Looking North

Northern England and the National Imagination

Author: Dave Russell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719051784

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 4278

Investigating areas as diverse as travel literature, fiction, dialect, the stage, radio, television, feature film, music and sport, this book assesses the portrayal of the North of England within the national culture and how this has impacted upon attitudes to the region and its place within notions of Englishness. The relationship between these cultural forms and the construction of regional identity has received only limited consideration and this fascinating work provides not only much new information, but also a map for future writers. The North, although seen ultimately as other and the subject of much critical comment, is also shown here as capable of stimulating the creative imagination and invigorating English culture in sometimes surprising ways.

Civil Engineering Heritage

Northern England

Author: Robert William Rennison

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727725189

Category: Civil Engineering

Page: 291

View: 9200

This volume covers Northern England, from the Scottish border to the southern edge of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and South Yorkshire. It is divided into eight geographical areas, mainly based on county boundaries. For each a site location map and introduction are included. Detailed descriptions are given for each site, including its history, an Ordnance Survey grid reference and the Historical Engineering Work number under which it is registered in the Institution of Civil Engineers' library.

Thinking Northern

Textures of Identity in the North of England

Author: Christoph Ehland

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042022817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 4971

Thinking Northern offers new approaches to the processes of identity formation which are taking place in the diverse fields of cultural, economic and social activity in contemporary Britain. The essays collected in this volume discuss the changing physiognomy of Northern England and provide a mosaic of recent thought and new critical thinking about the textures of regional identity in Britain. Looking at the historical origin of Northern identities and at current attitudes to them, the book explores the way received mental images about the North are re-deployed and re-contained in the ever-changing socio-cultural set-up of society in Northern England. The contributors address representation of Northernness in such diverse fields as the music scene, multicultural spaces, the heritage industries, new architecture, the arts, literature and film.

Northern England

Northumberland, Durham, Cumberland, Northern Westmorland, Cleveland

Author: Cooperative Wholesale Society, Limited, Manchester, England

Publisher: N.A


Category: England

Page: 88

View: 7297


Giants, Fairies and Boggarts

In Northern England

Author: Charles Hardwick

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775459284

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 7359

Bewitched by banshees? Fascinated by fairies? Charmed by changelings? If so, add this engrossing collection of folk tales from in and around northern England to your reading list. Not only does author Charles Hardwick present a sizable collection of tales from the region, but he also explains their origins of many of the stories and compares and contrasts them to the similar themes found in other cultures.

Northern England

Author: Great Britain. Ministry of Public Building and Works

Publisher: N.A


Category: England

Page: 51

View: 3039


The Domesday Geography of Northern England

Author: H. C. Darby,L. S. Maxwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521088701

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 3114

The Domesday Book has long been used as a source of information about legal and economic matters, but its bearing upon the geography of medieval England has been comparatively neglected. This volume on the northern counties of England contains chapters on Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire and the Northern Counties.

Nurture and Neglect: Childhood in Sixteenth-Century Northern England

Author: Loretta A. Dolan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131553567X

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 4993

Nurture and Neglect: Childhood in Sixteenth-Century Northern England addresses a number of anomalies in the existing historiography surrounding the experience of children in urban and rural communities in sixteenth-century northern England. In contrast to much recent scholarship that has focused on affective parent-child relationships, this study directly engages with the question of what sixteenth-century society actually constituted as nurture and neglect. Whilst many modern historians consider affection and love essential for nurture, contemporary ideas of good nurture were consistently framed in terms designed to instil obedience and deference to authority in the child, with the best environment in which to do this being the authoritative, patriarchal household. Using ecclesiastical and secular legal records to form its basis, hitherto an untapped resource for children’s voices, this book tackles important omissions in the historiography, including the regional imbalance, which has largely ignored the north of England and generalised about the experiences of the whole of the country using only sources from the south, and the adult-centred nature of the debate in which historians have typically portrayed the child as having little or no say in their own care and upbringing. Nurture and Neglect will be of particular interest to scholars studying the history of childhood and the social history of England in the sixteenth-century.

Quaternary of Northern England

Author: David Huddart,Neil F. Glasser

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: 745

View: 2129

Describes 70 Geological Conservation Review sites to understand how climatic changes affected the natural environment of Cheviots, Pennines, the Lake District, Peak District, North Yorkshire Moors and the surrounding areas. This book also includes discussion of the evidence for Tertiary and Early Pleistocene landscape evolution.

Cycling Touring Guide: Northern England

revised edition

Author: Harold Briercliffe

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849940657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 5775

The revised edition of the classic cycling guide of 1947 by Harold Briercliffe. Used as the inspiration for the Britain by Bike television series and a vital part of the award-winning Britain by Bike book by Jane Eastoe, the original book is reproduced along with suggested cycling routes in the northern England region for today's cyclists. Harold Briercliffe was the Alfred Wainwright of cycling and his books provide great insight into cycling in various parts of the UK in the 1940s. Harold's fascinating description of the towns, villages and roads of Britain at the time is a joy for all those who love these isles and especially for cyclists looking for inspiration. Many roads have changed over the decades and are now too busy for enjoyable cycling, so Mark Jarman, along with Sustrans, have made suggestions for alternative routes in the region for today's cyclists. The book includes the original photographs taken by Harold Briercliffe and the original illustrations. The Cycling Tourng Guide: Northern England covers cycle routes in the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North East Coast, plus shorter tours around the Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland, around Pendle Hill, Bronte Country, Lancashire Coast, Lunedale and the Pennine Link. It also covers shorter trips around the Plain of York, and from Pool to Richmond. The cycle routes vary in length from half day and day-long trips to weekend and week-long tours.

Backpacker's Britain: Northern England

Author: Graham Uney

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849657912

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 3878

A full-colour guidebook to walking 25 great backpacker's routes throughout northern England, exploring some of the best remote hill and mountain landscapes. Each route is ideally suited to a weekend away from the crowds. The collection of routes can also be viewed as an introduction to the delights of backpacking, and inspire further exploration. This guide is the first of a series of four covering the British Isles. Good colour maps, route profiles and photographs help to illustrate the routes. The book also includes a thorough introduction to backpacking and to the areas covered.

Northern England

Author: Cuchlaine A. M. King

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780416844603

Category: Geomorphology

Page: 213

View: 5408


Working-Class Life in Northern England, 1945-2010

The Pre-History and After-Life of the Inbetweener Generation

Author: Tony Blackshaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137349034

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 1393

Taking a fresh look the history of northern working-class life in the second half of the twentieth century, this book turns to the concept of generation and generational change. The author explores Zygmunt Bauman's bold vision of modern historical change as the shift from solid modernity to liquid modernity.

Researching British Probates, 1354-1858: Northern England

Author: David H. Pratt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842024204

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8619

The purpose of this series of volumes is to simplify the complexities of British probate jurisdictions and make the microfilms of the British probate collection more accessible.

The Sword Dances of Northern England Together With The Horn Dance of Abbots Bromley

Author: Cecil J. Sharp

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291736441

Category: History

Page: 140

View: 5906

A collection of Sword-Dances and accompanying music collected, described and arranged by Cecil J. Sharp. Long-Sword Dances The Kirby Malzeard Sword-Dance The Grenoside Sword-Dance Short-Sword Dances The Swalwell Sword-Dance The Earsdon Sword-Dance Also The Abbots Bromley Sword Dance This edition also incorporates the accompanying Songs and Dance Airs.