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- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00
Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, Sir James Stewart Lockhart spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei the former British leased territory in northern China. His career reflects tension and upheaval in the emerging colony of Hong Kong and in a China rapidly giving way to civil war. In her vivid... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 5.99
In England today we enjoy a rich diversity of folk traditions, many of which can trace their beginnings back hundreds of years. They stem from every phase of our antiquity and embody all the peoples who have traditionally enriched our culture. In this book we visit some of the best known examples, including mumming, cheese rolling, tree dressing, rushbearing,... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99
A brawling, rambunctious history celebrating the Empire?and the intrepid empire-builders?that gave the United States, Canada, India, and Australia not just a common language, but common ideals of freedom and justice The British Empire ?the biggest empire in history?once ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling... more...
Summarie of the Chronicles of England, Diligently Collected, Abridged and Continued unto This Present Yeare of Christ, 1604, by John StowThe Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 169.95
This book is an annotated edition of John Stows Summarie of the Chronicles of England (1604). Stow (1524/51605) was a citizen historian who offers a concise, narrative history of England from the earliest time to the reign of James I, who succeeded Elizabeth in 1603. This abridged chronicle offered readers of lower social and economic status... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 11.99
In The Wall, Alistair Moffat's fascination shines through as he captures the enormous endeavour of the builders along with the captivating human stories the stones still tell after nearly two millennia.' The Scotsman Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 67.00
This book brings together many of John Barrell's essays - some written especially for this volume - on the history and politics of culture in eighteenth-century Britain. It addresses a wide range of cultural practices - painting, sculpture, poetry, the law, the division of labour - discussing them in relation to such issues as sexuality, the body and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 141.00
Britain is now permanently a multi-racial and multi-cultural society, with a race relations legislative framework. From Legislation to Integration? provides a unique and comprehensive analysis of the contribution made by this legislation to the development of British race relations. The politics of the Race Relations Act 1976, the issues regarding... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95
This study reveals the presence of black people in all walks of life all over the British Isles at the height of the imperialist era - challenging conventional views on imperialism, racism and British social history. Historians of British society have largely ignored this most visible of minorities, and commentators on racism have been silent on the... more...