details, the story of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 .8 Titus and Vespasian, Roman leaders and recent converts to Christianity (conversions accomplished through miraculous cures and the Passion twice told), embark upon a crusade against the Jews of Jerusalem to avenge Christ’s death. The Romans lay siege to the city and after a tremendous battle in which many Jews are slain, the Jews retreat within the city walls and the Romans assail the town. The poem relates the diverse details of both Roman and Jewish actions during the two-year siege, including detailed

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The Conservatives in crisis

to power. Defeat was predicted in 1992, but instead the party won a record 14 million votes. In the post-war period, the Conservatives regularly won elections because of their dependable middle-class majority, plus support from a significant section of the numerically dominant working class. In 1997 and 2001, New Labour achieved cross-class appeal, securing many direct conversions among those ‘upwardly mobile’ voters who supported Mrs Thatcher in the 1980s. The Conservatives were also a national party with support across Great Britain and (until 1974) an alliance

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Considerations and consequences

mapping: to map is, in essence, to spatialise; to capture specific characteristics of the world within the fixed points of Cartesian space. This was of course the difficulty that Gerardus Mercator faced in 1569 when attempting to project a spherical globe onto a two-dimensional surface, achieving straight and perpendicular parallels and meridians, as well as a uniform linear scale, through the distortion of scale (see Figure 8.4). In effect, mapping necessitates distortion, a fact that becomes all the more obvious in the case of flow maps which are a literal conversion

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Global and local forms of resistance to golf course development

danger is that IPM will be taken seriously by officials involved in the approval of golf courses.” 2 These are pointed critiques. The recommendations contained in GAGM’s manifesto are equally drastic. These recommendations include: a call for an immediate moratorium on new golf course development projects; a public environmental and social audit of all existing courses; the conversion of golf courses into public parks or, where they lie in forests, wetlands, or on islands, their conversion back to

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truth also seem to underlie ideas about communal and communicative reason. To change one’s worldview, the truth as revealed to you, as you, is a conversion; that is why these moments are considered so important. It is a change that happens for many reasons – the experience of war or of religion, say – and those who champion Reason argue that Reason, too, can be central in these conversions. However, the choices that the disciplines which deal with literature have made might be questioned. Putnam finds a ‘certain scientism’ not only obviously in logical positivism but

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Confronting relativism in Serbia and Croatia

Croatia. Similarly, the myth of the Antemurale Christianitatis was seen to be a form of covenantal relationship. Their adoption of Roman Catholicism made them more peace-loving, more honest and fairer in their dealings with others. Their conversion also conferred God’s blessing and the promise of protection in case of attack. The Croats, through Medjugorje, maintained a more obvious Covenant with the Virgin Mary, through her many apparitions during the 1980s. This implied, as Meštrović and his colleagues maintained, that the Croats had been chosen as more Western

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Working memory

theatre’s necessity and peculiar force in the contemporary moment, the ‘historical present’ characterized by Introduction: working memory 7 what Lauren Berlant calls ‘crisis ordinariness,’ that roughly maps onto the period since the collapse of the Fordist compromise and the crisis and recession of the 1970s.10 Since the late 1970s, regional, departmental, and municipal governments across France have encouraged the conversion of defunct factories and warehouses into cultural spaces that commemorate regional cities’ industrial pasts while heralding their new

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An introduction

have been developed, in conversation with the relevant scholarly literature, in my work over the last decade. Rather than recall and rehearse that theoretical apparatus, allow me only to point to some of those writings: Dube, Stitches on Time ; Saurabh Dube , After Conversion: Cultural Histories of Modern India ( New Delhi : Yoda Press , 2010 ); and Saurabh

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Sarah Bernhardt, Queen Elizabeth and the development of motion pictures

scholarship that endorses this view. Charles Musser, in his article ‘Conversions and convergences: Sarah Bernhardt in the era of technological reproducibility, 1910–1913’, Film History 25:1–2 ( 2013 ), p. 170, cites Terry Ramsaye, Adolph Zukor, Geoges Sadoul, Robert Sklar and Eileen Bowser to support this same point. Further sources could be cited to confirm the criticisms made about

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’s responses to schools. At the same time, this approach explores what Simkins calls the ‘increasingly fragmented local landscapes of schooling’ (Courtney 2015: 4). For Nigel Thrift ‘cities may be seen as roiling maelstroms of affect’ (Thrift 2004: 57). This landscape of schooling has been in considerable flux in the last two decades – particularly with the rapid conversion of schools to academies which directly impacts on admission policies and therefore the mechanisms of choice. Places are shaped by affectual, shared and more-than-rational responses which may include a

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