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Venice and the Cultural Imagination: 'This Strange Dream upon the Water'

by Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy & Sarah Wootton

In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. This edited collection of eleven essays draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to ask...


Militant Protestantism and British Identity, 1603-1642

by Jason White

Focusing on the impact of Continental religious warfare on the society, politics and culture of English, Scottish and Irish Protestantism, this study is concerned with the way in which British identity developed...


Desperate Housewives, Neuroses and the Domestic Environment, 1945-1970

by Ali Haggett

Although the figure of the 'desperate housewife' is familiar to us, Haggett suggests that many women in the 1950s and '60s led satisfying lives and that gender roles, while very different, were often seen as...


Taxation and Debt in the Early Modern City

by José Ignacio Andrés Ucendo & Michael Limberger

Fiscal relations between states and cities in early modern Europe is a major concern for economic and financial historians. This collection of eleven essays is based on new research using documentary evidence...


Angels and Belief in England, 1480-1700

by Laura Sangha

This study looks at the way the Church utilized the belief in angels to enforce new and evolving doctrine.Angels were used by clergymen of all denominations to support their particular dogma. Sangha examines...


Sociability and Cosmopolitanism: Social Bonds on the Fringes of the Enlightenment

by Scott Breuninger & David Burrow

This collection of essays expands the focus of Enlightenment studies to include countries outside the core nations of France, Germany and Britain. Notions of sociability and cosmopolitanism are explored as ways...


The Rise of the Left in Southern Europe: Anglo-American Responses

by Sotiris Rizas

This study looks at the influence of the Anglo-American 'special relationship' on the rise of the left in southern Europe, and concurrent European influence on the Atlantic alliance.


Arming the Royal Navy, 1793-1815: The Office of Ordnance and the State

by Gareth Cole

The Office of Ordnance has been ill-served by previous accounts of its role in arming the Royal Navy during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Cole offers an in-depth examination of its organizational...


Court Politics and the Earl of Essex, 1589-1601

by Janet Dickinson

The 1590s have long been considered as having had a distinct character, separate from the remainder of Elizabeth's reign. This book provides a reassessment of the politics and political culture of this significant...


Violence and Racism in Football: Politics and Cultural Conflict in British Society, 1968-1998

by Brett Bebber

This study, based on government records, newspaper articles and fanzines, explores the complex interaction between politicians, police and the perpetrators of football violence. Bebber looks at how successive...


A Political Biography of John Toland

by Michael Brown

John Toland was notorious. A pamphleteer, a polemicist and a prankster of the first order, modern scholarship has struggled to position his writings within the debates of his day. This study is the first to...


Monarchism and Absolutism in Early Modern Europe

by Cesare Cuttica & Glenn Burgess

The 14 essays in this volume look at both the theory and practice of monarchical governments from the Thirty Years War up until the time of the French Revolution. Contributors aim to unravel the constructs of...


Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture: Sex, Commerce and Morality

by Ann Lewis & Markman Ellis

The eighteenth century saw profound changes in the way prostitution was represented in literary and visual culture. This collection of essays focuses on the variety of ways that the sex trade was represented...


The Jacobite Campaigns: The British State at War

by Jonathan D Oates

The military aspects of the Jacobite campaigns in eighteenth-century Britain are considered in this study. Taken from the viewpoint of those loyal to the Hanoverian Crown, the three mainland campaigns of 1715-6,...


Financing India's Imperial Railways, 1875-1914

by Stuart Sweeney

The Indian railway network began as a liberal experiment to promote trade and commerce, the distribution of food and military mobility. Sweeney's study focuses on Britain's largest overseas investment project...


Sex in Japan's Globalization, 1870-1930: Prostitutes, Emigration and Nation-Building

by Bill Mihalopoulos

Based on archival research undertaken in Japan, Britain and the United States, Mihalopoulos offers a new perspective on the relations between gender hierarchies and the political economy in a newly modernized...


British Engineers and Africa, 1875-1914

by Casper Andersen

Using a wide range of primary sources that include correspondence, diaries, technical reports, institutional minutes and periodicals, Andersen reconstructs the networks and activities of Britain's engineers...


Camille Gutt and Postwar International Finance

by Jean F Crombois

As a businessman, financier, diplomat, minister, and first Managing Director of the IMF, Camille Gutt (1884-1971) was involved in all the important financial negotiations between the 1920s and the 1950s. Using...


The Clothing Trade in Provincial England, 1800-1850

by Alison Toplis

This detailed study is the first exploration of rural consumption of clothing in early nineteenth-century Britain. Drawing on evidence from a range of sources including newspapers, trade directories, court records,...


Stays and Body Image in London: The Staymaking Trade, 1680-1810

by Lynn Sorge-English

This book fills a significant gap in the literature on eighteenth-century social and cultural history. Starting with their production and trade, Sorge-English looks at the intricacies of the staymaker's craft,...