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Une histoire provinciale : La Gaule narbonnaise de la fin du IIe siècle av. J.-C. au IIIe siècle ap. J.-C.

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ISBN: 9791035101732 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.psorbonne.10542 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Sorbonne
Subject: History
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Les trente-cinq études de ce volume, revues et mises à jour, retracent l’histoire de la Gaule méridionale, appelée d’abord Transalpine puis Narbonnaise, des premiers temps de la présence romaine aux débuts de l’Antiquité tardive et montrent les transformations d’un monde provincial sous l’empreinte de Rome. Une nouvelle géographie économique apparaît avec le déplacement des centres de gravité, de Narbonne vers la vallée du Rhône et Lyon. La romanisation de la société est autant politique que religieuse. On assiste à une intégration réussie des élites - notables issus de l’Italie et descendants des grandes familles aristocratiques indigènes - mais également à l’ascension des représentants de la société civique provinciale - le commun des détenteurs des magistratures et des sacerdoces. S’épanouit alors au cours de la seconde moitié du premier siècle av. J.-C. une culture de l’écrit qui se manifeste, en particulier par l’abondante production épigraphique, dans les lieux funéraires, les grandes demeures et les espaces publics urbains. L’accès des grandes familles à l’ordre équestre et à l’ordre sénatorial, puis leur participation au gouvernement de l’Empire viennent concrétiser, dès le premier siècle ap. J.-C., le rapprochement entre l’Italie et cette partie de l’Empire romain, dont le destin apparaît alors comme singulier, selon l’expression de Pline l’Ancien : À la vérité, plus l’Italie qu’une province. Cette somme érudite est appelée à devenir une œuvre de référence sur l’histoire de la Gaule narbonnaise.

Coleridge's Laws: A Study of Coleridge in Malta

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ISBN: 9781906924133 Year: Pages: 403 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0005 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History --- Migration --- Law
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge is best known as a great poet and literary theorist, but for one, quite short, period of his life he held real political power—acting as Public Secretary to the British Civil Commissioner in Malta in 1805. This was a formative experience for Coleridge which he later identified as being one of the most instructive in his entire life. In this book, Barry Hough and Howard Davis show how Coleridge's actions whilst in a position of power differ markedly from the idealism he had advocated before taking office - shedding new light on Coleridge's sense of political and legal morality. Meticulously researched and including newly discovered archival materials, Coleridge's Laws provides detailed analysis of the laws and public notices drafted by Coleridge, together with the first published translations of them. Drawing from a wealth of primary sources, Hough and Davis identify the political challenges facing Coleridge and reveal that, in attempting to win over the Maltese public to support Britain's strategic interests, Coleridge was complicit in acts of government which were both inconsistent with the rule of law and contrary to his professed beliefs. Coleridge's willingness to overlook accepted legal processes and personal misgivings for political expediency is disturbing and, as explained by Michael John Kooy in his extensive introduction, necessarily alters our understanding of the author and his writing. Coleridge's Laws contributes in new ways to the current debates about Coleridge's achievements, British colonialism and its engagement with the rule of law, nationhood and the effectiveness of the British administration of Malta. It provides essential reading for anybody interested in Coleridge specifically and the Romantics more generally, for political and legal historians and for students of colonial government.

Coleridge's Laws

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ISBN: 9781906924140 Year: Pages: 403 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0005 Language: English
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Subject: Law --- History
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge is best known as a great poet and literary theorist, but for one, quite short, period of his life he held real political power — acting as Public Secretary to the British Civil Commissioner in Malta in 1805. This was a formative experience for Coleridge which he later identified as being one of the most instructive in his entire life. In this book, Barry Hough and Howard Davis show how Coleridge's actions whilst in a position of power differ markedly from the idealism he had advocated before taking office — shedding new light on Coleridge's sense of political and legal morality. Meticulously researched and including newly discovered archival materials, Coleridge's Laws provides detailed analysis of the laws and public notices drafted by Coleridge, together with the first published translations of them. Drawing from a wealth of primary sources, Hough and Davis identify the political challenges facing Coleridge and reveal that, in attempting to win over the Maltese public to support Britain's strategic interests, Coleridge was complicit in acts of government which were both inconsistent with the rule of law and contrary to his professed beliefs. Coleridge's willingness to overlook accepted legal processes and personal misgivings for political expediency is disturbing and, as explained by Michael John Kooy in his extensive introduction, necessarily alters our understanding of the author and his writing. Coleridge's Laws contributes in new ways to the current debates about Coleridge's achievements, British colonialism and its engagement with the rule of law, nationhood and the effectiveness of the British administration of Malta. It provides essential reading for anybody interested in Coleridge specifically and the Romantics more generally, for political and legal historians and for students of colonial government.

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