World History and International Relations

«Highland Dress as a sort of Military Dress»: administrative ethnography of the «The Highland Problem» of Great Britain in 1689–1759

The article analyses the views of the British officials responsible for the appeasement of the Scottish Highlands in time of Jacobite rebellions and conspiracy (1689–1759) on the Highlanders. Especially material concerns with the representation, interpretation and the use of the ethnographic information about them in the appeasement of the Highlands. The rhetoric strategies of that «inventive» and «imaginative» discourse of the British officials’ narratives and its strategic political and military aims, role and issues are also the subjects of this analysis. 

Attitude towards children in the English factories in the first half of the XIX century (based on reports and memories of contemporaries)

In this article author tries to review and set on the basis of reports of parliamentary committees and workers memories, what was the attitude towards children working in the industry in England the first half of the XIX century. The author comes to the conclusion that the children were corporeal punished. In one case, they stimulate the work of children in the other - carrying a sadistic character, brought pleasure to those who struck the victim.