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A 'tender Correspondence'

Pope and The Spectator

Andrew Varney

Some time around 1710 Pope sent his female friend, Miss Blount, a small present, a book: ‘the Works of Voiture’. Vincent de Vo i t u r e , whose life (1598 – 1648) occupied the first half of the seventeenth century, was a poet, but he was celebrated more particularly as the author of correspondence (his Lettres were published posthumously in 1650), which distilled the moral and stylistic qualities of the aristocratic French culture of his age. Pope accompanied his gift to Martha Blount with a letter, or more properly an ‘Epistle’ as it was called in its title when it was published in Lintot’s Miscellany in 1712. The root meaning of ‘epistle’ is clear in its origin in the Greek verb ‘stellein’, to send, and the prefix ‘epi’, on the occasion of. An epistle was a missive for a particular occasion, the little occasion in this case being the present of the book. The concept of the epistle links the written word to the world of living, and this is underlined in Pope’s verse epistle by his making his first theme the extent to wh i c h Voiture’s life was expressed in his text: ‘…all the Writer lives in ev’ry Line’.

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“Before the War, Life Was Much Brighter and Happier than Today”

Letters from French War Orphans, 1915–1922

Bethany S. Keenan

letters included not only missives from the children, but also messages from their mothers, and, less frequently, from other family members and friends. 5 Printed in newspapers in 33 states, the correspondence spread the experience of French civilians to

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Female Correspondence and Early Modern Scottish Political History

A Case Study of the Anglo-Scottish Union

Rosalind Carr

This article examines the political engagement of three Scottish women—Anne Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton; Katherine Hamilton, Duchess of Atholl; and Katherine Skene, Lady Murray—during the negotiations that led to the 1707 Anglo-Scottish Union. The letters of these women reveal an active female involvement in Scottish politics during the pivotal debates over Union with England. They also serve to demonstrate the importance of family-based power among the landed elites in early modern Scottish politics. Challenging the continued absence of women from early modern Scottish political histories, this article argues that women, exemplied by the three discussed here, must be incorporated into political history if we want to fully understand the history of the Scottish nation.

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On Reinhart Koselleck's Intellectual Relations to Carl Schmitt

Niklas Olsen

Jan Eike Dunkhase, ed., Reinhart Koselleck/Carl Schmitt: Der Briefwechsel 1953–1983 [Reinhart Koselleck/Carl Schmitt: The correspondence 1953–1983] (Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2019), 459 pp. Sebastian Huhnholz, Von Carl Schmitt zu Hannah

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Elizabethan Orientalia

‘Jews’in Late Tudor England and the Ottoman Jews

Josè Alberto Rodrigues da Silva Tavim

), Rodrigo Lopez’s brother. 9 Nicolas Vatin has drawn attention to the fact that ibn Ya’ish, who appeared in the correspondence with the Crown of England as the ‘Duke of Mytilene’, could not enjoy such a title on the island of Lesbos (whose capital is

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The Jewish Centrality of Israel

The 1958 ‘Who Is a Jew?’ Affair as a Case Study

Ofer Shiff

as the minister of religious affairs in the provisional government. Maimon, who held a separate public correspondence with Ben-Gurion regarding the ‘Who is a Jew?’ affair, focused on the interference of the Israeli government in religious affairs. He

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At the Root of Learned Travel

New Science, the ‘Other’ and Imperialism in the Early Philosophical Transactions

Manuela D’Amore

confirms that, following the newly founded Journal des sçavans in France, 1 Philosophical Transactions grew out of the Fellows of the Royal Society’s correspondence, and that Henry Oldenburg wanted to enhance it through his personal relations with

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Radio Broadcasting, Disability Activism, and the Remaking of the Postwar Welfare State

Rebecca Scales

Didier's correspondence with his listeners, this article examines how the social and political context of the Liberation offered disabled civilians—a group distinct from disabled veterans—a unique opportunity to demand pensions, medical care, and social

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Baya Hocine's Papers

A Source for the History of Algerian Prisons during the War of Independence (1954–1962)

Sylvie Thénault

two bombs, and took part in a number of attacks. I was arrested ten months ago. —Baya Hocine, first lines of her personal journal 1 Like the first lines of her Journal , Baya Hocine's prison papers, which also include notes and correspondence

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Sabina Spielrein

Her Life, Erasure, Rediscovery and Recognition as a Key Psychoanalytic Thinker

John Launer

and correspondence – to sketch out a vision for psychoanalysis rooted in the theory of evolution. It was a project to which both Jung and Freud reacted with opposition, but anticipated much current thinking in the fields of evolutionary psychology and