Robespierre’s Speech to the Convention, 18 Pluviose Year II / 5th February 1794

‘If the mainstream of popular government in peacetime is virtue, the mainspring of popular government in revolution is virtue and terror both: virtue, without which terror is disastrous: terror, without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing but prompt, severe, inflexible justice; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a … Continue reading Robespierre’s Speech to the Convention, 18 Pluviose Year II / 5th February 1794

What sources do we have for the history of the early Roman Empire, and what problems do we have in their interpretation?

Not an essay I got a particularly great mark on since I spent a lot of the time before the due date in hospital and had to research, write and reference this in the space of a morning, but it is a little different to my normal assignments so possibly still worth a skim-read. ____________________________ … Continue reading What sources do we have for the history of the early Roman Empire, and what problems do we have in their interpretation?

Select ONE image/document. Comment on and contextualise your chosen image with reference to relevant readings.

As African Americans offered a new avenue of ideas for entertainment such as dramatic, dance and music performances as well as within popular literature, their inclusion in the arts and media brought a further exaggeration of negative white racist stereotypes.[1] Any black characters were often quickly put into categories, including happy subservience to the white … Continue reading Select ONE image/document. Comment on and contextualise your chosen image with reference to relevant readings.