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May 1968

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A series of street protests that began in a number of universities in Paris but rapidly spread to incorporate a wide cross section of French society. Some historians estimate that as many ...

May 1968

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,356 words

... 1968 . The term May 1968 should be understood in two ways, literally and metaphorically. The “events of May,” as the French called them, were first of all a cluster of large-scale social protests which shook the very foundations of French politics. At the same time, undoubtedly because of its amplitude, May 1968 became the symbolic nexus of an international contagion of student and new middle strata protests which marked the later 1960s and which in retrospect can be seen to have permanently changed the course of politics in most advanced industrial...

May 1968

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George Ross

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,370 words

... 1968 The term “May 1968” should be understood in two ways, literally and metaphorically. The “events of May,” as the French called them, were first of all a cluster of large-scale social protests that shook the very foundations of French politics. At the same time, undoubtedly because of its amplitude, May 1968 became the symbolic nexus of an international contagion of student and new middle-strata protests that marked the later 1960s and in retrospect can be seen to have permanently changed the course of politics in most advanced industrial societies. The...

May 1968

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
908 words

... 1968 . The événements de mai , as they are widely known, continue at once to stimulate and to baffle analysis. ‘Ce qu'il faut comprendre, c'est à la fois l'énormité et l'insignifiance de mai 68’ ( Edgar Morin )—or, in other words, how the most spectacular and unpredictable period of civil disorder experienced by a Western democracy since World War II culminated in the biggest majority in French electoral history for the incumbent regime. The cultural and (in an Althusserian sense ) ideological results of May have always been more apparent than its political...

May 1968

May 1968  

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A series of street protests that began in a number of universities in Paris but rapidly spread to incorporate a wide cross section of French society. Some historians estimate that as many as 10 ...
All’s Well That Ends Well

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,814 words
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Oxford University Press

...child of hers to which he is father (which he never means to beget). Alone, Helen resolves to steal away, so that Bertram may be willing to return home from the perils of combat. 3.3 The Duke of Florence makes Bertram general of his cavalry. 3.4 The Countess receives a letter from Helen explaining that she has gone away on a pilgrimage so that Bertram may come home: she dispatches this news towards Bertram, hoping that both he and Helen may return to Roussillon. 3.5 A Florentine widow, her daughter Diana, and their neighbour Mariana are looking out for the...

The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,720 words
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Oxford University Press

...on Poetry (1909) Bruster, Douglas , in Drama and the Market in the Age of Shakespeare (1992) Evans, Bertrand , in Shakespeare’s Comedies (1960) Green, William , Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor (1962) Vickers, Brian , in The Artistry of Shakespeare’s Prose (1968...

Labour History

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John L. Halstead

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,401 words
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Oxford University Press

...Unions since 1889 , i: 1889–1910 , followed by H. A. Clegg , ii: 1911–1933 , and iii: 1934–1951 ( 1964–94 ; 3 vols, 1994 ). The Trades Union Congress, founded in 1868 , has no complete detailed history, but John Lovell and B. C. Roberts , Short History of the TUC ( 1968 ), serves as a first‐century introduction; Robert Taylor , The TUC: From the General Strike to New Unionism ( 2000 ), provides a general treatment of one of the longest stretches of its history. Its erstwhile rival, founded in 1899 , has been studied in Alice Prochaska, ...

15 Children’s Books

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
4,997 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...may not restrict their reading to works approved by adults, but range into forbidden territory—chapbooks, ballads, blood and thunders, series fiction, *comic book s, and *manga . Although accounts of childhood reading, almost always reconstructed later in life, may be highly selective or wildly inaccurate, it is clear that children often read indiscriminately, including works far above their capabilities (Gibbon ‘rioted’ in his father’s library; Benjamin *Franklin relished speculative divinity and *Crouch ’s sixpenny compilations). Children may also...

1 Writing Systems

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,152 words
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Oxford University Press
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7

...in turn encouraged a belief in the need to see each writing system as enmeshed within a whole culture, instead of viewing it simply as a technical solution to a problem of efficient visual representation of the culture’s language. Although one may or may not share the belief in the power of digitization, and one may remain sceptical about the expressive virtues of logography, this holistic view of writing systems is surely a healthy development that reflects the real relationship between writing and society in all its subtlety and complexity. Bibliography [...

Richard II

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,895 words
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Oxford University Press
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...King’s Two Bodies: A Study in Medieval Political Theology (1957) Rabkin, Norman , in Shakespeare and the Common Understanding (1967) Rackin, Phyllis , Stages of History: Shakespeare’s English Chronicles (1990) Sanders, Wilbur , in The Dramatist and the Received Idea (1968) Wilders, John , in The Lost Garden: A View of Shakespeare’s English and Roman History Plays (1978)...

Richard III

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Randall Martin and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,559 words
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Oxford University Press
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... (1997) Rackin, Phyllis , Stages of History: Shakespeare’s English Chronicles (1990) Rossiter, A. P. , in Angel with Horns and Other Shakespeare Lectures (1961) Sanders, Wilbur , The Dramatist and the Received Idea: Studies in the Plays of Marlowe and Shakespeare (1968) Tillyard, E. M. W. , in Shakespeare’s History Plays (1946)...

Othello

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
4,092 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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1

...The 23-year-old Peggy Ashcroft as Desdemona, with Paul Robeson as Othello, Savoy Theatre 1930. © Bettmann / Corbis Anthony Davies , rev. Will Sharpe Recent major editions Recent major editions E. A. J. Honigmann (Arden 3rd series, 1997); Kenneth Muir (New Penguin, 1968); Michael Neill (Oxford, 2006); Norman Sanders (New Cambridge 1984) Some representative criticism Auden, W. H. , ‘The Joker in the Pack’, in The Dyer’s Hand (1948) Bradley, A. C. , in Shakespearean Tragedy (1904) Callaghan, Dympna , ‘Othello was a White Man’, in Shakespeare...

The Taming of the Shrew

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Michael Dobson, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,052 words
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Oxford University Press
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...penniless nobleman happy to oblige. Anthony Davies , rev. Will Sharpe Recent major editions Recent major editions Barbara Hodgdon (Arden, 3rd series, 2008); Ann Thompson (New Cambridge, 1984); H. J. Oliver (Oxford, 1982); G. R. Hibbard (New Penguin, 1968) Some representative criticism French, Marilyn , in Shakespeare’s Division of Experience (1982) Nevo, Ruth , in Comic Transformations in Shakespeare (1980) Rose, Mary Beth , in The Expense of Spirit: Love and Marriage in English Renaissance Drama (1980) Rutter, Carol...

19 The Electronic Book

19 The Electronic Book   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
5,019 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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1

...essential elements of the electronic book: hyperlinking. In 1965 Ted (Theodor Holm) Nelson first published the terms ‘ *hypertext ’ and ‘hypermedia’. These two sides of hyperlinking were developed by teams of engineers working throughout the 1960s and 1970s . On 9 December 1968 , Douglas Engelbart made a presentation, now known as ‘The Mother of All Demos’, of the oNLine System (or NLS), developed at the Stanford Research Institute. This event introduced many of the elements of today’s digital world: e-mail, tele-conferencing, video-conferencing, and the...

The Tempest

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Michael Dobson, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
4,078 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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2

... ( 2011 ) starred Helen Mirren as ‘Prospera’. Anthony Davies , rev. Will Sharpe Recent major editions Recent major editions David Lindley (New Cambridge, 2002); Stephen Orgel (Oxford, 1987); Virginia Vaughan (Arden 3rd series, 1999); Anne Barton (New Penguin, 1968) Some representative criticism Berger, Harry , ‘Miraculous Harp: A Reading of Shakespeare’s Tempest ’, Shakespeare Studies 15 (1969) Cartelli, Thomas , ‘Prospero in Africa’, in Jean Howard and Marion O’Connor (eds.), Shakespeare Reproduced (1987) Greenblatt, Stephen...

Popular Culture

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Charles Phythian-Adams

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,654 words
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Oxford University Press

...with his Popular Tales of the West Highlands, Orally Collected ( 1860–2 ) and by Patrick Kennedy , The Bardic Stories of Ireland ( 1871 ). These developments, and those of the third stage, are usefully surveyed by Richard M. Dorson , The British Folklorists: A History ( 1968 ). †‘Folklore’ itself was a term coined as late as 1846 , though it rapidly caught on. A great surge of activity, indeed, marked the years between the foundation of the Folklore Society itself in 1878 and the First World War. It was during this period, when Anglo‐Saxon village...

Family and Society

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Ralph Houlbrooke

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,144 words
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Oxford University Press

...been made since the 1970s. The most useful studies of different aspects of family life from various vantage points (legal, ideological, sociological, demographic, and economic) are also recent ones, though a few much older works may be mentioned. F. W. Maitland's chapters on family law in The History of English Law ( 1895 , 1968 ) are still indispensable reading. Among the many books devoted to marriage and divorce are G. E. Howard , A History of Matrimonial Institutions ( 1904 ), R. H. Helmholz , Marriage Litigation in Medieval England ( 1974...

The Twentieth Century

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Brian M. Short

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,083 words
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Oxford University Press

...mounted on linen, has now been almost completely assembled in The National Archives. The ‘working copies’, of uneven degrees of completeness and precision, generally contain less information than the Record Sheet Plans. They were offered to local repositories as long ago as 1968 , where many still survive; but coverage is patchy. The Record Sheet Plans are crucially important. They should show the boundaries of the income tax parish in yellow, and the boundaries of each hereditament by a coloured edging or sometimes by an overall colour‐wash. The number...

Law

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,210 words
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Oxford University Press

... Lieberman, D. , The Province of Legislation Determined: Legal Theory in Eighteenth-Century Britain , Cambridge, 1989; Postema, G. J. , Bentham and the Common Law Tradition , Oxford, 1986; Thompson, E. P. , The Making of the English Working Class (1963), Harmondsworth, 1968. David...

Women Local and Family Historians

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Joan Thirsk

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,549 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Federation), and they are an arena in which women generally enjoy numerical equality with men. How many such societies existed between the wars is not crystal clear (although see Sara E. Harcup , Historical, Archaeological and Kindred Societies in the British Isles: A List (1968) , which gives the foundation dates of most of them), but women upheld an active interest in local history through the Women's Institutes. Joan Wake's book How to Compile a History and Present Day Record of Village Life ( 1924 , repr. 1925 , 1935 ) was written for the...

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