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Early English Text Society

Founded in 1864 by Furnivall for the publication of Early and Middle English texts.

Early English Text Society

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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... English Text Society Founded in 1864 by F. J. Furnivall , with support from W. W. Skeat and others, to publish Early and Middle English texts. Much of its early history is undocumented. The Society, which is supported by subscription, continues to publish regularly, with over 475 volumes listed in its current...

Early English Text Society

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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... English Text Society ( EETS ) Founded in 1864 by *Furnivall , EETS has produced editions of works from the Anglo-Saxon to the Elizabethan periods. One of the oldest scholarly societies in England still in existence, EETS is part of a broader Victorian antiquarian and philological movement concerned with promoting Englishness and national identity. Most of the co-founders of the Society were also members of the Council of the Philological Society, and one of the chief impulses to the creation of EETS was the need to provide materials for use in the *...

Early English Text Society

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Founded in 1864 by Furnivall for the publication of Early and Middle English texts.
Welsh Local and Family History

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...supported ambitious ventures to publish official county histories. The publication of Glamorgan County History , vi: Glamorgan Society, 1780–1980 , ed. Prys Morgan ( 1988 ), completed an enterprise launched in 1930 to publish a six‐volume history of the county. Joseph Bradney had published his four‐volume A History of Monmouthshire ( 1904–33 ). Miranda Aldhouse‐Green and Ray Howell (eds), Gwent in Prehistory and Early History , the first of the proposed five‐volume Gwent County History , ed. Ralph A. Griffiths , was published in 2004 . A. H....

The Antiquarian Tradition

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society began publishing in 1876 ; the Thoresby Society in 1889 ; and the Thoroton Society in 1897 . By contrast, some counties, such as Derbyshire, were badly provided for, and the national coverage was very patchy. See E. L. C. Mullins (ed.), Texts and Calendars: A Guide to the Historical and Archaeological Publications of Societies in England and Wales, 1901–33 (1968) . The official printing of records started in 1783 with an edition of the Domesday Book . During the early 19th century a series of royal...

Women Local and Family Historians

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...of both, since 1950 . Joan Wake was an early pioneer. She had attended London School of Economics courses in 1913 , when Eileen Power was her tutor; she became the founder of the Northants Record Society, and then county archivist. Mary Dormer Harris also straddled two worlds. She was highly respected for her profound knowledge of documents and the architecture of Warwickshire. Her main scholarly book, taking ten years to complete, was a transcript of the Coventry Leet Book (Early English Text Society, 4 vols, 1907–13 ), but her popular reputation...

Antiquarianism (Popular)

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...Using old *ballad and prose narrative forms in an archaic self-conscious manner, most English and Scots Gothicists of the late 1790s conveyed an anti-clerical undercurrent that was fully modern in its application: for ‘Gothic’ read ‘old-regime’. In the journal of the Society of Antiquaries, Archaeologia , Douce went on to publish a series of papers (gathered as a volume in 1825 ) which before 1810 typically carried political critique. The first, read to the Society on 27 November 1800 , included a proclamation by Queen Elizabeth on the scarcity of...

Language

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...social, and national identity. Challenges to that identity were perceived as coming from many different sources in a rapidly changing society. English was increasingly being valued over the classical languages as a national treasure, though the possession of Latin and Greek remained important markers of gentility, but this development brought with it a desire to stabilize English itself into a standard or ‘classical’ form. Texts concerned with such issues became an important growth area in the eighteenth century's expanding *publishing [21] industry. Fewer...

Scottish Local and Family History

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...tradition was the publishing of primary sources. The first of the dedicated societies, the Roxburghe, was founded in 1812 , and the 19th century saw the publication of most of the meagre extant medieval records of burgh and monastery . Most of the societies are now defunct, but publication of primary sources is continued by the Scottish History Society and the Scottish Record Society. A bibliography of published records is provided by David and Wendy Stevenson , Scottish Texts and Calendars ( 1987 ). Antiquarians had an abiding interest in sites and...

Utopianism

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...the British Enlightenment , Cambridge, 1994; ed., Modern British Utopias 1700–1850, London, 1997; ed., Restoration and Augustan Utopias , New York, 1998; Davis, J. C. , Utopia and the Ideal Society: A Study of English Utopian Writing, 1516–1700 , Cambridge, 1981; Goodwin, B. , & Taylor, K. , The Politics of Utopia , London, 1983; Morton, A. L. , The English Utopia , London, 1952; Sargent, L. T. , British and American Utopian Literature, 1516–1975: A Bibliography , New York, 1988. Gregory...

Revolution

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...by London Corresponding Society literature, and there was an agreed policy of subversion of the army among some cells of the United Englishmen—the English counterpart to the United Irishmen. There was a brief French landing in Wales in February 1797 and an abortive rebellion in Ireland, with a mistimed French landing in Ireland in 1798 . Faced with these strains, the government took more draconian measures against the radical organizations. In 1799–1800 the London Corresponding Society and the British and Irish *United societies were outlawed. Habeas...

Education

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...according to the text accompanying Rudolph *Ackermann 's engravings of selected English schools, published in 1816 ; and it was expressly labelled a ‘Free School’ there. In the same year, Brougham's parliamentary committee on education noted the ‘very many instances’ at Christ's Hospital ‘of children being admitted, whose parents are totally destitute’. But all the other establishments selected for inclusion in the Ackermann volume were identical to those in Smith's list of ‘public schools’ (with Harrow now added as well), and the text quoted a statement...

Class

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...to a fair share rather than to the whole produce). The truly Christian society honoured the divine rights of labour and the poor and also embodied Christ's teaching about mutuality: ‘do unto others as ye would they do unto you’ was a favoured text for Chartist *sermons which invoked the still-cherished popular ideals of moral economy. Those in power who ignored these rights were oppressors who had repudiated God: ‘He who oppresseth the poor’, ran another popular banner text, ‘reproacheth his maker.’ Like the Old Testament prophets and Christ, Chartists...

Consumerism

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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..., & Porter, R. , eds., Consumption and the World of Goods , London, 1993; Campbell, C. , The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism , Oxford, 1987; Earle, P. , The Making of the English Middle Class: Business, Society and Family Life in London, 1660–1730 , London, 1989; McKendrick, N. , Brewer, J. , & Plumb, J. H. , The Birth of a Consumer Society: The Commercialization of Eighteenth-Century England , London, 1982; Mui, H. , & Mui, L. , Shops and Shopkeeping in Eighteenth-Century England , London, 1987; Plumb, J. H. , The...

Folklore, Customs, and Civic Ritual

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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...attendance, vividly expressed the contemporary ideal of urban ‘common wealth’ in which all might regard themselves as part of one supernaturally sanctioned body politic (see Mervyn James , ‘Ritual, Drama and Social Body in the Late Medieval English Town’, in James (ed.), Society, Politics and Culture: Studies in Early Modern England (1986) ). At every period, towns contained approved structures of authority responsible to the Crown. Solemn emphasis was therefore laid on the ceremonies surrounding the annual elections and public oath‐swearings for positions...

Exploration

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...and finally commercial society. *Scottish Enlightenment writers systematically elaborated this scheme in works such as Adam *Ferguson 's Essay on the History of Civil Society ( 1767 ) and John *Millar 's Origin of the Distinction of Ranks in Society ( 1771 ). Early forms of society were hypothetically reconstructed on the basis of what were taken to be elementary needs and impulses, and were often offered explicitly as rhetorical models rather than as characterizations of societies in actual existence. In the case of societies that had developed beyond...

Publishing

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,242 words
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...Eighteenth Century: A Preliminary Subject Analysis ’, Library , 8 (1986), 32–46; Houston, R. A. , Literacy in Early Modern Europe: Culture and Education, 1500–1800 , London, 1988; Kaufman, P. , ‘ English Book Clubs and Their Role in Social History ’, Libri , 14 (1964), 1–31; Libraries and Their Users , London, 1969; Kernan, A. , Printing Technology, Letters and Samuel Johnson , Princeton, NJ, 1987; Klancher, J. , The Making of English Reading Audiences, 1790–1832 , Madison, Wis., 1987; Korshin, P. , ‘ Types of Eighteenth-Century Literary...

Landscape History: The Countryside

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...and to call them ‘ancient countryside’, as in some texts, for there are very great differences in landscape texture and in regional society between the Cornish and Warwickshire examples just given. It must be added that it is not always easy to make a case for the deep antiquity of settlement in some landscapes of dispersal and its relative freshness in others. In Wales, for example, a country once far more wooded than it is today, some farms and hamlets were still being newly created from woodland in the early modern period while others were undoubtedly already...

Viewing

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...exhibition. Relations between members in the Society of Artists and between artists in similar bodies were frequently marred by dissension over the selection and arrangement of pictures in exhibition, the question of charging the public an admission fee, and the deployment of the receipts from its events—in short, by practical manifestations of the ongoing debate over the nature and function of art exhibition and the social composition of its viewing public. The boisterous early years of the Society of Artists exhibition are a case in point. In 1761 ...

History

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,067 words
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...progress of different societies with one another, and are to some degree explicable by relating the state of a society to the ‘state of the world’ at that same moment. To locate a given state of society within a given state of the world is to establish its age or epoch in the most complete sense, and thus to establish the most thorough understanding of it as a culture or a historical situation for the actions of those who inhabit it. The relational paradigm I am describing abstractly here can be briefly illustrated by John *Millar 's early study of class and...

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