Search results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 2,880 items for :

  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
Edward M. Spiers

From the outset of Gordon’s mission doubts existed about whether it was an advisory or an executive role, about what Gordon could accomplish once appointed governor-general of the Sudan and about what would happen if his life became endangered. Whatever Gordon’s motives, 1 he felt compelled to remain in Khartoum and the Government dared not order him to withdraw. As the Mahdist siege

in The Victorian soldier in Africa
Norman Etherington

symphony he proposed to write in 1898 on the subject of General Charles Gordon, who perished at the hands of Islamist fanatics in Sudan in 1885. 4 That it did not eventuate is due to three factors. First, having promised to produce the symphony for the Three Choirs Festival in September 1899, Elgar informed the Worcester organising committee in May of that year that he could not fulfil the obligation

in Imperium of the soul
Judi Atkins

11 The oratory of Gordon Brown Judi Atkins Gordon Brown entered Parliament as MP for Dunfermline East (later Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath) in 1983. He rose quickly through the party ranks to become Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 1987, and was soon marked out as a face for the future (Mandelson, 2010). Brown’s impressive parliamentary performances while filling in as Shadow Chancellor in 1988 dramatically increased his profile, and he was subsequently appointed to that position in July 1992. The sudden death of John Smith on 12 May 1994 triggered a

in Labour orators from Bevan to Miliband
Simon Lee

time when Gordon Brown was succeeding Tony Blair as Prime Minister, ‘For the first time, since the Act of Union, England’s constitutional future was coming into contention, and with it the fundamental assumptions underpinning the multinational British state’ (2008a: 399). The process of devolution in the non-English nations of the Union had fashioned ‘new sites for civic

in These Englands
Stephen Gordon

Necromancy, the practice of conjuring and controlling evil spirits, was a popular pursuit in the courts and cloisters of late medieval and early modern Europe. Books that gave details on how to conduct magical experiments circulated widely. Written pseudonymously under the name of the astrologer and translator Michael Scot (d. 1236), Latin MS 105 from the John Rylands Library, Manchester, is notable for the inclusion, at the beginning of the manuscript, of a corrupted, unreadable text that purports to be the Arabic original. Other recensions of the handbook, which generally travelled under the pseudo-Arabic title of Almuchabola Absegalim Alkakib Albaon, also stressed the experiments non-Western origins. Using Latin MS 105 as the main case study, this article aims to investigate the extent to which a magic books paratextual data conveyed a sense of authority to its contemporary audience.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Gordon Rupp
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library