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Carolyn Steedman

Makers of History161 7 Makers of History Serious historians care for coins and weapons, Not those re-iterations of one self-importance By whom they date them, Knowing that clerks could soon compose a model As manly as any of whom schoolmasters tell Their yawning pupils, With might-be maps of might-have-been campaigns, Showing in colour the obediences Before and after, Quotes from four-letter pep-talks to the troops And polysyllabic reasons to a Senate For breaking treaties. Simple to add how Greatness, incognito, Admired plain-spoken comment on itself By

in Poetry for historians
Interconnecting socio-spatial inequalities

Inequality is a coin that cannot be understood by studying only one of its faces. In the preface to this volume, besides critically interrogating poverty, Williams asks what qualitative questions should we be asking about the rich?

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Cultures of maritime technology
Frances Steel

national loyalties. Names also referenced the imperial significance of warships and symbolised the familial links between metropole (Sovereign) and colonies ( Good Hope, Dominion, Commonwealth and New Zealand ). When New Zealand commissioned a battle-cruiser in 1910, the Zealandia was coined to rename a ship called New Zealand and release that

in Oceania under steam
Lyly, euphuism and a history of non-reading (1632–1905)
Andy Kesson

word is used only twice before the Civil War, by Harvey and Blount, with very different meanings, and the first part of this chapter examines these two uses to demonstrate that, from its coining, the word’s meaning was contested. By focusing on the first reprint of a Lyly play in 1744, this chapter then shows how this edition began a tradition of dismissing Lyly because of his

in John Lyly and Early Modern Authorship
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Asif H. Qureshi

The phenomenon of pre-conditions, or to coin a phrase ‘WTO conditionality’, from an implementation perspective has not been widely considered as such. Yet ‘pre-conditions’ as a technique for ensuring or facilitating the observance of the WTO code are a method employed by the WTO. It is of particular significance at the time of the accession of a

in The World Trade Organization
Hill and the political imagination
Alex Wylie

, any day.  (BH 574) This chapter will consider how Hill’s “calling for England” –​a calling which for many millions in the twentieth century entailed, rather, England calling for and upon them –​is related to notions of value, memory, and civil power, symbolised here by the silver coin. That “silver piece” is a coin of the realm: ‘piece’ being an archaic word for a coin, as in ‘pieces of eight’, but which can also denote an artefact. It is a word which concentrates a crucial tension in the context of civil power and nationhood, an area of concern in which Hill

in Geoffrey Hill’s later work
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Scott Wilson

-essence: the essence that is one continuous process of becoming-absence in wasteful expenditure. To coin a neologism, war is the excess-essence, or x-essence, of supercapitalism. Gangsta Gangsta rap irrupts in the midst of this war in which deregulated capitalism provides the conditions of survival and combat. As such, its economic success provides an example of the negativity that is both mobilised as a mode of entrepreneurial combat and exploited by supercapitalist corporations. AfricanAmerican creativity and entrepreneurial energy, specifically in the field of hip hop

in Great Satan’s rage
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Michael D. Leigh

Politics and religion were two sides of the same coin. Wesleyan missionaries went to Upper Burma for many and complex reasons but their main purpose was to convert Burmans to Christianity. One scholar described it as a ‘corrupting’ task. 1 Another suggested that giving ‘pagan souls the same cast as our own’ was to personalise imperialism. 2 Few missions achieved the conversion targets set for them by their societies. As a result mission histories are often histories of failure. 3 Conversion rates

in Conflict, politics and proselytism
Affect and artifice in the melodramas of Isabel Coixet
Belén Vidal

. This sequence points at one of the most salient strategies in Coixet’s films. Anonymous public spaces like supermarkets, beauty parlours, coffee shops, car parks, train-crossings or coin-laundries become the improvised stage for the drama of inarticulate feelings and the difficulty of personal relations. Rather than referring to specific social realities, these spaces yield an intriguing geography of

in Contemporary Spanish cinema and genre
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Louise Hill Curth

modern print culture and medical beliefs and practices, this book is divided into two main sections. The first part, on ‘Setting the Scene’, is meant to provide readers with what might be called ‘background’ information, which will provide a context for the second half. It begins with a discussion of the ‘medical marketplace’, a term coined to describe the vast range of medical options available in early modern England. One of the most important channels for the spread of medical information was through the vast range of easily accessible literature. Therefore, the

in English almanacs, astrology and popular medicine: 1550–1700