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For women writers, the decades of the English Civil War were of special importance. This book presents a complex and rewarding poetic culture that is both uniquely women-centred and integrally connected to the male canonical poetry. It brings together extensive selections of poetry by the five most prolific and prominent women poets of the English Civil War: Anne Bradstreet, Hester Pulter, Margaret Cavendish, Katherine Philips, and Lucy Hutchinson. All these five women were attracting new and concerted attention as poets by seventeenth-century women. Bradstreet's poems first appeared in The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America, and the later volume of Several Poemsincluded revised texts of those poems and several new ones. Each version of the poems spoke more directly on the context of the English Civil War. Pulter's poems construe Broadfield as a place of unwelcome isolation: she describes herself as 'shut up in a country grange', 'tied to one habitation', and 'buried, thus, alive'. Philips's poetry was first printed in 1664, her state-political poems, on members of the royal family and events of the Civil War, Interregnum, and Restoration, suggest Philips as a poet writing on matters of political significance. Cavendish's two major editions of Poems and Fancies in 1653 and 1664 each have strongly competing claims both to textual authority and to the more resonant political moment. Across poetry and prose, print and manuscript, Hutchinson's writing bears the marks of her fervent hostility to corrupt rulers and her remarkably broad education, adventurous reading habits, and energetic intellect.

Sarah C.E. Ross and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

’s writing bears the marks of her fervent hostility to corrupt rulers and her remarkably broad education, adventurous reading habits, and energetic intellect. 250 Lucy Hutchinson From, De rerum natura Book 1, lines 1–152 Fair Venus, mother of Aeneas’ race, Delight of gods and men, thou that dost grace The starry firmament, the sea, the earth; To whom all living creatures owe their birth, By thee conceived, and brought forth to the day; When thou (o goddess) come, storms fly away And heaven is no more obscured with showers. For thee the fragrant earth spreads various

in Women poets of the English Civil War
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Anne McClintock and H. Rider Haggard
Laura Chrisman

in which colonial (ideological, political and economic) domination worked through as well as against colonised constituencies. This was achieved by settler and metropolitan alignment with the ‘people’ against ‘oppressive’ African rulers. To equate the corrupt ruler Twala with the people he tyrannises over is to erase the conceptual distinction between dominating and being dominated, which is something that recurs throughout McClintock’s book. It is illustrated when McClintock argues that the ideological negativity of Twala`s rule derives from his ‘unbridled access

in Postcolonial contraventions
William Muraskin

with its own ghettos of poverty, sky-high minority incarceration, shocking levels of infant mortality, extreme wealth concentration and a Congress bought and sold by Wall Street banks, to tell the countries of the South how to set their priories, to condemn their unresponsive elites, corrupt rulers and unequal treatment of children, is grotesque hypocrisy. Freedom is the right to be wrong and to make mistakes. Independent countries have an

in The politics of vaccination
Rachel Hammersley

those in power to become corrupt, and the means by which representative assemblies might be used counter the actions of corrupt rulers, appeared to be of particular relevance. Moreover, this was not the only French context to which Marat applied these ideas. Though the additions to the French translation of The Chains of Slavery reflect the concerns of the 1760s and 1770s, the work was first published in 1793 in the midst of the French Revolu- Hammersley_01_TextAll2.indd 146 18/02/2010 17:10 british origins of marat’s radicalism 147 tion. The circumstances might

in The English republican tradition and eighteenth-century France
James L. Newell

raw-materials exports, where channels of access to wealth outside the state are virtually non-existent; where widespread poverty often or almost always makes adherence to formal rules a luxury that few can afford; where principles of universalism can hardly compete with surviving patrimonial and kinship norms; and where entire state machines therefore become privatised in all but name. Aided and abetted by Western financial institutions, corrupt rulers are able to siphon off vast sums deriving from their countries’ export earnings and so perpetuate a vicious circle

in Silvio Berlusconi
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Reflections on harming the innocent
Thomas Pogge

do not track civilian deaths in the aftermath of their invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. 62 And in the same spirit our governments press their favoured economic rules and policies upon the rest of the world. Structural adjustment programmes required by the IMF have deprived millions of African children of elementary schooling. 63 Protectionist trade barriers are unfairly depriving poor populations of a decent livelihood. 64 Loans and arms sales are keeping brutal and corrupt rulers in power in developing countries, and lax banking laws

in ‘War on terror’
Torbjørn L. Knutsen

life. Some of Guicciardini’s Ricordi were rules that instructed his family on how to maintain their status and reputation. Others were comments on political events. But all of them reflect the author’s experiences in Renaissance Italy. They leave an impression of cruel and corrupt rulers, driven by ambition and vice. The Ricordi are infused with a bleak and cynical view of the human condition. They attribute the sufferings of humanity to human failings. They warn against trusting individual rulers because they follow their desires rather than their

in A history of International Relations theory (third edition)
The weapon of the weakest?
Susanne Martin and Leonard Weinberg

compelling authoritarian and corrupt rulers to relinquish power. Western observers hoped these uprisings would lead the countries involved in a democratic direction. Although the situation remains fluid, with the exception of Tunisia, these hopes have not been realized. Libya is a state with divided loyalties.23 Tribal affiliations survived under the dictatorial regime. Benghazi, and the eastern part of the country as a whole, had not been favored by the regime in Tripoli. The various tribes loyal to Qaddafi – including his own – were located in the western part of Libya

in The role of terrorism in twenty-first-century warfare
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Fiqh al-Aqalliyat (Muslim jurisprudence on minorities); Dina de-Malchuta Dina (the law of the kingdom is the law); Dar al-Islam (abode of Islam); Dar al-Harb (abode of war)
Amikam Nachmani

Sweden’s greatest security threat since World War II. He claimed that the number of immigrants convicted of rape is five times more than the number of Swedes.70 Others counter, however, that the Muslims’ global imperviousness to East meets the West 185 democracy should not be interpreted as an inevitable or inherent defect in their religion or as an inability to cope with freedom. Feudal societies, corrupt rulers, colonialism, a long history of external interference, the failure to find an adequate place for religion in public life and so on – these could also

in Haunted presents