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The Search for Order and Liberty : The British Police, the Suffragettes, and the Unions, 1906-1912

Description: From 1906 to 1912 the British police contended with the struggles of militant suffragettes and active unionists. In facing the disturbances associated with the suffragette movement and union mobilization, the police confronted the dual problems of maintaining the public order essential to the survival and welfare of the kingdom while at the same time assuring to individuals the liberty necessary for Britain's further progress. This dissertation studies those police activities in detail.
Date: December 1992
Creator: Tang, Kung
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Orality-Literacy Theory and the Victorian Sermon

Description: In this study, I expand the scope of the scholarship that Walter Ong and others have done in orality-literacy relations to examine the often uneasy juxtaposition of the oral and written traditions in the literature of the Victorian pulpit. I begin by examining the intersections of the oral and written traditions found in both the theory and the practice of Victorian preaching. I discuss the prominent place of the sermon within both the print and oral cultures of Victorian Britain; argue that the sermon's status as both oration and essay places it in the genre of "oral literature"; and analyze the debate over the extent to which writing should be employed in the preparation and delivery of sermons.
Date: May 1995
Creator: Ellison, Robert H. (Robert Howard)
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Pre-Raphaelites: The First Decadents

Description: The ephemeral life of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood belies the importance of an organization that grows from and transcends its originally limited aesthetic principles and circumscribed credo. The founding of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 really marks the beginning of a movement that metamorphizes into Aestheticism/Decadence. It is the purpose of this dissertation to demonstrate that, from its inception, Pre-Raphaelitism is the first English manifestation of Aestheticism/Decadence. Although the connection between Pre- Raphaelitism and the Aesthete/Decadent movement is proposed or mentioned by several writers, none has written a coherent justification for the viewing of Pre-Raphaelitism as the starting point for English Decadence This dissertation attempts to establish the primacy of Pre-Raphaelitism in the development of Aestheticism/Decadence.
Date: October 1980
Creator: Benson, Paul F.
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The Decline of the Country-House Poem in England: A Study in the History of Ideas

Description: This study discusses the evolution of the English country-house poem from its inception by Ben Jonson in "To Penshurst" to the present. It shows that in addition to stylistic and thematic borrowings primarily from Horace and Martial, traditional English values associated with the great hall and comitatus ideal helped define features of the English country-house poem, to which Jonson added the metonymical use of architecture. In the Jonsonian country-house poem, the country estate, exemplified by Penshurst, is a microcosm of the ideal English social organization characterized by interdependence, simplicity, service, hospitality, and balance between the active and contemplative life. Those poems which depart from the Jonsonian ideal are characterized by disequilibrium between the active and contemplative life, resulting in the predominance of artifice, subordination of nature, and isolation of art from the community, as exemplified by Thomas Carew's "To Saxham" and Richard Lovelace's "Amyntor's Grove." Architectural features of the English country house are examined to explain the absence of the Jonsonian country-house poem in the eighteenth century. The building tradition praised by Jonson gradually gave way to aesthetic considerations fostered by the professional architect and Palladian architecture, architectural patronage by the middle class, and change in identity of the country house as center of an interdependent community. The country-house poem was revived by W. B. Yeats in his poems in praise of Coole Park. In them Yeats reaffirms Jonsonian values. In contrast to the poems of Yeats, the country-house poems of Sacheverell Sitwell and John Hollander convey a sense of irretrievable loss of the Jonsonian ideal and isolation of the poet. Changing social patterns, ethical values, and aesthetics threaten the survival of the country-house poem, although the ideal continues to reflect a basic longing of humanity for a pastoral retreat where life is simple and innocent.
Date: August 1988
Creator: Harris, Candice R. (Candice Rae)
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Creating an archive of European Union law for Brexit

Description: Presentation for the 2019 International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference. This presentation discussions The National Archives' (UK) process for creating a public web archive of European Union law at the time of Brexit.
Date: June 7, 2019
Creator: Storrar, Tom
Partner: International Internet Preservation Consortium

British Library Access Policies: Challenges and Approaches

Description: Presentation for the 2019 International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference. This presentation discusses access policies for the British Library web archives in light of the current legal framework and their impact on the user experience.
Date: June 7, 2019
Creator: Bingham, Nicola
Partner: International Internet Preservation Consortium
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Competing Models of Hegemonic Masculinity in English Civil War Memoirs by Women

Description: This thesis examines the descriptions of Royalist and Parliamentarian masculinity in English Civil War memoirs by women through a close reading of three biographical memoirs written by Margaret Cavendish, duchess of Newcastle; Lady Ann Fanshawe; and Lucy Hutchinson. Descriptions of masculinity are evaluated through the lens of Raewyn Connell's theory of hegemonic masculinity to understand the impact two competing models of masculinity had on the social and political culture of the period. The prevailing Parliamentarian hegemonic masculinity in English Civil War memoirs is traced to its origins before the English Civil War to demonstrate how hegemonic masculinity changes over time. The thesis argues that these memoirs provide evidence of two competing models of Royalist and Parliamentarian masculinities during the Civil War that date back to changes in the Puritan meaning of the phrase “man of merit”, which influenced the development of a Parliamentarian model of masculinity.
Date: December 2015
Creator: Du Bon-Atmai, Evelyn
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Destruction of the Imagery of Saint Thomas Becket

Description: This thesis analyzes the destruction of imagery dedicated to Saint Thomas Becket in order to investigate the nature of sixteenth-century iconoclasm in Reformation England. In doing so, it also considers the veneration of images during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Research involved examining medieval and sixteenth-century historical studies concerning Becket's life and cult, anti-Becket sentiment prior to the sixteenth century, and the political circumstances in England that led to the destruction of shrines and imagery. This study provides insight into the ways in which religious images could carry multifaceted, ideological significance that represented diversified ideas for varying social strata--royal, ecclesiastical and lay.
Date: May 1998
Creator: Cucuzzella, Jean Moore
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Obedience and Disobedience in English Political Thought, 1528-1558

Description: English political thought from 1528 to 1558 was dominated by the question of obedience to civil authority. English Lutherans stressed the duty of obedience to the prince as the norm; however, if he commands that which is immoral one should passively disobey. The defenders of Henrician royal supremacy, while attempting to strengthen the power of the crown, used similar arguments to stress unquestioned obedience to the king. During Edward VI's reign this teaching of obedience was popularized from the pulpit. However, with the accession of Mary a new view regarding obedience gained prominence. Several important Marian exiles contended that the principle that God is to be obeyed rather than man entails the duty of Christians to resist idolatrous and evil rulers for the sake of the true Protestant religion.
Date: August 1994
Creator: Culberson, James Kevin
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"Organizing Victory:" Great Britain, the United States, and the Instruments of War, 1914-1916

Description: This dissertation examines British munitions procurement chronologically from 1914 through early 1916, the period in which Britain's war effort grew to encompass the nation's entire industrial capacity, as well as much of the industrial capacity of the neutral United States. The focus shifts from the political struggle in the British Cabinet between Kitchener and Lloyd George, to Britain's Commercial Agency Agreement with the American banking firm of J. P. Morgan and Company, and to British and German propaganda in the United States.
Date: December 1992
Creator: Jenkins, Ellen Janet
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Aerodynamic problems in the design of efficient propellers

Description: From General Analysis: "The purpose of part I of this paper is to show how the loading that gives the minimum induced energy loss can be obtained from rather elementary considerations and to present design charts from which such a plan form can be quickly obtained for any set of design conditions."
Date: August 1942
Creator: Feldman, Lewis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lollardy and Eschatology: English Literature c. 1380-1430

Description: In this dissertation, I examine the various ways in which medieval authors used the term "lollard" to mean something other than "Wycliffite." In the case of William Langland's Piers Plowman, I trace the usage of the lollard-trope through the C-text and link it to Langland's dependence on the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares. Regarding Chaucer's Parson's Tale, I establish the orthodoxy of the tale's speaker by comparing his tale to contemporaneous texts of varying orthodoxy, and I link the Parson's being referred to as a "lollard" to the eschatological message of his tale. In the chapter on The Book of Margery Kempe, I examine that the overemphasis on Margery's potential Wycliffism causes everyone in The Book to overlook her heretical views on universal salvation. Finally, in comparing some of John Lydgate's minor poems with the macaronic sermons of Oxford, MS Bodley 649, I establish the orthodox character of late-medieval English anti-Wycliffism that these disparate works share. In all, this dissertation points up the eschatological character of the lollard-trope and looks at the various ends to which medieval authors deployed it.
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Date: December 2018
Creator: Regetz, Timothy
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Boy's sailor suit

Description: Boy's sailor style short suit of cotton in blue and white stripes. A) White cotton sailor top with matching blue and white trim sailor collar with extended ties and at cuffs. Long sleeves with cuffs matching collar; patch pocket at left breast. Center front button closure; buttons along hem of shirt for securing shirt to shorts. Label at center back neckline: "Piccadilly" B) Shorts of blue and white striped cotton. Below knee length. Shorts have buttonholes at waistband for securing shorts to the top.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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England and the International Monetary System of the Nineteenth Century

Description: There were two international standards in the nineteenth century, the theoretical gold standard and the historical sterling standard. The primary interest of this thesis is the latter, although the theoretical framework of the gold standard will also be examined. Because of its role in the London money market, particular attention will be given to the Bank of England. Since the Bank and the international standards were products of the evolutionary and revolutionary changes which occurred in Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, an attempt will be made to examine them within their historical context.
Date: May 1963
Creator: Murray, Jack W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[The Royal Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the Royal Hotel sign on a street in England. In the foreground, the street lined with houses is visible. Men and women walk on the sidewalk. The hotel sign is visible in the right foreground sticking out from a building. It is a sign for the Royal Hotel Garage.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Flying Buttresses]

Description: Photograph of flying buttresses on a building in England. The buttresses are visible in the foreground along with large windows on the building.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Statues]

Description: Photograph of statues on a church in England. The male statues are placed in the niches on the exterior of the church. The figures are visible in the left foreground. A stained glass window is visible in the right top corner.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Cathedral]

Description: Photograph of a cathedral in England. In the foreground, numerous people walk on the grass in front of the cathedral. The cathedral fills the rest of the frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Couple]

Description: Photograph of a couple in front of a stone wall in England. Trees and a tower are visible behind the couple.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Castle]

Description: Photograph of a castle in England. In the foreground, heads of numerous people are visible. The castle is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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