A Land of Liberty?

England, 1689-1727

Author: Julian Hoppit

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198228422

Category: History

Page: 580

View: 9273

This book provides an authoritative general view of England between the Glorious Revolution and the deathS of George I and Isaac Newton. It is a very wide-ranging survey, looking at politics, religion, economy, society, and culture. It also places England in its British, European, and world contexts. An annotated bibliography provides a guide through a vast minefield of secondary literature.

A History of British Publishing

Author: John Feather

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134415427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 10

View: 4216

Thoroughly revised, restructured and updated, A History of British Publishing covers six centuries of publishing in Britain from before the invention of the printing press, to the electronic era of today. John Feather places Britain and her industries in an international marketplace and examines just how ‘British’, British publishing really is. Considering not only the publishing industry itself, but also the areas affecting, and affected by it, Feather traces the history of publishing books in Britain and examines: education politics technology law religion custom class finance, production and distribution the onslaught of global corporations. Specifically designed for publishing and book history courses, this is the only book to give an overall history of British publishing, and will be an invaluable resource for all students of this fascinating subject.

The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Jeremy Gregory,John Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136008381

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 5166

Enormously rich and wide-ranging, The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Eighteenth Century brings together, in one handy reference, a wide range of essential information on the major aspects of eighteenth century British history. The information included is chronological, statistical, tabular and bibliographical, and the book begins with the eighteenth century political system before going on to cover foreign affairs and the empire, the major military and naval campaigns, law and order, religion, economic and financial advances, and social and cultural history. Key features of this user-friendly volume include: wide-ranging political chronologies major wars and rebellions key treaties and their terms chronologies of religious events approximately 500 biographies of leading figures essential data on population, output and trade a detailed glossary of terms a comprehensive cultural and intellectual chronology set out in tabular form a uniquely detailed and comprehensive topic bibliography. All those studying or teaching eighteenth century British history will find this concise volume an indispensable resource for use and reference.

William III & Mary II (Penguin Monarchs)

Partners in Revolution

Author: Jonathan Keates

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141976888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 5446

William III (1689-1702) & Mary II (1689-94) (Britain's only ever 'joint monarchs') changed the course of the entire country's history, coming to power through a coup (which involved Mary betraying her own father), reestablishing parliament on a new footing and, through commiting Britain to fighting France, initiating an immensely long period of warfare and colonial expansion. Jonathan Keates' wonderful book makes both monarchs vivid, the cold, shrewd 'Dutch' William and the shortlived Mary, whose life and death inspired Purcell to write some of his greatest music.

The Eighteenth Century


Author: Paul Langford

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191037133

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 8763

This volume takes a thematic approach to the history of the eighteenth century in the British Isles, covering such issues as domestic politics (including popular political culture), religious developments and change, and social and demographic structure and growth. Paul Langford heads a leading team of contributors, to present a lively picture of an era of intense change and growth in which all parts of Britain and Ireland were increasingly bound together by economic expansion and political unification.

Neue politische Literatur

Berichte über das internationale Schrifttum

Author: Erwin Stein,Helmut Ridder

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

View: 1440


The Politics of Wine in Britain

A New Cultural History

Author: C. Ludington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230306225

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

View: 693

A unique look at the meaning of the taste for wine in Britain, from the establishment of a Commonwealth in 1649 to the Commercial Treaty between Britain and France in 1860 - this book provides an extraordinary window into the politics and culture of England and Scotland just as they were becoming the powerful British state.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1815


Nehemiah Grew and England's Economic Development

The Means of a Most Ample Increase of the Wealth and Strength of England (1706-7)

Author: Julian Hoppit

Publisher: OUP/British Academy

ISBN: 9780197264959

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 2187

The book is a scholarly edition of a manuscript written in about 1706 which has not previously been published. The main text considers England's economic potential, and puts forward ways in which that potential could be maximized.

A Political Biography of Jonathan Swift

Author: David Oakleaf

Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Limited


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

View: 1003

Now most famous as the author of Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was one of the most important propagandists and satirists of his day. Modern readers have difficulty placing him on the political spectrum. He rejected political parties as factions but supported the Whigs and then the Tories. He defended the exclusive privileges of (Anglican) Church of Ireland, yet he was an eloquent champion of liberty. Insisting he was English, he became a celebrated Anglo-Irish patriot. This study seeks to contextualize Swift within the political arena of his day.


Essays on Neo-Latin Literature in Honour of Monique Mund-Dopchie and Gilbert Tournoy

Author: Dirk Sacré,Jan Papy

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9058677508

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 845

View: 9580

This collective volume has been dedicated to two distinguished scholars of Neo-Latin Studies on the occasion of their retirement after a long and fruitful academic career, one at the Université catholique Louvain-la-Neuve, the other at the internationally renowned Seminarium Philologiae Humanisticae of Leuven University. Both the rich variety of subjects dealt with and the international diversity of the scholars authoring contributions reflect the wide interests of the celebrated Neo-Latinists, their international position, and the actual status of the discipline itself. Ranging from the Trecento to the 21st century, and embracing Latin writings from Italy, Hungary, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Poland, the New World, Spain, Scotland, Denmark and China, this volume is as rich and multifaceted as it is voluminous, for it not only offers studies on well-known figures such as Petrarch, Lorenzo Valla, Erasmus, Vives, Thomas More, Eobanus Hessus, Lipsius, Tycho Brahe, Jean de la Fontaine and Jacob Cats, but it also includes new contributions on Renaissance commentaries and editions of classical authors such as Homer, Seneca and Horace; on Neo-Latin novels, epistolography and Renaissance rhetoric; on Latin translations from the vernacular and invectives against Napoleon; on the teaching of Latin in the 19th century; and on the didactics of Neo-Latin nowadays.

Reader's guide to British history

Author: D. M. Loades

Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers

ISBN: 9781579584269

Category: History

Page: 1620

View: 528

"A masterful attempt to describe the historical secondary literature of the British Isles -- from prehistory to the present day -- the set is comprised of substantial essays of 1,000 to 3,000 words each on a wide array of subjects -- all written by pre-eminent scholars in language accessible to beginning students and advanced researchers. Each listed essay title is given a thorough annotation."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

A History of Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim Perspectives on War and Peace: A century of wars

Author: Jerry William Frost

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773465633

Category: Religion

Page: 858

View: 1867

This massive, two-volume work is an extensive survey of the interactions between organized religions and war from the Exodus to Gulf War II. The major emphases are on Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with additional chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, and sections on Shinto, Quakerism, and others. It will attract scholars in a variety of disciplines: peace studies, religion, history, and political science.

A History of Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim Perspectives on War and Peace: The Bible to 1914

Author: Jerry William Frost

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773465619

Category: Religion

Page: 430

View: 4872

This massive, two-volume work is an extensive survey of the interactions between organized religions and war from the Exodus to Gulf War II. The major emphases are on Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with additional chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, and sections on Shinto, Quakerism, and others. It will attract scholars in a variety of disciplines: peace studies, religion, history, and political science. "With this publication, J. William Frost joins that elite company of scholars whose breadth of knowledge and accessible writing style enable scholars and students in several fields to gain a new level of understanding of an extraordinarily important and timely topic. The author's chronological approach enables him to relate the evolution of religious thought and practice in relation to war to the major political and military developments in world history rather than treating each religion in isolation from the wider culture or cultures in which it exists. He also portrays insightfully the religious aspects of nationalism during times of war. A powerful tool of war throughout human history, religion at its best can also be a uniquely important resource for peace, Frost concludes. May the publication of this unusually comprehensive work contribute to knowledge of the former and support for the latter at a time when both are desperately needed." - Melvin B. Endy, Jr., Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, St. Mary's College of Maryland.

The Country Houses of John Vanbrugh

From the Archives of Country Life

Author: Jeremy Musson

Publisher: Aurum Pr Ltd


Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 4565

The country houses designed by Sir John Vanbrugh (1664–1726) are some of the most original and memorable works of architecture from the Restoration period. Dubbed “The Shakespeare of Architects” by Sir John Soane, Vanbrugh designed the Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace—two of the great iconic houses of their age—as well as a number of astounding country estates such as Seaton Delaval Hall and Grimsthorpe Castle. Vanbrugh’s life was perhaps even more remarkable than his architectural creations. He began his career as a merchant and traveled to India in the service of the East India Company, served as an army officer, was arrested as a civilian in France and imprisoned on suspicion of being a spy, and worked as both a playwright and theatrical impresario before turning his lively mind to architecture. Collected here are 200 of the finest photographs of Vanbrugh’s astounding country houses accompanied by well-researched accounts explaining the ideas behind and impact of his great estates and landscapes.

Regulating the British Economy, 1660-1850

Author: Perry Gauci

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754697622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 3882

Inspired by recent research on the cultural impact of economic change, an international team of leading academics and younger scholars examine the ways in which state and society responded to fundamental economic transition. The studies embrace all aspects of the regulatory process, from developing ideas on the economy, to the passage of legislation, and to the negotiation of economic policy and change in practice. The book challenges the general characterization of the period as a shift from a regulated economy to a more laissez-faire system, highlighting the uncertain but significant relationship between the state and economic interests across the long eighteenth century.