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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... are treacherous, even if not demonstrably laced with lies, and the temptation to use a bad source in the absence of any other needs to be resisted. Reliability must always be questioned, and if possible, tested. We should always remember that when trying to answer a historicist question, we may find ourselves...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... such as the sedentary nature of their work. More recently, critical discussion has disclosed how this proclivity for political activity was reinforced by an aggressive masculine identity, productive of misogyny as well as sociability. Drawing on popular cultural sources, from ballads to chapbooks, this essay revises...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., and Irishness often appear as conjoined energies, suggesting the importance of pathology and its sources—apparent or actual—for the constitution of New South Wales. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Australia convict transportation scurvy Irish medicine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
... often challenges and confounds the aesthetic and narrative expectations of experienced readers. Similarly, popular chapbook editions of Robinson Crusoe contest, dispute, and sometimes reject the ideological underpinnings of their elite source text. Duke University Press 2011...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
...). Like ethnic jokes in general, these Irish jokes sought to stereotype and ridicule the population that they depicted, in this case, the London-Irish. But, as this essay illustrates, these comic representations can also serve as a rich source of information on the cultural, social, and economic life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... The main source for this study is the online database London lives, 1690-1800... Old Bailey Proceedings. Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 • Cheese, Stolen Paper, and the London Book Trade, 1750–99...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 131–154.
Published: 01 January 2015
... spanned both sides of the Irish Sea. Its particular focus is on the experience of Irish investors in the South Sea Company, before, during, and after the famous stock-market bubble of 1720. Drawing on a variety of source materials, including private correspondence, exchange-rate data, and banking ledgers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., and so shocking that his sister left a space rather than write about them in her journal. I suggest, then, that public displays of Tahitian “Merchandize” always involved careful navigation between contradictory perceptions of Oceania as a setting for pleasure and horror, a source of enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 75–95.
Published: 01 September 2020
... explores, Johnson’s precepts prove equally illuminating for his own work, and his representations of war and conflict. On one level, his Dictionary of 1755 is a source of formal exposition in which the meaning of war is anatomized across a range of entries. On another, those who consult its pages...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 24–55.
Published: 01 April 2021
... ubiquitous difficulties arising from their consensus that “fame or celebrity among us in their generation” was “the grand principle” on which biography was founded: first, how to “do justice” to a person on the basis of sources and testimonials that reflected the partisanship of a country “rent by faction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 52–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
...,” “magic operas,” and “antiheroic.” By implication, Handel approached each opera on a case‐by‐case basis, not much concerned with generic form. Ellen T. Harris critiqued Dean and offered a dialectical model, dividing the operas into “pastoral” and “heroic” groups. But if we ask “What is the ‘source...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 30–62.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Alessio Mattana This essay examines the myth of Isaac Newton's modesty in eighteenth‐century Britain. By analyzing both primary sources by and on Newton and scholarship on the concept of “modest witnessing,” this essay argues that a number of actors concerned with Newton's public relevance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 2010
... power relations embedded in poor-relief practices. This rich and diverse collection, consist- ing of some 1,755 pages (including introductory material) and covering a wide range of primary sources, provides abundant evidence on these issues, and on much else besides. We have depositions, bastardy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 114–120.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of Europe in the seventeenth and eigh- teenth centuries has turned up accidents. They litter official records, per- sonal correspondence, diaries and journals, medical writings, and many other sources, including classic primary sources that have offered many scholars and students insights into daily life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 108–113.
Published: 01 January 2000
... photographs, but there are no footnotes and the bibliography is limited to essen- tial sources. Chandra Mukerji’s Territorial Ambitions and the Gardens of Versailles differs from all previous studies of the garden in that it is not organized chronologically, there is no account of its designers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., where he developed a second skill set as a painter and completed his ambitious manuscript. 2 The carefully compiled text comprises extracts and abridgments from at least nine separate printed books (see table 1 ). Martin read deliberately, selecting passages and sources according to his own needs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 94–102.
Published: 01 September 2001
... way to the new dominant distinction between black and white. Although she touches on what might now be seen as anthropological sources, her concentration is on historical narratives, travelogue, and fiction, and on the comparison of these latter sources...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 99–104.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the classic Scottish songs, while others — seeking no doubt to establish a more acceptably national but still respectably antique source — plumped for King James I. For writers like Thomas Percy and Sir Walter Scott, national song represented the remnants of a once courtly and aristocratic tradition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 96–100.
Published: 01 April 2002
..., authorized and pirated. These volumes display wonderfully that the Pamela vogue was not confined to only a few main sources. Indeed, the editors take their readers on a journey that, going far Eighteenth-Century Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 September 2012
... a greater composite truth: one that recasts the iconic attitudes and rhetorical postures enshrined in conventional sources. The conventional plot of Chatham’s fall is simple. Rising from his sick- bed to speak against an address to the king that requested him to withdraw Richmond’s Rhetoric...