British Academy Proceedings 1986

British Academy Proceedings 1986

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This is a collection of lectures dealing with subjects from the humanities on topics ranging from literature and poetry to history, art, philosophy, economics, anthropology and archaeology. The subjects span the whole range of history and are not restricted geographically to any area. The lectures include the following: "Ambrogio Lorenzetti - the artist as political philosopher", "Thurstan of Caen and Plainchant at Glastonbury: musicological reflections on the Norman Conquest", "Wyclif", "The Almohad mosque of Tinmal, Morocco: some new aspects of Islamic architectural typology", "On the tendency of human societies to form varieties", "The corridors of history: Shakespeare the re-maker", "Wordsworth's 'grand design'", "From Medieval to Renaissance?, Chaucer's position on past gentility", "Explaining economic growth", "Old English 'wicing': a question of semantics", "Hegel on self-consciousness" and "American political culture and the Asian frontier, 1943-1973".
Also included is a selection of memoirs on the following: Hedley Norman Bull (1932-1985), Stanley Lawrence Greenslade (1905-1977), Guy Thompson Griffith (1908-1985), Aubrey Rodway Johnson (1901-1985), Lorenzo Minio-Paluello (1907-1986), Beryl Smalley (1905-1984), Harry Street (1919-1984), Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland (1908-1986), Daniel Pickering Walker (1914-1985), William Henry Walsh (1913-1986), Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse (1905-1985) and Philip Maynard Williams (1920-1984).
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  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 160 x 250mm | 1,301g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0197260640
  • 9780197260647