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A Plague of Dissent

By Nic Taylor
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  • Pages : 396
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In a world where media companies hack into personal communications at will, Adam and Isobel are pursued by faceless, unknown men. Riots and civil unrest have turned the country upside down. Meanwhile, a mysterious group of insiders is attempting to use the spreading anarchy to further their own agenda. Crooked practices operate within the police force, and government contracts are bought and sold by those who have the Prime Minister's ear. Dragged into this nightmare scenario, Adam and Isobel face two choices: try to escape... or stand their ground and fight for their future.

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  • Publisher : Orbit
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  • Pages : 572
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 019164059X
  • Pages : 294
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In 1666 Valentine Greatrakes achieved brief but widespread fame as a miracle healer. Dubbed the 'Stroker', he is widely believed to have touched and cured thousands of men, women, and children suffering from a large range of acute diseases and chronic conditions. His actions attracted the attention of the King, Charles II, as well as other eminent figures at court and in the various institutions of government and learning, including the newly founded Royal Society. However, there was little consensus as to the nature and origin of his gift and, following a brief period of intense lobbying on his behalf, he retired to Ireland and relative obscurity. Most histories of this period rarely grant the strange events surrounding the appearance of Greatrakes much more than an occasional footnote. Here, however, for the first time the compelling story of Greatrakes the man, and his place in the history of seventeenth-century Britain, is told in full for the first time. Based on extensive research in Irish and English archives, it reveals a fascinating account of one man's engagement with, and response to, some of the most important events of the period, including the Irish Rebellion of 1641, the English civil wars, the Cromwellian Conquest of Ireland, and the Restoration of 1660. In the process, it shows how Greatrakes' claims to heal the bodies of the sick and maimed were in large part a response to broader divisions within the fractured body politic of Britain - an approach that was enthusiastically received by many prominent figures in church and state who were eager to seek reconciliation and rapprochement in the early years of the Restoration.

The Literature of the Arminian Controversy

By Freya Sierhuis
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0191066648
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The Literature of the Arminian Controversy highlights the importance of the Arminian Controversy (1609-1619) for the understanding of the literary and intellectual culture of the Dutch Golden Age. Taking into account a wide array of sources, ranging from theological and juridical treatises, to pamphlets, plays and and libel poetry, it offers not only a deeper contextualisation of some of the most canonical works of the period, such as the works of Dirck Volckertz. Coornhert, Hugo Grotius and Joost van den Vondel, but also invites the reader to rethink the way we view the relation between literature and theology in early modern culture. The book argues how the controversy over divine predestination acted as a catalyst for literary and cultural change, tracing the impact of disputed ideas on grace and will, religious toleration and the rights of the civil magistrate in satirical literature, poetry and plays. Conversely, it reads the theological and political works as literature, by examining the rhetoric and tropes of religious controversy. Analysing the way in which literature shapes the political and religious imaginary, it allows us to look beyond the history of doctrine, or the history of political rights, to include the emotive and imaginative power of such narrative, myth and metaphor.

Health, Wealth and Population in the Early Days of the Industrial Revolution

By M.C. Buer
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136612475
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Business & Economics
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Revival: Health, Wealth, and Population in the early days of the Industrial Revolution (1926)

By Mabel Craven Buer
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351341359
  • Pages : 302
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 121
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This book provides a comprehensive over view of eighteenth-century British medical reform, but as an economic historian, Buer considered the effect of diseases and medical intervention on population growth, not on medical ideas. Other optimistic views of the century either focused, like Buer, on the 'standard of living debate' or a related debate about the role (if any) of hospitals and public health measures in reducing mortality during the industrial revolution, giving only pasing attention to disease theory.

Domination and the Arts of Resistance

By James C. Scott
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn : 0300153562
  • Pages : 269
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 491
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"Play fool, to catch wise."--proverb of Jamaican slaves Confrontations between the powerless and powerful are laden with deception--the powerless feign deference and the powerful subtly assert their mastery. Peasants, serfs, untouchables, slaves, laborers, and prisoners are not free to speak their minds in the presence of power. These subordinate groups instead create a secret discourse that represents a critique of power spoken behind the backs of the dominant. At the same time, the powerful also develop a private dialogue about practices and goals of their rule that cannot be openly avowed. In this book, renowned social scientist James C. Scott offers a penetrating discussion both of the public roles played by the powerful and powerless and the mocking, vengeful tone they display off stage--what he terms their public and hidden transcripts. Using examples from the literature, history, and politics of cultures around the world, Scott examines the many guises this interaction has taken throughout history and the tensions and contradictions it reflects. Scott describes the ideological resistance of subordinate groups--their gossip, folktales, songs, jokes, and theater--their use of anonymity and ambiguity. He also analyzes how ruling elites attempt to convey an impression of hegemony through such devices as parades, state ceremony, and rituals of subordination and apology. Finally, he identifies--with quotations that range from the recollections of American slaves to those of Russian citizens during the beginnings of Gorbachev's glasnost campaign--the political electricity generated among oppressed groups when, for the first time, the hidden transcript is spoken directly and publicly in the face of power. His landmark work will revise our understanding of subordination, resistance, hegemony, folk culture, and the ideas behind revolt.

Michael Walzer

By J. Toby Reiner
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1509526331
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 651
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Michael Walzer is one of the world’s most important political thinkers, whose major works, such as Spheres of Justice and Just and Unjust Wars, have transformed many central debates in contemporary political philosophy. In this book, Toby J. Reiner provides the most wide-ranging and up-to-date introduction to his work available. Reiner examines his writings on topics ranging from justice in war, humanitarian intervention and migration ethics to distributive justice, multiculturalism, and the political role of religion. Situating Walzer’s thought in the intellectual environment of post-war American leftist politics, Reiner demonstrates the importance of his attempt to provide a social-democratic alternative to liberalism, Marxism, and post-modernism. He shows that Walzer has developed a novel approach to political theory based on the thesis that human communities construct the values that give meaning to their lives, giving his work a significance that goes well beyond political theory, into political and social science more broadly. Reiner not only gives a crystal clear guide to Walzer’s ideas for students of political philosophy and general readers, but also develops an original and illuminating new interpretation of his thought that no political theorist can afford to miss.

The Roots of American Order

By Russell Kirk
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1497636442
  • Pages : 559
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 981
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What holds America together? In this classic work, Russell Kirk describes the beliefs and institutions that have nurtured the American soul and commonwealth. Beginning with the Hebrew prophets, Kirk examines in dramatic fashion the sources of American order. His analytical narrative might be called “a tale of five cities”: Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia. For an understanding of the significance of America at the dawn of a new century, Russell Kirk’s masterpiece on the history of American civilization is unsurpassable. This edition includes a new foreword by the distinguished historian Forrest McDonald.

The Great Ejectment of 1662

By Alan P.F. Sell
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1630875724
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 542
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By Bartholomew's Day, 24 August, 1662, all ministers and schoolmasters in England and Wales were required by the Act of Uniformity to have given their "unfeigned assent and consent" to the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England. On theological grounds nearly two thousand ministers--approximately one fifth of the clergy of the Church of England--refused to comply and thereby forfeited their livings. This book has been written to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Great Ejectment. In Part One three early modern historians provide accounts of the antecedents and aftermath of the ejectment in England and Wales, while in Part Two the case is advanced that the negative responses of the ejected ministers to the legal requirements of the Act of Uniformity were rooted in positive doctrinal convictions that are of continuing ecumenical significance.

Childhood, Youth, and Religious Dissent in Post-Reformation England

By L. Underwood
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137364505
  • Pages : 275
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 886
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This book explores the role of children and young people within early modern England's Catholic minority. It examines Catholic attempts to capture the next generation, Protestant reactions to these initiatives, and the social, legal and political contexts in which young people formed, maintained and attempted to explain their religious identity.

Urban Emotions and the Making of the City

By Katie Barclay,Jade Riddle
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000371964
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 223
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This book brings together a vibrant interdisciplinary mix of scholars – from anthropology, architecture, art history, film studies, fine art, history, literature, linguistics and urban studies – to explore the role of emotions in the making and remaking of the city. By asking how urban boundaries are produced through and with emotion; how emotional communities form and define themselves through urban space; and how the emotional imaginings of urban spaces impact on histories, identities and communities, the volume advances our understanding of 'urban emotions' into discussions of materiality, power and embodiment across time and space.

Constitutional Protection of Private Property and Freedom of Contract

By Richard A. Epstein
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135699860
  • Pages : 407
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 553
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Loimologia: Or, an Historical Account of the Plague in London in 1665

By John Quincy,Nathaniel Hodges
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 347
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 147
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"Loimologia: Or, an Historical Account of the Plague in London in 1665" by John Quincy, Nathaniel Hodges. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.