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Liverpool University Press

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  • Claude Simonby Jean H. Duffy; Alastair Duncan

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 75.00

    This collection of essays celebrates the work of the French Nobel prize-winning novelist Claude Simon. Scholars from France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom reconsider the fifty years of Simon’s fiction in the light of his large-scale autobiographical novel Le Jardin des Plantes (1997). From a variety of perspectives – postmodernist,... more...

  • The Protestant Ethic Debateby David Chalcraft; Austin Harrington

    Liverpool University Press 2001; US$ 70.00

    Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism continues to be one of the most influential texts in the sociology of modern Western societies. Although Weber never produced the further essays with which he intended to extend the study, he did complete four lengthy Replies to reviews of the text by two German historians. Written... more...

  • Population and Society in Western European Port Cities, c. 1650-1939by Richard Lawton; Robert Lee

    Liverpool University Press 2001; US$ 85.00

    This volume brings together ten original papers on the population dynamics and development of Western European port cities. In a substantial overview chapter Lawton and Lee examine ‘Port Development and the Demographic Dynamics of European Urbanisation’, setting in context the individual case studies that follow. These studies – of Bremen,... more...

  • Distant Voices Still Heardby John O'Brien; Malcolm Quainton

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 70.00

    The aim of this book is to introduce the modern student to readings of French Renaissance literature, drawing on the perspectives of contemporary literary theories. The volume is organized by paired readings of five major sixteenth-century French writers, with interpretations covering, among others, structuralism, semiotics, feminism and psychoanalysis.... more...

  • Liverpool and Transatlantic Slaveryby D. Richardson; S. Schwarz; A. Tibbles

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Published to coincide with the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, this is an important volume of international significance, drawing together contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field and edited by a team headed by the internationally acclaimed historian David Richardson. The book will set Liverpool in the wider... more...

  • Global America?by Ulrich Beck; Nathan Sznaider; Rainer Winter

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 75.00

    Many contemporary issues cannot be readily or fully understood at the level of the nation state and the concept of globalization is used to develop understanding through the analysis of global (transnational) processes. This volume explores the phenomenon of Americanization, and its worldwide impact, and the cultural consequences of globalization. more...

  • Gainsborough’s Visionby Amal Asfour; Paul Williamson

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 85.00

    Thomas Gainsborough, one of the most popular British painters, has been celebrated as a landscapist, a portrait painter, and a man of feeling whose impetuous character is revealed in his art, life and letters. This book reveals that the style, themes and ideas of Gainsborough’s paintings constitute purposeful expressions of an intellectual and... more...

  • Missing Headlinesby Emeka Anyaoku

    Liverpool University Press 1997; US$ 55.00

    This Book is about a common humanity, and the Commonwealth's role in its promotion. Emeka Anyaoku's themes developed here were foreshadowed in his acceptance speech to the Heads of Government who had elected him as Commonwealth Secretary-Genral. more...

  • The New Politics of Sinn Féinby Kevin Bean

    Liverpool University Press 2008; US$ 85.00

    The New Politics of Sinn Féin is an assessment of the ideological and organizational development of Provisional republicanism since 1985. The book explores how the Republican movement has changed from an anti-state insurgency to a potential partner in governing the state it was pledged to destroy. In particular, the book attempts to consider the... more...

  • Dr Macnamara 1861-1931by Robin Betts

    Liverpool University Press 1998; US$ 75.00

    This well-researched historical biography is the first on Dr T. J. Macnamara, the first ex-elementary teacher to win a government post. Colleague and close friend of Lloyd George, and praised by Winston Churchill, Macnamara was an educationist, journalist and Cabinet Minister. This study of his life and career makes a major contribution to educational... more...