Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir Maurice Bonham Carter KCB KCVO (11 October 1880 7 June 1960) was an English Liberal politician and cricketer. Bonham Carter was the second son of Henry Bonham Carter and Sibella Charlotte Norman. He was born in London and educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar at Lincolns Inn in 1909. He was a useful right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper for Kent and Oxford. He was awarded his blue in 1902. His highest score in first-class cricket was 86 for Oxford versus H.D.G. Leveson Gower''s XI at the Parks in 1902.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jacques Bureau, PC was a Canadian politician. Born in Trois-Rivières, Canada East, the son of J. Napoleon Bureau and Sophie Gingras, Bureau was educated at Nicolet College and received a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1881 from Laval University. A lawyer, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Three Rivers and St. Maurice in the 1900 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1904, 1908, 1911, 1917, and 1921. From 1907 to 1911, he was the Solicitor General of Canada.
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maurice Bourget, PC was a Canadian politician who was Speaker of the Canadian Senate from April 27, 1963 to January 6, 1966. Bourget was born in Lauzon, Quebec and played semi-professional baseball and softball in Levis as a young man. He trained as a civil engineer and practiced in Levis. A Liberal since the age of 19, Bourget was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal in 1940. Bourget and several other Quebec Liberal MPs had broken with their party the year before during the Conscription Crisis of 1944, quitting the Liberal caucus in order to oppose the government's decision to deploy National Resources Mobilization Act conscripts overseas. Previously, conscripts had only been used for "home defence" and kept within Canada.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maurice Riel, PC, QC was a lawyer and Canadian Senator. A distant relative of Louis Riel, Maurice Riel studied law and was admitted to the bar of Quebec in 1945. Establishing his own law firm in Montreal, Riel worked in international law with a number of clients in France. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1958, and served as chairman of the Metropolitan Montreal Corporation from 1965 to 1969. He served on the board of the Bank of Canada from 1969 to 1963. Riel joined the Liberal Party of Canada in 1947, and served in various capacities with the party. He was appointed to the Senate on the advice of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1973, and worked on immigration policy and foreign affairs amongst other issues.
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction of the Editors -- I. The Decision-Makers in Foreign Affairs -- Britain and the World, 1945-1949: the View from the Foreign Office / Adamthwaite, Anthony -- Britain and Europe in 1948: the View from the Cabinet / Warner, Geoffrey -- The French Decision-Makers and their Perception of French Power in 1948 / Girault, René -- Italy: the End of a 'Great Power' and the Birth of a 'Democratic Power' / Vigezzi, Brunello -- De Gasperi, Nenni, Sforza and their Role in Post-War Italian Foreign Policy / Varsori, Antonio -- Senior West German Politicians and their Perception of the German Situation in Europe 1945-1949 / Overesch, Manfred -- II. The Political Parties -- British Political Parties and the European Crisis of the late 1940s / Ceadel, Martin -- French Power as seen by the Political Parties after World War II / Berstein, Serge -- The Genesis of Political Impotence. Italy's Mass Political Parties in the Years between the Great Alliance and the Cold War / Galante, Severino -- The Italian Communist Party and the Italian Imperial Problem. A Forgotten 'Colonial' Position / Rainero, Romain Η. -- The International Political Situation as seen by the German Linksparteien (SPD, SED and KPD) between 1945 and 1949 / Staritz, Dietrich / Sywottek, Arnold -- III. The Economic Area -- Economic Aspects of British Perceptions of Power on the Eve of the Cold War / Peden, George C. -- The French Dilemma: Modernization with Dependence or Independence and Decline / Frank, Robert -- Betting on the Future. The Reconstruction of Italian Industry, 1946-1952 / Zamagni, Vera -- The Economic Reconstruction of West Germany in the Context of International Relations 1945-1949 / Schröder, Hans-Jürgen -- IV. The Military Problems -- British Military Perceptions of the Soviet Union as a Strategic Threat, 1945-1950 / Watt, Donald C. -- Reflections on the Notion of Military Power through the French Example (1945-1948) / Delmas, Jean -- West Germany's Strategic Position and her Role in Defence Policy as seen by the German Military, 1945-1949 / Messerschmidt, Manfred / Greiner, Christian / Wiggershaus, Norbert -- V. Public Opinion and the Cultural Sector -- Foreign Office Publicity, American Aid and European Unity. Mobilising Public Opinion, 1947-1949 / Anstey, Caroline -- Introduction to an Era of Doubt. Cultural Reflections of 'French Power', around the Year 1948 / Ory, Pascal -- A Difficult Adaptation. The Italian Liberal-Democratic Press and the Reality of the International Situation (1945-1949) / Decleva, Enrico -- Farewell to the Power State? The Perception of the Political Environment and the Idea of the State in Public Opinion in the Western Occupation Zones of Germany between 1946 and 1948 / Hürten, Heinz -- VI. Europe in the International Postwar Constellation -- British Perceptions of Power. Europe between the Superpowers / Parker, R. A. C. -- France: from Powerlessness to the Search for Influence / Melandri, Pierre / Vaïsse, Maurice -- France, the Empire and Power (1945—1949) / Nouschi, André -- The Shaping of Italian Foreign Policy during the Formation of the East-West Blocs. Italy between the Superpowers / Nolfo, Ennio Di -- Italy at the Outbreak of the Cold War: Domestic and International Factors / Aga-Rossi, Elena -- German Conceptions of Europe during the Escalation of the East-West Conflict, 1945-1949 / Loth, Wilfried -- Conclusion -- Europe between Power and Powerlessness / Wendt, Bernd-Jürgen -- Abbreviations -- The Authors -- Other Publications -- Index of Names -- Backmatter
The arrival of Charles-Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand-Perigord, as French ambassador in London in September 1830, was regarded as a great event by the British government. Two months earlier the July Revolution in Paris, overthrowing the reactionary rule of Charles X, had brought the liberal Louis-Philippe to the throne. Talleyrand, the best-known diplomat in Europe, had emerged from retirement at the age of 76 to lend his support to the new monarchy and to confirm its acceptance by the other European powers.Few people had aroused more controversy than Talleyrand. A former bishop whose love affairs were notorious, and a turncoat who had abandoned every master he had served, he was widely detested by the French public. But he was greeted as a celebrity in London, where the July Revolution - foreshadowing Britain's own Reform Bill - had been hugely popular. London society had not yet acquired the virtuous tone of the Victorian era.The easy-going morals of the Regency had carried on into the reign of William IV, and the fact that Talleyrand's niece by marriage, the Duchess of Dino, 37 years his junior, was not only his hostess but reputedly his mistress, merely added to theinterest he induced.Talleyrand had arrived in London at a perilous moment. Revolution had broken out in Belgium, where the Belgians demanded independence from Holland to which they had been forcibly joined in 1815. The autocratic powers of Russia, Austria and Prussia threatened war to restore the status quo. It was largely thanks to Talleyrand's diplomatic skills and his close collaboration with the British that the creation of Belgium as a constitutional monarchy was peacefully achieved.Talleyrand's four years in London were the last and, in his own opinion, the most important of his diplomatic career. Linda Kelly's sparkling narrative brings the period to life, providing a fascinating picture of one of Europe's greateststatesmen as he appeared to English eyes.
This book presents a fundamental reassessment of Sara Coleridge. It examines her achievements as an author in the public sphere, and celebrates her interventions in what was a masculine genre of religious polemics. Sara Coleridge the religious author was the peer of such major figures as John Henry Newman and F. D. Maurice, and recognized as such by contemporaries. Her strategic negotiations with conventions of gender and authorship were subtle and successful. In this rediscovery of Sara Coleridge the author revises perspectives upon her literary relationship with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Far from sacrificing her opportunities in service of her father's memory, her rationale is to exploit his metaphysics in original religious writings that engage with urgent controversies of her own times. Sara Coleridge critiques the Oxford theology of Newman and his colleagues for authoritarian and elitist tendencies, and for creating a negative culture in religious discourse. In response, she experiments with methodologies of collaborative, dialogic exchange, in which form as much as content will promote liberal, inclusive and productive encounters. She develops this agenda in her major religious work, the unpublished Dialogues on Regeneration (1850-51), which this book examines in its penultimate chapter.
Description: Nineteen hundred years ago, someone called the Beloved Disciple told stories about Jesus and his days on earth, including reports of what Jesus did and said. These stories had been todl for decades, but then someone took the stories and wrote them down, turning them from oral tradition into the book we know as the Gospel of John. Scholars have long concentrated on the content of this Fourth Gospel, analyzing how it differs from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke and wondering how the different Gospels relate to the Jesus of history. Thatcher builds on all this previous scholarship to as new and exciting questions: Why was this Gospel written? Why would these followers of Jesus turn the oral stories into written Gospel? In exploring the reason for writing the Fourth Gospel, Thatcher focuses on how stories and written texts operate to reflect and to create memory with in groups of people. He uncovers how early Christians strove to remember Jesus in the decades after his ministry and how Christians came into conflict with one another about which memories were best. With this interest in the social memory of early Christians, Thatcher provides original insights into the Gospel of John and shows new answers to old questions. Writing in an engaging and accessible style, Thatcher uses numerous diagrams and modern parallels to show how Gospel texts shape the memory and identity of Christian communities, not only in the ancient world bu today as well. Endorsements: ''Tom Thatcher effectively rewrites the agenda for the study of the Gospel of John for the next decade. Dotted with diagrams, drawings, and numerous contemporary examples, Thatcher carefully leads readers into new and unexplored territory. He works with contemporary ideas of social memory and builds on the thesis that we discover the fourth evangelist's message in oral rather than written form. He presents us with new understandings of history and of the purpose of the Gospel of John.'' --Robert Kysar, Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching and New Testament, Emory University ''This may be the first treatment of the fourth gospel that takes into account its predominantly oral communication environment. In a carefully crafted argument, Thatcher uses Maurice Halbwach's suggestive reflections on social memory to develop a series of provocative speculations about what lead from Johannine tradition to a written gospel. This book is sure to stir up some rethinking of the relation between the composition of John's Gospel and the social memory of the Johannine community in which it was embedded.'' --Richard A. Horsley, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion, University of Massachusetts, Boston ''Rejecting a lengthy developmental composition history, Thatcher confronts the text - and us - with the fundamental question: why did John write, and write this kind of gospel? Unsettling in the best possible sense, this book offers a new point of departure for Johannine studies. It is my hope that the new perspectives Thatcher has introduced will initiate a genuine reevaluation of our thinking about one of the most intriguing texts in early Christianity.'' --Werner H. Kelber, Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Rice University About the Contributor(s): Tom Thatcher is Professor of Biblical Studies at Cincinnati Christian University. He is a founding member of the John, Jesus, and History project and the author/editor of numerous books and articles on the Gospel of John, including What We Have Heard from the Beginning and John, Jesus, and the Renewal of Israel.