English Pastoral Music: From Arcadia to Utopia, 1900-1955 by Eric Saylor

By Eric Saylor

Covering works through renowned figures like Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst in addition to much less wide-spread English composers, Eric Saylor's pioneering booklet examines pastoral music's serious, theoretical, and stylistic foundations along its inventive manifestations within the contexts of Arcadia, battle, panorama, and the Utopian mind's eye. As Saylor indicates, pastoral tune tailored and reworked tested musical and aesthetic conventions that mirrored the studies of British composers and audiences in the course of the early 20th century. by way of drawing close pastoral tune as a cultural phenomenon depending on time and position, Saylor forcefully demanding situations the physique of severe opinion that has lengthy pushed aside it as antiquated, insular, and reactionary.

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Defining John Bull: Political Caricature and National by Tamara L. Hunt

By Tamara L. Hunt

overdue Georgian England used to be a interval of significant social and political switch, but even if this used to be for strong or for unwell used to be certainly not transparent to many Britons. In such an period of innovation and revolution, Britons confronted the duty of identifying which beliefs, pursuits and attitudes such a lot heavily equipped their very own perception of the kingdom for which they struggled and fought; the controversies of the period therefore compelled usual humans to outline an id that they believed embodied the appropriate of 'Britishness' to which they can adhere during this interval of uncertainty. Defining John Bull demonstrates that sketch performed an essential function during this redefinition of what it intended to be British. in the course of the reign of George III, the public's expanding curiosity in political controversies intended that satirists grew to become their cognizance to the participants and concerns concerned. considering this lengthy reign was once marked by means of political crises, either overseas and household, caricaturists spoke back with an outpouring of labor that led the period to be known as the 'golden age' of comic strip. hence, many and sundry prints, produced in line with public calls for and delicate to public attitudes, supply greater than easily a checklist of what Britons throughout the overdue Georgian period. within the face of household and overseas demanding situations that threatened to shake the very foundations of present social and political constructions, the general public struggled to spot these beliefs, traits and features that appeared to shape the root of British society and tradition, and that have been the bedrock upon which the British polity rested. throughout the process this debate, the iconography used to depict it in picture satire replaced to mirror shifts in or the redefinition of latest beliefs. hence, sketch produced throughout the reign of George III got here to visually exhibit new innovations of Britishness.

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Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England by James Daybell

By James Daybell

This e-book represents the main entire learn of women's letters and letter-writing throughout the early smooth interval to date undertaken, and acts as a big corrective to conventional methods of interpreting and discussing letters as deepest, elite, male, and non-political. in line with over 3,000 manuscript letters, it exhibits that letter-writing used to be a bigger and extra socially varied sector of lady job than has been hitherto assumed. In that letters represent the
largest physique of extant sixteenth-century women's writing, the e-book initiates a reassessment of women's schooling and literacy within the interval. As signs of literacy, letters yield actual proof of rudimentary writing job and talents, record 'higher' sorts of woman literacy, and
highlight women's mastery of formal rhetorical and epistolary conventions. The e-book additionally stresses that letters are extraordinary as intimate and fast files of relatives relationships, and as media for private and self-reflective varieties of girl expression. learn as files that inscribe social and gender kin, letters make clear the advanced diversity of women's own relationships, as lady strength and authority fluctuated, negotiated on someone foundation. Furthermore,
correspondence highlights the real political roles performed by means of early glossy ladies. lady letter-writers have been essential in cultivating and retaining patronage and kinship networks; they have been lively as suitors for crown favour, and operated as political intermediaries and buyers of their personal correct, using
letters to elicit effect. Letters hence support to find differing kinds of lady energy in the kin, locality and infrequently at the wider political degree, and provide valuable basic facts from which to reconstruct the lives of early glossy women.

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Christianities in the Early Modern Celtic World by T. O' Hannrachain,R. Armstrong,Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin

By T. O' Hannrachain,R. Armstrong,Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin

starting from devotional poetry to confessional heritage, around the span of competing non secular traditions, this quantity addresses the lived religion of numerous groups through the turmoil of the 16th and 17th centuries. jointly, they supply a textured realizing of the complexities in non secular trust, perform and organization.

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On the Fringes of Diplomacy: Influences on British Foreign by Antony Best,John Fisher

By Antony Best,John Fisher

In fresh many years the research of British international coverage and international relations has broadened in concentration. not is it adequate for historians to examine the activities of the elite figures - diplomats and overseas secretaries - in isolation; more and more the function in their advisers and subordinates, and people at the fringes of the diplomatic global, is acknowledged as having exerted severe effect on key judgements and guidelines. This quantity provides additional impetus to this revelation, honing in at the fringes of British international relations via a variety of case reviews of people who have been capable of impression coverage. via contextualising every one learn, the amount explores the broader circles within which those members moved, exploring the wider matters affecting the approaches of overseas coverage. no longer the least of those is the difficulty of reputable mindsets and of networks of impact in Britain and abroad, inculcated, for instance, within the best public faculties, on the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and in gentlemen's golf equipment in London's West finish. As such the quantity contributes to the becoming literature on human company in addition to mentalité reviews within the background of diplomacy. furthermore it additionally highlights similar issues which were insufficiently studied via overseas historians, for instance, the effect that outdoor teams reminiscent of missionaries and the click had at the shaping of international coverage and the position that approach, intelligence and the event of battle performed within the diplomatic strategy. via such an procedure the workings of British international relations through the high-tide of empire is printed in new and exciting ways.

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Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in by Ronald Hutton

By Ronald Hutton

This quantity investigates the actual proof for magic in medieval and glossy Britain, together with ritual mark, hid items, amulets, and magical apparatus. The individuals are the present specialists in every one quarter of the topic, and express among them how abundant the facts is and the way vital it truly is for an knowing of history.

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Lady Anne Halkett: Selected Self-Writings (The Early Modern by Suzanne Linda Trill

By Suzanne Linda Trill

An in-depth exam of woman Anne Halkett's writing is lengthy past due. even if woman Anne Halkett is commencing to obtain a lot warranted severe awareness, to this point students have centred nearly completely on her autobiographical 'Memoirs'. for this reason, her vast 'Select and coffee Meditations,' were missed or marginalised. whereas those texts are devotional in nature, in addition they undergo witness to Halkett's personal feel of self and subjectivity. The constitution of this variation offers the 1st chance for students to put Halkett's 'Memoirs' in its second of creation an in relation Halkett's different writings. In so doing, we achieve a different perception right into a specific early sleek woman's devotional perform and her constructing subjectivity. Suzanne Trill's unique creation discusses how this mix of texts calls for students to revise their representations of Halkett and her writing. Trill argues for a extra unique interrogation of Halkett's nationwide and non secular affliations; to this finish, she bargains an research of the non secular conflicts among Scotland and England, 1660-1700, with specific connection with Halkett's illustration of her ministers' stories inside of this clash. Halkett's extreme engagement with modern social, political and non secular alterations makes her writing greater than easily the checklist of a person woman's lifestyles. This version of choices of her writings bargains a brand new attitude on Halkett's lifestyles and writing that would be of curiosity to literary students, historians, linguists, and to these attracted to women's reports in general.

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The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological by Maarten A. Hajer

By Maarten A. Hajer

This path-breaking examine appears on the nature of up to date environmental politics, studying the emergence and sustenance of institutional perceptions of environmental difficulties. The ebook argues new perspective-- "ecological modernization", which stresses the possibilities of environmental coverage for modernizing the economic climate and stimulating technological innovation--has come to switch the hostile debates of the 1970s.

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