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Educational theory and the teaching of history

reading book be continuous or detached, whether they be selected because they contain certain words, convey certain information, inculcate certain moral truths, or stimulate certain emotions, they should invariably be interesting. 1 Give an analysis of the notion of character, bringing out (a) the psychologically distinct factors in it

in Citizenship, Nation, Empire

the arts against the vestiges of aristocratic and courtly culture. 1 To this end, tacitly republican sectors within print culture played a significant role in the transformation of epic history painting, informed as it was by civic humanism, into a sentimental genre informed by moral sympathy and emphasizing the domestic and the feminine. Under the publishing auspices of dissenting Baptist Robert Bowyer, the Historic Gallery

in Cultural identities and the aesthetics of Britishness
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Bystanders to the Holocaust

Lawson 03_Lawson 08/09/2010 13:37 Page 86 3 ‘The Deputy’: bystanders to the Holocaust Rolf Hochhuth’s deliberately controversial play Der Stellvertreter first appeared on the Berlin stage in February 1963, less than a year after Eichmann was hanged. Der Stellvertreter – which can be variously translated as The Deputy, The Representative or The Vicar – was, according to both its author and producer, more than just a play, it was a moral historical treatise which indicted the recently deceased Pope Pius XII for failing to respond adequately to the tragedy of

in Debates on the Holocaust

ideology and the timing of women’s municipal enfranchisement in Scotland. Late nineteenth-century temperance reform ideology was informed by two main strands, moral suasion and legal suasion. Moral suasion sought the personal salvation of individual drunkards, whereas legal suasion, also known as prohibition, sought legislative means of stopping trade in alcohol. The BWTASCU’s temperance reform activities encompassed both moral and legal suasion, but agitation for prohibition most politicised British Women. The politicising influence of prohibition was given greater

in The feminine public sphere

 103 4 Medicine, popular science, and Chartism’s improvement culture The principles and strategies that Lovett and Vincent developed over the course of 1840 were never marginalised within the ‘New Move’ but instead became accepted as a core aspect of Chartist political culture. This chapter will outline how by 1842 it is clear that Chartists across the movement highly valued moral, physical, and mental improvement and saw it as a prerequisite for any meaningful social or political change. Universal improvement would not just make for better Chartists, but would

in Popular virtue
Convict transportation and colonial independence

facilities for the perpetration of such offences’. Concluding that there therefore were no grounds for radical changes to the system, Stanley’s only advice was that a few alterations be made to convict sleeping arrangements and that Eardley Wilmot look to the clergy for help in providing convicts with extra religious instruction and thus additional moral fibre. 12 Eardley Wilmot, by

in Gender, crime and empire
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Moral theology and the exercise of law in twelfth-century England
Series: Artes Liberales

This book addresses one of the most acute moral and political dilemmas of the twelfth century: how did a judge determine how to punish an offender, and what was the purpose of such punishment? It examines how English judges weighed a choice which, if made wrongly, could endanger both the political community and their own souls. That choice was between two ideas which twelfth-century intellectual and legal thought understood as irreconcilable opposites: justice and mercy. By examining the moral pressures on English judges, Justice and Mercy provides a new way into medieval legal culture: rather than looking at the laws that judges applied, it reconstructs the moral world of the judges themselves. The book offers a fresh synthesis of the disciplines of intellectual history and legal history, examining theological commentaries, moral treatises, letters, sermons and chronicles in order to put the creation of the English common law into its moral context. This broad vision brings to light the shared language of justice and mercy, an idea which dominated twelfth-century discourse and had the potential to polarise political opinion. Justice and Mercy challenges many of the prevailing narratives surrounding the common law, suggesting that judges in church courts and royal courts looked strikingly similar, and that English judges had more in common with their continental counterparts than is often assumed.

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parents. This chapter unpacks the duality of missionary children, how their good and bad behaviour could actively shape the mission experience, and even more profoundly, how parental responses to the presence and absence of their children shaped missionary prejudice. For it was parental anxiety about the moral, spiritual and material prosperity of their children that often elicited the most prejudiced responses from missionary parents, whose concerns increasingly shifted from cultural chauvinism to concerns about racial contamination

in Missionary families

governed their treatment as influenced the policy in relation to all mothers, Illegitimate motherhood, 1922–60 173 and the issue of responsibility dogged this aspect of social service as it did maternity services in general. In fact, in relation to unmarried mothers the ambiguity between health and morality lent itself even more successfully to paralysis and manipulation, allowing the central government to renege on its responsibility on the grounds that the issue was too morally sensitive for the ostensibly secular hands of government. The social context for moral

in Mother and child
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you not call for help sooner?’ said one medical friend to him. ‘Why, you know,’ he replied with a smile, ‘I don’t like you physic-​folks; and besides, I have had Doctor Holyoake attending me; and he has done all that could be done.’1 These were not just the acts of an isolated eccentric who succumbed to a misguided fad, but in fact representative of a much wider political culture within the British working class over the course of the 1840s as thousands turned towards various forms of dietary, physical, mental, and moral improvement, all with the aim of thereby

in Popular virtue