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Kate McLuskie and Kate Rumbold

generations. Every social grouping in the world has specific traditional cultural practices and beliefs, some of which are beneficial to all members, while others are harmful to a specific group, such as women. Despite their harmful nature and their violation of international human rights laws, such practices persist because they are not questioned and take on an

in Cultural value in twenty-first-century England
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Shakespeare and the supernatural
Victoria Bladen and Yan Brailowsky

modernity. 57 Beliefs in witchcraft, sorcery, ghosts and astrology linger and retain their potency in many contemporary cultures, in some contexts with tragic consequences. In 2017, the United Nations held an Experts Workshop on Witchcraft and Human Rights in Geneva to address the torture and deaths arising from accusations of witchcraft around the world. 58 Supernatural discourses arguably remain relevant to

in Shakespeare and the supernatural
Victor Skretkowicz

[…] was appointed for’ (I.262) 115 Leandrus reveals her precocious knowledge of international agreements. And the Morean king’s respect for her affairs of the heart reflects an enlightened respect for female human rights. By contrast, Antissia’s father, the King of Romania, betroths her to Leandrus as a political bargain when they are only children. Leandrus’s father, King of

in European erotic romance
Exegesis and political controversy in the 1550s
Adrian Streete

It would be possible to argue that since the concept of universal human rights, one that encompasses all genders, races, and creeds, is a concept fundamentally alien to early modern political thought, it is wrong to criticise Skinner (2005) and Witte (2010) for not stressing more forcefully the fact that the most radical writings of the era advance a

in Biblical women in early modern literary culture 1550–1700