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University Of Hertfordshire Press

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  • Agriculture and Rural Society after the Black Deathby Richard Britnell; Ben Dodds

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    With special emphasis on the period following the Black Death, this new collection of essays explores agriculture and rural society during the late Middle Ages. Combining a broad perspective on agrarian problemssuch as depopulation and social conflictwith illustrative material from detailed local and regional research, this compilation demonstrates... more...

  • A Lost Frontier Revealedby Alan Fox

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Seeking to draw new conclusions about settlement distributions and population densities, patterns of wealth, underprivileged assistance, and land usage, this reference uses multiple criteria to subdivide England into regions. This unusual and probing study establishes the presence of an informal cultural frontier between two proposed societies, which... more...

  • The Roma Struggle for Compensation in Post-War Germanyby Julia von dem Knesebeck

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2011; US$ 31.99

    Thirty years passed before it was acceptedin West Germany and elsewherethat the Roma (Gypsies) of Germany had been Holocaust victims. Drawing upon a substantial body of previously unseen sources, this record examines the history of the Roma struggle for recognition as racially persecuted victims of National Socialism in postwar Germany. Looking at... more...

  • Danger! Educated Gypsyby Ian Hancock; Dileep Karanth

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    Penned by a noted Gypsy scholar, this collection of writings examines Romani history, culture, language, and politics and covers topics that range from responses to the Romani Holocaust and Romani religion to anti-Gypsy racism and oppression. Giving a voice to an often misunderstood community, this record includes personal stories, persuasive research,... more...

  • Magic in Theoryby Peter Lamont; Professor Richard Wiseman

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    A useful manual for any magician or curious spectator who wonders why the tricks seem so real, this guide examines the psychological aspects of a magician?s work. Exploring the ways in which human psychology plays into the methods of conjuring rather than focusing on the individual tricks alone, this explanation of the general principles of magic... more...

  • Out of the Hay and into the Hopsby Celia Cordle

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2011; US$ 63.99

    Based on oral histories and farm books, this account offers a fascinating analysis of some 300 years of hop-cultivation history in the Weald of Kent, a rural area in the South of England, and in the Borough at Southwark, London. The diverse processes of hop agriculture are examined within the wider context of events, such as the advent of the railroads... more...

  • Learn Romaniby Ronald Lee

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2005; US$ 23.99

    Following 18 carefully structured lessons, this Romani language primer explores the vocabulary and grammar of the Kalderash Roma in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Designed for beginner students, this course reference begins with the basic verbs and nouns and builds through to the subtler grammatical necessities of reading and... more...

  • Deserted Villages Revisitedby Christopher Dyer; Richard Jones

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    Assembling leading experts on the subject, this account explores the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of thousands of villages and smaller settlements in England and Wales between 1340 and 1750. By revisiting the deserted villages, this breakthrough study addresses questions that have plagued archaeologists, geographers, and historians... more...

  • The Politics of the Pantomimeby Jill Sullivan

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    Dynamic and unique, this history examines pantomime productions in the English provincesespecially Birmingham, Nottingham, and Manchesterfrom 1860 through 1900. Arguing that pantomimes were rooted in specific expressions of local identity, this volume explores censorship as well as the relationships between theaters, their managers, authors, and audiences.... more...

  • Land and Familyby John Mullan; Richard Britnell

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    With a special emphasis on the exchange of land between medieval servile tenantsespecially from the 13th century onwardthis scholarly examination of the peasant land market of the Middle Ages explores the identification of peasant families with particular lands to which they had a hereditary right. Using this theme to explore village life and showing... more...