By Nancy L. Rhoden
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.
By Devendra Panigrahi
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.
By Freda Harcourt,Sarah Palmer
By Isobel Armstrong
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.
By Simon Avery,Katherine M. Graham
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.
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.
By L. Kontler
By Catherine Mills