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Bombers, Rioters and Police Killers: Violent Crime and Disorder in Victorian Britain

by Simon Webb

Civil disorder, violent crime and terrorism were all considerably worse during the Victorian period than they are today, though ironically many regard this era of British history as a being a by-word for stability...


On the Edge of Flight: A Lifetime in the Development and Engineering of Aircraft

by Eric William Absolon

This is the story of Eric William Absolon, a relentlessly enthusiastic Aviation champion, whose lifelong love of aircraft has never wavered throughout his long and varied career. From boyhood fascination to...


A Soldier of the Seventy-First: From De La Plata to Waterloo 1806-1815

by Joseph Sinclair

'The author's sharp eye for the illuminating detail and the oddities of human behavior enabled him to present a picture of army life as graphic and revealing as any drawn by a private soldier during the Napoleonic...


Family First: Tracing Relationships in the Past

by Ruth Alexandra Symes

This book is a blend of social history and family history covering the years 1800-1950. It is structured around the relationships which fascinate those interested in finding out more about their ancestors, fathers,...


The Seasick Admiral: Nelson and the Health of the Navy

by Kevin Brown

Horatio Nelson did not enjoy robust good health. From his childhood he was prone to many of the ailments so common in the eighteenth century, and after he joined the Navy he contracted fevers that further undermined...


Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

by Wendie Ellen Schneider

During the Victorian era, new laws allowed more witnesses to testify in court cases. At the same time, an emerging cultural emphasis on truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury....


Wifes And Daughters

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Wives and Daughters (1864)is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, the writer of the Victorian age. Set in English society before the 1832 Reform Bill, Wives and Daughters centres on the story of youthful Molly Gibson,...


The Old Nurse's Story

by Elizabeth Gaskell

The old nurse’s story” (1906) is a short novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell , the Victorian writer.


The Heart Of John Middleton

by Elizabeth Gaskell

“The heart of John Middleton “ is a short novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell in 1850.


The Moorland Cottage

by Elizabeth Gaskell

“The moorland cottage” is a very moving and emotional story written by Elizabeth Gaskell in 1850. Mrs Browne and her children, Edward and Maggie, lives with their elderly servant, Nancy, in a cottage near...


The Reception of Byzantium in European Culture since 1500

by Dion C., Dr Smythe & Przemyslaw, Dr Marciniak

Studies on the reception of the classical tradition are an indispensable part of classical studies. Understanding the importance of ancient civilization means also studying how it was used subsequently. This...


Grétry's Operas and the French Public: From the Old Regime to the Restoration

by James, Dr Arnold & Roberta Montemorra, Professor Marvin

Why, in the dying days of the Napoleonic Empire, did half of Paris turn out for the funeral of a composer? The death of André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry in 1813 was one of the sensations of the age, setting off...


Morton Hall

by Elizabeth Gaskell

"Morton Hall" (1853) is a story written by Elizabeth Gaskell, one of the leading representatives of British literature of the Victorian era. The book weaves together many different elements from the description...


My Lady Ludlow

by Elizabeth Gaskell

“My Lady Ludlow” is a long novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell in 1858.La storia descrive perfettamente la vecchia aristocrazia inglese. The story describes perfectly the old English aristocracy. The protagonist...


Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection

by Edward Dallam Melillo

This groundbreaking history explores the many unrecognized, enduring linkages between the state of California and the country of Chile. The book begins in 1786, when a French expedition brought the potato from...


Builders of the Hoosac Tunnel

by PE Cliff Schexnayder

A historical journey from black powder to nitro during the struggle to bore a five-mile tunnel through the Hoosac Mountain in the 1800s


Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil

by William R. Summerhill

Nineteenth-century Brazil's constitutional monarchy credibly committed to repay sovereign debt, borrowing repeatedly in international and domestic capital markets without default. Yet it failed to lay the institutional...


From Popular Liberalism to National Socialism: Religion, Culture and Politics in South-Western Germany, 1860s-1930s

by Oded, Dr Heilbronner

‘Long live liberty, equality, fraternity and dynamite’

So went the traditional slogan of the radical liberals in Greater Swabia, the south-western part of modern Germany. This book investigates the development...


Cities Beyond Borders: Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History

by Nicolas, Dr Kenny & Rebecca, Dr Madgin

Drawing on a body of research covering primarily Europe and the Americas, but stretching also to Asia and Africa, from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, this book explores the methodological and heuristic...


Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration

by Fraser, Dr MacDonald, Charles W J, Professor Withers & Robert, Professor Mayhew

Focusing on aspects of the functioning of technology, and by looking at instruments and at instrumental performance, this book addresses the epistemological questions arising from examining the technological...