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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,...


Global Trade and Commercial Networks: Eighteenth-Century Diamond Merchants

by Tijl Vanneste

At the heart of this study on cross-cultural trade lies a concrete case-study of a network of diamond merchants operating in the early eighteenth century. All the traders examined in this study are outsiders:...


Royal Patronage, Power and Aesthetics in Princely India

by Angma Dey Jhala

Investigating the aesthetics of the zenana - the female quarters of the Indic home or palace - this study discusses the history of architecture, fashion, jewellery and cuisine in princely Indian states during...


The Decline of Jute: Managing Industrial Change

by Jim Tomlinson, Carlo Morelli & Valerie Wright

By looking at the decline of the jute industry, this study assesses the successes and failures of Britain's managed economy. It also addresses broader arguments about the political economy of twentieth-century...


The Life of Madame Necker: Sin, Redemption and the Parisian Salon

by Sonja Boon

Madame Necker occupies a unique position in French social and cultural history. This study breaks new ground by examining the profoundly corporeal nature of Madame Necker's life - her debilitating, decades-long...


Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolution

by Russell M Lawson

Ebenezer Hazard - a classicist and natural scientist - became postmaster general in 1782. A prolific letter-writer, his favourite correspondent was Jeremy Belknap, a clergyman and historian. Their letters to...


The Spirit of the Union: Popular Politics in Scotland

by Gordon Pentland

Pentland's study has 3 aims: to place the uprising in a wider context by exploring the modes of extra-parliamentary politics between 1815 and1820 as well as the situation outside Scotland; (ii) to provide the...


Communicating Physics: The Production, Circulation and Appropriation of Ganot's Textbooks in France and England, 1851-1887

by Josep Simon

The textbooks written by Adolphe Ganot played a major role in shaping the way physics was taught in schools. Simon's Franco-British case study looks at the role of two of Ganot's books. The study is novel for...


The Development of the Art Market in England: Money as Muse, 1730-1900

by Thomas M Bayer & John R Page

This book gives a comprehensive account of the history and underlying economics of the modern art market in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain.