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safety’ (468). The conditions of the sailors’ landing similarly suggest the peacefulness of the society: they are asked to swear that they ‘are no pirates’ and that they have not ‘shed blood lawfully or unlawfully within forty days past’ (459). The island itself is Christian (the sailors’ first question to the Governor of the Strangers’ House is how the conversion took place), but free of the confessional division that rent contemporary Europe. Moreover, freedom of worship is extended to the Jews, who were expelled from England in 1290 (though the narrator is careful

in Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis

), pp. 311–34. 3 Andrew Cunningham and Perry Williams, ‘De-centring the “big picture”: The Origins of Modern Science and the modern origins of science’, British Journal for the History of Science, 26 (1993), 407–32. 4 Denise Albanese, ‘The New Atlantis and the uses of utopia’, English Literary History, 57 (1990), 503–28 (p. 506). 5 David Renaker, ‘A miracle of engineering: the conversion of Bensalem in Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis’, Studies in Philology, 87 (1990), 181–93 (p. 182). See also Anthony F. C. Wallace, The Social Context of Innovation: Bureaucrats, Families

in Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis
Theorising the en-gendered nation

, simultaneously inscribes a formative narrative of the Igbo community, interrogates his father’s legacy of BOEHMER Makeup 28 3/22/05 2:55 PM Page 28 John's G5:Users:john:Public:John's Mac: John's Jobs Stories of women Christian conversion and Nigeria’s post-independence history, and, in so doing, secures his status as a national writer. It is of course true that, from the time of the late eighteenth-century revolutions, nationalism across the world developed alongside, indeed often as indistinguishable from, liberation movements in support of equal representation and in

in Stories of women
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Coding same-sex union in Amis and Amiloun

: The Poetics of Conversion (Cambridge, MA, 1986). John Boswell, Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe (New York, 1994), ch. 3. A. H. Krappe suggested that ‘twin saints’ are a Christian substitute for pagan twin-god cults such as that of Castor and Pollux; they are ‘twin legends in hagiographic garb’: ‘The legend of Amicus and Amelius’, Modern Language Review, 18 (1929), 152–61. Amis and Amiloun, ed. Leach, pp. ix, xxvii, xxvi. Vladimir Propp, Morphology of the Folktale (Austin, Texas, 1975), p. 100; italics in original. A case in point for early hagiography borrowing

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
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Sustainability, the arts and the watermill

, Lincolnshire, on the river Trent. In the novel, Eliot carefully documents the way in which the flood is the result of the failure in river management. The destructiveness of the flood is shown to be a consequence of the emergence of mills (paper, cotton, oil and iron mills) upstream, the conversion of arable land into meadow and pasture, and because grain mills such as Dorlcote are purchased by the likes of Pivart, a ‘new name’. The Tullivers owned Dorlcote Mill ‘a hundred year and better’ (Eliot 2010: 174); new names, it is evident, do not have the knowledge, passed down

in Literature and sustainability
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Spiritualism and the Atlantic divide

of the politics of the representation and reception of key Native Americans who visited Britain from the early sixteenth century onwards. The most famous of these figures was Pocahontas who converted to Christianity, married an Englishman and died and was buried in England.25 Pocahontas’s ‘conversion’ from Indian into the Europeanised wife of an Englishman was more dramatic than Emma Hardinge Britten’s transformation into the wife of an American man. None the less, Britten struggled 100 Bridget Bennett with the implications of her choice. A significant narrative

in Special relationships
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, strict laws about intermarriage with other faiths, and a historical interdiction Morey_Mistry_01_Chap 1 8 9/6/04, 4:06 pm Contexts and intertexts 9 against accepting conversions, the number of Zoroastrians is in slow but steady decline. It has been estimated that, at most, there are only 150,000 Zoroastrians left in the world today.12 Of the remaining Zoroastrians, the majority lives in India, and it is this community that has become known as the Parsis. The Parsis are mainly based in and around Bombay. The community is composed of the descendants of a group of

in Rohinton Mistry
The Actresses’ Franchise League from 1914 to 1928

splendid work of mercy.39 A month later, the Daily Telegraph reported that the initial scheme had been postponed in favour of another – the refurbishment and conversion of the Star and Garter Hotel in Richmond, Surrey, into a home for permanently disabled soldiers and sailors.40 The British Women’s Hospital and the AFL organised a procession to advertise the first public meeting of the fund. Women marched with banners, posters and sandwich boards through the West End, accompanied by a number of smaller supporting groups, including an all-female band in uniform from the

in Stage women, 1900–50
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, which address mothers and young women who have – through ignorance, neglect, or intent – killed their children. While these religious texts and authors decry such acwell[ende] (killing) or homicidum (murder), Rudolf associates these ‘infanticide practices’ with ‘the issue of child abandonment’, and he suggests that such homiletic denouncements ‘could indeed suggest the survival of a persistent practice in Anglo-Saxon England, even after the widespread conversion to Christianity … [w]hether it was established pagan custom, shame of illicit unions, patriarchal bias

in Dating Beowulf
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Troubling race, ethnicity, and masculinity in Beowulf

See also Alfred K. Siewers, ‘Landscapes of conversion: Guthlac's mound and Grendel's mere as expressions of Anglo-Saxon nation-building’, Viator , 34 (2003), 1–39. 28 Harris, Race and ethnicity , p. 12; Andy Orchard, Pride and prodigies: studies in the monsters of the Beowulf-manuscript (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1995), pp. 87–8. 29

in Dating Beowulf