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Michael Chaney and Jason Lindquist

‘The Gothic Aesthetics of Eminem’ examines key videos, lyrics, and performances of the white hip-hop celebrity, noting the reoccurrence of such Gothic tropes and narrational strategies as self-replication, the spectacle of monstrous proliferation, the spread of fakery and the counterfeit, as well as the abjection of women. The authors compare Stoker‘s Dracula to Eminem, whose cultural menace similarly functions to proselytise white young men into clones, refracting the racial and sexual anxieties of Stoker‘s novel. The article moves from a consideration of the rapper‘s songs and videos ‘My Name Is’, ‘The Real Slim Shady,’ and ‘Stan’ to the film, 8 Mile.

Gothic Studies
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The birth and growth of major religions

What do we really know of the origins and first spread of major monotheistic religions, once we strip away the myths and later traditions that developed? Creating God uses modern critical historical scholarship alongside archaeology to describe the times and places which saw the emergence of Mormonism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism. What was the social, economic and political world in which they began, and the framework of other contemporary religious movements in which they could flourish? What was their historical background and what was their geographical setting? Written from a secular viewpoint, the author reveals where a scholarly approach to the history of religions may diverge from the assumptions of faith, and shows the value of comparing different movements and different histories in one account. Throughout history, many individuals have believed that they were in direct contact with a divine source, receiving direction to spread a religious message. A few persuaded others and developed a following, and a small minority of such movements grew into full religions. In time, these movements developed, augmented, selected and invented their own narratives of foundation: stories about the founders’ lives and the early stages in which their religious group emerged. Modern critical scholarship helps us understand something of how a successful religion could emerge, thrive and begin the journey to become a world faith. This book presents a narrative to interest, challenge and intrigue readers interested in the beginnings of some of the most powerful ideas that have influenced human history.

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Elizabeth Crawford and Jill Liddington

Avenue, Ashton-­upon-­Mersey. Census night: undoubtedly evading. Occupation: [artist, with Fildes]. Family: father, 71, woollen agent; mother, Eliza B. Hines, 67; 5 children born, 2 living, 3 died. Household: 10 rooms, 1 servant. Statement: Alfred: ‘E. B. Hines’s name would not have been on this list had she been able to go from [i.e. leave] home.’ Suffrage: WFL. 8 miles east Baines, Jennie, 44 years. 66 Chatham Street, Stockport. Census night: complies. Occupation: none. Status: married 24 years; 5 children, 3 living, 2 died. Family: husband, George, 47, boot

in Vanishing for the vote
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Elizabeth Crawford and Jill Liddington

tables, which will be used as the basis of further vexat[ious] legislation affecting women, & in which they have no voice. Should the Conciliation Committee’s bill be pa[ssed] into law this session the additional details required will be forthcoming.’ Enumerator: ‘Two Females inserted in Summary B[oo]k figures by Registrar as the probable number.’ Suffrage: probably WSPU? Richmond, Mrs. Fengates House. Census night: apparently evades. Household: no schedule found yet (though one house on Fengates Road is apparently ‘uninhabited’). Suffrage: WSPU. 8 miles north Croydon

in Vanishing for the vote
Michael Prestwich

(Yorks) Sherburn in Elmet (Yorks) Pontefract (Yorks) Nostell (Yorks) Brotherton (Yorks) York Strensall (Yorks) Thirsk (Yorks) Cowton (Yorks) Wath Urn (Yorks)70 Durham Evenwood (Durham) Bowes (Yorks) Brough (Westmorland) Brougham (Westmorland) Skelton (Cumberland) Carlisle 9 miles 9 miles 5 miles 8 miles 21 miles 6 miles 20 miles 17 miles 10 miles 24 miles 15 miles 14 miles 14 miles 20 miles 8 miles 14 miles In 1300, however, the campaign took place in Galloway, with Carlisle as a base. Again in 1306–7 the plan was to advance from Carlisle, though death thwarted

in Roadworks
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Angela McCarthy

. 6 Kerby A. Miller, Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America (New York, 1985). 7 Marjory Harper, Adventurers and Exiles: The Great Scottish Exodus (London, 2003), p. 32. 8 Miles

in Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840
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Edward M. Spiers

who can blame them?’ 47 Scott-Stevenson blamed Graham, and also asked, in another unpublished aside: ‘Who is to blame for this[?] I wish old Gladstone had been in that square.’ 48 After burning Osman Digna’s camp, Graham withdrew his force to Suakin. Thereafter he launched some minor reconnaissance operations to Handub (10 miles north-west of Suakin), Otao (a further 8 miles westwards) and into the

in The Victorian soldier in Africa
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Peter Maw

Manchester (via the Mersey estuary) to the rapidly emerging western outport of Liverpool. From 1799 to 1804, the Mersey and Irwell Navigation Company, by then known as the Old Quay Company, built a new 8-mile cut from Latchford to Runcorn, which bypassed the Mersey estuary between Warrington and Runcorn Gap, where boats had often been delayed during neap tides.44 It was, nevertheless, the canal age that firmly anchored Manchester’s position at the heart of the north-west’s water-transport system (Fig. 1). Francis Egerton – the third duke of Bridgewater – took the earliest

in Transport and the industrial city
Katrina Navickas

the linen-­weaving districts of the south-­east of the county, Barnsley and Worsborough Common, a distance of about fourteen and a half miles, that is, a good four or five hours’ walk. The average distance travelled by all the groups represented as the crow flies was 6.8 miles, though in practice this would have been longer from out-­townships and NS, 13 October 1838. TNA, TS 11­/​137­/​part II, Liverpool winter assizes, 1848. 67 NS, 16 October 1838; MG, 17 October 1838. 65 66 The liberty of the landscape241 13  Map of groups attending Chartist mass

in Protest and the politics of space and place, 1789–1848
Knowledge mobility and eighteenth-century military colonialism
Huw J. Davies

, time was needed for the personnel to settle into the rhythm of the deployment, and learn to trust each other before confiding their experiences. Conversations over dinner were not the only medium through which knowledge was exchanged, however. As we have seen, Hely-Hutchinson took advantage of his visit to Gibraltar to inspect the two-decade-old siege works. Three months later, the expeditionary force had moved to Minorca. On 18 September, Hely-Hutchinson ‘rode with John [his brother], General [John] Moore, Colonel Dyer and Anderson to Adaya 8 miles from Mahon

in Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century