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The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Imperial Histories

by Philippa Levine & John Marriott

Taking a broad, comparative approach to imperial experiences, this volume provides an authoritative survey of the latest research into the histories of modern empires. The focus is on the era of modern imperial...


Wisdom and War: The Royal Naval College Greenwich 1873-1998

by Harry Dickinson

Opened in 1873, in buildings constructed by Charles II to house retired sailors, the Royal Naval College was founded with the aim of providing officers with 'the highest possible scientific instruction in all...


Re-inventing the Ship: Science, Technology and the Maritime World, 1800-1918

by Don Leggett & Richard Dunn

The technological development of the ship between 1800 and 1914 was dramatic, encompassing the shift from wood and sail to iron, steel and steam. This volume offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the history...


The American Reaper: Harvesting Networks and Technology, 1830-1910

by Gordon M. Winder

The American Reaper adopts a network approach to account for the international diffusion of harvesting technology from North America, from the invention of the reaper through to the formation of a dominant transnational...


Banking and Finance in the Mediterranean: A Historical Perspective

by John A. Consiglio & Juan Carlos Martinez Oliva

Bringing together papers by leading banking and finance historians which were first presented at the European Association for Banking History conference held in Malta in June 2007, this volume presents a panoramic...


The Body Divided: Human Beings and Human 'Material' in Modern Medical History

by Sarah Ferber & Sally Wilde

Bodies and body parts of the dead have long been considered valuable material for use in medical science. They have been dissected, autopsied, investigated, harvested for research and therapeutic purposes, collected...


Commerce and Culture: Nineteenth-Century Business Elites

by Robert LEE

This volume presents a collection of interrelated essays by international scholars working on the relationship between commerce and culture from c. 1750 to the early-twentieth century. Considerable attention...


Nursing before Nightingale, 1815-1899

by Carol Helmstadter & Judith Godden

Nursing Before Nightingale is a study of the transformation of nursing in England from the beginning of the nineteenth century until the emergence of the Nightingale nurse as the standard model in the 1890s....


The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy against Russia, 1853-56

by Andrew Lambert

This new edition of Andrew Lambert's ground-breaking study The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy against Russia, 1853-1856, focuses on British grand strategy, the development and implementation of national...


On the Fringes of Diplomacy: Influences on British Foreign Policy, 1800-1945

by John Fisher & Antony Best

This volume gives further impetus to the recent trend of looking beyond the major figures of diplomats and foreign secretaries when seeking to understand of British foreign policy and diplomacy during the height...


Conservatism and British Foreign Policy, 1820-1920: The Derbys and their World

by Geoffrey Hicks

This book brings the political history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries up-to-date through a series of fresh and innovative essays on the Derbys of Knowsley Hall and the conservative, or Conservative...


Scandinavia in the Age of Revolution: Nordic Political Cultures, 1740-1820

by Pasi Ihalainen & Michael Bregnsbo

The 'Age of Revolution' is a term seldom used in Scandinavian historiography, despite the fact that Scandinavia was far from untouched by the late eighteenth-century revolutions in Europe and America. Presenting...


The Challenges of Command: The Royal Navy's Executive Branch Officers, 1880-1919

by Robert L. Davison

This book explores the ways that the Edwardian naval arms race forced the Royal Navy to address deep-seated structural problems caused by rapidly changing technology. It charts how an institution organised for...


The Museums of Contemporary Art: Notion and Development

by J. Pedro Lorente

Where, how, by whom and for what were the first museums of contemporary art created? These are the key questions addressed by Pedro Lorente in this new and expanded edition of his groundbreaking 1998 study,...


Edge of Empire: The British Political Officer and Tribal Administration on the North-West Frontier 1877-1947

by Christian Tripodi

Created in the late eighteenth century by the East India Company to manage relations with the princely rulers of the Indian States, political officers developed into a mechanism by which Britain could manage...


Royal Taste: Food, Power and Status at the European Courts after 1789

by Daniëlle De Vooght

This book addresses the relationship between food consumption, status and power at the royal courts of Europe in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The volume addresses issues of social networks,...


A Decent Provision: Australian Welfare Policy, 1870 to 1949

by John Murphy

This book is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime, from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. It places the development of a welfare state in the 1940s in...


Democracy and the Vote in British Politics, 1848-1867: The Making of the Second Reform Act

by Robert Saunders

The Second Reform Act, passed in 1867, created a million new voters, doubling the electorate and propelling the British state into the age of mass politics. This study provides the first analysis of the subject...


Dressed as in a Painting: Women and British Aestheticism in an Age of Reform

by Kimberly Wahl

The impact of the Aesthetic movement on women and women’s fashion


Race, Science, and the Nation: Reconstructing the Ancient Past in Britain, France and Germany

by Chris Manias

Across the nineteenth century, scholars in Britain, France and the German lands sought to understand their earliest ancestors: the Germanic and Celtic tribes known from classical antiquity, and the newly discovered...