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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 183–216.
Published: 01 January 2024
... Peters archive studies manuscript circulation print and periodical culture textual recovery 35. Joseph Rezek, “The Print Atlantic: Phillis Wheatley, Ignatius Sancho, and the Cultural Significance of the Book,” Early African American Print Culture , ed. Cohen and Stein, 19 – 39, especially 22...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 41–60.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and archival evidence about sexual relations between noblemen and workingmen in eighteenth-century Paris. Nobles who sought and had sex with men, more often in private than in public spaces, have not been studied as a group. As this case study demonstrates, their rank both sheltered then from arrest...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 134–165.
Published: 01 April 2023
... the poem and other visual paratext. In addition to providing a detailed study of the editions, including their marketing and pricing, it focuses on interpretive shifts in the illustrations—from exclusively ship- and shipwreck-related iconography, to the expression of human concerns, especially in terms...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2024
... The following essays, each based on archival study of one or more of these unique books (or, in a few cases, proto-books), theorize the expressive, sociable, meaning-making, aesthetic, and memorializing impulses that are manifested in their pages. The essays’ authors explore the principles that governed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 120–124.
Published: 01 January 2009
... “The Rani of Burdwan as Historical Subject,” is a compelling example of archival study and speculative theoretical reconstruction, in which Joseph focuses on a colonized woman who, while secluded from public interaction, managed to make her seclusion the basis of her petition to the company defending...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., commonplace books were truly archival forms, for they were created over a long, undefined period, with entries made according to the provocations of a particular moment in the life of a person or an institution. Archival studies, in distinguishing how archives are byproducts of “the processes of life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 236–261.
Published: 01 January 2024
.... Schwartz and Terry Cook, “Archives, Records, and Power: The Making of Modern Memory,” Archival Science 2 (2002): 1 – 19; the quotation is from 13 – 14. 25. W. A. Hart, “Africans in Eighteenth-Century Ireland,” Irish Historical Studies 33 (2002): 19 – 32; the quotation is from 21. 24...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 89–103.
Published: 01 September 2011
... for by groups of parents” (107), or through the transmission within families of the requisite skills. Homemade copybooks in which learners copied and recopied characters, words, and sentences to practice their writing were preserved in many of the family archives that Whyman studied — no doubt because...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2018
... archival material scat- tered throughout repositories around the world, which have been collected together in facsimile form at the Burney Centre (McGill University, Mon- treal). Frances Burney’s own life and writings have generated biographies and critical editions, and the Burney Centre has labored...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 77–82.
Published: 01 April 2024
..., and that the claims of the importance of eighteenth-century studies, and archives, for understanding the novel form are proliferating. The 2022 annual meeting of ASECS included a panel on the idea of an eighteenth-century realism, in which the participants asked whether the idea of realism remains useful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 3–19.
Published: 01 September 2017
... be the only model offered to this and future generations. Part of my unease with the models I initially had available for writing literary history came from my early experiences in reading it. Both my aca- demic degrees were joint degrees in history and English studies, and my training...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 55–58.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and mistrust to grudging acceptance. Throughout this study, the reader harvests the fruits of diligent, detailed work in the archival record of eighteenth-century controversial pamphlets, sermons, and other under-analyzed​­ print genres. Nor is Weinbrot a desk jockey encoun- tering the Sacheverell...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 80–82.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the late Enlightenment as histo- rians have recently studied the Revolution—from below.” He added, “Digging downward in intellectual history calls for new methods and new materials, for grubbing in archives instead of contemplating philosophical treatises.”1 Caradonna has certainly done his time...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 32–47.
Published: 01 April 2006
..., and philosophes debated the legitimacy of suicide, real people who knew nothing about their debates really killed themselves in eighteenth-century France.1 Few historians of that time and place have investigated suicide by doing the sort of systematic research in the archives that yields information about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 101–108.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Enlightenment. He never was a political historian, as he himself says. However, he always was a cultural historian and an insti- tutional historian with an increasingly prosopographical approach. From the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh he progressed to studies of the physical and medical sciences...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 64–99.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Lance Bertelsen Unpublished letters in the Burke archive (Sheffield and Northampton) reveal that when Captain James Cook’s Resolution departed Plymouth in July 1776, Lieutenant James King harbored strong pro-American sympathies and that these sympathies were possibly shared by his fellow messmates...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 85–105.
Published: 01 April 2000
... eld- erly women, effectively limited their access to gin and the places where it was served, while discouraging them from hawking it without a license. In answer to the question posed at the beginning of this study, tradi- tional barriers between the sexes survived only in part in the brave new...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 262–267.
Published: 01 January 2024
... and writers. The most notable differences between the foundational studies of print culture in book history and the contents of this collection are the type of questions we now bring to manuscript volumes. Most striking to those of us whose early training in archival research was to seek out lost literary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 101–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
... critical views of him. Prior to McGirr s study, only four books of the slightest value have ever been published on Cibber. These are F. Dorothy Senior s The Life and Times of Colley Cibber (1928), Rich- ard Hindry Barker s Mr. Cibber of Drury Lane (1939), Leonard R. N. Ashley s Twayne Colley Cibber (1965...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 January 2011
... calendar of all the Richardson letters they could locate, dating them as accurately as pos- sible and listing their present locations. By far the largest archive of Rich- ardson’s correspondence is that in the National Art Library at the Victo- ria and Albert Museum, which possesses some 750 letters...