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The ‘revolutionary journées’ of 13 May 1958
Neil Macmaster

the Fifth Bureau, the events were indeed closely orchestrated by the military. It was crucial to the whole strategy of the army that its role be kept secret, otherwise the objective of demonstrating popular ‘spontaneity’ would have imploded, and this is why the events continue to be wrapped in some mystery because the Fifth Bureau was so keen to cover its tracks. The potent myth of ‘fraternisation’ was far too politically important to be picked apart and discredited.12 The Fifth Bureau and the 16 May ‘fraternisation’ Although the main interest of this study is in

in Burning the veil
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Literary satire and Oskar Panizza’s Psichopatia criminalis (1898)
Birgit Lang

suggest that the authorities should commit all sufferers (by which he means all dissidents) to a mental asylum and thus restore order in the German state once and for all. This chapter represents the first sustained analysis of Psichopatia criminalis, rereading the work through the lens of genre, and with an awareness of the workings of satire. More specifically, it examines how this provocative text continually echoes the case study genre, and the medical case study compilation in particular, while also entailing a bitter polemic against members of the Munich

in A history of the case study
Mark Jackson

the expense of stable family relationships. 132 Individual and collective, private and public strategies for realising selfhood, sustaining marriages and coping with crises at midlife were interwoven and bounded by political, economic and cultural contingencies. The publication of Elliott Jaques's article in 1965 is often regarded as the moment of conception of the midlife crisis, as if it emerged de novo from Jaques's psychoanalytical practice and biographical study of

in Balancing the self
Justin Champion

political consequences. As will be examined at length, Toland conducted a sustained and public assault upon the clerical cultural system for making authority. By embroiling his priestly opponents in public debate he dislodged the mortar that bound the stones of Christian order. Toland’s strategy for cultural subversion was a subtle and sophisticated matter. Unlike contemporary ‘heretics’ like Arthur Bury or William Whiston who articulated their objections as a full-frontal rebuttal of orthodox conceptions of religious truth, and were consequently met with the powerful

in Republican learning
Elisha P. Renne

was eventually produced at the Federal Vaccine Production Laboratories at Yaba in 1974, 22 by the time that the Expanded Programme on Immunisation was fully implemented in Nigeria, vaccines for the programme were being imported by UNICEF. Unlike countries such as Hungary and Brazil discussed by Vargha and Benchimol (Chapters 3 and 7 , this volume), there has not been a large and sustained national programme of vaccine production in

in The politics of vaccination
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Jonathan Colman

1942, Macmillan is supposed to have said that ‘These Americans represent the new Roman Empire and we Britons, like the Greeks of old, must teach them how to make it go.’ 27 The thinking is that the weaker but wilier British could exploit the diplomatically inexperienced Americans, but most historians do not regard this as a persuasive image of Anglo-American relations. The strategy underestimates the political sophistication of

in A ‘special relationship’?
Slander and speech about witchcraft
Alison Rowlands

of frenzy which demanded sustained legal action to the point of mass trials and executions for its appeasement. Their reluctance to prosecute alleged witches left the inhabitants of Rothenburg and its hinterland largely reliant on a set of non-legal options for coping with witchcraft. Given the paucity of guilty verdicts reached in witchcraft cases by the council, these were doubtless regarded as more effective than the law by the populace. The most important of these options was the vast panoply of strategies of white or beneficient magic with which most people

in Witchcraft narratives in Germany
Sunil S. Amrith

policy is also responsible for some of the worst excesses of the post-colonial Indian state in the field of population policy, which reached their sordid climax in the forced sterilizations of the Emergency period (Rao 2005). More prosaically but – as all who work in development know – crucially, ideas matter in the quest to justify expenditure and budget allocations, in mobilizing the resources necessary to make policy interventions meaningful and self-sustaining. Champions of public health in post-colonial India did not make the argument strongly enough that health

in History, historians and development policy
The relative efficacy of poor relief provisions under the English Old Poor Law
Richard Smith

interpretation of W.W. Rostow’s Stages of Economic Growth, with its celebrated metaphor of the British economy ‘taking-off’ into self-sustaining flight during the early nineteenth century (Deane and Cole 1969, Rostow 1960). In many respects this general narrative continues to be influential in development policy circles today. However, development scholars and practitioners alike need to take on board the full implications of the profound transformation that has come about during the 1980s and 1990s in historians’ understanding of the nature of industrialization and associated

in History, historians and development policy
John Marriott

ability to sustain alternative visions and hence challenge this dominance. Ned Ward’s London Spy (1698) inherited little of Dekker’s grasp of the complex plurality of London life. The heterogeneity of this vision resulted from the diverse attempts sought by the eighteenth-century metropolitan bourgeoisie to grasp London’s totality as a precondition to the modernization of its

in The other empire