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Multinationals, Subsidiaries and National Business Systems: The Nickel Industry and Falconbridge Nikkelverk

by Pål Thonstad Sandvik

Scholarly attention has tended to focus on the owners and management of the multinationals, but when the focus is changed to that of subsidiaries, different aspects of business development and international...


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...


Dying to be English: Suicide Narratives and National Identity, 1721-1814

by Kelly McGuire

This study examines the presentation of suicide within the genre of the eighteenth-century novel. Referencing several key writers of the period, McGuire demonstrates that their work inscribes a nationalist imperative...


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.


The Business of the Novel: Economics, Aesthetics and the Case of Middlemarch

by Simon R Frost

This study shows how aesthetics and economics have been combined in a great work of literature. Frost examines the history of Middlemarch's composition and publication within the context of Victorian demand,...


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...


The Heroic Life of George Gissing, Part II: 1888-1897

by Pierre Coustillas

This ambitious three-volume biography on Gissing examines both his life and writing both chronologically and in close detail. Part II assesses the period of Gissing's greatest authorial triumphs. His most critically...


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...


Robert and James Adam, Architects of the Age of Enlightenment

by Ariyuki Kondo

During the second half of the eighteenth century British architecture moved away from the dominant school of classicism in favour of a more creative freedom of expression. At the forefront of this change were...


The Celebrated Hannah Cowley: Experiments in Dramatic Genre, 1776-1794

by Angela Escott

Hannah Cowley (1743-1809) was a very successful dramatist, and something of an eighteenth-century celebrity. New critical interest in the drama of this period has meant a resurgence of interest in Cowley's writing...


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...


Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Reality of a Fashionable Disorder

by Heather R Beatty

This study, based on extensive use of eighteenth-century newspapers, hospital registers and case notes, examines the experience of suffering from nervous disease - a supposedly upper-class malady. Beatty concludes...


Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920: Ocular Horizons

by Martin Willis

This book explores the Victorian concept of vision across scientific and cultural forms. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles - small, large, past and future - to arrive...


Hobbes, the Scriblerians and the History of Philosophy

by Conal Condren

Satire was core to the work of Thomas Hobbes although his critics also used it as a weapon to ridicule him. Condren uses Hobbes as an example to demonstrate that an examination of the persona is needed to advance...


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...


Energy, Trade and Finance in Asia: A Political and Economic Analysis

by Justin Dargin & Tai Wei Lim

This study offers a vital reappraisal of the trade relationship between north-east Asia and the Gulf. Writing from a non-western standpoint, Dargin and Lim make a compelling case for how these regions became...


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...