A History of English Literature

Author: Michael Alexander

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137048948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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A History of English Literature has received exceptional reviews. Tracing the development of one of the world's richest literatures from the Old English period through to the present day, the narrative discusses a wide range of key authors but never loses its clarity or verve. Building on the book's established reputation and success, the third edition has been revised and updated throughout. It now provides a full final chapter on the contemporary scene, with more on genres and the impact of globalization. Features of this best-selling book include: • a helpful overview of each chapter • boxed biographies of authors, and tables of publications and historical events • on-page definitions of important terms and concepts • suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter to aid study • portraits of authors, illustrations, maps and an index. A History of English Literature remains the essential companion for anyone wishing to follow the unfolding of writing in England from its beginnings. It is ideal for those who know a few landmark texts, but little of the literary landscape that surrounds them; those who want to know what English literature consists of; and those who simply want to read its fascinating story.

Nineteenth-Century Britain

Author: Jeremy Black,Donald MacRaild

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333725603

Category: History

Page: 349

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The nineetenth century was a period of striking developments, and subject to a great pressure of change. This process of change is the primary focus of the book. Organised into a series of thematic chapters, Black and MacRaild's wide-ranging text offers the reader an analysis of numerous spheres of human history: politics, empire and warfare; economy, society and population; religion and culture. The book also offers considered treatment of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with a truly British (as opposed to English) perspective maintained throughout. With numerous illustrations, helpful explanatory tables, boxes and textual inserts, as well as a list of further reading with each chapter, Ninteetenth Century Britain is an excellent introductory text book for students of this most vital period in British history.

European Union Politics

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137453400

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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This second edition of European Union Politics provides an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics and policy in the EU. It gives readers a sense of the colour and flavour of EU politics, while systematic coverage of different theoretical perspectives encourages a more sophisticated understanding of the EU's development and function.

Global Politics

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137349271

Category: Political Science

Page: 616

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This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.

Democratising Beauty in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Art and the Politics of Public Life

Author: Lucy Hartley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316878600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Could the self-interested pursuit of beauty actually help to establish the moral and political norms that enable democratic society to flourish? In this book, Lucy Hartley identifies a new language for speaking about beauty, which begins to be articulated from the 1830s in a climate of political reform and becomes linked to emerging ideals of equality, liberty, and individuality. Examining British art and art writing by Charles Lock Eastlake, John Ruskin, Walter Pater, Edward Poynter, William Morris, and John Addington Symonds, Hartley traces a debate about what it means to be interested in beauty and whether this preoccupation is necessary to public political life. Drawing together political history, art history, and theories of society, and supplemented by numerous illustrations, Democratising Beauty in Nineteenth-Century Britain offers a fresh interdisciplinary understanding of the relation of art to its publics.


Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Empathy, Education, Entertainment

Author: H. Cowie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137384441

Category: History

Page: 265

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Exotic animals were coveted commodities in nineteenth-century Britain. Spectators flocked to zoos and menageries to see female lion tamers and hungry hippos. Helen Cowie examines zoos and travelling menageries in the period 1800-1880, using animal exhibitions to examine issues of class, gender, imperial culture and animal welfare.

The Working-class Intellectual in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Britain

Author: Aruna Krishnamurthy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754665045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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This collection of essays contributes to scholarship on the emergence of the working classes, by filtering the formation of working-class identity through the rise of the working-class intellectual, a unique cultural figure at the crossroads of two disparate worlds. The essays cover a range of familiar and unfamiliar figures from the 1730s to the 1850s, shedding light on key moments of working-class self-expression.

The Palgrave Centenary Companion to Principia Mathematica

Author: Bernard Linsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137344636

Category: Philosophy

Page: 458

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To mark the centenary of the 1910 to 1913 publication of the monumental Principia Mathematica by Alfred N. Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, this collection of fifteen new essays by distinguished scholars considers the influence and history of PM over the last hundred years.

A Very British Affair

Six Britons and the Development of Time Series Analysis During the 20th Century

Author: T. Mills

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 437

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This book develops the major themes of time series analysis from its formal beginnings in the early part of the 20th century to the present day through the research of six distinguished British statisticians, all of whose work is characterised by the British traits of pragmatism and the desire to solve practical problems of importance.

Nineteenth-Century Anti-Catholic Discourses

The Case of Charlotte Brontë

Author: D. Peschier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230505023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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By the middle of the nineteenth century much clearly gendered, anti-Catholic literature was produced for the Protestant middle classes. Nineteenth Century Anti-Catholic Discourses explores how this writing generated a series of popular Catholic images and looks towards the cultural, social and historical foundation of these representations. Diana Peschier places the novels of Charlotte Brontë within the framework of Victorian social ideologies, in particular the climate created by rise of anti-Catholicism and thus provides an alternative reading of her work.

Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle

Multi-Media Afterlives

Author: S. Vanacker,C. Wynne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Sherlock Holmes is an iconic figure within cultural narratives. More recently, Conan Doyle has also appeared as a fictional figure in contemporary novels and films, confusing the boundaries between fiction and reality. This collection investigates how Holmes and Doyle have gripped the public imagination to become central figures of modernity.

British Colonial Realism in Africa

Inalienable Objects, Contested Domains

Author: Deborah Shapple Spillman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230378013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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What role do objects play in realist narratives as they move between societies and their different systems of value as commodities, as charms, as gifts, as trophies, or as curses? This book explores how the struggle to represent objects in British colonial realism corresponded with historical struggles over the material world and its significance.

The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History

Author: W. Rubinstein,Michael A. Jolles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230304664

Category: History

Page: 1069

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This authoritative and comprehensive guide to key people and events in Anglo-Jewish history stretches from Cromwell's re-admittance of the Jews in 1656 to the present day and contains nearly 3000 entries, the vast majority of which are not featured in any other sources.

Judgement and Truth in Early Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology

Author: M. Textor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137286334

Category: Philosophy

Page: 275

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What is judgement? is a question that has exercised generations of philosophers. Early analytic philosophers (Frege, Russell and Wittgenstein) and phenomenologists (Brentano, Husserl and Reinach) changed how philosophers think about this question. This book explores and assesses their contributions and help us to retrace their steps.

John Stuart Mill

A British Socrates

Author: K. N Demetriou,A. Loizides

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137321717

Category: Philosophy

Page: 261

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This edited collection highlights the inquisitive and synthetic aspects of John Stuart Mill's mode of philosophising while exploring various aspects of Mill's thought, intellectual development and influence. The contributors to this volume discuss a number of Mill's ideas including those on political participation, democracy, liberty and justice.


Postcolonial Moves

Medieval through Modern

Author: P. Ingham,M. Warren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403980233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Much theoretical and historical work engaged with the question of the "postcolonial" is built upon an imagined, unified premodern "Middle Ages" in Europe. One of the results of this has been that in recent years scholars in medieval and early modern studies have been critically assessing the uses of postcolonial and subaltern theoretical perspectives in their fields, and considering what their periods have to say to postcolonial theorists. This book offers a series of original essays that explore with specificity the methodological, textual, cultural, and historiographic moves required for postcolonial engagements with premodern times.


Frege on Absolute and Relative Truth

An Introduction to the Practice of Interpreting Philosophical Texts

Author: U. Pardey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137012234

Category: Mathematics

Page: 242

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This book has two objectives: to be a contribution to the understanding of Frege's theory of truth – especially a defence of his notorious critique of the correspondence theory - and to be an introduction to the practice of interpreting philosophical texts.