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Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

John Prest

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a study of local government and permissive legislation in 19th-century Britain. It argues that permissive legislation facilitated local initiative and debate, and that local initiatives were ... More


Burning the Dead and the Ways of Nature

Thomas Laqueur

in Second Nature: Rethinking the Natural through Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251414
eISBN:
9780823252923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251414.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter, Thomas Laqueur examines the beginnings of the cremation movement in late 19th century Britain. Laqueur shows that while the cremationists challenged cultural attachments to the rites ... More


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