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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 35–62.
Published: 01 January 2023
.... Whereas patronage focused on exchanges resulting in mutual economic benefit, friendship typically involved disinterested, mutual service based on shared interests. Orrery seized on the notion of instrumentality inherent in friendship to exchange his patronal role for a place on the translation team Lennox...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 99–124.
Published: 01 January 2019
... lutes, to the lutenist-less Aeolian instruments of the Romantic era (as exemplified in the writings of Coleridge). I will argue that this specific trajectory is of particular importance, especially when viewed from an ecocritical perspective. lutes music literature ecocriticism nature...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 30–51.
Published: 01 September 2022
... to the queen in her later years; she shows how this bond is represented by gifts given and received, by furniture and musical instruments bought from the royals and displayed or played in the Papendiek home, and by occasions upon which she stands proxy for the queen. Papendiek exploits her connection...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., handbooks, and instruments—to “enlarge our minds” by testing out received knowledge against the evidence of their own eyes and hypothesize on the basis of accumulated evidence. In the process, they transformed the small and mundane items that they found when traveling into specimens and themselves...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 104–109.
Published: 01 April 2013
... patronage of the Hanoverians. The Sharp Family, family as orchestra on a river cruise, is a plethora of musical instruments and their players, the first as precisely rendered as the second. Aside from that, there is the joke: Granville Sharp holds up a double flageolet behind his brother...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 12–16.
Published: 01 September 2010
... can be an index to changing attitudes about literature in general. Insofar as new forms and ideas continued into the nineteenth century, they can be seen as instrumental in forming a modern national taste. This general line of inquiry has been adopted in differ- ent ways by a diverse range...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 120–126.
Published: 01 April 2014
... instrumentally tied to colonial gover- nance. In so doing, Said subsumes Jones’s eccentric and often radical perspec- tives under a discussion of the monolithic, scholarly construction of the Orient. Like Said, Ahmed begins with the postcolonial understanding of the Enlightenment that tends...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 44–75.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of natural history, scientific and mathemati- cal instruments, machines and models.18 Paintings were the most highly valued, and there were few collectors of any reputation in eighteenth- century Paris who did not possess at least one. Most in demand were the works of famous masters. By the beginning...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 30–60.
Published: 01 April 2022
... on the ethic of ‘justice’ in the community.” 9 In the argument that follows, I want to place Farquhar's engagement with law within this dialectic of contractarianism and communitarianism. Evincing a distrust of the legal profession, legal instruments, legal doctrine, and legal language, Farquhar's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 36–65.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the usurpation, . . . ​than in the same number of years, at any for- mer period” (3:408). Ernest Walker found “abundant evidence that, though some of the extremists looked askance at it, ordinary secular music, both vocal and instrumental, flourished greatly during this period.”53 Most music historians...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 68–80.
Published: 01 April 2008
..., instrumental means of social formation on the other, the latter recognizable as a Foucaultian phenomenon grounded in a worldly Realpolitik. From a poststructural point of view, of course, the dis- tinction between these two sorts of writing is illusory, as Derrida argued at great length and on many...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 120–137.
Published: 01 April 2008
... physical work.3 There are some indications that manual labor was reevaluated in the medieval period in part owing to a rec- ognition that scientific knowledge depended upon complex instruments but owing as well to new theological interpretations of labor. The manual labor of the farmer...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 93–100.
Published: 01 April 2021
... were Masons, and Masonry was strong in the Irish Brigades. Jacobites were instrumental in developing continental Freemasonry. A Jacobite lodge was established in Paris in 1725 26. In Britain and in Europe, there was a struggle between Jacobites and pro- Hanoverian Masons for control of the lodges...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 88–112.
Published: 01 April 2022
... Cockburn's The History and Examination of Duels (1720), where eighteenth-century concerns over suicide's covert forms are provocatively expressed: He is guilty of his own Death, who knowingly, wilfully, and deliberately, but unnecessarily causes it, whatever be the Means and Instruments, whatever...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 2004
... is a case of God’s punitive judgment against him, Defoe employs this irony to sug- gest the controlling power of a pro-commercial God, whose own northern instruments, however special, may mistake His ways and designs.13 Nevertheless, Defoe himself argued divine design un-ironically in his “Of Trade...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 81–97.
Published: 01 April 2008
... of the simple native airs. They consist of only one part, without a second part, he wrote, and “must have been composed for a very simple instrument,” such as a shepherd’s pipe, with few notes, “of the plain diatonick scale, without using the semitones, or sharps and flats. The strain of our old...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2020
... No Longer 1 2 1 Chapter 3 explores the growing role of women as public investors. Women were early adopters of financial instruments, recognizing the sta- bility, higher interest, and increased liquidity associated with public invest- ments. They were also drawn by the anonymity of public exchanges, which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., and provided secret cues for private laughter. She takes the reader to unexpected places and cultural con- texts, as in her delightful discussions of the history of hot air ballooning, which includes mention of their potential use as instruments of warfare, and her his- tory of innovation in theatrical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 114–117.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Drawing mainly from the library’s awesome bibliographic holdings, it is espe- cially strong on literary culture, though it also displays objects—clothes, por- celain, musical instruments—from the Museum of London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and other private and public collections. Furthermore...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 January 2016
...-3337971 Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 115 116   Eighteenth-Century Life an ingenious further turn: “The middle-class private home—as an epistemo- logical construct, an affective complex, and an administrative ­instrument—was​ first...