E-books: British Studies

  • Drama and the Succession to the Crown, 1561-1633 book cover

    Drama and the Succession to the Crown, 1561-1633

    1st Edition

    By Lisa Hopkins

    The succession to the throne, Lisa Hopkins argues here, was a burning topic not only in the final years of Elizabeth but well into the 1630s, with continuing questions about how James's two kingdoms might be ruled after his death. Because the issue, with its attendant constitutional questions, was…

    eBook – 2016-05-13
    Routledge

  • John Armstrong's The Art of Preserving Health: Eighteenth-Century Sensibility in Practice book cover

    John Armstrong's The Art of Preserving Health

    Eighteenth-Century Sensibility in Practice, 1st Edition

    By Adam Budd

    John Armstrong's 2000-line poem The Art of Preserving Health was among the most popular works of eighteenth-century literature and medicine. It was among the first to popularize Scottish medical ideas concerning emotional and anatomical sensibility to British readers, doing so through the…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge

  • Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book book cover

    Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book

    1st Edition

    By Jessica DeSpain

    Until the Chace Act in 1891, no international copyright law existed between Britain and the United States, which meant publishers were free to edit text, excerpt whole passages, add new illustrations, and substantially redesign a book's appearance. In spite of this ongoing process of transatlantic…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge
    Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies

  • Lifestyle Migration: Expectations, Aspirations and Experiences book cover

    Lifestyle Migration

    Expectations, Aspirations and Experiences, 1st Edition

    By Michaela Benson

    Edited by Karen O'Reilly

    Relatively affluent individuals from various corners of the globe are increasingly choosing to migrate, spurred on by the promise of a better and more fulfilling way of life within their destination. Despite its increasing scale, migration academics have yet to consolidate and establish lifestyle…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth book cover

    Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth

    1st Edition

    By Margaret P. Hannay

    Despite her fascinating life and her importance as a writer, until now Lady Mary Wroth has never been the subject of a full-length biography. Margaret Hannay's reliance on primary sources results in some corrections, as well as additions, to our knowledge of Wroth's life, including Hannay's…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge

  • Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction, 1880–1915 book cover

    Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction, 1880–1915

    1st Edition

    By Joseph A. Kestner

    Making use of recent masculinity theories, Joseph A. Kestner sheds new light on Victorian and Edwardian adventure fiction. Beginning with works published in the 1880s, when writers like H. Rider Haggard took inspiration from the First Boer War and the Zulu War, Kestner engages tales involving…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge

  • Locating the Queen's Men, 1583–1603: Material Practices and Conditions of Playing book cover

    Locating the Queen's Men, 1583–1603

    Material Practices and Conditions of Playing, 1st Edition

    By Holger Schott Syme, Andrew Griffin

    Edited by Helen Ostovich

    Locating the Queen's Men presents new and groundbreaking essays on early modern England's most prominent acting company, from their establishment in 1583 into the 1590s. Offering a far more detailed critical engagement with the plays than is available elsewhere, this volume situates the company in…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge

  • Enlightening Romanticism, Romancing the Enlightenment: British Novels from 1750 to 1832 book cover

    Enlightening Romanticism, Romancing the Enlightenment

    British Novels from 1750 to 1832, 1st Edition

    Edited by Miriam L. Wallace

    As eighteenth-century scholarship expands its range, and disciplinary boundaries such as Enlightenment and Romanticism are challenged, novels published during the rich period from 1750 to 1832 have become a contested site of critical overlap. In this volume, scholars who typically write under the…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge

  • John Clare's Religion book cover

    John Clare's Religion

    1st Edition

    By Sarah Houghton-Walker

    Addressing a neglected aspect of John Clare's history, Sarah Houghton-Walker explores Clare's poetry within the framework of his faith and the religious context in which he lived. While Clare expressed affection for the Established Church and other denominations on various occasions,…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge

  • Jane Austen's Narrative Techniques: A Stylistic and Pragmatic Analysis book cover

    Jane Austen's Narrative Techniques

    A Stylistic and Pragmatic Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Massimiliano Morini

    Combining linguistic theory with analytical concepts and literary interpretation and appreciation, Jane Austen's Narrative Techniques traces the creation and development of Austen's narrative techniques. Massimiliano Morini employs the tools developed by post-war linguistics and above all…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge

  • Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court book cover

    Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Curran

    Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court constitutes the first full-length study of Jacobean nuptial performance, a hitherto unexplored branch of early modern theater consisting of masques and entertainments performed for high-profile weddings. Scripted by such writers as Ben…

    eBook – 2016-05-06
    Routledge

  • Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred: Representation and Change book cover

    Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred

    Representation and Change, 1st Edition

    By Kim Knott, Elizabeth Poole

    Is it true that Christianity is being marginalised by the secular media, at the expense of Islam? Are the mass media Islamophobic? Is atheism on the rise in media coverage? Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred explores such questions and argues that television and newspapers remain…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge
    AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series

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