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  • French Connections in the English Renaissanceby Catherine Gimelli Martin; Hassan Melehy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95

    Offering texts on a variety of aspects of the Anglo-French Renaissance instead of concentrating on one set of borrowings or phenomena, this collection points to new configurations of the relationships among national literatures. Contributors address specific borrowings, rewritings and appropriations of French writing by English authors, in fields ranging... more...

  • The Sultan Speaksby Linda McJannet

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book is the first study of English historical plays about the Turks in relation to their sources and analogues, including works originating in Greek, Arabic, and Turkish. more...

  • African-British Writings in the Eighteenth Centuryby Helena Woodard

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 115.00

    The eighteenth century was a time of great cultural change in Britain. It was a period marked by expeditions to the New World, Africa, and the Orient, and these voyages were reflected in the travel literature of the era. It was also a period in which seventeenth-century empiricism and the scientific method became dominant, and in which society became... more...

  • From Cairo to Baghdadby James Canton

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 32.00

    Until the 1880s, British travellers to Arabia were for the most part wealthy dilettantes who could fund their travels from private means. With the advent of an Imperial presence in the region, as the British seized power in Egypt, the very nature of travel to the Middle East changed. Suddenly, ordinary men and women found themselves visiting the region... more...

  • The Scots in Victorian and Edwardian Belfastby Kyle Hughes

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    A new departure in Scottish and Irish migration studies. The Scottish diasporic communities closest to home—those which are part of what we sometimes term the ‘near Diaspora’—are those we know least about. Whilst an interest in the overseas Scottish diaspora has grown in recent years, Scots who chose to settle in other parts of... more...

  • Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialoguesby Jyotsna Singh

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    Using Shakespeare as a case in point, this book shows how the study of English literature was implicated in the ideology of the empires in colonies such as India. The author argues that these studies promote Western culture. more...

  • Language and Conquest in Early Modern Irelandby Patricia Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    Palmer explores the part that language played in shaping colonial ideology and English national identity. more...

  • Romanticism and Warby J. R. Watson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 150.00

    This book is a study of war and the perceptions of war. It deals specifically with the British Romantic period writers who lived through the Napoleonic wars, and the way in which those wars affected the writing of Scott, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron and many of their contemporaries. Watson discusses the particular fascination of those wars,... more...

  • British Women Writers and the French Revolutionby Dr Adriana Craciun

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    British Women Writers and the French Revolution provides an overview of a wide range of British women's writings on the French Revolution, from writers sympathetic to the Revolution like Mary Robinson, Helen Maria Williams, and Charlotte Smith, to anti-revolutionary writers like Hannah More and Jane West. Based on new research in French and British... more...

  • Dissenters and Mavericksby Margery Sabin

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 74.99

    This study reinstates the author at the centre of the relationship between literature and history. It explores the tension between "discourse analysis" and literary criticism, then discusses writers who have achieved a measure of freedom from the limitations of their historical moments. more...