E-books: British Studies

  • Authority and Order: John Wesley and his Preachers book cover

    Authority and Order

    John Wesley and his Preachers, 1st Edition

    By Adrian Burdon

    The important questions in ecumenical dialogue centre upon issues of authority and order. This book uses the development of ministry in the early Methodist Church to explore the origins of the Methodist Order and identify the nature of authority exercised by John Wesley, the founder of the…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • Accession and Migration: Changing Policy, Society, and Culture in an Enlarged Europe book cover

    Accession and Migration

    Changing Policy, Society, and Culture in an Enlarged Europe, 1st Edition

    By Yordanka Valkanova

    Edited by John Eade

    The expansion of the European Union in May 2004 through the entry of ten countries from Central and Eastern Europe, has generated considerable media interest - interest which was revived by further expansion in January 2007 when Bulgaria and Romania became the latest nations from the east to join.…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Crisis and Change in the British and Dutch Prison Services: Understanding Crisis-Reform Processes book cover

    Crisis and Change in the British and Dutch Prison Services

    Understanding Crisis-Reform Processes, 1st Edition

    By Sandra L. Resodihardjo

    What happens when incidents result in a policy sector losing its legitimacy? When a malfunctioning policy sector receives so much negative public attention that it has to fight for its survival? This study describes three such cases in detail within the British and Dutch Prison Services, examining…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • Modernism on Fleet Street book cover

    Modernism on Fleet Street

    1st Edition

    By Patrick Collier

    British modernism came of age at a time of great cultural anxiety about the state of journalism. The new newspapers, with their brief, flashy articles, striking visuals, hyperbolic headlines, and sensational news, stood at the center of debates about reading in the period, seeming to threaten the…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • English Printing, Verse Translation, and the Battle of the Sexes, 1476-1557 book cover

    English Printing, Verse Translation, and the Battle of the Sexes, 1476-1557

    1st Edition

    By Anne E.B. Coldiron

    Bringing to light new material about early print, early modern gender discourses, and cultural contact between France and England in the revolutionary first phase of English print culture, this book focuses on a dozen or so of the many early Renaissance verse translations about women, marriage, sex…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Print and Power in France and England, 1500-1800 book cover

    Print and Power in France and England, 1500-1800

    1st Edition

    By Adrian Armstrong

    Edited by David Adams

    What was the relationship between power and the public sphere in early modern society? How did the printed media inform this relationship? Contributors to this volume address those questions by examining the interaction of print and power in France and England during the 'hand-press period'. Four…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain book cover

    Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain

    1st Edition

    By Clifford Davidson

    Based in records and iconography, this book surveys medieval festival playing in Britain more comprehensively than any other work to date. The study presents an inclusive view of the drama in the British Isles, from Kilkenny to Great Yarmouth, from Scotland to Cornwall. It offers detailed readings…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • The Future of Journalism in the Advanced Democracies book cover

    The Future of Journalism in the Advanced Democracies

    1st Edition

    By Geoff Ward

    Edited by Peter J. Anderson

    What are the current problems, pressures and opportunities facing journalists in advanced democratic societies? Has there been a 'dumbing down' of the news agenda? How can serious political, economic and social news be made interesting to young people? This book explores the current challenges…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • Liturgy in the Age of Reason: Worship and Sacraments in England and Scotland 1662–c.1800 book cover

    Liturgy in the Age of Reason

    Worship and Sacraments in England and Scotland 1662–c.1800, 1st Edition

    By Bryan D. Spinks

    Worship has always been affected by its surrounding culture. This book examines the changing perspectives in and discussions on worship styles and practices from the Restoration to the death of Wesley, in England and Scotland. Moving beyond the text, Spinks grounds the discussion within the…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • The History of Opposition to Blood Sports in Twentieth Century England: Hunting at Bay book cover

    The History of Opposition to Blood Sports in Twentieth Century England

    Hunting at Bay, 1st Edition

    By Michael Tichelar

    An interdisciplinary social history, this book examines the major pressures and influences that brought about the remarkable growth of opposition to hunting in twentieth century England. With public opinion consistently deciding from the middle of the century onward that hunting mammals for sport…

    eBook – 2016-12-01
    Routledge

  • The Official History of the Cabinet Secretaries book cover

    The Official History of the Cabinet Secretaries

    1st Edition

    By Ian Beesley

    This book is the official history of British Cabinet Secretaries, the most senior civil servants in UK government, from the post-war period up to 2002. In December 1916 Maurice Hankey sat at the Cabinet table to take the first official record of Cabinet decisions. Prior to this there had been no…

    eBook – 2016-12-01
    Routledge
    Government Official History Series

  • Community-Making in Early Stuart Theatres: Stage and audience book cover

    Community-Making in Early Stuart Theatres

    Stage and audience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony W. Johnson, Roger D. Sell, Helen Wilcox

    Twenty-two leading experts on early modern drama collaborate in this volume to explore three closely interconnected research questions. To what extent did playwrights represent dramatis personae in their entertainments as forming, or failing to form, communal groupings? How far were theatrical…

    eBook – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

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