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Engines of Truth

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ISBN: 9780300216554 Year: Pages: 280 Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Law
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During the Victorian era, new laws allowed more witnesses to testify in court cases. At the same time, an emerging cultural emphasis on truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury. Strikingly original and drawing on a broad array of archival research, Wendie Schneider’s examination of the Victorian courtroom charts this period of experimentation and how its innovations shaped contemporary trial procedure. Blending legal, social, and colonial history, she shines new light on cross-examination, the most enduring product of this time and the “greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.”This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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History

Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Women's Human Rights

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ISBN: 9780300186161 Year: Pages: 256 Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Political Science
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This book argues that Mary Wollstonecraft and John Stuart Mill are the two primary architects of the modern theory of women’s rights as human rights. It only through addressing women’s rights, Botting argues, that the idea of human rights was given universal scope and application. Botting describes the development of the idea of women’s human rights beginning with the work of Wollstonecraft and Mill, and gives an account of their reception in both western and nonwestern contexts. Her goal is to strip liberal feminism of its Eurocentric bias and offer the theory that remains as a resource for thinking about women’s human rights globally.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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Politics --- History --- Women's Studies

The World's Oldest Church

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Book Series: Synkrisis ISBN: 9780300216516 Year: Pages: 344 Language: English
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Subject: History
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Michael Peppard provides a historical and theological reassessment of the oldest Christian building ever discovered, the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos. Contrary to commonly held assumptions about Christian initiation, Peppard contends that rituals here did not primarily embody notions of death and resurrection. Rather, he portrays the motifs of the church’s wall paintings as those of empowerment, healing, marriage, and incarnation, while boldly reidentifying the figure of a woman formerly believed to be a repentant sinner as the Virgin Mary. This richly illustrated volume is a breakthrough work that enhances our understanding of early Christianity at the nexus of Bible, art, and ritual.This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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History

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