Disability in Eighteenth-Century England: Imagining Physical by David M. Turner

By David M. Turner

This is the 1st book-length examine of actual incapacity in eighteenth-century England. It assesses the ways that meanings of actual distinction have been shaped inside assorted cultural contexts, and examines how disabled women and men used, appropriated, or rejected those representations in making feel in their personal reviews. within the strategy, it asks a sequence of similar questions: what constituted ‘disability’ in eighteenth-century tradition and society? How used to be impairment perceived? How did individuals with disabilities see themselves and relate to others? What do their tales let us know concerning the social and cultural contexts of incapacity, and in what methods have been those narratives and stories formed by way of classification and gender? for you to solution those questions, the publication explores the languages of incapacity, the connection among spiritual and clinical discourses of incapacity, and analyzes depictions of individuals with disabilities in pop culture, paintings, and the media. It additionally uncovers the ‘hidden histories’ of disabled women and men themselves drawing on elite letters and autobiographies, bad legislation records and legal court docket records.


The booklet won the incapacity background organization extraordinary e-book Prize in 2012 for the simplest e-book released around the globe in incapacity heritage and in addition encouraged components of the Radio four sequence, ‘Disability: a brand new History’, on which the writer used to be old adviser. The sequence won 2.6 million listeners while it first aired in 2013.

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Access to History: Luther and the Reformation in Europe by Russel Tarr,Keith Randell

By Russel Tarr,Keith Randell

Give your scholars the easiest likelihood of luck with this attempted and demonstrated sequence, combining in-depth research, attractive narrative and accessibility. entry to historical past is the preferred, depended on and wide-ranging sequence for A-level historical past students.

This title:

- helps the content material and overview specifications of the 2015 A-level historical past specifications

- comprises authoritative and fascinating content

- comprises thought-provoking key debates that research the opposing perspectives and techniques of historians

- offers exam-style questions and counsel for every suitable specification to aid scholars know how to use what they've got learnt

This name is appropriate for numerous classes including:

- AQA: The Reformation in Europe, c1500-1564

- Edexcel: Luther and the German Reformation c.1515-55

- OCR: The German Reformation and the guideline of Charles V 1500-1559

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World Before Domesday: The English Aristocracy 871-1066 by Ann Williams

By Ann Williams

Ann Williams' vital new booklet discusses the dynamics of English aristocratic society in a fashion that has now not been explored ahead of. She investigates the rewards and responsibilities of prestige together with beginning, wealth, the significance of public and royal provider and the necessity to perform neighborhood affairs, specially felony and administrative enterprise. this era observed the start of a ‘lesser aristocracy’, the ancestors of the English gentry, the power-house of society and politics within the past due medieval and early sleek classes. occurring to ascertain the tasks and rewards of lordship and the family members among lords and their males, Williams illustrates how prestige was once displayed and covers the significance of the manorial apartment, which was once without delay a house, an property centre and a logo of authority and the insignia of rank in weaponry, garments and private adornment. The starting to be hole among the top rank of society and the bottom, fuelled by way of underlying financial advancements is usually covered.
In end she considers a number of the occupations which symbolized and perpetuated lordly energy. notwithstanding the higher degrees of aristocratic society have been swept away via the Norman cost, the ‘lesser aristocracy’ had a miles greater cost of survival and it used to be this crew who started the manorialization of English society, general from the past due medieval interval.

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Conquered England: Kingship, Succession, and Tenure by George Garnett

By George Garnett

Conquered England argues that Duke William of Normandy's declare to be triumphant Edward the Confessor at the throne of britain profoundly motivated not just the perform of royal succession, but in addition performed a wide half in making a novel constitution of land tenure, depending on the king. In those basic respects, the test made within the aftermath of the Conquest to illustrate seamless continuity with Anglo-Saxon England severed just about all continuity. A
paradoxical outcome used to be a society within which instability in succession on the best exacerbated instability reduce down. the 1st critical try to tackle those difficulties started while preparations have been made, in 1153, for the succession to King Stephen. Henry II duly succeeded him, yet claimed really to have
succeeded his grandfather, Henry I, Stephen's predecessor. Henry II's makes an attempt to illustrate continuity together with his grandfather have been modelled on William the Conqueror's remedy of Edward the Confessor. simply as William's fabricated background were the root for the tenurial cost recorded within the Domesday e-book, so Henry II's, otherwise, underpinned the early universal legislations strategies which started to undermine elements of that cost. The respectable heritage of the Conquest performed a
crucial function not just in making a new society, yet within the improvement of that society.

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Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820 by Bob Harris

By Bob Harris

This seriously illustrated and cutting edge learn is based upon own records, city council mins, criminal circumstances, inventories, visitors' stories, plans and drawings in relation to a few 30 Scots burghs of the Georgian interval. It establishes a particular historical past for the advance of Scots burghs, their residing styles and legislative controls, and exhibits that the Scottish city adventure was once fairly diversified from different elements of england.

With inhabitants growth, and fiscal and social development, Scots of the time skilled mammoth switch either when it comes to city behaviour and the decay of old privileges and regulations. This quantity exhibits how the Scots Georgian burgh constructed to turn into a powerfully managed city neighborhood, with disturbance intentionally designed out.

This is a collaborative heritage, melding jointly political, social, monetary, city and architectural histories, to accomplish a complete point of view at the nature of the Scottish Georgian city. no longer loads a heritage through development and numbers, this pioneering learn of Scottish urbanization explores the kind of swap and the standard of result.

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Compositions et recompositions du lien social en Irlande by Anne-Catherine Lobo

By Anne-Catherine Lobo

Alors que l’expression « lien social » a fait florès en France, au element que son sens s’en trouve désormais souvent dilué et amoindri, il nous a semblé intéressant de retrouver los angeles strength de ce thought et d’envisager remark il pouvait permettre de rendre compte de réalités socio-politiques et socio-économiques irlandaises, alors qu’il semble fédérer, sans toutefois totalement englober, les options anglo-saxons de social bond et de neighborhood. Au fil de l’histoire de l’Irlande, les modalités du lien social ont connu à l. a. fois des invariants, des évolutions, des mutations. remark le colonisateur s’est-il accommodé (ou non) des constructions antérieures ? Peut-on parler du lien social au singulier dans l’Irlande coloniale ? remark le jeune État-nation, issu d’une guerre d’indépendance puis d’une guerre civile, a-t-il cherché à intervenir dans l. a. reconstruction et le maintien de ce lien ? Qu’en est-il du lien social dans une Irlande post-moderne, où l’individualisme et les cellules restreintes semblent s’affirmer au détriment du collectif ? remark l. a. query se pose-t-elle en Irlande du Nord, où s’étend los angeles « ligne de paix », c’est-à-dire le mur qui sépare quartiers catholiques et quartiers protestants ? Les articles qui composent ce recueil relèvent du domaine de los angeles civilisation. los angeles première partie de l’ouvrage discover les modalités de compositions et de recompositions du lien social au fil de l’histoire d’une Irlande assujettie sous diverses formes à l. a. puissance britannique, jusqu’aux premières années du jeune État-nation au début du XXe siècle. l. a. seconde aborde cette concept dans une point of view résolument contemporaine et comporte des analyses du lien dans diverses mises en œuvre : dans l’éducation, l’économie et les entreprises, les réseaux politiques et associatifs. Trois thématiques enjambent les divisions temporelles : los angeles faith, los angeles femme et los angeles famille, ainsi que les rapports socio-économiques.

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Nobility and Kingship in Medieval England: The Earls and by Andrew M. Spencer

By Andrew M. Spencer

the Aristocracy and Kingship in Medieval England is a tremendous new account of the connection among Edward I and his earls, and of the function of the English the Aristocracy in thirteenth-century governance. Re-evaluating crown-noble family members of the interval, Spencer demanding situations conventional interpretations of Edward's reign, displaying that his reputed masterfulness has been overplayed and that his kingship used to be some distance subtler, and consequently more advantageous, than this stereotype could recommend. Drawing from key earldoms similar to Lincoln, Lancaster, Cornwall and Warenne, the e-book finds how nobles created neighborhood followings and exercised strength at an area point in addition to surveying the political, governmental, social and armed forces lives of the earls, prompting us to reconsider our belief in their place in thirteenth-century politics. Adopting a strong revisionist viewpoint, Spencer offers an immense new assertion approximately thirteenth-century England; one that will rework our realizing of politics and kingship within the period.

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Religion and Society in Early Modern England: A Sourcebook by David Cressy,Lori Anne Ferrell

By David Cressy,Lori Anne Ferrell

Religion and Society in Early smooth England is an intensive sourcebook overlaying interaction among faith, politics, society, and pop culture within the Tudor and Stuart classes.


It covers the an important subject matters of the Reformation via narratives, reviews, literary works, orthodox and unorthodox non secular writing, institutional church files, and parliamentary complaints. worthwhile introductions placed all the resources in context and make this an obtainable scholar text.

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Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in by E. H. H. Green

By E. H. H. Green

Ideologies of Conservatism charts advancements and adjustments within the nature of Conservative political concept and the which means of Conservatism through the 20th century. Ewen Green's penetrating learn explores the Conservative brain from the Edwardian certainties of Balfour to the Thatcherite Nineteen Eighties and past. It examines how Conservative thinkers, politicians, and activists sought to outline the issues they confronted, what they proposal they have been arguing opposed to, and what audiences they have been looking to succeed in. this can be the single learn which blends the background of Conservative concept with the party's political motion, and it bargains major new insights into the political tradition of the 'Conservative Century'.

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Malaya and Singapore 1941–42: The fall of Britain’s empire by Mark Stille,Peter Dennis

By Mark Stille,Peter Dennis

For the British Empire it was once an army catastrophe, yet for Imperial Japan the conquest of Malaya was once one of many pivotal campaigns of worldwide warfare II. Giving delivery to the parable of the Imperial eastern Army's invincibility, the victory left either Burma and India open to invasion. even though seriously outnumbered, the japanese military fought fiercely to beat the inept and shambolic defence provided by way of the British and Commonwealth forces.
Detailed research of the clash, mixed with a heavy concentrate on the importance of the aerial crusade, aid inform the interesting tale of the japanese victory, from the preliminary landings in Thailand and Malaya via to the destruction of the Royal Navy's strength Z and the ultimate fall of Singapore itself.

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