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The Stephen Family and the Eighteenth Century

B. W. Young

in The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Freud argued in his celebrated essay that ‘the family romance’ had a direct social consequence, since ‘the progress of society in general rests upon the opposition between the generations’. This ... More


‘Valuable Friends’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter introduces the third part of the book. It opens with a discussion of the Clapham sect. Though much of the information is gained from the letters written by the women, especially Marianne ... More


Conclusion

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter contrasts the portrayal of Wilberforce in George Cruikshank’s caricature, Making Decent!’ with the drawing of the Wilberforces at Battersea Rise. It summarises the three marriages ... More


Domestic Biography

Christopher Tolley

in Domestic Biography: The Legacy of Evangelicalism in Four Nineteenth-Century Families

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206514
eISBN:
9780191677182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206514.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses evangelicalism and biography. It stresses that for the evangelicals, as for the Puritans, Christian biography is required reading. It notes that it is an essential source (like ... More


Monitoring the Abolition of the International Slave Trade: Slave Registration in the British Caribbean

Stanley L. Engerman

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter deals with the background and implementation of the registration of slaves on the island of Trinidad after 1813. Registration was introduced by James Stephen in the British Colonial ... More


Family Background: Clapham and After

Jane de Gay

in Virginia Woolf and Christian Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474415637
eISBN:
9781474449687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415637.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter demonstrates that, although Woolf’s own parents, Leslie and Julia Stephen, were famously agnostic, her wider family was rooted in the Evangelicalism of the Clapham Sect. The chapter ... More


Perjury and Prevarication in British India

Wendie Ellen Schneider

in Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300125665
eISBN:
9780300216554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125665.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Expanding the analytical frame beyond England, this chapter explores the history of experimentation with trial practice in the colonial courts of British India, where British administrators wrestled ... More


Pilate’s Paramount Duty: Constitutional Reasonableness and the Restriction of Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the particular relevance to South Asia of the disagreement between the ideas of two nineteenth-century thinkers—John Stuart Mill and James Fitzjames Stephen. While Mill ... More


Genealogical Explorations: The Rule of Law as Practice

Keally McBride

in Mr. Mothercountry: The Man Who Made the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190252977
eISBN:
9780190253004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252977.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the idealism and legal practice of Sir James Stephen. He was tasked with overseeing the laws of the British Empire from 1813 to 1847. His legal work was greatly influenced by ... More


Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838: The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement

Iain Whyte

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846316968
eISBN:
9781846317057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317057
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1833 Thomas Fowell Buxton, the parliamentary successor to William Wilberforce, proposed a toast to ‘the anti-slavery tutor of us all – Mr Macaulay’. Yet Zachary Macaulay's considerable ... More


Cultural competition

Juliette Atkinson

in French Novels and the Victorians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266090
eISBN:
9780191860003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266090.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Nineteenth-century Anglo-French relations were profoundly competitive, as the recurrent Great Exhibitions vividly illustrated. For much of the period, the French clung to their widely perceived ... More


James Stephen’s Anti-Slavery Politics: A Woolfian Inheritance

Jane de Gay

in Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082679
eISBN:
9781781382196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082679.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Biographies of Virginia Woolf often incorporate a genealogy of her male Stephen ancestors: a succession of writers, lawyers, politicians, churchmen, and academics. If scholars accord them any ... More


James Fitzjames Stephen: The Punishment Jurist

Marc O DeGirolami

in Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673612
eISBN:
9780191751745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673612.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

This is an chapter on the thought of the Victorian-era judge, Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, about punishment of criminals. It discusses some of the themes in his major work, “The History of the ... More


Critical Recovery, c.1860–1880

Emily Jones

in Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830-1914: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198799429
eISBN:
9780191839665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198799429.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the work of a younger generation of Liberal men of letters published between 1860 and 1880. These collected reviews, periodical articles, and monographs demonstrate a renewed ... More


Codification and the Colonies: Who’s Accusing Whom?

Keally McBride

in Mr. Mothercountry: The Man Who Made the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190252977
eISBN:
9780190253004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252977.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The brutal suppression of Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica in 1865 raised a scandal in Great Britain, and a committee was formed to try Governor Eyre for murder. James Fitzjames Stephen worked as the ... More


The Epitome of the Epiphany: Stephen and Malte, Joyce and Rilke

Robert K. Weninger

in The German Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041667
eISBN:
9780813043678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041667.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focalizes the coincidental circumstance that Rainer Maria Rilke and James Joyce were living in Paris at the same time in 1902/03. Rilke later uses his Paris experiences as a model for ... More


The Emergence of Criminal Law

Lindsay Farmer

in Making the Modern Criminal Law: Criminalization and Civil Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199568642
eISBN:
9780191801945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568642.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the relationship between the criminal law and civil order in the period since the late eighteenth century to map out broad and significant shifts in understandings of the aims ... More


National and nationalist politics

Paul Huddie

in The Crimean War and Irish Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382547
eISBN:
9781786945464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382547.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter will show that the Crimean War was perhaps the most positive chapter in Ireland’s nineteenth century history of governance, agitation and conspiracy and society’s relationship with the ... More


Mr. Mothercountry: The Man Who Made the Rule of Law

Keally McBride

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190252977
eISBN:
9780190253004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252977.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

European colonial powers delivered a system of law to their possessions; this book examines the legal legacies from this practice that remain intact today. Despite the claims that the white man’s ... More


Responsibility

Lindsay Farmer

in Making the Modern Criminal Law: Criminalization and Civil Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199568642
eISBN:
9780191801945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568642.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the development of concepts of responsibility in the criminal law. The first section looks at responsibility as a legal institution, specifically its role in designating ... More


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