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Manchester University Press

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  • ‘Who the Devil taught thee so much Italian?’by Jason Lawrence

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book offers a comprehensive account of the methods and practice of learning modern languages, particularly Italian, in late sixteenth and early seventeenth century England. It is the first study to suggest that there is a fundamental connection between these language-learning habits and the techniques for both reading and imitating Italian materials... more...

  • A 'Special Relationship'?by Jonathan Colman

    Manchester University Press 2004; US$ 74.95

    This is the first full-length study of the fraught and controversial personal relationship between Prime Minister Harold Wilson and President Lyndon B Johnson, placed in the context of such issues as the Vitnam War, British economic weakness and the UK more...

  • A.S. Byattby Alexa Alfer; Amy Edwards de Campos

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    This comprehensive study of A. S. Byatt’s work spans virtually her entire career and offers insightful readings of all of Byatt’s works of fiction up to and including her Man-Booker-shortlisted novel The Children’s Book (2009). The authors combine an accessible overview of Byatt’s œuvre to date with close critical analysis... more...

  • Abandoning historical conflict?by Peter Shirlow; Jon Tonge; James Mcauley; Catherine McGlyn

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    Drawing on over 150 interviews with former IRA, INLA, UVF and UFF prisoners, this is a major analysis of why Northern Ireland has seen a transition from war to peace. Most accounts of the peace process are ‘top-down’, relying upon the views of political elites. This book is ‘bottom-up’, analysing the voices of those who actually... more...

  • Acceptable wordsby Jeffrey Wainwright

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    Geoffrey Hill has said that some great poetry 'recognises that words fail us'. These essays explore Hill's struggle over fifty years with the recalcitrance of language. This book seeks to show how all his work is marked by the quest for the right pitch of utterance whether it is sorrowing, angry, satiric or erotic. It shows how Hill's... more...

  • Across the marginsby Glenda Norquay; Gerry Smith; Gerry Smyth

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 95.00

    Contributors to this text discuss what it is to be British or Irish, and how people come to describe themselves as such. The study offers a comparative, theoretically informed analysis of the cultural formation of the Atlantic Archipelago, working across the disciplines of history, geography, literature and cultural studies. It also includes specific... more...

  • Adapting philosophyby Catherine Constable

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    Adapting Philosophy looks at the ways in which The Matrix Trilogy adapts Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation, and in doing so creates its own distinctive philosophical position. Where previous work in the field has presented the trilogy as a simple ‘beginner’s guide’ to philosophy, this study offers a new methodology for... more...

  • Aesthetics and Subjectivityby Andrew Bowie

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    Offering an account of the German philosophical tradition of thinking about art and the self, this text looks at recent historical research and contemporary arguments in philosophy and theory in the humanities following the path of German philosophy from Kant through Hegel to Nietzsche. more...

  • After the New Social Democracyby Tony Fitzpatrick

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    Social democracy has made a political comeback in recent years, especially under the influence of the Third Way. Not everyone is convinced, however, that Third Way social democracy is the best means of reviving the Left's project. This book considers more...

  • Agricultural policy in Europeby Alan Greer

    Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 95.00

    With continuing controversy about the future direction and powers of the EU, this groundbreaking book is essential reading for all those interested in European politics and public policy. Based on a comparative analysis of the UK, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland, it argues that Europe has a Common Agricultural Policy in name only.... more...