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New legislative contexts for twentieth-century burial
Julie Rugg

3981 Churchyard and cemetery:Layout 1 3/7/13 08:47 Page 213 7 ‘Casting into the great crucible of the present ferment all manner of timehonoured traditions’:1 new legislative contexts for twentieth-century burial This chapter acts as a vantage point and looks back to survey the changes which the Burial Acts and other developments had brought to central North Riding by the end of the nineteenth century, and then forward to consider the new legislative contexts for burial in the twentieth. It is important to stress that any change, where it happened, was

in Churchyard and cemetery
Richard Wragg

In 1805 Susannah Middleton travelled with her husband, Captain Robert Middleton, to Gibraltar where he was to run the naval dockyard. Abroad for the first time, Susannah maintained a regular correspondence with her sister in England. Casting light on a collection of letters yet to be fully published, the paper gives an account of Susannah‘s experiences as described to her sister. Consideration is given to Susannah‘s position as the wife of a naval officer and her own view of the role she had to play in her husband‘s success. Written at a time when an officers wife could greatly improve his hopes for advancement through the judicious use of social skills, the Middleton letters provide evidence of an often overlooked aspect of the workings of the Royal Navy.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Contemporary witchcraft and the Lancashire witches
Joanne Pearson

figure of the witch can be manipulated to fit the spirit of each age’. 38 Undoubtedly, then, the image of the witch still haunts the human imagination, and retains strong connections to areas such as Essex and Lancashire for Witches and non-Witches alike. In the documentary Lucifer Over Lancashire , broadcast by the BBC in the era of the satanic/ritual abuse panic in 1987, we are told by the Reverend Kevin Logan, vicar of St John’s Church, Great Harwood, that ‘Pendle Hill speaks for itself, casting a dark shadow over the land’, it is a

in The Lancashire witches
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Settler colonies, ethno-religious violence and historical documentation: comparative reflections on Southeast Asia and Ireland
Ben Kiernan

-century cases illustrate my first two points: the contributions to continuing violence of both recidivist perpetrators and vengeful victims. Third, the 1641 depositions may fairly be characterised, without casting any doubt on their accuracy, as an example of a ‘single-purpose’ archive, rather than the product of general documentation of routine official or other activity. As Clarke notes, in 1641–47 the clerical Commission for the Despoiled Subject collected all 3,500 depositions pursuant to a very specific ‘official duty’ – ‘registering the losses of despoiled Protestants

in Ireland, 1641
Army, Medicine, and Modernity in WWI Germany

This book is a critical examination of the relationships between war, medicine, and the pressures of modernization in the waning stages of the German Empire. Through her examination of wartime medical and scientific innovations, government and military archives, museum and health exhibitions, philanthropic works, consumer culture and popular media, historian Heather Perry reveals how the pressures of modern industrial warfare did more than simply transform medical care for injured soldiers—they fundamentally re-shaped how Germans perceived the disabled body. As the Empire faced an ever more desperate labour shortage, military and government leaders increasingly turned to medical authorities for assistance in the re-organization of German society for total war. Thus, more than a simple history of military medicine or veteran care, Recycling the Disabled tells the story of the medicalization of modern warfare in Imperial Germany and the lasting consequences of this shift in German society.

A historical and contemporary analysis
Eilís Ward

the state's desire to both reform the sexually deviant, and defend the entire social body from dangerous or potentially dangerous moralities. 51 Casting itself as protector, the state thus rationalised its forcing of both young women pregnant outside marriage and women working as prostitutes into an ‘architecture of containment’: institutions founded on a denial of these women's freedom in order to protect them. 52 Privileging the aspirant social policy above the

in Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries
Paschasius Radbertus' funeral oration for Wala of Corbie
Authors: Mayke de Jong and Justin Lake

This book presents a new and accessible translation of a well-known yet enigmatic text: the ‘Epitaph for Arsenius’ by the monk and scholar Paschasius Radbertus (Radbert) of Corbie. This monastic dialogue, with the author in the role of narrator, plunges the reader directly into the turmoil of ninth-century religion and politics. ‘Arsenius’ was the nickname of Wala, a member of the Carolingian family who in the 830s became involved in the rebellions against Louis the Pious. Exiled from the court, Wala/Arsenius died Italy in 836. Casting both Wala and himself in the role of the prophet Jeremiah, Radbert chose the medium of the epitaph (funeral oration) to deliver a polemical attack, not just on Wala’s enemies, but also on his own.

Reinventing medieval leprosy for the modern world, 1850–1950
Kathleen Vongsathorn and Magnus Vollset

and contemporary, to aggrandise the medieval religious and philanthropic tradition of healing the leprosy sufferer. Philanthropic perspectives on medieval leprosy Leprosy has long been a disease of contradictions, and while modern Europeans were casting medieval Europeans in a negative light to suit their own medical, social and political agendas, they were also looking to their medieval ancestors for positive inspiration to philanthropy. Many of the same authors who wrote about the isolation, stigmatisation and cruel treatment of leprosy sufferers in medieval

in Leprosy and identity in the Middle Ages
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Changing noses, changing fortunes
Emily Cock

included the rejection of sympathy as a medical doctrine, the waning influence of texts like Hudibras , and the much wider shifts in professional medical practice at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Histories of plastic surgery, including those in surgical texts, began to depict Tagliacozzi as an epoch-defying medical pioneer. The subsequent casting of his practice as ‘silenced’ by early modern prejudices has shaped histories of plastic surgery to the present day. To prepare for the return of skin-flap rhinoplasty, we will finish with

in Rhinoplasty and the nose in early modern British medicine and culture
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Lester K. Little

It was said that he made many miracles and was called ‘Saint Alberto’. Annals of Piacenza , 1279 Thus it is that sinners or sick persons go badly astray by casting aside true saints and by praying to one [like Alberto] who cannot intercede for them. Salimbene de Adam, Chronicle , c . 1285

in Indispensable immigrants