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Brenda M. King

: So strong is the bond between history and decoration, that in the practice of the latter we cannot, if we would, wholly shake off the influence of past times over what we do at present. I do not think it is too much to say that no man, however original he may be, can sit down to-day and draw the ornament of a cloth, or the form

in Silk and empire
Laura Cahillane

6 Themes and influences No nation can pursue the path to self-government free from all external considerations and untrammelled by the intellectual influences descending from the past.1 Introduction In order to understand the thinking behind the 1922 Constitution, it is necessary to consider the document in the light of its intellectual and political context. The 1920s were years of momentous significance for Ireland because, after centuries of oppression and revolutionary struggle, the Irish people had finally gained the freedom to construct a new State for

in Drafting the Irish Free State Constitution
John Lough

By virtue of culture, history and its pivotal role in shaping Europe’s policy towards Russia, Germany currently finds itself exposed to two forms of Russian influence. One is ‘soft’ power, including culture, language and co-optation; the other is ‘harder’ power, including traditional espionage and agent recruitment as well as new forms of disinformation and a novel type of threat in the form of cyber security attacks. Disinformation was widely used against the FRG during the Cold War by both the USSR and the GDR, albeit through much narrower channels than those

in Germany’s Russia problem
The Atlantic Arc and transEuropean networks
Angela K. Bourne

5 More allies, more influence? The Atlantic Arc and transEuropean networks In this chapter I examine a Basque government campaign to promote an ambitious high-speed train (HST) project linking Basque towns into Spanish and European transport networks. The Basque HST project, known locally as the ‘Basque Y’, aims to link Bilbao, San Sebastián and Vitoria in the Basque Country south to Madrid and north, across the Pyrenees, to France and the rest of Europe. The project has been a major Basque government priority since the 1980s, and is considered key for future

in The European Union and the accommodation of Basque difference in Spain
Andrew Teverson

Attention to the epic, oral, filmic, televisual and photographic models employed in Rushdie’s novels give some indication of the referential range of his fiction – but the above account has by no means exhausted the potential list of Rushdie’s influences. Treated comprehensively, such a list would run to many pages, and would, no doubt, become very boring. 1 Rushdie’s reasons for practising such a referential artform may be explained in various ways; but certainly one of the central explanations must be that Rushdie writes in this way

in Salman Rushdie
Sarah Lonsdale

travelled to Chicago to cover the Al Capone trial, the only woman journalist to do so, and flew to Germany in a two-seater plane with a drunken pilot in 1933, after the notorious Nazi ‘mass marriages’ in Berlin, to interview Magda Goebbels, who darkly warned her that the ‘era of strong men’ had arrived. 8 This chapter not only examines Lane’s participation strategy, which in this case is the established one of parental/familial influence and access through her newspaperman father, but also seeks a possible source of her fearlessness and unusual self-assurance. These

in Rebel women between the wars
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Darkness and suicide in the work of Patricia Highsmith
Fiona Peters

, and content in his aesthetically pleasing life. By this, the fourth Ripley novel, Tom is settled into a contented lifestyle that suits him. The third and previous Ripley novel Ripley’s Game (1974) demonstrates Tom’s interfering side. In this novel he influences a terminally ill local man to become involved in Mafia killings with him, mainly out of boredom. In Ripley’s Game , Tom’s unique moral code is foregrounded as he dispatches members of the Mafia to rid the world of vermin, as he sees them, rather than from expediency in his previous killings and his

in Suicide and the Gothic
Peter Lachmann

1 The influence of infection on society Peter Lachmann The main theme of this chapter is the enduring and extensive influence that combating infection has had on human life and society. This is a topic much neglected in accounts of human history. Moreover, the influence of infection is not restricted to humans but can be seen throughout the living world from bacteria and fungi to plants and animals. The bacteriophages that infect bacteria have been invaluable tools to study molecular biology though their promise as antibacterial agents in medicine has not so

in The freedom of scientific research
Rethinking reception in Victorian literary culture

Dante Beyond Influence provides the first systematic inquiry into the formation of the British critical and scholarly discourse on Dante in the late nineteenth century (1865–1921). Overcoming the primacy of literary influence and intertextuality, it instead historicises and conceptualises the hermeneutic turn in British reception history as the product of major transformations in Victorian intellectual, social and publishing history.

The volume unpacks the phenomenology of Victorian dantismo through the analysis of five case studies and the material examination of a newly discovered body of manuscript and print sources. Extending over a sixty-year long period, the book retraces the sophistication of the Victorian modes of readerly and writerly engagement with Dantean textuality. It charts its outward expression as a public criticism circulating in prominent nineteenth-century periodicals and elucidates its wider popularisation (and commodification) through Victorian mass-publishing. It ultimately brings forth the mechanism that led to the specialisation of the scholarly discourse and the academisation of Dante studies in traditional and extramural universities. Drawing on the new disciplines of book history and history of reading, the author provides unprecedented insight into the private intellectual life and public work of Christina Rossetti, Matthew Arnold, William E. Gladstone, and introduces a significant cohort of Dante critics, scholars and learned societies hitherto passed unnoticed.

As it recaptures a long-neglected moment in Dante’s reception history, this path-breaking book illuminates the wider socio-cultural and economic impact that the Victorian hermeneutic turn had in advancing women’s access to literary and scholarly professions, educational reform and discipline formation.

Catherine J. Frieman

…,” accessing the specific motivations of people in the past – and especially the deep past – is not straightforward. Yet, as elaborated at length in Chapter 2 , it is entirely possible, though laborious, to reconstruct or re-animate the past value systems, social structures, networks of relationships, and communication patterns that would have influenced decisions about adoption and rejection. Even so, adoption is rarely theorized (or even questioned) by archaeologists; it is simply observed. By contrast, the adoption of innovations is an area that has received

in An archaeology of innovation