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Introduction. Though Bond identifies Sassoon’s high concerns with unit pride and comradeship, he simplifies Sassoon’s spectrum of response in suggesting that his anti-war writing merely refers to an ‘antagonism and mutual lack of empathy between home and military fronts’,18 while Martin Ceadel attributes Sassoon’s ‘conversion’ merely to ‘the unsettling experience of convalescence in Britain’.19 Bond also over-simplifies the response to Sassoon’s protest by saying that his front-line colleagues deplored his actions. This was not the whole case and this book will explore the

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infectious diseases. Although these public institutions provided most of the nation's hospital beds, and dominated those for the chronic and aged sick, it was only in the interwar years that local initiatives by the most progressive authorities gave way to a conversion of poor law infirmaries into community hospitals on a much wider scale. 11 The old practice of stripping voting rights away from those admitted to a workhouse on medical grounds was abolished in 1885

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Anne McClintock and H. Rider Haggard

invasion of Zululand and the subsequent civil war a number of conflicting interests between politicians and populace based in Britain and those based in Natal.9 Haggard’s non-fictional writings show him to be torn between the two. A typical metropolitan imperial perspective would, in the mid-1880s, invest in the fantasy of an ‘imperial’, militarily powerful, sovereign Zulu kingdom, whereas a settlerNatal perspective would be interested in the material and ideological conversion of that Zulu into a wage-labouring, indirectly ruled colonial satellite.10 King Solomon

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Colonialism, Jewishness and politics in Bacon’s New Atlantis

in the state. The Governor of the Strangers’ House – the place where the narrator and his compatriots are accommodated on arrival – calls Salomon’s House ‘the very eye of this kingdom’ (464). This metaphor – with its empirical, ocular resonance – emphasises the allpowerful nature of the institution. The accolade is given during the description of New Atlantis’ conversion to Christianity. Indeed, out of all that saw the ‘great pillar of light … rising from the sea a great way up towards heaven’, only the scientist from Salomon’s House understood its significance as

in Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis
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Everyday trajectories of activism

are three ‘paths’ into extreme right activism. These trajectories are characterised by: ‘continuity’ (where activism is a result of prior political socialisation and expresses itself in the life-long commitment to a movement, in the case of ‘revolutionaries’, or movement between organisations, in the case of ‘wanderers’); ‘conversion’ (where activism marks a break with the past); or ‘compliance’ (when individuals are persuaded to become active by those already committed). For Linden and Klandermans these trajectories map on to three underlying motives for

in Loud and proud
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Association and distinction in politics and religion

elite: the masses must comply with the religion of the elite, but need not, indeed should not, engage with it with the sophistication, active participation, or understanding which characterises elite devotion and theological understanding. Latin will remain the secular and religious language of the distinctive few, mass will be performed behind a rood screen, the conversions of humanity will simply be the conversion of kings. Harold Lasswell and Merritt Fox contrast autocratic separation, the Forbidden City or the Kremlin under both tsars and

in Cultivating political and public identity
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Time and space

fraught linkages underlay critical articulations of modernity, evangelism, and empire. Third and finally, the study explores wide-ranging expressions of community and nation in the wake of conversion. These underscore controversial issues of the “majority” and the “minority,” politics and religion, and the citizen and the convert, especially in independent India. These processes each appear molded by

in Subjects of modernity
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Antinomies and enticements

, and I discuss the place of modular assumptions of modernity as shoring up the important, critical work of Habermas in Dube, After Conversion . 26 Considering the active interchange between the “ought” and the “is,” the “ideal” and the “real,” especially in

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-slavery was a cause that could be used to express Christian devotion in direct and practical forms. Few Methodists, however, could sustain Wesley’s uncompromising stand. Even his most notable follower, the slave ship captain John Newton, who experienced conversion during one of many voyages, was initially reluctant to condemn the trade. It was only later he decided to speak out publicly in order to bring to

in The other empire
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The Orcherd of Syon, Titus and Vespasian, and Lydgate’s Siege of Thebes

the poem. This is made more transparent in a description of the poem’s sequencing of a particular collection of episodes: lines 1169–1226 address Vespasian’s illnesses (leprosy and a distressing plague of wasps in his nose), but it is not until more than a thousand lines and several scenes later – after the poem has related the life of Pilate, the story of St Veronica, her encounter with St Clement, his conversion, Clement’s sermon to Vespasian about the Christian faith, and a few other events – that Vespasian is cured. Drawing attention to the moments where he

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