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Michael Swanton's translation of this work - the first continuous national history of any Western people in their own language - draws extensively on the latest evidence of paleographers, archaeologists and textual and social historians to place these ann
Fascinating study of Operation Banner, the British Army's campaign in Northern Ireland. Drawing upon interviews with former soldiers, unpublished diaries and unit log-books, this book examines soldiers' behaviour at the small infantry-unit level, includin
Internationally renowned academics look at memories of slavery in the Francophone world, reflecting upon contemporary commemorative practices that relate to the history of slavery and the slave trade, and questioning how they function in relationship to o
A fascinating study that examines Liverpool's mixed population and its approach to race relations, in order to provide historical context and perspective to debates about Britain's experience of empire in the twentieth century.
Cassiodorus (c.485-585), Roman senator and consul, served in various high offices from c.505 to c.538, under the kings of the Ostrogoths, who had inherited the imperial administration of Italy. For long periods the Goths' chief publicist, he compiled the
A richly illustrated and documented survey of the evolution of synagogue textiles spanning fifteen centuries, offering a detailed analysis of the design and production of mantles, wrappers, Torah scroll binders, and the Torah ark curtain and valance, incl
This is a Syriac text written, in all probability, by an inhabitant of Edessa almost immediately after the conclusion of the war between Rome and Persia in 502-506 AD. The Chronicle also vividly describes the famine and plague that swept through Edessa in
~Cicero's great polemic against Antony, a literary masterpiece, is here made available to Latin students early in their reading programme and to students of classical civilisation. The introduction to this edition deals with the historical setting, Roman
Contested Identities in Costa Rica explores the concept of national identity within the paradigm of the dominant image of the traditional and idealised tico. Considering literature from the 1970s and cinema from the twenty-first century, it analyses how t
Creolizing Europe critically interrogates creolization as the decolonial, rhizomatic thinking necessary for understanding the cultural and social transformations set in motion through trans/national dislocations within Europe.
This book explores the impossible dilemma facing Francophone intellectuals writing in the lead-up to decolonisation: How could they redefine their culture, and the `humanity' they felt had been denied by the colonial project, in terms that did not replica
A stylistic and historical study of one of the most celebrated features of Middle English alliterative poetry, the passages of vivid description. The study explores the narrative function of such descriptions, and the models for the poets' descriptive tec
This is the second part of a two-volume textbook offering the basis for a single semester undergraduate-level university course on environmental politics in Latin America and the Caribbean. It examines the green movement and sustainability in the region,
Excavating the Future Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction Film and Television
A cultural study of an array of popular North American science fiction film and television texts, Excavating the Future explores the popular archaeological imagination and the political uses to which it is being employed by the U.S. state and its adversar
The book explores post-Franco Spanish film's tacit or explicit, but always resolute, essays from 1975 to 2000 to make over Spain's national, in fact post-national, identity.
Rational persuasion and appeal to an audience's emotions are elements of most literature, but they are found in their purest form in oratory. The speeches written by the Greek Orators for delivery in law-courts, deliberative councils and assemblies enjoye
This book enriches our understanding of Romanticism and colonialism by telling the story of Henry Smeathman (1742-86), natural historian and sentimental traveller whose extraordinary life in West Africa and the West Indies provides us with vivid, eye-witn
The book examines the experiences of Irish soldiers returning from the Great War to the part of Ireland that became the Irish Free State covering the period from the Armistice to 1939.
A fascinating book about a countercultural milieu that attempted to establish innovative ideas of collectivity and individuality through the formation of art groups in the 1950s and 1960s.
Birmingham has long been shaped by its Irish residents. The migration caused by Ireland's potato famine gave Birmingham the fourth highest Irish-born population of any English or Welsh town in the mid-1800s. This book examines this aspect of English-Irish
The eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville (1707-75) was an inventor, entrepreneur and artist with a worldwide reputation who made eighteenth-century Birmingham a city without typographic equal, b
This is the first study to place Jewish refugee movementsfrom Nazism into a wider framework of global forced migration from the latenineteenth through to the twenty first century.
This new book focuses specifically on England's road network and systems of communications in the early modern period and provides substantial new evidence of the significance of improved travel and transportation to the processes of economic, political a
Liverpool and the slave trade is the first comprehensive account of the city's role in the slave trade. Drawing on recent research, contemporary documents and illustrations, it provides a detailed account of how the trade operated and was eventually broug
Presenting evidence from an array of archival and original resources, this book chronicles the development and derailment of sectarian tensions in the city of Liverpool.
This collection of essays explores historical and conceptual locations of Guyane, as a relational space characterised by dynamics of interaction and conflict. Does Guyane have, or has it had, its own place in the world, or is it a borderland which can onl
Lucian lived in the second century AD and though his mother tongue was probably Aramaic he was famous for his witty satire and polished Greek. The aim of this selection is to produce a representative coverage of some of Lucians best work, particularly tho
Manchester was the first industrial city and arguably the first modern city. During the industrial revolution it became the centre of the world's trade in cotton goods. With the history of the city and numerous insights and unexpected stories, this book i
This collaborative collection considers the packaging, presentation and consumption of medieval manuscripts and early printed books in Europe, 1350-1550.
The first stage towards an urban biography of Liverpool, these essays in cultural history reconstruct the city's past through changes in image, identity and representation.
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