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

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Protest and Resistance in Angola and Brazil

Protest and Resistance in Angola and Brazil

Author: Ronald H. Chilcote Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1972.

Protest and Resistance in Angola and Brazil

Protest and Resistance in Angola and Brazil

Author: Ronald H. Chilcote Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1972.

Bullocks, Grain, and Good Madeira

Bullocks, Grain, and Good Madeira

Author: Joshua Proven Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

On the last day of the year 1802 the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao II signed the treaty of Bassein which sparked the Second Anglo Maratha War. What began as a seemingly straightforward operation to restore the Peshwa and complete Lord Wellesley's expansionist policy turned into a full-scale conflict for political hegemony which spread across central and northern India and was to establish the East India Company as the foremost power in South Asia. In military terms it was the event which a little-known general named Arthur Wellesley came to prominence and it also established the supremacy of the EIC's Native Army over the regular armies of the 'country powers.' It was during these testing campaigns that Europeans began to view what was already being called the 'Indian Army' with respect. Despite a series of crushing defeats, the Marathas stunned their enemies with their bravery and professionalism, exacting a heavy toll on the British despite great handicaps in command and control. Although successful, the conclusion of the war was much less glorious than the biographies of the Duke of Wellington care to admit. Few conflicts from this time convey in such detail the challenges faced by field commanders conducting operations in India and fewer books continue the story of the Second Maratha War to its ultimate conclusion in the Punjab where the last Maratha prince surrendered, this after the British 'siege lords' under General Lake had been humbled before the mighty mud walls of the impregnable Jat fortress of Bharatpur.

Caritas

Caritas

Caritas, a form of grace that turned our love for our neighbour into a spiritual practice, was expected of all early modern Christians, and corresponded with a set of ethical rules for living that displayed one's love in the everyday. Caritas was not just a willingness to behave morally, to keep the peace, and to uphold social order however, but was expected to be felt as a strong passion, like that of a parent to a child. Caritas: Neighbourly Love and the Early Modern Self explores the importance of caritas to early modern communities, introducing the concept of the 'emotional ethic' to explain how neighbourly love become not only a code for moral living but a part of felt experience. As an emotional ethic, caritas was an embodied norm, where physical feeling and bodily practices guided right action, and was practiced in the choices and actions of everyday life. Using a case study of the Scottish lower orders, this book highlights how caritas shaped relationships between men and women, families, and the broader community. Focusing on marriage, childhood and youth, 'sinful sex', privacy and secrecy, and hospitality towards the itinerant poor, Caritas provides a rich analysis of the emotional lives of the poor and the embodied moral framework that guided their behaviour. Charting the period 1660 to 1830, it highlights how caritas evolved in response to the growing significance of romantic love, as well as new ideas of social relation between men, such as fraternity and benevolence.

The Coming of the Supermarket

The Coming of the Supermarket

Post-war Britain saw a transformation in the way people shopped for food: counter service shops were gradually replaced by the self service store, which evolved into the supermarket. The supermarket had a huge impact on shopping, revolutionising the layout of the shop and offering a dizzying array of new goods under one roof. But little is known about how consumers reacted to these new spaces. This book examines the themes of retail innovation and consumer reactions in the context of self-service and the supermarket in post-war Britain. In doing so it reveals how knowledge of innovations is transferred between retail organizations and between countries, as the rise of self-service and the supermarket spread from North America to the UK with the 'Americanization' of retailing practice. How consumers in Britain reacted to the self-service and supermarket innovations is explored in the second part of the book, which makes use of a unique and large-scale database of post-war consumers including a national questionnaire of over 1100 shoppers between 1945 and 1975 and over 70 oral histories detailing individual's shopping habits and their reactions to self-service. This new, primary data coupled with secondary survey material presents for the first time an opportunity to research and understand both the supermarket as a retail innovation and the reaction of British consumers to such developments.

East Central Europe

East Central Europe

Author: Igor Lukes, Vaclav Horcicka Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Covering over two centuries of political, social and cultural history of the heart of Europe, this book covers Central and Eastern Europe plus some Balkan countries, from the post-Napoleonic era through the transformational events of the last 25 years, all the way up to the present.

The Diaries of Lorenzo Warriner Pease, 1834-1839

The Diaries of Lorenzo Warriner Pease, 1834-1839

Author: Rita C. Severis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This title was first published in 2003. Lorenzo Warriner Pease was sent as an American missionary to Cyprus, arriving there on 25 November 1834; he died in August 1839. His eleven manuscript diaries, now preserved in the Union Theological Seminary in New York, cover his journey to Cyprus, his time and travels there, and his extended visits to Syria, the Lebanon and Palestine, and to Greece. The author's edition of these diaries, with introduction and notes, now makes this unique source available, and is richly illustrated with engravings and pictures of the period. This was a time of change in the area: Pease saw the arrival of King Otto in the new Greek kingdom; he commented on the turbulent affairs of the Near East under Muhammad Ali; he was himself involved in the movement for social and intellectual reform in Cyprus.

The English Idea of History from Coleridge to Collingwood

The English Idea of History from Coleridge to Collingwood

Author: Christopher Parker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This title was first published in 2000: Despite the widely remarked indifference to philosophy of history that has characterised most British historians, important things were said in Britain from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth about historical knowledge and the nature of human history. This is a study of that distinctively English, Idealist, tradition. It connects Coleridge and Carlyle, whose writings have been the focus predominantly of literary scholarship, to thinkers who have been the subjects of philosophers', rather than historians', interest - John Stuart Mill, F.H. Bradley and R.G. Collingwood. It also draws striking parallels between Idealist thinking about history and Postmodernism.

The Scottish Miners, 1874-1939

The Scottish Miners, 1874-1939

Author: Alan Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This title was first published in 2000. The Scottish miners experienced enormous changes during these sixty-five years. Enjoying a high degree of autonomy underground throughout the nineteenth century, their work situation was transformed in the twentieth as Scotland became the most intensively mechanised of the British coalfields. Grievances generated by this change led to strike rates in Scotland being up to ten and fifteen times higher than in the major English coalfields. Such militancy displayed considerable geographical variation however, and the translation of grievances into industrial conflict was mediated by variables rooted in the community as well as the pit. A central theme of this volume is to explore the differences between the four principal mining regions in Scotland through the detailed study of ten localities within them.

Sir Robert Peel

Sir Robert Peel

Author: Richard (University of Nottingham, UK) Gaunt Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) was one of the most significant political figures in nineteenth-century Britain. He was also one of the most controversial. In this new, three-volume edition, Dr Richard Gaunt, an authority on Peel's life and work, brings together a range of contemporary perspectives considering Peel's life and achievements. From the first observation of Peel's precocious talent as an Oxford undergraduate to his burgeoning reputation as a cabinet minister, the volumes draw together sources on Peel's forty-year political career. The edition pays particular attention to the most controversial aspects of his political life - the granting of Catholic Emancipation in 1829, his 'founding' of the Conservative Party during the 1830s and the achievements of his landmark government of 1841-6, culminating in the repeal of the corn laws in 1846. It also considers Peel's post-1846 career, and the unusual position he occupied in British politics before his untimely death in 1850. Combining perspectives from different parts of the political spectrum, the collection will be of use to a wide range of researchers, with interests in history, politics, religion, economics and political biography.

John Morley and the Uses of History in Victorian Liberal Culture

John Morley and the Uses of History in Victorian Liberal Culture

Author: Marco de Waard Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

In his ambitious study of John Morley (1838-1923), Marco de Waard retrieves the literary critic and intellectual historian's status as a prolific and versatile man of letters whose influence reshaped the nineteenth century's liberal culture of the past from the 1860s onwards. At the same time, by situating Morley's work in its many contexts, from the religious to the professional, de Waard uses Morley to explore the ways in which a distinctly nineteenth-century vision and practice of history helped transform Britain into a modern liberal culture and refashioned its identity as a liberal nation-state. Based on extensive archival research, de Waard's study combines a biographical framework with a close and historically informed analysis of John Morley's work and ideas. He pays strategic attention to Morley's relations with leading philosophers of the period like Auguste Comte, John Stuart Mill, and Herbert Spencer; to his friendships with Leslie Stephen, Mark Pattison, George Meredith, and T. H. Huxley, and to his vigorous polemics with contemporaries such as Thomas Carlyle, Matthew Arnold, A. C. Swinburne, and Hippolyte Taine. Chapters focus on Morley's activities as critic and editor of the influential Fortnightly Review; on his ambitious studies of French Enlightenment philosophers; on his use of popular, didactic biographies to promote a progressive and democratic understanding of Britain's national past; and on his work as an historian of contemporary politics who cast a peaceable solution to the 'Irish question' as the test case of a modern liberal polity. Significantly, de Waard locates Morley's work squarely in the British utilitarian tradition and challenges the pervasive idea that from c. 1860, the narrative histories of the early-Victorian period were replaced by more specialised and academic forms of historical writing.