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The Masculine Self in Late Medieval England

The Masculine Self in Late Medieval England

Derek G. Neal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226569550
eISBN:
9780226569598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569598.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

What did it mean to be a man in medieval England? Most would answer this question by alluding to the power and status men enjoyed in a patriarchal society, or they might refer to iconic images of ... More

The Place of EnchantmentBritish Occultism and the Culture of the Modern

The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern

Alex Owen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642017
eISBN:
9780226642031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642031.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

By the end of the nineteenth century, Victorians were seeking rational explanations for the world in which they lived. The radical ideas of Charles Darwin had shaken traditional religious beliefs. ... More

Reading in the WildernessPrivate Devotion and Public Performance in Late Medieval England

Reading in the Wilderness: Private Devotion and Public Performance in Late Medieval England

Jessica Brantley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071329
eISBN:
9780226071343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071343.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Just as twenty-first-century technologies such as blogs and wikis have transformed the once private act of reading into a public enterprise, devotional reading experiences in the Middle Ages were ... More

The Victorian EyeA Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910

The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910

Chris Otter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226640761
eISBN:
9780226640785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226640785.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

During the nineteenth century, Britain became the first gaslit society, with electric lighting arriving in 1878. At the same time, the British government significantly expanded its power to observe ... More

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