British Studies Products

  • Shakespeare's Tempest and Capitalism

    The Storm of History

    By Helen C Scott

    Shakespeare's Tempest attracted countless anti-colonial writers during the period of decolonization in Africa and the Caribbean, and continues to offer rich material for writers and directors interested in the intimate and varied connections between war and empire. In her forceful study, Helen…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 

  • The Formation of the English Common Law

    Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta, 2nd Edition

    By John Hudson

    The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    The Medieval World

  • The British Empire and the First World War

    Edited by Ashley Jackson

    The British Empire played a crucial part in the First World War, supplying hundreds of thousands of soldiers and labourers as well as a range of essential resources, from foodstuffs to minerals, mules, and munitions. In turn, many imperial territories were deeply affected by wartime phenomena, such…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 

  • Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Childhood in Contemporary Britain

    Edited by Ralf Schneider, Sandra Dinter

    In the light of the complex demographic shifts associated with late modernity and the impetus of neo-liberal politics, childhood continues all the more to operate as a repository for the articulation of diverse social and cultural anxieties. Since the Thatcher years, juvenile delinquency, child…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources, Methods and Applications

    Unlocking the UK 2011 Census

    Edited by John Stillwell

    The collection of reliable and comprehensive data on the magnitude, composition and distribution of a country’s population is essential in order for governments to provide services, administer effectively and guide a country’s development. The primary source of basic demographic statistics is…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26 
    International Population Studies

  • Early Modern Catholics, Royalists, and Cosmopolitans

    English Transnationalism and the Christian Commonwealth

    By Brian C. Lockey

    Early Modern Catholics, Royalists, and Cosmopolitans considers how the marginalized perspective of 16th-century English Catholic exiles and 17th-century English royalist exiles helped to generate a form of cosmopolitanism that was rooted in contemporary religious and national identities but also…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • Writing Wales, from the Renaissance to Romanticism

    By Stewart Mottram

    Edited by Sarah Prescott

    Writing Wales explores representations of Wales in English and Welsh literatures written across a broad sweep of history, from the union of Wales with England in 1536 to the beginnings of its industrialization at the turn of the nineteenth century. The collection offers a timely contribution to the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 

  • British Women's Travel to Greece, 1840–1914

    Travels in the Palimpsest

    By Churnjeet Mahn

    Beginning with the publication of the first Murray guidebook to Greece in 1840 and ending with Virginia Woolf's journey to Athens, this book offers a genealogy of British women's travel literature about Greece. Churnjeet Mahn recounts the women's first-hand experiences of the sites and sights of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 

  • The Official History of Privatisation, Vol. II

    Popular Capitalism, 1987-97

    By David Parker

    This is Volume II of Professor Parker's authoritative Official History of Privatisation, covering the period from the re-election of Margaret Thatcher in 1987 to the election of Tony Blair in 1997. Volume II considers in detail several of the major privatisations, including those of airports, steel…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Government Official History Series

  • The Idea of Englishness

    English Culture, National Identity and Social Thought

    By Krishan Kumar

    Ideas of Englishness, and of the English nation, have become a matter of renewed interest in recent years as a result of threats to the integrity of the United Kingdom and the perceived rise of that unusual thing, English nationalism. Interrogating the idea of an English nation, and of how that…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20 

  • (Dis)Placing Empire

    Renegotiating British Colonial Geographies

    By Michael M. Roche

    Edited by Lindsay J. Proudfoot

    While there has been for the past two decades a lively and extensive academic debate about postcolonial representations of imperialism and colonialism, there has been little work which focuses on 'placed' materialist or critical geographical perspectives. The contributors to this volume offer such…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Insuring the Industrial Revolution

    Fire Insurance in Great Britain, 1700–1850

    By Robin Pearson

    Fire had always been one of the greatest threats to an early modern British society that relied on the naked flame as the prime source of heating, lighting and cooking. Yet whilst the danger of fire had always been taken seriously, it was not until the start of the eighteenth century that a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Modern Economic and Social History

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