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Atheism and polygenesis
Nathan G. Alexander

Race in a Godless World 1 Were Adam and Eve our first parents? Atheism and polygenesis For much of the history of Christianity, it was taken as a fact that all humans descended from Adam and Eve about 6,000 years ago. This idea first came under threat upon the European discovery of the Americas and the previously unknown people who lived there. Since the Bible was silent about these mysterious people, various authors – the most important being Isaac La Peyrère (1596–1676) – rejected the orthodox view and instead speculated that there must have been men who

in Race in a Godless World
C. R. Cheney
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Mark S. Dawson

–52.   8 Cited in K. Wrightson, English society, 1580–1680 (London, 1982), p. 227.   9 E. J. Blum and P. Harvey, The color of Christ. The Son of God and the saga of race in America (Chapel Hill, 2012), p. 30. 10 What follows draws inspiration from P. Almond, Adam and Eve in seventeenth-century thought (Cambridge, 1999), pp. 4–64, 143–72; K. M. Crowther, Adam and Eve in the Protestant Reformation (Cambridge, 2010), pp. 52–98. DAWSON 9781526134486 PRINT.indd 17 16/04/2019 11:04 18 Bodies complexioned It is [He] that did form and fashion us in the Womb. … And as

in Bodies complexioned
The shadow of empire in devolutionary politics
Jimmi Østergaard Nielsen and Stuart Ward

recognising the symptoms diagnosed by The Times on the eve of the Jubilee: The popular imagination can no longer feed on the glories and wonders of empire or even on the evolutionary subtleties of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Nor, it has to be admitted, does the Britain of

in Scotland, empire and decolonisation in the twentieth century
Abstract only
Malcolm Chase

admiral, ‘but as sure as we live, the days of trouble are very fast approaching, when there will be much contention, and much bloodshed, and changes out of all measure and human calculation’.3 Writing to Exmouth on New Year’s Eve, the Home Secretary was more optimistic: ‘Reports from our Friends are extremely satisfactory. In fact, The Queen has destroy’d Herself.’4 Yet the Christmas recess was suffused with anxious uncertainty. The abdication of the King could not be completely ruled out, still less his threat to dismiss Liverpool and invite the Whigs to form a

in 1820
Humanitarianism and the Victorian diplomat
Michelle Tusan

campaign to denounce what came to be known as the ‘Bulgarian Atrocities’ not long before Layard’s appointment. 2 Starting in late summer 1876 the public read reports in the press of the mass slaughter of Bulgarian Christian minorities by Ottoman soldiers on the eve of the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78). Advocates of the Bulgarian cause at home believed that Britain ought to take responsibility for the

in The cultural construction of the British world
Martin Thomas

, once again the notion of colonies rallying to save the mother country resurfaced as a potent, if unreliable, symbol of imperial loyalty. 6 In spite of the advances in military technology in the inter-war period, on the eve of the Second World War, French defence planners still viewed the empire in terms reminiscent of the earlier conflict. Although both French civil and military

in The French empire at war 1940–45
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The double and the single woman
Catherine Spooner

the act of looking, of ‘contemplating a face minutely’, that gives access to this identity. By ‘looking at a person attentively’ Gil-Martin is able to replicate himself in their image. Identity is therefore apparently constituted out of surface signs. This is consonant with the Eve Sedgwick’s theorisation of Gothic in The Coherence of Gothic Conventions as constructed purely out of surface

in Fashioning Gothic bodies
Slavery, villeinage, and the making of whiteness in the Somerset case (1772)
Dana Y. Rabin

entanglements of empire at home and the mess of legal and cultural inconsistencies both at home and in the colonies. We will begin with a brief look at the cultural, physical, and legal entanglements of Britain and its colonial holdings on the eve of the Somerset case. Because these entanglements revealed the contradictions inherent in a legal system that condoned slavery and proclaimed everyone equal before the

in Britain and its internal others, 1750–1800