English Atlantics Revisited: Essays Honouring Ian K. Steele by Nancy L. Rhoden

By Nancy L. Rhoden

encouraged through the most important topics in Steele's scholarship, the unique essays in English Atlantics Revisited learn British Atlantic contexts and political economic climate, in addition to maritime, army, Amerindian, and social background. The individuals supply difficult new findings and views as they revisit the English Atlantics: chapters on particular personalities, areas, and themes show the level of transatlantic, cross-cultural, and trans-national interactions. English Atlantics Revisited aid check the present country of Atlantic history.

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Historical Dictionary of Tudor England, 1485-1603 (Archives) by Ronald H. Fritze

By Ronald H. Fritze

The merely historic dictionary that specializes in sixteenth-century England, this reference paintings bargains approximately three hundred articles at the age of the English Tudors. the britain of Shakespeare, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth I is without doubt one of the hottest sessions of British historical past. Ronald H. Fritze and his affiliate editors have pointed out the political, army, spiritual, social, and financial concerns that have been an important to the period, and feature compiled articles, a chronology and proposals for extra interpreting on each one topic.

Sixty Tudor England experts contributed to the approximately three hundred entries, every one of including an appendix with a chronology and a specific bibliography for extra studying. The entries, starting from 250-2000 phrases each one, talk about humans, occasions, legislation, associations and specific issues reminiscent of exploration. they're written to be understood by way of the trained non-specialist. the first concentration is on England, yet a few articles on Scottish and Irish heritage were integrated after they relate to England. This paintings is effective to scholars, students and an individual drawn to 16th century England, English Renaissance literature, or history.

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India's Partition: The Story of Imperialism in Retreat by Devendra Panigrahi

By Devendra Panigrahi

according to new resource fabric to be had in either England and India, India's Partition examines the partition within the context of the retreat of the British Empire. The liberating of India from British rule was once the results of inner forces in either international locations, whereas the cut up of the subcontinent alongside non secular traces served as a harbinger for issues to return. Panigrahi argues that partition was once now not a foregone end and was once now not the favoured choice for many of the most events, yet really used to be the results of a special set of circumstances.

An erudite exploration of the hugely complicated kin among India and Britain top as much as independence and the break up, India's Partition appears to be like on the leaders who made far-reaching judgements - and their motivations - in this serious time.

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Flagships of imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics by Freda Harcourt,Sarah Palmer

By Freda Harcourt,Sarah Palmer

Flagships of Imperialism is the 1st scholarly monograph at the heritage of the P&O transport corporation, and the 1st background of P&O to pay due consciousness to the context of 19th century imperial politics which so considerably formed the company’s improvement. dependent mainly on unpublished fabric from the P&O data and the nationwide data, and on modern legit courses, the publication covers the an important interval from the company’s origins to 1867. After providing new findings concerning the company’s origins within the Irish shipping undefined, the e-book charts the extension of the founders’ pursuits from the Iberian peninsula to the Mediterranean, India, China and Australia. In so doing it bargains with the improvement of the required monetary infrastructure for P&O’s operations; the founders’ attitudes to technical advances; the shareholding base; the company’s involvement within the opium alternate, and with its acquisition of mail, Admiralty and different executive contracts. It used to be the P&O’s prestige as a central authority contractor which, in particular else, implicated its fortunes within the wider politics of empire, as illustrated through the book's concluding account of the company’s rescue from the sting of a monetary precipice via the award of a brand new executive mail agreement triggered, between different issues, by means of the Abyssinian day trip of 1867. Flagships of Imperialism could be of curiosity to move and corporate historians and to historians of the British empire alike, in addition to to someone drawn to the heritage of British ships and delivery within the 19th century.

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Victorian Glassworlds: Glass Culture and the Imagination by Isobel Armstrong

By Isobel Armstrong

Isobel Armstrong's startlingly unique and wonderfully illustrated publication tells the tales that spring from the mass-production of glass in nineteenth-century England. relocating throughout know-how, undefined, neighborhood background, structure, literature, print tradition, the visible arts, optics, and philosophy, it is going to rework our knowing of the Victorian period.

The mass construction of glass within the 19th century reworked an old fabric right into a sleek one, whilst reworking the surroundings and the nineteenth-century mind's eye. It created a brand new glass tradition hitherto unattainable. Glass tradition constituted Victorian modernity. It used to be made up of countless adaptations of the prefabricated glass panel, and the lens. The reflect and the window grew to become its formative parts, either the texts and ingredients of glass tradition. The
glassworlds of the century are heterogeneous. They appear themselves within the applied sciences of the manufacturing facility furnace, within the myths of Cinderella and her glass slipper circulated in print media, within the ideologies of the conservatory as construction variety, within the fantasia of the shopfront, within the construction of
chandeliers, within the Crystal Palace, and the lens-made photos of the magic lantern and microscope. yet they have been however ruled through inescapable conditions.

First, to appear via glass was once to seem throughout the residues of the breath of an unknown artisan, simply because glass used to be mass produced through incorporating glassblowing into the department of labour. moment, actually a brand new medium, glass introduced the paradox of transparency and the issues of mediation into the typical. It intervened among seer and visible, incorporating a latest philosophical challenge into physically adventure. hence for poets and novelists glass took on fabric and ontological,
political, and aesthetic meanings.

Reading glass forwards into Bauhaus modernism, Walter Benjamin ignored an early section of glass tradition the place the languages of glass are diversified. The publication charts this section in 3 components. manufacturing unit information, exchange union documents, and periodicals record the person brands and artisans who based glass tradition, the economic travelers who defined it, and the systematic politics of window-breaking. half , culminating in glass lower than glass on the Crystal Palace, reads the
glassing of our environment, together with the reflect, the window, and controversy around the conservatory, and their inscription in poems and novels. half 3 explores the lens, from optical toys to 'philosophical' tools because the telescope and microscope have been known.

A meditation on its background and phenomenology, Victorian Glassworlds is a poetics of glass for nineteenth-century modernity.

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Sex, Time and Place: Queer Histories of London, c.1850 to by Simon Avery,Katherine M. Graham

By Simon Avery,Katherine M. Graham

Sex, Time and Place broadly widens the scope of what we would suggest by way of 'queer London studies'. Incorporating multidisciplinary views – together with social background, cultural geography, visible tradition, literary illustration, ethnography and social stories – this assortment asks new questions, widens debates and opens new topic terrain.

Featuring essays from a world variety of validated students and emergent voices, the gathering is a well timed contribution to this transforming into box. Its essays conceal issues equivalent to activist and radical groups and teams, AIDS and the town, paintings and literature, electronic files and know-how, drag and performativity, lesbian Londons, notions of bohemianism and deviancy, intercourse reform and examine and queer Black historical past.

Going additional than the present literature on Queer London which focuses largely at the reports of white homosexual males in a restricted timeframe, Sex, Time and Place displays the present kingdom of this transforming into and demanding box of research. it is going to be of serious price to students, scholars and normal readers who've an curiosity in queer historical past, London stories, cultural geography, visible cultures and literary criticism.

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Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, 1880-1940: Living by Anne Summers

By Anne Summers

This publication bargains a completely new contribution to the heritage of multiculturalism in Britain, 1880-1940. It exhibits how friendship and co-operation among Christian and Jewish girls replaced lives and, because the moment international battle approached, really kept them. The networks and relationships explored comprise the thousand-plus girls from each district in Manchester who mixed to ship a letter of sympathy to the Frenchwoman on the middle of the Dreyfus Affair; the non secular leagues for women’s suffrage who initiated the 1st interfaith campaigning circulate in British heritage; the collaborations, usually challenging, on refugee reduction within the Thirties; the shut ties among the founding father of Liberal Judaism in Britain, and the spouse of the chief of the Labour celebration, among the rich chief of the Zionist women’s circulation and a passionate socialist lady MP. an excellent number of resources are thoughtfully interrogated, and concluding feedback tackle a few of the social issues of the current century.

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Translations, Histories, Enlightenments: William Robertson by L. Kontler

By L. Kontler

Historian and minister William Robertson used to be a crucial Scottish Enlightenment determine whose effect reached way past the limits of the British Isles. during this reception examine of Robertson's paintings, Laszlo Kontler exhibits how the reception of Robertson's significant histories in Germany checks the bounds of highbrow move via translation.

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Regulating Health and Safety in the British Mining by Catherine Mills

By Catherine Mills

This ebook explores the emergence and progress of country accountability for more secure and fitter operating practices in British mining and the responses of labour and to increasing legislation and keep watch over. It starts off with an review of operating perform within the coal and metalliferous mining industries on the sunrise of the 19th century and the risks concerned for the miners, sooner than charting the increase of reforming curiosity in those industries. The 1850 Act for the Inspection of Coal Mines in nice Britain introduced tighter laws in coal mining, but the metalliferous miners persisted to paintings with no government-regulated protection and future health controls until eventually the early 1870s. the writer explores the explanations for this, making an allowance for socio-economic, environmental, scientific, technical, and cultural elements that made up our minds the chronology and nature of early reform. The comparative process among the coal and metalliferous mining sectors offers an invaluable version for exploring the importance of geared up labour in gaining healthiness and defense concessions, fairly because the miners within the metalliferous quarter, unlike the colliers who unionised early, positioned a excessive worth on independence and self-sufficiency within the place of work. As an research into the formation of future health and defense laws in a massive undefined, this paintings may be invaluable to all people with an curiosity in scientific background, occupational health and wellbeing, criminal background, and the social background of labor within the 19th century.

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