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Document Week 4: Saʿdi: Introductory Talk

An Brief Introduction to the Life and Works of Saʿdi Shīrāzī

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Document Week 4: Selected poems from Jami's Lawāʾih

This is a short selection from the Lawāʾih, including both the prose and poetic sections of certain 'Gleams' to give aflavour of Jami's method. The translations are by William Chittick, published in "Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light" by Sachiko...

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Document Week 4: Texts

Selected Poems by Saʿdi Shīrāzī

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Link Week 5 - A Poem by Robert Burns

'Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation' was written in 1791 (highlighting a lingering hostility towards the union almost a century later), it articulates many of the popular anti-union feelings after 1707. 

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Link Week 5 - Portrait of George III

Image of George III, popular monarchism was at its height during the early 1800's. 

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Document Week 5 - The Act of Union

An abridged version of the Act of Union 1707. For the full document see https://www.parliament.uk/documents/heritage/articlesofunion.pdf

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Document Week 5: Poems by Aʾisha al-Bāʿūniyya

Five poems from Aʾisha's collection of poems entitled 'Emanations of Grace', translated by Th. Emil Homerin

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Link Week 6 - Proceedings of the Old Bailey

28th of August 1723, a record of the indictments and punishments for a range of crimes in the early 18th century. Note the lack of Prison sentences instead we see Death, Corporal Punishment, Transportation or Acquital 

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Link Week 6 - The Nine Principles of Policing

Probably composed by Charles Rowan and Richard Mayne, these principles set out a set of principles for Peel's new Metropolitan Police force

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Link Week 6 - The Panopticon

Read pages 5-12, a description of Bentham's prison the 'Panopticon'.  Also look at this image of the design https://i1.wp.com/upload...

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Link Week 7 - The Tories and Whigs Pulling for a Crown

An example of a cartoon from the Regency Crisis of 1788-9.

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Link Week 7 - The Wealth of Nations

Read chapter two of book one (pages 16-20) of the Wealth of Nations. Pay particular attention to the idea of 'self-love'  and 'interest' mentioned on page 17. 

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Link Week 7 -The North Briton No. 45

Read the extract from John Wilkes' North Briton No.45 where he attacks the Prime Minister the Earl of Bute 

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Link Week 8 - Clive of India

A picture by Benjamin West, commemorating the granting of the 'diwani' to Robert Clive 

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Link Week 8 - Common Sense

Read this short extract from Thomas Paine's Common Sense. Read pages 17-21 (from 'I have heard it asserted by some')

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Link Week 8 - The Life of Olaudah Equiano

Read 'The Life of Olaudah Equiano' pages 36-42 

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Link Week 9 - Rights of Man

Read the short extract from Thomas Paine's 'The Rights of Man' p. 16-24 (this makes up just four paragraphs)

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Link week 9 - James Gillray Cartoons

See the 'Birmingham Toast' ridiculing the English Jacobins. Although taking a conservative stance Gillray often ridiculed Pitt as well see ...

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Link Week 9 -Edmund Burke

Read pages 20-22 'the harm the French Revolution has done'. 

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Audio WELCOME TO THE FALL OF ROME!

This podcast gives you a brief introduction to the course from your tutor, Dr. Steve Kershaw.

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