Rethinking the Age of Reform

Rethinking the Age of Reform

Author: Arthur Burns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521823944

Category: Art

Page: 365

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Revisits Britain's much-studied 'age of reform', before and after the Great Reform Act of 1832.

Languages of Reform in the Eighteenth Century

Languages of Reform in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Susan Richter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000740523

Category: History

Page: 496

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Societies perceive "Reform" or "Reforms" as substantial changes and significant breaks which must be well-justified. The Enlightenment brought forth the idea that the future was uncertain and could be shaped by human beings. This gave the concept of reform a new character and new fields of application. Those who sought support for their plans and actions needed to reflect, develop new arguments, and offer new reasons to address an anonymous public. This book aims to compile these changes under the heuristic term of "languages of reform." It analyzes the structures of communication regarding reforms in the 18th century through a wide variety of topics.

Generational Conflict and University Reform

Generational Conflict and University Reform

Author: Heather Ellis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004225527

Category: History

Page: 268

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This book argues that growing tensions between students and the university authorities were crucial in determining the introduction of key reforms such as competitive examination and a uniform syllabus at Oxford against the background of the American and French Revolutions.

Lothario's Corpse

Lothario's Corpse

Author: Daniel Gustafson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684482115

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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Introduction: The long-running Restoration -- Corpsing Lothario -- Debating Dorimant -- Stuarts without end -- Libertines and liberalism.

Ruling the World

Ruling the World

Author: Alan Lester

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108567473

Category: History

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Ruling the World tells the story of how the largest and most diverse empire in history was governed, everywhere and all at once. Focusing on some of the most tumultuous years of Queen Victoria's reign, Alan Lester, Kate Boehme and Peter Mitchell adopt an entirely new perspective to explain how the men in charge of the British Empire sought to manage simultaneous events across the globe. Using case studies including Canada, South Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, India and Afghanistan, they reveal how the empire represented a complex series of trade-offs between Parliament's, colonial governors', colonists' and colonised peoples' agendas. They also highlight the compromises that these men made as they adapted their ideals of freedom, civilization and liberalism to the realities of an empire imposed through violence and governed in the interests of Britons.

Trust and Distrust

Trust and Distrust

Author: Mark Knights

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198796244

Category: History

Page: 505

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Mark Knights offers the first overview of Britain's history of corruption in office in the pre-modern era, 1600-1850. Drawing on extensive archival material, Knights shows how corruption in the domestic and imperial spheres interacted, and how the concept of corruption developed during this period, changing British ideas of trust and distrust.

Outrage in the Age of Reform

Outrage in the Age of Reform

Author: Jay R. Roszman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009186780

Category: History

Page: 331

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Reveals how fear of Irish agrarian violence fundamentally shaped British political culture during the pivotal period of 19th-century reform.

Reforms and Nigerian Labour and Employment Relations

Reforms and Nigerian Labour and Employment Relations

Author: Otobo, Dafe

Publisher: Malthouse Press

ISBN: 9789789497119

Category: Law

Page: 498

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This collections of papers, from twenty-seven chapters is on aspects of reforms and labour and employment relations in Nigeria over the past three decades.

The End of the Urban Ancient Regime in England

The End of the Urban Ancient Regime in England

Author: Frédéric Moret

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443874014

Category: History

Page: 375

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The 1835 Municipal Reform Act is both a consequence and a continuation of the 1832 Reform Act. By dealing with those “citadels of Torysm” that were the municipal corporations, the Whigs not only wanted to confirm their electoral victory, but also to reform the local system that had been largely criticised for decades. Preceding the reform, a thorough investigation was conducted by a group of twenty commissioners – young liberal or radical lawyers – who visited 285 municipal corporations in England and Wales. After public hearings, they wrote, for each borough, a detailed report which provided an accurate picture of the municipal institutions and their functioning over the preceding decades. In describing the political organisation, the administration, the legal and law enforcement functions, the reports showed that the municipal corporations were areas of privileges. Beyond the overview provided by those in favour of reform of a system at breaking point, the reports, while taking into account local situations, measured the role played in urban management by municipal corporations. After an extensive campaign and several petitions, the parliamentary debate resulted in a compromise bill that aimed at reforming only the main royal boroughs. Small towns, as well as large industrial cities, which had not been granted the royal charter of incorporation, were not affected by the reform. Though it carefully treated certain former institutions, the municipal reform fundamentally altered the way administration was run and marked the end of the urban Ancient Regime in England and in Wales.

The Churches

The Churches

Author: Joris van Eijnatten

Publisher: Universitaire Pers Leuven

ISBN: 9789058678263

Category: History

Page: 288

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Developments in church-state relationships in Northern Europe between 1780 and 1920 had a substantial impact on reformist ideas, projects, and movements within the churches. To what extent did church and state mutually influence each other?