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Cultures of Radicalism in Britain and Ireland

by John Kirk, Michael Brown & Andrew Noble

This collection of essays addresses the role of literature in radical politics. Topics covered include the legacy of Robert Burns, broadside literature in Munster and radical literature in Wales.


Religious Space in Reformation England: Contesting the Past

by Susan Guinn-Chipman

The dissolution of the monasteries in England during the 1530s began a turbulent period of religious restructuring. Focusing on the counties of Wiltshire and Cheshire, Guinn-Chipman looks at the changing nature...


A Political Biography of Samuel Johnson

by Nicholas Hudson

Johnson rose from obscure origins to become a major literary figure of the eighteenth century. Through a detailed survey of his major works and political journalism, Hudson constructs a complex picture of Johnson...


The Life of George Ranken Askwith, 1861-1942

by Alison Heath

George Ranken Askwith was a key figure in the development of British industrial relations. This new biography is based on a wide range of archival sources including government records, newspaper articles, Askwith's...


The Laudians and the Elizabethan Church: History, Conformity and Religious Identity in Post-Reformation England

by Calvin Lane

Notions of religious conformity in England were redefined during the mid-seventeenth century; for many it was as though the previous century's reformation was being reversed. Lane considers how a select group...


Narratives of Drunkenness: Belgium, 1830-1914

by An Vleugels

Focusing on Belgium from the mid-nineteenth century until the First World War, Vleugels presents a study of the drunkard in society.


Crime and Community in Reformation Scotland: Negotiating Power in a Burgh Society

by J R D Falconer

Based on church and state records from the burgh of Aberdeen, this study explores the deeper social meaning behind petty crime during the Reformation. Falconer argues that an analysis of both criminal behaviour...


Utilitarianism and the Art School in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by Malcolm Quinn

The mid-nineteenth century saw the introduction of publicly funded art education as an alternative to the established private institutions. Quinn explores the ways in which members of parliament applied Bentham's...


Literacy and Orality in Eighteenth-Century Irish Song

by Julie Henigan

Focusing on several distinct genres of eighteenth-century Irish song, Henigan demonstrates in each case that the interaction between the elite and vernacular, the written and oral, is pervasive and characteristic...


Thomas Dunckerley and English Freemasonry

by Susan Mitchell Sommers

Thomas Dunckerley is a late eighteenth-century icon of British Freemasonry. In one of the first books to provide a scholarly study of English Freemasonry, Sommers uses Dunckerley's case to examine the changeable...


United Islands? The Languages of Resistance

by John Kirk, Andrew Noble & Michael Brown

This is the first title in a new series called Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution. This series will appeal to those involved in English literary studies, as well as those working in fields of study that...


Markets and Growth in Early Modern Europe

by Victoria N Bateman

This is the first study to analyze a wide spread of price data to determine whether market development led to economic growth in the early modern period.


A History of Emotions, 1200-1800

by Jonas Liliequist

The essays in this collection examine emotional responses to art and music, the role of emotions in contemporary notions of gender and sexuality and theoretical questions as to their use.


Merchant Colonies in the Early Modern Period

by Victor N Zakharov, Gelina Harlaftis & Olga Katsiardi-Hering

Merchant colonies were a significant factor for economic growth in Europe during the early modern period. The essays in this collection look at merchant colonies across Europe, assessing their function, legal...


The 1641 Depositions and the Irish Rebellion

by Eamon Darcy, Annaleigh Margey & Elaine Murphy

The 1641 Depositions are among the most important documents relating to early modern Irish history. This essay collection is part of a major project run by Trinity College, Dublin, using the depositions to investigate...


A Political Biography of Eliza Haywood

by Kathryn R King

While under arrest in 1750 on suspicion of producing a seditious pamphlet Eliza Haywood insisted she 'never wrote any thing in a political way'. This study of the life and works, the first full-length biography...


Ireland and Empire, 1692-1770

by Charles Ivar McGrath

Historians often view early modern Ireland as a testing ground for subsequent British colonial adventures further afield. McGrath argues against this passive view, suggesting that Ireland played an enthusiastic...


Meat, Commerce and the City: The London Food Market, 1800-1855

by Robyn S Metcalfe

This study examines the struggle between Smithfield market's supporters and detractors and argues that this demonstrates a major shift in the way the urban landscape came to be used.


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...


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...