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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 64–99.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... King, with strong familial and political ties to Edmund Burke, would become one of Cook’s most trusted aides, commander of HMS Discovery on the voyage home, and author of volume three of A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1784), the official history of the voyage, a publication that has put him...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
... rebels who usurp, but ultimately cannot control, the authoritative word. Exquemelin also examines language produced by officials of empire, such as Spanish priests, English governors, and state sovereigns. Drawing parallels between their deceptive language and that of the buccaneers, Exquemelin indicates...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
... in the third volume of the official history, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean . This skewed chronology has led to some disorientation among historians of surfing, while historians of Cook’s voyages, for the most part, have neglected the surfing episodes altogether. In this essay, I address the descriptions in four...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Kate Fullagar The belated European rediscovery of the Pacific helped to test, modify, extend, or otherwise realize the critical, collecting, and conjecturing ethos of the Enlightenment. Whether official philosophers or not, voyagers found in the “new” space of the Pacific more data about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
...) included a scene in which a widowed woman novelist asks for the help of a senior East India official and is rudely rebuffed. Was Kelly writing about her real-life exchange with Hastings, and if so, what might she have been hoping to achieve? The essay attempts to answer these questions in a speculative...
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Published: 01 January 2023
that characterize the official Bunmu portraits in the Likeness and Legacy exhibit. More
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Published: 01 January 2023
in military attire and the set of three versions of Oh Myeonghang's portrait: draft, half-length painting, and full-length painting. The other wall (to the right) served as a screen on which to project a video demonstration of the steps involved in creating an official portrait from draft to completion. More
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Published: 01 January 2023
, or renowned military officials, who were honored for having taken essential roles in suppressing the insurrection against Yeongjo's rule. The survival of a full set of full-length and half-length painted portraits, along with a paper draft of the same subject, is extremely rare. This example was a high point More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 63–80.
Published: 01 January 2023
... that characterize the official Bunmu portraits in the Likeness and Legacy exhibit. ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 88–102.
Published: 01 January 2000
... advocate of the early eighteenth century. As chairman of the House of Commons “gaols committee,” he investigated conditions in London’s debtors’ prisons and delivered a series of detailed, and often harrowing, reports to Parliament. The city’s prison officials, Oglethorpe wrote, routinely tortured...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 120–124.
Published: 01 January 2009
... in the official “patri- archive,” whether that be composed of company papers or of other materials favored by historians of the state and its agencies. If, as Joseph makes clear, the archive is “a Tool for Male Legal Subjectivity and the Preservation of Property” (7), then feminist critics are forced...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 80–82.
Published: 01 September 2015
... competitions were not strictly “academic” exercises. Government officials frequently consulted them when looking for practical solutions to problems. Whereas Alexis de Tocqueville introduced us to the meddling Ancien Régime bureaucrat who lectured French subjects on the most up-to-date, enlightened...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... ambassador and the Chinese emperor, engagements that led Macartney to refuse to koutou to the emperor, as per Qing custom, the second by way of the edict from the Qiánlóng emperor to George III that articulated the official Chinese view of the British and the embassy’s goals, described by J. L...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 202–224.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay.13 Presumably written with the cooperation of Phillip (to whom it is conventionally attributed), this work bears all the hallmarks of an officially sanctioned text. On its title page is a copy of a tableau made by Josiah Wedgwood from a piece...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 2010
... murrains as reasons 96 Eighteenth-Century Life for nonpayment. Paupers no longer resident in their parishes of settlement frequently threatened parish officials that they would return to the parish and demand full-­time support if the officers did not send the smaller amounts they requested...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 117–138.
Published: 01 September 2002
... with those of the British, with whom they shared an intense animosity of the Spanish. It is this interaction between the Miskito and the British buccaneers, settlers, or officials with whom they came into contact that is the subject of this essay. At one level I am...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... Such official public portraits showed the emperor posed in coronation regalia before a throne, and they often contained a recently invented system of imperial iconography, including laurel leaves, eagles, and bees, alluding to ancient Rome and the Holy Roman Empire, to legitimize Napoleon's right to rule...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 34–36.
Published: 01 January 2009
... the lives and flesh out the characters of the main players in Julie’s adventuresome journey, be they police officials and holders of power, friends and protectors, informers, harlots, or sinister members of the criminal world (the categories occasion- ally overlap). While these digressions create...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
... by some ejected Anglican minister” (133). Matters worsened in the 1690s, when acts were passed (in 1695 and 1696) to enforce taxation for marriages, which rendered official weddings more expensive and drove people to look for alternative ways of tying the knot.6 The result was a proliferation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... was Anglicized as “secret history,” a genre dedicated to disclosing what never appears in the official histories: namely, the personal scandals of peo- ple in high places.15 Procopius’s targets were the Roman Emperor Justin- ian and his Empress Theodora. In her roman à clef, Aphra Behn adapted the secret...