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, their popularity lagging behind that of the Americans, Norwegians and Poles. It was this latter group that most frequently earned sympathy, both for their courageous defiance of Hitler and the appalling manner in which the Nazis had treated their homeland.9 It was to the credit of the British population at war that many acts of kindness were nonetheless displayed towards French exiles, especially those in impecunious circumstances. It was a charity that contrasted markedly with the attitudes of government bodies, few of which showed any real goodwill. Refugees, even

in The forgotten French
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frame of reference in which to cast any sector of human experience so as to throw new light upon it, as one might hold up an object to the light at a particular angle. It is a way of thought – at times, by only a moderate hyperbole, a way of life. Paradoxically, pastoral’s vast reach and popularity might also explain why there are so few masterpieces in the mode. It was practised by countless people of varying ability for a range of themes and purposes. In deference to the Virgilian model, poetasters began writing pastorals but went no further. Other, more skilled and

in Pastoral poetry of the English Renaissance
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photographs which best described their present as well as their future status. This exercise was a great source of interaction and sharing among the participants as they revealed their deepest feelings about their lives and how they wanted to mould it. The participants got an opportunity to share their emotions, which helped in creating greater understanding among them and also within themselves.3 Audiovisual tools, given the popularity of the medium, are also used to communicate. In the youth leadership training programme, Chak De!, a Hindi movie, was shown to help

in Knowledge, democracy and action
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-lived popularity. In the first half of the nineteenth century, the dividing lines between scientific disciplines were still vague, or positioned differently than we would expect today. The fate of statistics would be tied to political economics one day and geography or ethics the next. If statistics was not the science of the century, then at least it was the chameleonic manifestation of a procession of sciences that emerged and disappeared throughout the nineteenth century. Statistics was a field with as many practitioners as definitions. Statisticians all shared a desire for

in States and statistics in the nineteenth century
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Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and John Lydgate’s Troy Book

-standing status among the vernaculars of medieval Europe. It is not until the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, however, and in Middle English, that the emendation invitation reaches the pinnacle of its utility, versatility, and popularity. Over the course of the century, variations emerge in its use. These variations demonstrate a systemic reliance upon the emendation invitation that reveals it as foundational to a discourse of participatory reading, one well established enough that variant expressions and uses of it become possible. Such variations also proliferate

in Participatory reading in late-medieval England

as precipitately as Prince Lucifer and the rebel angels. Only in the autumn of 1990, however, did the Government introduce a mixed system of loans and maintenance grants. Generalisations about student wealth and poverty depend excessively on anecdotal evidence. James Vernon, a student in the 1980s, remembers having enough money for survival but being chronically overdrawn, while certain contemporaries found themselves ‘in a meltdown situation’. Some enjoyed good relations with generous parents; others did not. One barometer of student poverty was the popularity of

in A history of the University of Manchester 1973–90

those attending. Cheltenham was growing in national popularity in the interwar years, and in the 1930s the Cheltenham Gold Cup, based on weight for age, became regarded as the ‘chasers’ Derby’, attracting fans from across Great Britain and Ireland. The Aintree Grand National Steeplechase was hugely popular both in terms of numbers attending and in terms of national betting interest. Regular racegoers saw each of the courses as having its own individuality. Ascot was ‘the aristocrat of English racecourses’, with ‘wonderful paddock and lawns’. Liverpool was ‘a splendid

in Horseracing and the British 1919–39

Labour just had to wait until it was in power again in order to implement its disarmament policies. Labour was not alone, however, in supporting policies of disarmament, collective security through the League, and, it was hoped, world peace. Pacifist sentiment was not confined to the left in Britain, and the memory of the horror of the First World War was still potent enough to convince many of the need to avoid war at all costs. The Peace Society had gained greatly in popularity, and its meetings were well attended. There was still a surprisingly strong faith in the

in The Labour Party and the world, volume 1
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effective preaching and pastoral care. Yet although the Malleus is certainly a Dominican text, it is not necessarily representative of Dominican or even inquisitorial thought as a whole. Dominicans in France, Spain, and, to a lesser extent, in Italy had quite different notions of what witches were all about, and of the means required to curb their spread. Despite the book’s subsequent popularity throughout the continent, the Malleus is very much a book written by and about people living in southern Germany and the Alps, and reflects this more or less coherent cultural

in The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft

the polls to “vote the right way”, and most important, capitalising on the popularity of party leader and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’. 12 Officials too, noted the decline: in November 2010 Vladislav Surkov, then first deputy head of the presidential administration and responsible for domestic politics, had already suggested that the party would find it much more complicated to achieve the same

in The new politics of Russia