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8. Towards a Nation

8. Towards a Nation  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192854025
The English Crown embodied the unity of England. By the end of the fifteenth century, English kings enjoyed an enviable mastery of their kingdom. ‘Towards a Nation’ considers how this unity ... More
3. Is slang a language?

3. Is slang a language?  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191796418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198729532
‘Is slang a language?’ suggests that if a means of communication is a language, then slang is surely a part of the overarching English language as much as any other lexical subset such as ... More
Slang: A Very Short Introduction

Slang: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathon Green

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191796418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198729532
Slang, however one judges it, shows us at our most human. It is used widely and often, typically associated with the writers of noir fiction, teenagers, and rappers, but also found in the ... More
4. The study of English

4. The study of English  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199569267
The way that we have studied literature has changed over the years. ‘The study of English’ looks at how English language and literature have been studied since the 16th century. The ... More
8. Aspects of the English novel

8. Aspects of the English novel  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199569267
Romance is a very ancient literary form. A typical example is the adventures of Apollonius, told in many different versions. But is it good literature? ‘Aspects of the English novel’ ... More
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

English Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Bate

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199569267
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction considers such diverse topics as the birth of the novel, the brilliance of English comedy, the deep Englishness of landscape ... More

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