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A study in language politics

foreign missions akin to work among Indians in India and Levantines in greater Syria. 25 The ABS liked his translation so much, in fact, that they printed copies for circulation among Mohawk on the US side of the border. 26 With the Mohawk Bible, we can see glimmerings of the competition and co-operation, which, in the Middle East, later characterised the work of the American and British Bible societies with their nearly identical missions and evangelical attitudes

in Chosen peoples
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of the Bible's translation and reception entirely with histories of empire. A number of recent works have been careful in foregrounding contextual factors that shaped particular forms and meanings that the Bible acquired in distinct contexts. In Chapter 5 , Heather Sharkey shows how on-the-ground competition between British and Foreign and American Bible societies, coupled with variable levels of language expertise, funding constraints, time and contingent events shaped the circumstances around the publication of Arabic colloquial Bibles. In her work on the Roehl

in Chosen peoples

science and horticulture, it was also to become a favoured pastime of the rich as a sign of conspicuous wealth and a symbol of status. A specimen of the orchid Cattleya labiata , inadvertently brought to England in some packing material from Brazil in 1818, inspired determined competition among upper-class collectors to procure the rarest and most beautiful specimens

in Welsh missionaries and British imperialism
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Mission medicine and Bhil modernity

with other such jatis there is a general feeling of loyalty to the collectivity that emphasises the value of solidarity against outsiders, while within the group there is often competition and a struggle for status. 10 Christian Bhils tend to marry amongst their own and promote their own interests first and foremost. This they have done with notable success, raising themselves from their often

in Missionaries and their medicine

England’s relationship with Orangeism we see how the attempt to cast the colonial Church as a vehicle for an English identity had to compete with an Irish Protestant vision of the Church. The number of non-Irish clergy who joined the Order shows that this was not simply a competition between those who saw themselves as members of the Church of England and adherents of the Church of Ireland. Anglican engagement with

in An Anglican British World
The letter and the gift

competition. Jones addressed his letters to Roberts personally, yet he was also well aware that they performed more public functions. At times he wrote specifically with that broader audience in mind. Letter writing was an individual and mostly private act, but letter reading could be a more social, communal and collaborative practice. 55 Letters may

in Welsh missionaries and British imperialism
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him being asked to resign. In his new practice, Daniel Christian was once again his own master, a situation that obviously suited him better. Working as he did very close to the mission hospital, he appeared to be in direct competition with the missionaries. In fact, outpatient attendances at the mission establishment were higher in the year after his departure (24,629) than they had been in the year

in Missionaries and their medicine

. This chapter follows those historians who have argued that the Church had trouble adjusting to the new era of denominational competition and missionary expansion in the post-1832 period. But here we focus on a set of difficulties that have so far not received sustained consideration. One was the difficulty of establishing a British support base that did not impair the unity of the colonial Church

in An Anglican British World