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Gender, sexual difference and knowledge in Bacon’s New Atlantis
Kate Aughterson

and secret motions of things, and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire to the effecting of all things possible’ (480). Included in these descriptions are accounts of mines, experiments on refrigeration, water purification, artificial weather systems, medicines, foods, and selective plant breeding. Animal experiments are described thus: Of beasts and birds … for dissections and trials; that thereby we may take light what may be wrought upon the body of man, … we try all poisons and other medicines upon them, as well of chirugery as physic. By art likewise we

in Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis
Elisa Narin van Court

scenes inside the city walls where hundreds die daily for lack of food and water, culminating in the surrender of the Jews and their sale into slavery by the Romans. Jerusalem is informed throughout by a variety of sensibilities: religious, political, economic, and social. The Roman crusade against the Jews and Jerusalem is framed by Christian justifications; issues of empire and rule are played out within the Roman camp and between the Romans and the Jews; because the Jews have refused to pay tribute to Rome, the economics of revenge initiate, in part, the original

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
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Thomas Baines on expedition to the coronation of Cetshwayo kaMpande, Zululand, 1873
Lindy Stiebel

, ever busy, measuring everything from animals to distance, writing, drawing, staying up to midnight to copy his journals to catch the post, filling in names on his map – ‘I gave Mr Robertson a tracing of my map, asking him to furnish me with details of the country around, so that I may afterwards add them in’ – talking to local informants, gleaning information: in short, being the ever diligent servant of empire that he was. 61 Cartographic expansion Stalling the coronation with numerous delays, it is likely that Cetshwayo had second thoughts about the wisdom of

in Worlding the south
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Baconian rhetoric and the New Atlantis
Sarah Hutton

whom he hoped to enlist as patron for his project for achieving new, practical knowledge through the reform of learning was the king himself. The rhetoric of the New Atlantis bespeaks the political circumstances of its creation. It is a fiction adapted to the aspirations of those whom Bacon would persuade. The story presents a vision of Bacon’s programme put into effect and allied to a vision of empire. The trope of new horizons links the new world of learning with a new world to be conquered. The trope of Atlantic voyages takes us back to the dedicatee of The

in Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis
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Bronwen Price

Introduction 1 1 Introduction BRONWEN PRICE if a man could succeed … in kindling a light in nature – a light which should in its very rising touch and illuminate all the borderregions that confine upon the circle of our present knowledge; and so spreading further and further should presently disclose and bring into sight all that is hidden and secret in the world, – that man should be the benefactor indeed of the human race, – the propagator of man’s empire over the universe, the champion of liberty, the conqueror and subduer of necessities.1 Francis Bacon

in Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis
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Gill Rye
Michael Worton

travelling to the East to explore political and economic alternatives to the American and Soviet models and reconsidering European culture and practices in the light of these discoveries, as with Kristeva’s Des chinoises (Of Chinese Women) (), or Roland Barthes’s L’Empire des signes (The Empire of Signs) (), in which he presents a highly subjective and partial construct of Japan. This new Orientalism  Introduction became more and more bound up with questions of individual and collective identity and enabled such recent fictional expressions as Christiane Baroche

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
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The Republic and Northern Ireland since 1990
Michael Parker

their safety. Almost immediately after the DUP leader, Ian Paisley, condemned these attacks, they ceased.8 One lesson that took another twenty years to be absorbed by both British and Irish Governments was that a political settlement in Northern Ireland could not be made to work if a major grouping there withheld its consent. The collapse of the Soviet empire in eastern and central Europe in the late 1980s was not without its repercussions for the crisis in Northern Ireland. Unlike constitutional nationalists like John Hume and Seamus Mallon, with whom they were

in Irish literature since 1990
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The ‘outside’ in poetry in the 1980s and 1990s
Linden Peach

who have a different history in terms of empire and slavery. The indentured worker of the cane plantations is not a voice that has often been as fully articulated as here. It does not directly challenge the dominant white discourses but indirectly exposes the fictitious nature of the constructs, of the social and textual narratives, that have given the British centre cohesion against the various margins on which it has been constructed. It calls into question the conventional disposition of space and time, suggesting the possibility of complex reconfigurations of

in Across the margins
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Murdo Macdonald

to twentieth-century immigration from Europe and the British Empire, Scotland has historically and presently an overtly diverse cultural identity. Regardless of what language or languages are spoken at present, most Scots are aware of the linguistic diversity of their own backgrounds. A workingclass woman from a post-industrial Ayrshire steel town whose first language is Scots may share with a middle-class man born in Edinburgh whose first language is English the fact that each has a great-grandparent who was a native Gaelic speaker. This shows the degree of threat

in Across the margins
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Robin Norris

each man his armour; to the fire of some his horse also is added. The tomb is a mound of turf: the difficult and tedious tribute of a monument they reject as too heavy on the dead. Weeping and wailing they put away quickly: sorrow and sadness linger. Lamentation becomes women: men must remember.’). 6 Christopher B. Krebs, A most dangerous book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

in Dating Beowulf