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Use and Role of the Concepts of Tyrrany and Tyrannicide During the French Revolution

Raymonde Monnier

Departing from Mario Turchetti's study on the concept of tyranny and tyrannicide, the author sets out to explore its specific use in the political discourse in the eighteenth century. Originally, as in the works of Plato and Montesquieu, tyranny was used in reference to degenerate forms of government. Tyranny and tyrannicide gained additional significance with its inclusion in the virulent discourse during the radicalization of the French Revolution. Based on the myth of Brutus and other classical sources, anti-tyrannical rhetoric in the form revolutionary literature and propaganda spurted political activism. As the figure of the king became the main obstacle to liberty and the foundation of a new republic, tyranny and tyrannicide became key concepts in the revolutionary movements.

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Macbeth's Thick Night and the Political Ecology of a Dark Scotland

Jeffrey B. Griswold

fear at his deepest desires and he must summon ‘each corporal agent’ to commit regicide (1.7.81). These images of the body's incorporation and dissolution fill the play. While Macbeth's sense of self repeatedly splinters and reunites over the course of

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William Shakespeare’s Macbeth as a Spatial Palimpsest

Vassiliki Markidou

of greatness’ (I.v.9), reads in the private space of their castle the letter that he has sent her, she begins to orchestrate the most violent challenge of the existing feudal power structures – namely a regicide – a challenge that will take place

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Violence, Social Movements, and Black Freedom Struggles

Ten Theses toward a Research Agenda for Scholars of Contention Today

AK Thompson

public sphere. Nevertheless, this outcome found its own precondition in regicide. Moreover, the democratic nation-states that formed following the revolutions of the late eighteenth century (the nation-states that made social movements and the modern

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Shakespeare and Tyranny: Regimes of Reading in Europe and Beyond

Safi Mahmoud Mahfouz

obsessively in his work’ (1): most of Shakespeare’s tragedies and histories are preoccupied with such issues as the struggle for power, disguised tyranny, political intrigue, dethronements, regicide, usurpations, exile of dissidents, and assassinations

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De L'éclaircissement sur le sacrifice de Joseph de Maistre à la ‘révélation’ de Durkheim

Flavien Bertran de Balanda and Matthieu Béra

terreur et le régicide, les régicides, servant de premières illustrations au dogme de la réversibilité. Voici le passage : Je sens bien que, dans toutes ces considérations, nous sommes continuellement assaillis par le tableau si fatigant des

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Absent Felicity

Andrew Sanders

throne of Denmark, Hamlet is asking Horatio to act as the good and faithful chronicler who will tell the true story of why the prince was driven to revenge and to what looks like regicide. All of this mattered vitally in late sixteenth-century England

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Hamlet through your legs’

Radical Rewritings of Shakespeare's Tragedy in Japan

Kaori Ashizu

impression, and concluded that the Mousetrap scene proved nothing and that Claudius was innocent of regicide. Based on this conviction, he decided to ‘attack the tragedy’ by writing a short story called ‘Claudius's Diary’ (‘Kurodiasu no Nikki’), which he

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Empowering or impoverishing through credit

Small-scale producers and the Plan Chontalpa in Tabasco, Mexico

Gisela Lanzas and Matthew Whittle

. New York : W. W. Norton & Company . Raeff , Marc . 1993 . Autocracy tempered by Reform or by Regicide . American Historical Review 98 ( 4 ): 1143 – 1155 . Thompson , Edward Palmer . 1978 . The poverty of theory and other essays . New

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The Shades of a Shadow

Crime as the Dark Projection of Authority in Early Modern England

Maurizio Ascari

turns to regicide. But then, right from the beginning of the play a group of bearded women tell Macbeth that a day can be both ‘foul and fair’ (I.i.10), 24 a line Macbeth himself echoes a little later (I.iii.36), 25 adding that ‘nothing is / But what