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Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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Well-Preserved Boundaries Faith and Co-Existence in the Late Ottoman Empire

Well-Preserved Boundaries Faith and Co-Existence in the Late Ottoman Empire

Author: Gulen Goekturk Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2020

Cappadocia was a place of co-habitation of Christians and Muslims, until the Greco-Turkish Population Exchange (1923) terminated the Christian presence in the region. Using an interdisciplinary approach drawing on history, political science and anthropology, this study investigates the relationship between tolerance, co-habitation, and nationalism. Concentrating particularly on Orthodox-Muslim and Orthodox-Protestant practices of living together in Cappadocia during the last fifty years of the Ottoman Empire, it responds to the prevailing romanticism about the Ottoman way of handling diversity. The study also analyses the transformation of the social identity of Cappadocian Orthodox Christians from Christians to Greeks, through various mechanisms including the endeavour of the elite to utilise education and the press, and through nationalist antagonism during the long war of 1912 to 1922.

Bellies, Bowels and Entrails in the Eighteenth Century

Bellies, Bowels and Entrails in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Rebecca Anne Barr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2020

This collection of essays seeks to challenge the notion of the supremacy of the brain as the key organ of the Enlightenment, by focusing on the workings of the bowels and viscera that so obsessed writers and thinkers during the long eighteenth-century. These inner organs and the digestive process acted as counterpoints to politeness and other modes of refined sociability, drawing attention to the deeper workings of the self. Moving beyond recent studies of luxury and conspicuous consumption, where dysfunctional bowels have been represented as a symptom of excess, this book seeks to explore other manifestations of the visceral and to explain how the bowels played a crucial part in eighteenth-century emotions and perceptions of the self. The collection offers an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective on entrails and digestion by addressing urban history, visual studies, literature, medical history, religious history, and material culture in England, France and Germany. -- .

Age Relations and Cultural Change in Eighteenth-Century England

Age Relations and Cultural Change in Eighteenth-Century England

Author: Barbara Crosbie Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2020

This book explores the links between age relations and cultural change, using an innovative analytical framework to map the incremental and contingent process of generational transition in eighteenth-century England. The study reveals how attitudes towards age were transformed alongside perceptions of gender, rank and place. It also exposes how shifting age relations affected concepts of authenticity, nationhood, patriarchy, domesticity and progress. The eighteenth century is not generally associated with the formation of distinct generations. This book, therefore, charts new territory as an age cohort in Newcastle upon Tyne is followed from infancy to early adulthood, using their experiences to illuminate a national, and ultimately imperial, pattern of change. The chapters begin in the nurseries and schoolrooms in which formative years were spent and then traverse the volatile terrain of adolescence, before turning to the adult world of fashion and politics. This investigation uncovers the roots of a generational divide that spilled into the political arena during the parliamentary election of 1774. But more than that, it demonstrates that the interactions between age groups were central to major social and cultural developments in the eighteenth century and serves as a powerful reminder of the need to recognise that people lived through not in the past. BARBARA CROSBIE is Assistant Professor in Early Modern Social History at Durham University and co-edited (with Adrian Green) Economy and Culture in North-East England, 1500-1800 (Boydell Press, 2018).

Cornelius Collett and the Suffolk Yeomanry, 1794 - Defending Suffolk against the French

Cornelius Collett and the Suffolk Yeomanry, 1794 - Defending Suffolk against the French

Author: Margaret Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2020

With invasion by the French revolutionary armies thought to be imminent, in 1794 a county-wide subscription was raised to support groups of Suffolk gentry, farmers, tradesmen and professionals to provide a defence for Suffolk. They formed themselves into a volunteer and part-time cavalry - the Loyal Suffolk Yeomanry Cavalry. Cornelius Collett, a banker in Woodbridge, joined his local Troop at its inception and remained a member for the next twenty six years. During this period, he collected and transcribed - in three large, leather-bound books - a range of unique and wide-ranging documents. These included, as well as details of musters and reviews, letters from the Lord Lieutenant, orders from central government, and plans for evacuation that would be put into place should the French arrive on Suffolk's shores. In addition to the external threat, Collett also gives details of the Yeomanry's secondary role of aiding the civil authorities in case of social unrest at home - something that became more important as a result of economic hardship after the conclusion of the French Wars. With relevance to the whole of Suffolk, these volumes almost certainly represent the most comprehensive collection of documents of its kind. The volumes are presented here with an introduction and notes, providing new insights into the role and functioning of the Suffolk Yeomanry between 1794 and 1820 and the nature of its patriotic duty. Dr MARGARET THOMAS has worked for the University of Suffolk, and the Continuing Education departments at the University of Bristol and the University of East Anglia.

The Contested History of Autonomy Interpreting European Modernity

The Contested History of Autonomy Interpreting European Modernity

Author: Gerard (University of Helsinki, Finland) Rosich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

The Contested History of Autonomy examines the concept of autonomy in modern times. It presents the history of modernity as constituted by the tension between sovereignty and autonomy and offers a critical interpretation of European modernity from a global perspective. The book shows, in contrast to the standard view of its invention, that autonomy (re)emerged as a defining quality of modernity in early modern Europe. Gerard Rosich looks at how the concept is first used politically, in opposition to the rival concept of sovereignty, as an attribute of a collective-self in struggle against imperial domination. Subsequently the book presents a range of historical developments as significant events in the history of imperialism which are connected at once with the consolidation of the concept of sovereignty and with a western view of modernity. Additionally, the book provides an interpretation of the history of globalization based on this connection. Rosich discusses the conceptual shortcomings and historical inadequacy of the traditional western view of modernity against the background of recent breakthroughs in world history. In doing so, it reconstructs an alternative interpretation of modernity associated with the history of autonomy as it appeared in early modern Europe, before looking to the present and the ongoing tension between 'sovereignty' and 'autonomy' that exists. This is a groundbreaking study that will be of immense value to scholars researching modern Europe and its relationship with the World.

The Routledge History Handbook of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century Volume 1: Challenges of Modernity

The Routledge History Handbook of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century Volume 1: Challenges of Modernity

Author: Wlodzimierz (Warsaw University, Poland) Borodziej Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2020

Challenges of Modernity offers a broad account of the social and economic history of Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth century and asks critical questions about the structure and experience of modernity in different contexts and periods. This volume focuses on central questions such as: How did the various aspects of modernity manifest themselves in the region, and what were their limits? How was the multifaceted transition from a mainly agrarian to an industrial and post-industrial society experienced and perceived by historical subjects? Did Central and Eastern Europe in fact approximate its dream of modernity in the twentieth century despite all the reversals, detours and third-way visions? Structured chronologically and taking a comparative approach, a range of international contributors combine a focus on the overarching problems of the region with a discussion of individual countries and societies, offering the reader a comprehensive, nuanced survey of the social and economic hisory of this complex region in the recent past. The first in a four-volume set on Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth century, it is the go-to resource for those interested in the 'challenges of modernity' faced by this dynamic region.

Murder on the Middle Passage - The Trial of Captain Kimber

Murder on the Middle Passage - The Trial of Captain Kimber

Author: Nicholas Rogers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2020

On 2 April 1792, John Kimber, captain of the Bristol slave ship Recovery, was denounced in the House of Commons by William Wilberforce for flogging a fifteen-year-old African girl to death. The story, caricatured in a contemporary Isaac Cruikshank print, raced across newspapers in Britain and Ireland and was even reported in America. Soon after, Kimber was indicted for murder - but in a trial lasting just under five hours, he was found not guilty. This book is a micro-history of this important trial, reconstructing it from accounts of what was said in court and setting it in the context of pro- and anti-slavery movements. Rogers considers contemporary questions of culpability, the use and abuse of evidence, and why Kimber was criminally indicted for murder at a time when kidnapped Africans were generally regarded as 'cargo'. Importantly, the book also looks at the role of sailors in the abolition debate: both in bringing the horrors of the slave trade to public notice and as straw-men for slavery advocates, who excused the treatment of enslaved people by comparing it to punishments meted out to sailors and soldiers. The final chapter discusses the ways this incident has been used by African-American writers interested in recreating the trauma of the Middle Passage and addresses the question of whether the slave-trade archive can adequately recover the experience of being enslaved. NICHOLAS ROGERS is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at York University, Toronto.

Women and War

Women and War

Author: Donna (University of Calgary, Canada) Coates Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2020

This is an seven-volume collection of primary texts, each selected and introduced by experts, reproducing in facsimile a wealth of materials related to the history of women and warfare in the English-speaking world. The editors are historians and literary scholars with a wealth of publications in women's writing and war literature. The project focuses, for most of its historical range, on England (and Britain); it also includes volumes on the United States, Australia, and Canada. The collection documents women's historical and literary participation in, and commentary on, war. It represents the first attempt to examine the variety of roles women have played in war, and as critics and commentators on war, across all of history into the twentieth century. The project makes a unique and powerful claim about the long history of women's involvement in war in the English-speaking world

Women and War: V3 British Women and War, 1850-1950

Women and War: V3 British Women and War, 1850-1950

Author: Linsey (Teesside University, United Kingdom.) Robb Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2020

This is an seven-volume collection of primary texts, each selected and introduced by experts, reproducing in facsimile a wealth of materials related to the history of women and warfare in the English-speaking world. The editors are historians and literary scholars with a wealth of publications in women's writing and war literature. The project focuses, for most of its historical range, on England (and Britain); it also includes volumes on the United States, Australia, and Canada. The collection documents women's historical and literary participation in, and commentary on, war. It represents the first attempt to examine the variety of roles women have played in war, and as critics and commentators on war, across all of history into the twentieth century. The project makes a unique and powerful claim about the long history of women's involvement in war in the English-speaking world

The War of Words - The Language of British Elections, 1880-1914

The War of Words - The Language of British Elections, 1880-1914

Author: Luke Blaxill Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2020

The late nineteenth and early twentieth century have been widely eulogised as a golden age of popular platform oratory. This book considers the language of British elections - especially stump speeches - during this period. It employs a big data methodology inspired by computational linguistics, using text-mining to analyse over five million words delivered by Conservative, Liberal and Labour candidates in the nine elections that took place in this period. It systematically and authoritatively quantifies how and how far key issues, values, traditions and personalities manifested themselves in wider party discourse. The author reassesses a number of central historical debates, arguing that historians have considerably underestimated the transformative impact of the 1883-5 reforms on rural party language, and the purchase of Joseph Chamberlain's Unauthorized Programme; that the centrality of Home Rule and Imperialism in the late 1880s and 1890s have been exaggerated; and that the New Liberalism's linguistic impact was relatively weak, failing to contain the message of the emerging Labour alternative. LUKE BLAXILL gained his PhD in History and the Digital Humanities from Kings College, London, in 2012; he is currently College Lecturer in Modern British History at Hertford College, Oxford.

Closing Sysco Industrial Decline in Atlantic Canada's Steel City

Closing Sysco Industrial Decline in Atlantic Canada's Steel City

Author: Lachlan MacKinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2020

Closing Sysco presents a history of deindustrialization and working-class resistance in the Cape Breton steel industry between 1945 and 2001. The Sydney Steel Works is at the heart of this story, having existed in tandem with Cape Breton's larger coal operations since the early twentieth century. The book explores the multifaceted nature of deindustrialization; the internal politics of the steelworkers' union; the successful efforts to nationalize the mill in 1967; the years in transition under public ownership; and the confrontations over health, safety, and environmental degradation in the 1990s and 2000s. Closing Sysco moves beyond the moment of closure to trace the cultural, historical, and political ramifications of deindustrialization that continue to play out in post-industrial Cape Breton Island. A significant intervention into the international literature on deindustrialization, this study pushes scholarship beyond the bounds of political economy and cultural change to begin tackling issues of bodily health, environment, and historical memory in post-industrial places. The experiences of the men and women who were displaced by the decline and closure of Sydney Steel are central to this book. Featuring interviews with former steelworkers, office employees, managers, politicians, and community activists, these one-on-one conversations reveal both the human cost of industrial closure and the lingering after-effects of deindustrialization.

The World of Shipping

The World of Shipping

Author: David M. Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Published in 1997, this volume is a collection of seminal articles on a theme of central importance in the study of transport history, selected from the leading journal in the field. containing articles selected by a distinguished scholar, as well as an authoritative new introduction by the volume editor. The book will form an essential foundation to the study of the history of shipping.