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  • Magdalen College Schoolby Laurence Brockliss

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    Founded in the grounds of Magdalen College 500 years ago, Magdalen College School has been educating centuries of students. Originally intended to offer free tuition in grammar, it has attracted students from all walks of life and from all around the UK during its history. From a period of initial success, the fortunes of the school have waxed and... more...

  • Mass Education and the Limits of State Building, c.1870-1930by Laurence Brockliss; Nicola Sheldon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    The first comparative study of the spread of mass education around the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this unique new book uses a bottom-up focus and demonstrates, to an extent not appreciated hitherto, the gulf between the intentions of the government and the reality on the ground. more...

  • Childhood and Violence in the Western Traditionby Laurence Brockliss; Heather Montgomery

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 36.38

    The violence and neglect suffered by children today is a common subject of media attention and much political hand-wringing, not just in Britain but in other parts of the western world. As yet, however, there has been no attempt to explore this concern historically and look at how the boundary between good and bad parenting may have changed across... more...

  • Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenmentby Laurence Brockliss; Ritchie Robertson

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment explores the development of Berlin's conception of the Enlightenment, noting its indebtedness to a specific German intellectual tradition. The book examines his comments on individual writers, arguing that some assigned to the Counter-Enlightenment have closer affinities to the Enlightenment than he recognized more...

  • Nelson's Surgeonby Laurence Brockliss; John Cardwell; Michael Moss

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 47.99 US$ 41.27

    The death of Admiral Nelson on the Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 is the basis of a well-known story. This book focuses on William Beatty, the surgeon who attended Nelson in his last hours and was later to publicize the deathbed scene. It traces his life and career as a leading naval surgeon during the Napoleonic Wars and afterwards. more...

  • Advancing with the Armyby Marcus Ackroyd; Laurence Brockliss; Michael Moss; Kate Retford; John Stevenson

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19

    A detailed biographical study of the members of the army medical service during the Revolution and Napoleonic wars that charts their background and life both in and outside the army. It demonstrates how a group of medical practitioners from relatively humble backgrounds could use social contacts and experience forged in the army to become an established... more...

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