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"Misfits” in Fin-de-Siècle France and Italy

Anatomies of Difference

by Professor Susan A. Ashley

As the 19th century drew to a close, France and Italy experienced an explosion of crime, vagrancy, insanity, neurosis and sexual deviance. <i>"Misfits” in Fin-de-Siècle France and Italy </i>examines how the raft of self-appointed experts that ...

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'A Political Dictionary Explaining the True Meaning of Words' by Charles Pigott

A Facsimile of the 1795 Edition

by Robert Rix

Considering the fact that Charles Pigott's satirical A Political Dictionary (1795) is regularly quoted and referred to in analyses of late eighteenth-century radical culture, it is surprising that until now it has remained unavailable to readers

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'A Student in Arms'

Donald Hankey and Edwardian Society at War

by Ross Davies

Donald Hankey was a writer who saw himself as a ’student of human nature’ and peacetime Edwardian Britain as a society at war with itself. Wounded in a murderous daylight infantry charge near Ypres, Hankey began sending despatches to The ...

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'Boredom is the Enemy'

The Intellectual and Imaginative Lives of Australian Soldiers in the Great War and Beyond

by Amanda Laugesen

War is often characterised as one percent terror, 99 per cent boredom. Whilst much ink has been spilt on the one per cent, relatively little work has been directed toward the other 99 per cent of a soldier's time. As such, this book will be ...

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'Gold Tried in the Fire'. The Prophet TheaurauJohn Tany and the English Revolution

by Ariel Hessayon

This is a study of the most fascinating and idiosyncratic of all seventeenth-century figures. Like its famous predecessor The Cheese and The Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller, it explores the everyday life and mental world of an ...

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'Material Delight and the Joy of Living'

Cultural Consumption in the Age of Enlightenment in Germany

by Michael North

Eighteenth-century Europe witnessed a commercialization of culture as it became less courtly and more urban. The marketing of culture became separate from the production of culture. New cultural entrepreneurs entered the stage: the impresario, ...

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'The Army Isn't All Work'

Physical Culture and the Evolution of the British Army, 1860–1920

by James D. Campbell

Between the Crimean War and the end of the First World War the British Army underwent a dramatic change from being an anachronistic and frequently ineffective organization to being perhaps the most professional and highly trained army in the ...

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'The Contending Kingdoms'

France and England 1420–1700

by Glenn Richardson

The kingdoms of France and England were for many centuries military, economic, cultural and colonial rivals. This is particularly true of the early modern period which witnessed the rise of French military hegemony and the expansion of English ...

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'The Damned Fraternitie': Constructing Gypsy Identity in Early Modern England, 1500–1700

by Frances Timbers

<EM>'The Damned Fraternitie': Constructing Gypsy Identity in Early Modern England, 1500–1700</EM> examines the construction of gypsy identity in England between the early sixteenth century and the end of the seventeenth century. Drawing upon ...

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'Trash,' Censorship, and National Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Germany

by Kara L. Ritzheimer

Convinced that sexual immorality and unstable gender norms were endangering national recovery after World War One, German lawmakers drafted a constitution in 1919 legalizing the censorship of movies and pulp fiction, and prioritizing social ...

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‘And so began the Irish Nation’

Nationality, National Consciousness and Nationalism in Pre-modern Ireland

by Brendan Bradshaw

Nationalism is a particularly slippery subject to define and understand, particularly when applied to early modern Europe. In this collection of essays, Brendan Bradshaw provides an insight into how concepts of ’nationalism’ and ’national ...

ISBN: 9781317189152

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‘And so began the Irish Nation’

Nationality, National Consciousness and Nationalism in Pre-modern Ireland

by Dr Brendan Bradshaw

<p>Nationalism is a particularly slippery subject to define and understand, particularly when applied to early modern Europe. In this collection of essays, Brendan Bradshaw provides an insight into how concepts of ‘nationalism’ and ‘national ...

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‘Practical Divinity’

The Works and Life of Revd Richard Greenham

by Kenneth L. Parker & Eric J. Carlson

Richard Greenham was one of the most important and respected figures among the Elizabethan clergy. His contemporaries described him as the founder of a previously unknown pastoral art: the cure of cases of conscience. Despite his fame in the ...

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“The Bloody Fifth”—The 5th Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood’s Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia: Volume 2

Gettysburg to Appomattox

by John Schmutz

<p>The second installment in a sweeping history of the 5th Texas Infantry—“The Bloody Fifth”—one of only three Texas regiments to fight with Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. The 5th Texas established an exceptional combat record in an ...

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«New Portuguese Letters» to the World

International Reception

by Ana Paula Ferreira, Ana Luísa Amaral & Marinela Freitas

<p>Published in 1972, <em>New Portuguese Letters</em> addressed censored issues – such as the colonial war, immigration, the Catholic Church, violence, and the legal and social status of women – becoming a symbol of resistance against the ...

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«Res publica» Redefined?

The Polish-Lithuanian Transition Period of the 1560s and 1570s in the Context of European State Formation Processes

by Miia Ijäs

<p>The union of Poland and Lithuania was ruled by the Jagiellon royal house from 1385–1572, after which a political transition to an elective monarchy was undertaken. This book studies the political transition from the Jagiellon dynasty to an ...

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100 Cars Britain Can Be Proud Of

by GILES CHAPMAN

From Ace to Zodiac - via the world-beating Land Rover, the thrilling Morgan Aeromax, the eternally young Mini Cooper and the unique London taxi - this is a celebration of the best British cars, old and new, in all their glorious diversity. Don't

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100 Documents That Changed the World

From Magna Carta to WikiLeaks

by Scott Christianson

100 Documents That Changed the World brings together the most important written agreements, declarations and statements in history. The documents included here have changed the course of history by rewriting laws, granting freedoms and laying ...

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100 Mistakes that Changed History: Backfires and Blunders That Collapsed Empires, Crashed Economies, and Altered the Course of Our World

by Bill Fawcett

OOPS. * Reeling from the Black Death, Europe's peasants decide it is cats that are carrying the plague, and start killing them off . . .leading the rat population, which is really spreading the disease, to explode. * A better society is ...

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100 Nasty Women of History

by Hannah Jewell

ISBN: 9781473671263

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