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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 of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 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 (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 (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... 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 at...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
... 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 (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
... whispers, 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 are...
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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 (2010) 34 (3): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 2010
... complex 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 114–120.
Published: 01 January 2021
... 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 (2010) 34 (3): 99–104.
Published: 01 September 2010
... author of many 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...
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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 (2014) 38 (3): 115–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that throughout his life Fielding maintained a consistent political viewpoint, which is quite a challenge, since Fielding’s writ- ings were widely seen at the time, and since, as deriving entirely from his need to be paid, whatever the source—this is, after all, the man who wrote that his career...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 240–242.
Published: 01 January 2011
... consistent political viewpoint, which is quite a challenge, since Fielding’s writ- ings were widely seen at the time, and since, as deriving entirely from his need to be paid, whatever the source — this is, after all, the man who wrote that his career choices were to become either a hackney writer or a...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 107–112.
Published: 01 January 2012
... presents the salient points (including Voltaire’s take on Leibnitz’s opti- mism), but it falls short, regrettably, in its summary of recent research on Can- dide. The most recent secondary source Steward cites was published in 1973! He also commits, in my view, a methodological blunder when he...
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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 (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 to the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 55–58.
Published: 01 September 2015
... progressive narrative of historical change, he repeatedly juxtaposes his ­eighteenth-century sources with quotations from earlier figures, such as the church father Ammianus Marcellinus or the Elizabethan author Roger Ascham, as well as later figures such as Conrad, and uses jarringly modern locutions...