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L'Archivio privato D'Avalos

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Book Series: Clio: Saggi di scienze storiche, archeologiche e storico-artistiche ISSN: 2532-4608 ISBN: 9788888904146 Year: Volume: 9 Pages: 484 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-88904-14-6 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: History
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The D’Avalos name evokes images of cruel battles and tragic love stories, reminds figures of great warlords and sophisticated ladies, nourishes the legend of fabulous riches and luxurious residences. The work of scholars who explored the thick forest of Innico and Alfonso D’Avalos descendants do not allow to completely outline the history of this family. The family’s private archive, inviolable guardian of their memories, where records related to the private sphere and official acts, such as pontifical papers and relations with the sovereigns, are kept is still inaccessible. The records of the notary Scotto di Santolo can be very useful, because they allowed the reconstruction of the wide archival heritage coming from the past, recorded along with other property of the family after the death, in 1862, of last heir of the primary branch, the Prince Alfonso D’Avalos. The transcription of the D’Avalos archive before the Italian unification that we present can avoid its definitive "burial".

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Reigen. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe

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Book Series: Werke in historisch-kritischen Ausgaben ISBN: 9783110661583 Year: Pages: 1102 DOI: 10.1515/9783110661583 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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La Ronde is one of Arthur Schnitzler’s most controversial works. The historical-critical edition provides an introduction to its history, reconstructs the provenance of the manuscript, and presents a facsimile of the manuscript along with a transcription, a print text, and a commentary. The edition offers a new foundation for the study of the central text in Schnitzler’s oeuvre.

Chapter: '‘Rapt Up with Joy’: Children’s Emotional Responses to Death in Early Modern England' from book: Death, Emotion and Childhood in Premodern Europe (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood ISBN: 9781137571984 9781137571991 Year: Pages: 20 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57199-1_5 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Psychology --- History
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Valuable scholarship has been produced on parents’ responses to the deaths of children in early modern England, but the emotional experiences of the young themselves have rarely been explored. This chapter seeks to rectify this deficiency by viewing death through the child’s eyes. Taking advantage of recent insights from the history of emotions, Newton argues that dying children expressed diverse and conflicting passions, from fear to ecstasy. The underlying question is to what extent children’s experiences differed from those of adults. While the range of emotions was similar, the preoccupations of children differed; these included a concern about surviving siblings, and a more vivid imagination of heaven. Through highlighting such distinctions, we come closer to what it was like to be an early modern child.

CHAPTER 5 ‘Rapt Up with Joy’: (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood ISBN: 9781137571991 Year: Pages: 21 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: Wellcome Trust
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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This chapter takes advantage of recent insights from the history of&#xD;emotions to offer a fresh perspective on children’s emotional responses to&#xD;death. Drawing on a range of printed and archival sources, it argues that&#xD;children expressed diverse and conflicting emotions, from fear and anxiety,&#xD;to excitement and ecstasy. In contrast to Houlbrooke and Stannard, I&#xD;have found that children’s responses seem to have changed little over the&#xD;early modern period. This continuity is largely due to the endurance of&#xD;the Christian doctrine of salvation, with its hauntingly divergent fates of&#xD;heaven and hell.

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 9781137487520 9781137569196 9781137487537 Year: Pages: 219 DOI: 10.1057/9781137487537 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: Wellcome Trust - 093090
Subject: Medicine (General)
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The study of early modern cancer is significant for our understanding of the period’s medical theory and practice. In many respects, cancer exemplifies the flexibility of early modern medical thought, which managed to accommodate, seemingly without friction, the notion that cancer was a disease with humoral origins alongside the conviction that the malady was in some sense ontologically independent. Discussions of why cancer spread rapidly through the body, and was difficult, if not impossible, to cure, prompted various medical explanations at the same time that physicians and surgeons joined with non-medical authors in describing the disease as acting in a way that was ‘malignant’ in the fullest sense, purposely ‘fierce’, ‘rebellious’ and intractable.3 Theories seeking to explain why cancer appeared most often in the female breast similarly joined culturally mediated anatomical and humoral theory with recognition of the peculiarities of women’s social, domestic and emotional life-cycles. Moreover, as a morbid disease, cancer generated eclectic and sometimes extreme medical responses, the mixed results of which would prompt many questions over the proper extent of pharmaceutical or surgical intervention.

Contemporary Nordic Literature and Spatiality

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Book Series: Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies ISBN: 9783030233532 Year: Pages: 307 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-23353-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This open access collection offers a detailed mapping of recent Nordic literature and its different genres (fiction, poetry, and children’s literature) through the perspective of spatiality. Concentrating on contemporary Nordic literature, the book presents a distinctive view on the spatial turn and widens the understanding of Nordic literature outside of canonized authors. Examining literatures by Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish authors, the chapters investigate a recurrent theme of social criticism and analyze this criticism against the welfare state and power hierarchies in spatial terms. The chapters explore various narrative worlds and spaces—from the urban to parks and forests, from textual spaces to spatial thematics, studying these spatial features in relation to the problems of late modernity.

“Colonised by Wankers”

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ISBN: 9783946198284 9783946198314 9783946198291 9783946198307 Year: Pages: 260 DOI: 10.16994/baj Language: English
Publisher: Modern Academic Publishing
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"Has Scotland suffered from colonial oppression by England for the last 300 years? While historiography may give an answer in the negative,&#xD;this study reveals that the contemporary Scottish novel is&#xD;haunted by strong feelings, marked by perceptions of abjection and&#xD;inferiorisation in response to constructing the English as dominating.&#xD;Drawing from an unprecedented corpus of contemporary Scottish&#xD;novels, this study explores the postcolonial in Scottish fiction in&#xD;order to investigate the underlying discursive power relations that&#xD;shape the Scottish literary imagination. The study consequently&#xD;demonstrates that the analysis of Scottish national identity profits&#xD;from this new angle of interpretation of the Scottish novel as postcolonial.&#xD;The analysis of discourses such as those of gender, class,&#xD;space and place, and race reveals how the construction of the Scottish&#xD;as marginalised permeates the width of the contemporary Scottish&#xD;novel, by referring to diverse examples, such as James Kelman’s&#xD;How late it was, how late or genre fiction such as Ian Rankin’s Set in&#xD;Darkness. Thus, this study provides an insightful reading in the wake&#xD;of current political developments such as the Scottish independence&#xD;referendum."

Healthy Minds in the Twentieth Century

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Book Series: Mental Health in Historical Perspective ISBN: 9783030272753 Year: Pages: 274 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-27275-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Psychiatry --- Medicine (General) --- History
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This open access edited collection contributes a new dimension to the study of mental health and psychiatry in the twentieth century. It takes the present literature beyond the ‘asylum and after’ paradigm to explore the multitude of spaces that have been permeated by concerns about mental well-being and illness. The chapters in this volume consciously attempt to break down institutional walls and consider mental health through the lenses of institutions, policy, nomenclature, art, lived experience, and popular culture. The book adopts an international scope covering the historical experiences of Britain, Ireland, and North America. In accordance with this broad approach, contributions to the volume span academic fields such as history, arts, literary studies, sociology, and psychology, mirroring the diversity of the subject matter. This book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Central European Jewish Émigrés and the Shaping of Postwar Culture: Studies in Memory of Lilian Furst (1931-2009)

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ISBN: 9783906980560 9783906980577 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-906980-57-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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Dissecting the Criminal Corpse

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Book Series: Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife ISBN: 9781137582492 9781137582485 Year: Pages: 326 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: Wellcome Trust - 095904
Subject: Science (General) --- History
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Those convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murder Act in Georgian England. Yet, from 1752, whether criminals actually died on the hanging tree or in the dissection room remained a medical mystery in early modern society. Dissecting the Criminal Corpse takes issue with the historical cliché of corpses dangling from the hangman’s rope in crime studies. Some convicted murderers did survive execution in early modern England. Establishing medical death in the heart-lungs-brain was a physical enigma. Criminals had large bull-necks, strong willpowers, and hearty survival instincts. Extreme hypothermia often disguised coma in a prisoner hanged in the winter cold. The youngest and fittest were capable of reviving on the dissection table. Many died under the lancet. Capital legislation disguised a complex medical choreography that surgeons staged. They broke the Hippocratic Oath by executing the Dangerous Dead across England from 1752 until 1832.

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