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  • Accounting for taste : the poetics of food and flavour in Virginia Woolf’s novels 

    De Santa, Jessica E. (University of St Andrews, 2015-11) - Thesis
    This thesis argues that tasting appears as an act of creative empathy and of knowledge acquisition in Virginia Woolf’s writing. First contextualising my discussion within Woolf’s own reading of the aesthetic and literary ...
  • Acta and omissions 

    Donald, Alexander Paul (University of St Andrews, 1989) - Thesis
    I identify and examine the grounds on which we describe an agent's non-doing as an omission to do X, and a cause of Y. I distinguish between the formal and material aspects of an omission. This is useful in setting aside ...
  • After the daggers : politics and persuasion after the assassination of Caesar 

    Mahy, Trevor Bryan (2010-06-22) - Thesis
    In this thesis, I examine the nature and role of persuasion in Roman politics in the period immediately following the assassination of Caesar on the Ides of March 44 B.C. until the capture of the city of Rome by his heir ...
  • Anti-predator behaviour of black-fronted titi monkeys (Callicebus nigrifrons) 

    Cäsar, Cristiane (University of St Andrews, 2012-06) - Thesis
    Titi monkeys have long been known for their complex vocal behaviour with numerous high- and low-pitched calls, which can be uttered singly or combined in more complex structures. However, up to date very little is known ...
  • Aspects of order and congruence relations on regular semigroups 

    Gomes, Gracinda Maria dos Santos (University of St Andrews, 1983) - Thesis
    On a regular semigroup S natural order relations have been defined by Nambooripad and by Lallement. Different characterisations and relationships between the Nambooripad order J, Lallement's order λ and a certain relation ...
  • Assessing Arctica islandica as a proxy for Scottish marine climate change 

    Stott, Keziah J. (University of St Andrews, 2014-06-25) - Thesis
    This thesis investigates the potential of the bivalve Arctica islandica (Linnaeus, 1767) from fjordic sites in NW Scotland for reconstructing past marine environmental /climatic variability. Using dendrochronological and ...
  • Assessing the relationship between poverty and biodiversity, within the context of land use change in the Solomon Islands 

    Davies, Tamara Ellen (University of St Andrews, 2014-05) - Thesis
    There is convergence at the international level that conserving biodiversity can contribute to poverty alleviation, but empirical evidence for this relationship is scarce. In this thesis I assess the relationship between ...
  • Being German and being Paraguayan in Nueva Germania : arguing for “contextual epistemic permissibility” and “methodological complementarity” 

    Kurzwelly, Jonatan (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-20) - Thesis
    This thesis involves a collaborative study of emic articulations and quotidian ways of ‘being German’ and ‘being Paraguayan’ in Nueva Germania, a rural municipality in Paraguay. An argument is made that the social categories ...
  • A biogeography of the mesopelagic community 

    Proud, Roland Hudson (University of St Andrews, 2016-11-30) - Thesis
    There are a large number of research vessels and fishing vessels equipped with echosounders plying the world ocean, making continual observations of the ocean interior. Developing data collation programmes (e.g. Integrated ...
  • Bougainville revisited : understanding the crisis and U-Vistract through an ethnography of everyday life in Nagovisi 

    Kenema, Simon (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
    This thesis offers an ethnographic study of everyday life in Nagovisi of Southwest Bougainville. The study focuses on aspects of how the Nagovisi construe social relations with a specific focus on vernacular categories ...
  • The Catholic Church and Scottish politics, c. 1878 - c. 1939 

    Potocki, Piotr (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the significance of Catholicism as a political force in Scotland in the years between the restoration of the ecclesiastical hierarchy in 1878 and the Spanish Civil War, exploring the ways in which the ...
  • Chechen demographic growth and resistance : reactions to the existential threat from Russia 

    Iliyasov, Marat (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the phenomenon of Chechen population growth in the context of the protracted Russo-Chechen conflict. It argues that the conflict was the main causative reason for the growth of the Chechen population. This ...
  • Classification and enumeration of finite semigroups 

    Distler, Andreas (University of St Andrews, 2010-06-23) - Thesis
    The classification of finite semigroups is difficult even for small orders because of their large number. Most finite semigroups are nilpotent of nilpotency rank 3. Formulae for their number up to isomorphism, and up ...
  • Cognitive and brain function in adults with Type 1 diabetes mellitus : is there evidence of accelerated ageing? 

    Johnston, Harriet N. (University of St Andrews, 2013-06-25) - Thesis
    The physical complications of Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) have been understood as an accelerated ageing process (Morley, 2008). Do people with T1DM also experience accelerated cognitive and brain ageing? Using findings ...
  • Combining synthesis and biosynthesis to generate novel antibiotics 

    Abou Fayad, Antoine (University of St Andrews, 2014-12-01) - Thesis
    This thesis focuses upon pacidamycin, a member of the uridyl peptide antibiotics, a family of antibiotics which exhibit an, as yet, clinically unexploited mode of action, against MraY. The Goss group has previously ...
  • Constructing gender in contemporary anthropology 

    Boŝkoviḱ, Aleksandar (University of St Andrews, 1996) - Thesis
    This thesis explores the ways in which gender and contemporary anthropology interact, with the special emphasis on the areas frequently referred to as "poststructuralist" or "postmodern." More specifically, I look at one ...
  • Corporate disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions : a UK study 

    de Aguiar, Thereza R. S. (University of St Andrews, 2009-11-30) - Thesis
    Two beliefs drove this dissertation to be centered on the analysis of the UK corporate disclosure (CD) related to global climate change (GCC). Firstly, GCC is the most significant environmental concern of our current age ...
  • The Court of Louis XIII, 1610-1643 

    Jaffré, Marc W. S. (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
    Louis XIII's reign has long garnered historians' and popular interest. The king of Cardinal Richelieu and the three musketeers, Louis is traditionally viewed as having presided over the development of the French state and ...
  • A critical translation of Charles Collé's 'Le Galant escroc' 

    Vasey, Frances (University of St Andrews, 1999-01) - Thesis
    Charles Collé (1709-1783) enjoyed the reputation amongst his contemporaries of an accomplished writer of popular songs and of comédies de société. Although three of his plays were performed at the Comédie-francaise during ...
  • Decrypting the crustal evolution of the Mozambique Belt in Malawi 

    Manda, Blackwell Chawala (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-22) - Thesis
    Global paleogeography exerts a first order control on both the deep and surficial components of the Earth system. Temporal and spatial constraints on the Mozambique Belt of Eastern Africa are needed to understand its crustal ...