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Authority and society in sixteenth-century Nantes

the Catholic League rebellion lasted longer here than in any other town. This is not a simple narrative of Nantes’ experiences of the religious wars. The central focus is on authority, its theoretical construction, its institutional embodiment, its reception and negotiation, and changes within these over time. During the religious wars the understanding and exercise of many different levels of authority came under close scrutiny by contemporaries, and the nature and legitimacy of authority were questioned. This book offers a study of city governance in a period of

in Authority and society in Nantes during the French wars of religion, 1559–98
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feminine revolt. Although this is a heuristic device it also signifies the potential that literary and artistic works do possess to affect political change and challenge our understanding of the sacred. In my estimation Cixous is the theorist who most deeply and persuasively expresses the challenge that literature/writing poses to logocentric authority. In her work we initially see literature characterised as a feisty and excessive female force that is mounting a sexual challenge to the powers that be. In her later writing literature becomes a sacred embodiment of

in Literature, theology and feminism
The twentieth-century debate

shut; and the unpopular divorce became merely a cross-current in the main stream which flowed in Henry’s favour.’18 It was not necessary for Henry to pack the Parliament of 1529 because the interests of the King and the lay middle classes happened to coincide – peaceful government and opportunities for aggrandizement at the Church’s expense. An intriguing situation emerged: the King, who seemed the embodiment of personal monarchy, became the champion of Parliament and the enunciator of the principle of sovereignty vested in ‘king-in-Parliament’. These were halcyon

in The Debate on the English Reformation
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of the subject is not conceived of in normatively male terms, as it has been from Plato to Freud, but if this subject is twofold from the beginning, then our philosophical frameworks also have to change. This results in a radical critique of Western philosophy. Concepts that have been associated with Introduction woman and the feminine and have therefore been excluded from philosophy are brought back within the domain: examples are passion, materiality and embodiment. The idea of a powerful rational agent who masters others and the world has to make way for

in Forever fluid
Context and style of Elemental Passions

narrative chapters are 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 , 13 and 14. Themes such as embodiment, man’s imposition of his notions of Context and style of Elemental Passions time and space on to woman, mastery and sexual love are introduced at the beginning and subsequently revised and reiterated. This repetitive style aims to undo both linear, goal–oriented thinking and binary logic and serves to open up the space for subjects to develop. It also shows that becoming subjects, male and female in mutual relation, is an ongoing process. For convenience, we present below our suggested

in Forever fluid

the Carmelite convent in Lisieux, as well as material housed in Monsignor Taylor’s reliquary centre at Carfin, Motherwell, this chapter analyses the growing appeal of Thérèse in the early years of the twentieth century. The Little Flower, recognised within a decade of her death as ‘very sweet [yet] very powerful’, was invoked by her Thérèse of Lisieux 263 English and Scottish clients to address their fears and anxieties about their health, families, and the fulfilment of domestic responsibilities.5 Through her metaphorical and sometimes material ‘embodiment

in Making and remaking saints in nineteenth-century Britain

’ (1998: 10). When viewed in this light the contested space of ‘woman’ becomes more evidently connected to women’s efforts to construct radical social visions. It also becomes apparent that claims to an identity which is always provisional and resists determination can be allied to a politics which is just as ‘real’ as those based upon universalised appeals to essence or experience. Feminist poststructuralists would argue that that ‘woman’ defined in binary opposition to the male subject (either on the basis of essence, embodiment or experience), may merely serve

in Literature, theology and feminism

major theme within Irigaray’s later writing as we shall see below. For feminist religious readers it presents a challenge to discern within women’s writing apprehensions of a world to come and a divine which do not merely reflect back to us the form women currently wear within the symbolic order but inspire us in the process of ‘becoming divine’. Imagined bodies While Irigaray strays far from Lacanian orthodoxy in positing the imaginary as a resource for women-becoming-subjects, she retains the link that psychoanalysis makes between culture and embodiment. She also

in Literature, theology and feminism

beautiful pattern (Quran 33: 21). In the neo-orthodox Islamic work of faith, considerable attention is given to how one may best follow the example of the Prophet. His behaviour, manner of speech, physical appearance, and high morals are described as the finest and most perfect that has and ever will be achieved by a human. The Prophet is the embodiment of ‘the good example’ in the sense of being a condensation of all possible ethical values that a human being can achieve (see Robbins 2015 ) – the ‘seal’ and completion of divine prophethood

in Descending with angels

change. 36 Ainsworth himself gave the title Merry England to his 1874 novel set in fourteenth-century England, dealing with Wat Tyler’s Rebellion and featuring among its characters that iconic figure of merry England, Geoffrey Chaucer. But the concept is explored elsewhere in his work, notably in The Lancashire Witches . Next to Christmas, the other focus of nostalgia was May Day. Where Christmas was seen as enshrining the spirit of the family, May Day was seen as the embodiment of community feeling. It is May Day

in The Lancashire witches