This book contributes to the literary history of eighteenth-century womens life writings, particularly those labeled scandalous memoirs. It examines how the evolution of this subgenre was shaped partially by several innovative memoirs that have received only modest critical attention. Breashears argues that Madame de La Touches Apologie and her friend Lady Vanes Memoirs contributed to the crystallization of this sub-genre at mid-century, and that Lady Vanes collaboration with Tobias Smollett in The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle resulted in a brilliant experiment in the relationship between gender and genre. It demonstrates that the Memoirs of Catherine Jemmat incorporated influential new strategies for self-justification in response to changing kinship priorities, and that Margaret Coghlans Memoirs introduced revolutionary themes that created a hybrid: the political scandalous memoir. This book will therefore appeal to scholars interested in life writing, womens history, genre theory, and eighteenth-century British literature. Caroline Breashears is Associate Professor of English at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, USA. Her publications include essays about novels and eighteenth-century womens memoirs.
In the twenty-first century, it has become clear to most that there is no divine right or imperative for the existence of an empire on the Earth. As such an ever-increasing number of peoples have thrown off the yoke of empire in favor of what has become known as a democratic model of collective governance. Yet simply changing the rules of governance has not put an end to the core ideals of empire, and governments today that are elected democratically have largely retained the hallmarks of imperial rule, namely the tendencies toward a central monopoly on the use of force and the right to demand tribute. How can this be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tobias Livingston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029439de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book analyzes emergency legislations formed in response to terrorism. In recognition that different countries, with different legal traditions, have different solutions, it adopts a comparative point of view. The countries profiled include America, France, Israel, Poland, Germany and United Kingdom. The goal is not to offer judgment on one response or the other. Rather, the contributors offer a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of the entire concept. In the process, they draw attention to the inadaptability of traditional legal and philosophical categories in a new and changing political world. The contributors first criticize the idea of these legislations. They then go on to develop different models to respond to these crises. They build a general analytical framework by answering such questions as: What is an emergency legislation? What kinds of emergencies justify laws of this nature? Why is contemporary terrorism such a specific emergency justifying new laws? Using legal and philosophical reflections, this study looks at how we are changing society. Coverage also provides historical experiences of emergency legislations to further illustrate this point. In the end, readers will gain insight into the long-term consequences of these legislations and how they modify the very work of the rule of law. Pierre Auriel has been a Ph.D candidate at the University Paris-II Panthéon-Assas since 2014. He is a member of the Michel Villey Institute for legal culture and philosophy of law and the European Law Centre. He won the Guy Carcassonne Prize for the best article on constitutional law (2015). His work mainly focuses on constitutional theory, European law, and the theory of fundamental rights. Olivier Beaud was a professor of public law (State Professorship) at the University of Lille from 1990 to 1998. He was then elected to the University of Paris-II Panthéon-Assas (2008-). He has twice been a member of the University Institute of France, as a junior (1993-1998) and as a senior (2012-2017). He work currently focuses on constitutional law, constitutional theory, and legal theory, particularly comparisons between the French and German legal doctrines. Carl Wellman is an Emeritus Hortense and Tobias Lewin Distinguished Professor in the humanities at Washington University in Saint Louis. He was born in 1926, graduated from the University of Arizona in 1949, and received his doctorate from the Harvard University in 1954. He taught at the Lawrence College from 1953 until 1968 and then at Washington University from 1968 until 1999. His major publications are Welfare Rights, 1982; A Theory of Rights, Persons Under Laws, Institutions, and Morals, 1985; Real Rights, 1995; An Approach to Rights, 1997; The Proliferation of Rights, Moral Progress or Empty Rhetoric, 1999; Medical Law and Moral Rights, 2009; The Moral Dimensions of Human Rights, 2011, and Terrorism and Counterterrorism - A Moral Assessment, 2013; Constitutional Rights: What They Are and What They Ought to Be, 2016.