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Calculating Time and the End of Time in the Carolingian World, c.740-820
(2011-12) - Journal article
The hopes and fears associated with the imminence of apocalypse acted as catalysts for a number of significant changes in history. Relevant patterns of behaviour are not, however, always consistent. This paper examines the ...
Mīrkhwānd and Persian historiography
(2016-04-28) - Journal article
Pre-modern historians of the Persianate world have primarily been used by modern historians as sources of factual information and rarely to gain insight into the means, methods and world-views of the historians themselves. ...
Commerce and philanthropy : the Religious Tract Society and the business of publishing
(2004) - Journal article
Publishing and the classics : Paley's Natural theology and the nineteenth-century scientific canon
(2002-12) - Journal article
This article seeks a new way to conceptualise, the 'classic' work in the history of science, and suggests that the use of publishing history might help avoid the antagonism which surrounded the literary canon wars. It ...
The reception of William Paley's Natural Theology in the University of Cambridge
(1997-09) - Journal article
Emotions in the early common law (c. 1166–1215)
(2017) - Journal article
Beyond dealing with wrongdoing and litigation, law has many other functions. It can be designed to make life more predictable, it can facilitate and promote certain actions, it can seek to prevent disputes by laying down ...
Conscientious workmen or booksellers' hacks? : the professional identities of science writers in the mid-nineteenth century
(2005-06) - Journal article
Existing scholarship on the debates over expertise in mid-nineteenth-century Britain has demonstrated the importance of popular writings on the sciences to definitions of scientific authority. Yet while men of science might ...
A latent historiography? The case of psychiatry in Britain, 1500-1820
(2014-03) - Journal article
Both empirically and interpretively, extant histories of psychiatry reveal a vastly greater degree of difference among themselves than historical accounts of any other field. Scholarship focuses on the period after 1800 ...
Geneva and Scotland: the Calvinist legacy and after
(2016-06-27) - Journal article
The work of Hans Aarsleff : a brief introduction
(2016) - Journal article
The essay provides an overview of the main lines of argument that run through the work of Hans Aarsleff. The emphasis is on the history of language theory as an integral part of intellectual history.