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  • Travel Writing 1700-1830by Elizabeth A. Bohls; Ian Duncan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    By the end of the eighteenth century, British travellers had fanned out to every corner of the world, driven by widely varying motives: scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism. In letters, journals, and books, travellers wrote at first-hand of exotic lands and beautiful scenery, and of encounters with strange... more...

  • Mäuselmacherby Rainer Beck

    C.H. Beck 2012; US$ 49.00

    Hauptbeschreibung Von 1715 bis 1723 fand in der Bischofsstadt Freising einer der letzten deutschen Hexenprozesse statt. Bettelnde Kinder waren in den Verdacht geraten, Mäuse gezaubert zu haben. Wie ihre Vernehmung und die langwierige Untersuchung ergaben, sollen sie Gott abgeschworen und sich dem Bösen verschrieben haben. Die meisten von ihnen wurden... more...

  • Critics of Capitalismby Elisabeth Jay; Richard Jay

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 51.00

    By the start of the Victorian period the school of British economists acknowledging Adam Smith as its master was in the ascendancy. 'Political Economy', a catch-all title which ignored the diversity of viewpoints to be found amongst the discipline's leading proponents, became associated in the popular mind with moral and political forces held to be... more...

  • The Great God Panby Amy Herzog

    Theatre Communications Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    The newest play by ?one of the brightest new talents in the theater? ( The New York Times ). more...

  • Saracens and the Making of English Identityby Siobhain Bly Calkin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Other Empireby Filiz Turhan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Civility and Empireby Anindyo Roy

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 120.00

    This book addresses the idea of 'civility' as a manifestation of the fluidity and ambivalence of imperial power as reflected in British Colonial Literature and Culture. more...

  • Victorian Travel Writing and Imperial Violenceby Laura E. Franey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 140.00

    This study explores the cultural and political impact of Victorian travelers' descriptions of physical and verbal violence in Africa. Travel narratives provide a rich entry into the shifting meanings of colonialism, as formal imperialism replaced informal control in the Nineteenth century. Offering a wide-ranging approach to travel literature's significance... more...

  • British Romanticism and Continental Influencesby Professor Peter Mortensen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 110.00

    During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being 'inundated' by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses Romantic writers' complex and ambivalent responses to this threatening literary invasion. Confronted with foreign texts... more...

  • Tales Before Narniaby Douglas A. Anderson

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien?s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien?s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien?s own. In many... more...