Concert spirituel. Recent festivals at Versailles, as well as many editions, performances and recordings worldwide, underline the importance of Lalande as an undisputed master of the French Baroque. With over 3,000 music examples, details of performing requirements and of all source materials, as well as with comprehensive indexes and thematic locators, this Thematic Catalogue makes Lalande''s compositions fully accessible to musicians, musicologists, and music lovers.

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows
Volume 124 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains 19 obituaries of recently deceased Fellows of the British Academy.

Abbo of Fleury and Ramsey

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Abbo of Fleury and Ramsey
This is the first edition to provide the complete text of both the fifth-century Calculus of Victorius of Aquitaine and Abbo of Fleury''s Commentary on it (written 980/5). These two works shed light on the early history of mathematics, before the introduction of Arabic numerals. This edition (which includes an English summary of the text) is crucial for our current reappraisal of Abbo of Fleury as a major figure of the tenth century, who had a profound impact on later medieval English thought.

Saving the Differences

Saving the Differences
Crispin Wright''s Truth and Objectivity brought about a far-reaching reorientation of the metaphysical debates concerning realism and truth. The essays in this companion volume prefigure, elaborate, or defend the proposals put forward in that landmark work. The collection includes the Gareth Evans memorial lecture in which the program of Truth and Objectivity was first announced, as well as all of Wright''s published reactions to the extensive commentary his study provoked; it presents substantial new developments and applications of the pluralistic outlook on the realism debates proposed in Truth and Objectivity, and further pursues its distinctive minimalist conceptions of truth and of truth-aptitude. Among the papers are important discussions of coherence conceptions of truth, of Hilary Putnam''s most recent views on truth, and of the classical debate between correspondence, coherence, pragmatism, and deflationary conceptions of the notion. Others are concerned with Kripke''s famous argument against physicalist conceptions of sensation; the distinction between minimal truth-aptitude and cognitive command; a novel prospectus for a philosophy of vagueness; and a new proposal about the most resilient interpretation of relativism.

International Scholarship

release date: Sep 09, 2021
International Scholarship
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Croce's Aesthetic. [From the Proceedings of the British Academy, Vol. 9.]

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Croce's Aesthetic. [From the Proceedings of the British Academy, Vol. 9.]
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity

The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity
This book provides both a detailed introduction to the vivid and exciting period of `late antiquity'' and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Empire.

Provincial Towns in Early Modern England and Ireland

release date: Jan 01, 2002

Interpreters of Early Medieval Britain

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Interpreters of Early Medieval Britain
This volume gathers together obituaries of 28 members of the British Academy who `transformed our knowledge of all aspects of the culture - philological, literary, palaeographical, archaeological, art-historical - of early medieval Britain'' during the late 19th and 20th centuries.

The Rose of the Winds

release date: Nov 04, 2018
The Rose of the Winds
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

A Century of British Orientalists, 1902-2001

release date: Oct 25, 2001
A Century of British Orientalists, 1902-2001
The evolution of Oriental Studies in Britain over the last century is traced in thirteen essays on key figures (twelve of them Fellows of the British Academy). They exemplify the outstanding contribution of British scholars to Oriental scholarship, within the general trend in the West to understand and interpret the civilisations of the East sympathetically. Through the careers and achievements of these influential scholars these essays shed light on studies ranging from Ancient Egyptian and Hebrew, through Arabic, Persian and Turkish, to Indology, Chinese and Japanese. With important changes of methodology and approach to the cultures and religions of Asia, the twentieth century has been an exciting and fruitful period for Oriental Studies in Britain.

Two Capitals

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Two Capitals
This is a comparative analysis of the two great cities, London and Dublin, and their rise between the 16th and early 19th centuries.

Plato's Biography of Socrates

release date: Oct 12, 2018
Plato's Biography of Socrates
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Britain's Tribute to Dante in Literature and Art; A Chronological Record of 540 Years (C. 1380-1920)

release date: Dec 05, 2015
Britain's Tribute to Dante in Literature and Art; A Chronological Record of 540 Years (C. 1380-1920)
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Somerset Historical Essays - Scholar's Choice Edition

release date: Feb 20, 2015
Somerset Historical Essays - Scholar's Choice Edition
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Proustian Passions

Proustian Passions
A la recherche du temps perdu occupies an undisputed place in the unfolding intellectual history of the ''moi'' in France. There is, however, a general tendency in writing on this novel to celebrate the wonders of the moi sensible uncritically. This effaces all that is morally dubious or franklyexperimental about Proust''s account of selfhood. It denies the rigour with which Proust tries to understand exactly why it is so difficult to explain one''s own actions to another. The great party scenes, for example, or the countless digressions, read like manuals on how acts of self-justificationtake place.Proust, however, is not merely interested in some kind of taxonomy of excuses, hypocrisy, disingenuousness, and Schadenfreude. He wants to know why self-justification tends to be interpreted as indicative of moral or psychological weakness. He asks himself whether self-justification informsisolated moments of everyday existence or whether it endures in an overall conception of self that lasts an individual''s lifetime. He investigates whether it dictates the functioning of an entire social group. Can we decide, he asks, whether justifying one''s self should be written off as morallyrepugnant, or taken seriously as evidence of moral probity?

The English in West Africa, 1681-1683

release date: Dec 18, 1997
The English in West Africa, 1681-1683
The letter-books of the Royal African Company of England form the most substantial and important source of material on English trade in West Africa in the late seventeenth century. The Royal African Company held a legal monopoly of English trade with West Africa, principally in gold and slaves for the American colonies. The correspondence among the Company''s local agents is exceptionally detailed in its coverage of the day-to-day operation of their trade and their interactions with local African societies - especially on the Gold Coast (Ghana). The letter-books, never previously printed, cover the period 1681-1699. The original texts are being published in full, with extensive explanatory commentary, in three or four volumes. This first volume contains the letters for the years 1681-1683.

Behind the Picture

Behind the Picture
Considers the business of picture-making in the Renaissance. In particular, the text discusses the role of the artist and the functions of works of art in relation to their various kinds of audience.

The Later Roman Empire, AD 284-430

The Later Roman Empire, AD 284-430
Marked by a power shift from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire, this era requires a narrative and interpretative history of its own. Cameron, an authority on later Roman and early Byzantine history and culture, captures the pivotal fourth century, doing justice to the enormous explosion of recent scholarship.

Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire

Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire
Many reasons can be given for the rise of Christianity in late antiquity and its flourishing in the medieval world. In asking how Christianity succeeded in becoming the dominant ideology in the unpromising circumstances of the Roman Empire, Averil Cameron turns to the development of Christian discourse over the first to sixth centuries A.D., investigating the discourse''s essential characteristics, its effects on existing forms of communication, and its eventual preeminence. Scholars of late antiquity and general readers interested in this crucial historical period will be intrigued by her exploration of these influential changes in modes of communication. The emphasis that Christians placed on language--writing, talking, and preaching--made possible the formation of a powerful and indeed a totalizing discourse, argues the author. Christian discourse was sufficiently flexible to be used as a public and political instrument, yet at the same time to be used to express private feelings and emotion. Embracing the two opposing poles of logic and mystery, it contributed powerfully to the gradual acceptance of Christianity and the faith''s transformation from the enthusiasm of a small sect to an institutionalized world religion.

Nos. 5101-5126

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Nos. 5101-5126
The Graeco-Roman Memoirs are mostly concerned with the publication of the Greek papyri found by Grenfell and Hunt at Oxyrhynchus, but also cover other papyri and Graeco-Roman material held by the Society. The volumes are published to an annual schedule.

The Invention of Primitive Society

release date: Jan 01, 1988
The Invention of Primitive Society
Both a critical history of anthropological theory and methods and a challenging essay in the sociology of science, The Invention of Primitive Society shows how anthropologists have tried to define the original form of human society.

Nos. 4968-5019

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Nos. 4968-5019
The publication of the Greek papyri from the excavations of Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt at ancient Oxyrhynchus in 1896/7 and from 1903 to 1906/7. Numbers 4968-5019 are included in this volume.

Procopius and the Sixth Century

Procopius and the Sixth Century
This book discusses the historical value and sixth century context of the Greek historian Procopius of Caesarea.

Nos. 4639-4704

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Nos. 4639-4704
A Festschrift in honour of Eric Turner on the occasion of his 70th birthday, acknowledging his contribution to papyrology. It contains papyri of a wide range of topics and genres, including literary and sub-literary texts, personal names, geographical, religious and military subjects, measures and taxes, and more.

Nos. 4759-4802

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Nos. 4759-4802
Part 1 of this volume continues the publication of early Christian texts, while Parts 2 and 3 look at Greek fiction. Part 4 is comprised of documents from two well-known dossiers.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Belle-Blackman

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Belle-Blackman
55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2002.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Barney-Bellasis

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Barney-Bellasis
55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2002.
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