The Portrayal Of Life Stages In English Literature 1500 1800

Author by : Jeanie Watson
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Description : Covering the years 1500 to 1800, these essays which portray life stages in English literature include studies of Erasmus, Fulke Greville, Johnson and Thomas More. They examine how the many ages of man are treated in the literature of this period.


Women Religion And Education In Early Modern England

Author by : Kenneth Charlton
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Women, Religion and Education in Early Modern England is a study of the nature and extent of the education of women in the context of both Protestant and Catholic ideological debates. Examining the role of women both as recipients and agents of religious instruction, the author assesses the nature of power endowed in women through religious education, and the restraints and freedoms this brought.


Reader S Guide To British History

Author by : David Loades
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Reader's Guide to British History is the essential source to secondary material on British history. This resource contains over 1,000 A-Z entries on the history of Britain, from ancient and Roman Britain to the present day. Each entry lists 6-12 of the best-known books on the subject, then discusses those works in an essay of 800 to 1,000 words prepared by an expert in the field. The essays provide advice on the range and depth of coverage as well as the emphasis and point of view espoused in each publication.


Shakespeare Romeo And Juliet And Civic Life

Author by : Silvia Bigliazzi
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Description : This volume introduces ‘civic Shakespeare’ as a new and complex category entailing the dynamic relation between the individual and the community on issues of authority, liberty, and cultural production. It investigates civic Shakespeare through Romeo and Juliet as a case study for an interrogation of the limits and possibilities of theatre and the idea of the civic. The play’s focus on civil strife, political challenge, and the rise of a new conception of the individual within society makes it an ideal site to examine how early modern civic topics were received and reconfigured on stage, and how the play has triggered ever new interpretations and civic performances over time. The essays focus on the way the play reflects civic life through the dramatization of issues of crisis and reconciliation when private and public spaces are brought to conflict, but also concentrate on the way the play has subsequently entered the public space of civic life. Set within the fertile context of performance studies and inspired by philosophical and sociological approaches, this book helps clarify the role of theatre within civic space while questioning the relation between citizens as spectators and the community. The wide-ranging chapters cover problems of civil interaction and their onstage representation, dealing with urban and household spaces; the boundaries of social relations and legal, economic, political, and religious regulation; and the public dimension of memory and celebration. This volume articulates civic Romeo and Juliet from the sources of genre to contemporary multicultural performances in political contact-zones and civic ‘Shakespaces,’ exploring the Bard and this play within the context of communal practices and their relations with institutions and civic interests.


Saxon And Medieval Antecedents Of The English Common Law

Author by : Kurt von S. Kynell
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Description : This volume provides an interdisciplinary approach to legal history, utilizing law, linguistics, cultural anthropology and social history to document and analyze the slow but steady growth of the English common law from Anglo-Saxon times to the 19th century.


Telling Tears In The English Renaissance

Author by : Marjory E. Lange
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : This study examines the medical literature, sermons, and lyric poetry of the English Renaissance, exploring the understanding of tears and weeping, most particularly how interpretations of them changed over time, and how those changes affected the 'reading' of tears for those who had to live them.


Before Utopia

Author by : Ross Dealy
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Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : This book explores the influence of Stoicism on the evolution of Thomas More's mind, asserting that More's engagement with the work of Erasmus radicalized his understanding of Christianity and shaped the writing of Utopia.


Southern Writers At Century S End

Author by : Jeffrey J. Folks
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Publisher by : University Press of Kentucky
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Description : Since the end of World War II, the South has experienced a greater awareness of growth and of its accompanying tensions than other regions of the United States. The rapid change that climaxed with the war in Vietnam, the Cold War, civil rights demonstrations, and Watergate has forced the traditional South to come to terms with social upheaval. As the essays collected in Southern Writers at Century's End point out, southern writing: since 1975 reflects the confusion and violence that have characterized late-twentieth-century public culture. These essays consider the work of twenty-one of the foremost southern writers whose most important fiction has appeared in the last quarter of this century. As the region's contemporary writers have begun to gain a wide audience, critics have begun to distinguish what Hugh Holman has called "the fresh, the vital, and the new" in southern literary culture. Southern Writers at Century's End is the first volume to take an extensive look at the current generation of southern writers. Authors considered include: James Lee Burke, Fred Chappell, Robert Drake, Andre Dubus, Clyde Edgerton, Richard Ford, Kaye Gibbons, John Grisham, Barry Hannah, Mary Hood, Josephine Humphreys, Randall Kenan, Richard Marius, Bobbie Ann Mason, Cormac McCarthy, Tim McLaurin, T.R. Pearson, Lee Smith, Anne Tyle,r Alice Walker, and James Wilcox.


Llewellyn Mckernan Greatest Hits

Author by : Llewellyn McKernan
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Publisher by : Pudding House Publications
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Reception Of Northrop Frye

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : The Reception of Northrup Frye takes a thorough accounting of the presence of Frye in existing works and argues against Frye's diminishing status as an important critical voice.


Cumulative Book Index

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Description : A world list of books in the English language.


Local And Parliamentary Politics In Liverpool From 1800 To 1911

Author by : David Ben Rees
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Description : In the 19th-century, Liverpool politics was dominated by one party, the Conservatives, who kept a tight grip on the city and the allegiance of its citizens. This text examines why this was so and outlines the factors that played an important part in the life of Liverpool and its politics.


The Life And Times Of Edward Mchugh 1853 1915 Land Reformer Trade Unionist And Labour Activist

Author by : Andrew G. Newby
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Publisher by : Edwin Mellen Press
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Description : Edward McHugh (1853-1915) spent a great deal of his lifetime engaged in the struggle for social reform not only in Great Britain and Ireland, but also further afield, including spells in America and the Antipodes. Born in rural County Tyrone to a smallholding family, before emigrating through economic necessity to the overcrowded industrial landscape of Greenock, and then Glasgow, McHugh shared with his friend, Michael Davitt, experience of both sides of the land question. It is not surprising that, having witnessed rural and urban poverty at an early age, McHugh would become firmly committed to the ideals of Henry George, and convinced that land, and its inequitable distribution, should lie at the root of all social ills. After moving to Glasgow as a teenager to find work as a compositor, McHugh found himself in a city with various possibilities for developing his education as a social reformer. The Irish who had fled to the city in such numbers after the Great Famine were finally starting to organise themselves politically. Highlands as a result either of the Clearances or the region's own famine in the 1840s, were contemplating the conditions in which the working classes of Glasgow, and other towns in Scotland, were forced to live. As a member of the Glasgow Home Rule Association, and then the secretary of the Glasgow branch of the Irish Land League, McHugh was singled out as a speaker and organiser of ability, and was chosen to lead a Land League mission to the Scottish Highlands in order to direct the nascent crofters' agitation along radical lines. After the death of the Land League, McHugh toured Scotland with Henry George himself, and helped to found the Scottish Land Restoration League, a body dedicated to taxing land values to their full extent, thereby abolishing landlordism. The ability shown by McHugh was then harnessed by the Trades Union movement, as he and his old friend Richard McGhee formed and ran the National Union of Dock Labourers, sustaining them through bitter strikes in Glasgow (1889), and Liverpool (1890). This latter strike was a turning point in McHugh's domestic life, as he settled then in Birkenhead. McHugh remained active in the Trade Unionism, spending the years 1896-1899 in New York, organising the American Longshoremen's Union, and preaching the 'Single Tax Gospel.' The fact that McHugh was with Henry George at the time of the latter's untimely death in 1897 gave the Ulsterman a great cache in Single Tax circles for the rest of his life, and on returning to Birkenhead he settled down and spent the rest of his life striving for social reform through the propagation of the George's theories.


The Later Life Of Lord Curzon Of Kedleston Aristocrat Writer Politician Statesman

Author by : George Henry Bennett
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Description : Lord Curzon was one of the most significant figures in British politics in the early 20th century. This text examines a comparatively neglected period of his life: the period 1906 to 1925. During this last phase of his life he struggled to rebuild his career and life after suffering the humiliation of resigning as Viceroy of India in 1905, and the death of his wife in 1906. This study examines various facets of his life in detail, including his roles as husband and father, aristocrat, member of the Conservative party, leader of the Government in the House of Lords, statesman and politician. It casts new light on his career as a writer. It also seeks to make a contribution to the growing debate about how biography is written.


The English Royal Messengers Service 1685 1750

Author by : Priscilla Scott Cady
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Description : This monograph on the Royal Messengers of the Great Chamber in early modern Britain explores the rules and regulations, privileges and duties and, ultimately, the enduring structure of the Messengers' establishment.


The Politics Of English Elementary School Finance 1833 1870

Author by : Norman Morris
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Publisher by : Edwin Mellen Press
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Description : A specialized examination - not of the history of elementary schools in the mid-19th century - but of the technology of their revenue and the ways in which operational development was influenced by the sources and methodology of receipts.


English Seamen And Traders In Guinea 1553 1565

Author by : Paul Edward Hedley Hair
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Publisher by : Edwin Mellen Press
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Description : The first English voyages solely to Guinea were previously known mainly through accounts in Eden and Hakluyt. They can be seen here through the wills of 90 men who died on the voyages. These wills depict in detail the shipboard life of Tudor sailors, and provide the earliest records of any English long-distance seafaring. Of the 1,000 or so men serving on these voyages, some 400 are named in the wills. The wills are printed in full, with extensive annotation. An introduction deals with the Guinea voyages, 16th-century will-making, and the shipboard life of seamen - terms of service, manning, provenances, possessions aboard (especially clothing), indebtedness and the shipboard economy, and evidences of social networks. Apart from throwing further light on the earliest contacts between England and Black Africa, the volume contributes to both the marine and social history of Tudor England.


Shakespeare Quarterly

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Description : Provides image and full-text online access to back issues. Consult the online table of contents for specific holdings.


The Significance Of Gardening In British India

Author by : Charles Carlton
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Description : This book is a multi-faceted study of the role of gardening in British India with several accompanying illustrations- it is a study of imperial history, environmental history, cultural history and women's history. First, as a study in imperial history that shows how the British used landscape architecture to convey images of power to both themselves and the Indians. Second, as a study in environmental history, this book traces the way in which the British established a whole series of Botanical gardens centered at Kew in London. Tea and cincinchona (an antidote for malaria) were imported to be grown in India, while opium was forcibly exported to China. Without cincinchona, imperialism would have been medically impossible and without tea or opium, imperialism would have not been immensely profitable. Third, this is a study in cultural history, exploring how the British tried to modify India by creating their own cultural retreat - the hill station. Finally, this book deals with women's history. Gardening became a means by which English women occupied themselves, creating a little England to alleviate the intense homesickness.


Origins And Rise Of The British Distillery

Author by : William T. Harper
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Description : This monograph substantiates the industry's rise and contributions in an age when distilled beverages had much good to contribute to mankind and added to the power of the West, to explore, to trade and to conquer where others sickened and failed. The text contains rich anecdotal material and contempporary observations that illuminate the subject from Tudor times to the mid-18th century.


Joseph Burgess 1853 1934 And The Founding Of The Independent Labour Party

Author by : Kevin McPhillips
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Description : Presents an account of the life of Joseph Burgess (1853-1934), one of the founder members of the Independent Labour Party. This book tells how Burgess moved from a Lancashire working class background to become an important figure in late the 19th century political arena, and played an important role in the early development of the Labour Party.


The African Institution 1807 1827 And The Antislavery Movement In Great Britain

Author by : Wayne Ackerson
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Publisher by : Edwin Mellen Press
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Description : The African Institution was a pivotal abolitionist and antislavery group in Britain during the early nineteenth century, and its members included royalty, prominent lawyers, Members of Parliament, and noted reformers such as William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson, and Zachary Macaulay. Focusing on the spread of Western civilization to Africa, the abolition of the foreign slave trade, and improving the lives of slaves in British colonies, the group's influence extended far into Britain's diplomatic relations in addition to the government's domestic affairs. The African Institution carried the torch for antislavery reform for twenty years and paved the way for later humanitarian efforts in Great Britain. This book is the only monograph on the African Institution, and thus the only specific book length analysis of its successes and failures. The 20 year period of its existence was a crucial transitional period for the antislavery movement, and the book adds to a relatively sparse body of research on that particular time period.


John Meade Falkner 1858 1932

Author by : Kenneth Warren
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Publisher by : Lewiston, N.Y. ; Queenston, Ont. : Edwin Mellen Press
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A Social History Of The Jewish East End In London 1914 1939

Author by : Joseph Green
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Publisher by : Edwin Mellen Press
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Description : Ch. 19 (pp. 409-441) discusses the development in 19th-century Europe of socialism, Zionism, and modern antisemitism. Ch. 20 (pp. 442-471) contains a concise history of British antisemitism from 1901 to 1940. It began as an anti-alien movement; after the First World War it was aggravated by the spread of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." In the 1930s the leadership in British antisemitism passed to fascist organizations, particularly Mosley's British Union of Fascists. The Jewish quarters of London's East End became the arena for a harsh conflict between fascists and Jewish leftists.