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Download E-books British Travellers and the Encounter with Britain, 1450-1700 (Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History) PDF

By John Cramsie

This e-book recovers the come upon with a 'multicultural' Britain via British visitors within the Tudor and Stuart sessions. while William Camden, writing within the 16th century, got down to write the heritage of Britannia, he intentionally took to the roads to find it first-hand, and people diversified cultures guided and knowledgeable his trips. right here, John Cramsie deals unique views on Camden's multicultural Britain in the course of the examine of British travellersand their narratives. We meet characters equivalent to the Tudor tourist John Leland, who meant to inform the peoples of britain and Wales approximately themselves; chronicle how they got here to settle the cities, villages, valleys, and mountaintops they referred to as domestic; checklist the marks they left within the panorama; and have fun the noble histories and cultures they created. Dozens - ultimately hundreds and hundreds - of Britons shared an analogous ardour to fulfill their island neighbours and relate their reviews. The members studied during this e-book comprise real in addition to armchair guests and people who blurred the limits among them. Their letters, diaries, journals, and histories variety from the epic,poignant, and subject of truth to the unique, preposterous, and hateful; the resources contain genuine and imaginitive narratives and people which mixed either components. travelers painted Britain with, in Leland's phrases, local shades that have been wealthy, brilliant, and, mainly, advanced. Their amazing trips are the tale of ways Britons over centuries met, interacted, and tried (or now not) to appreciate each other. Written with an eye fixed to debates aboutimmigration and ethnicity in modern Britain, the e-book emphasizes the lengthy historical past of creating and remaking the island's cultural mosaic. The stumble upon with Britain's local colors has been a burden of historical past and chance formillennia, now not easily for our personal occasions.

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Download E-books Bristol and the Atlantic Trade in the Eighteenth Century PDF

By Kenneth Morgan

This e-book bargains the 1st designated exam for a few years of the transatlantic alternate and transport of Bristol through the eighteenth century. It compares the functionality of Bristol as a port in this interval with the expansion of alternative out ports, specially Liverpool and Glasgow. Dr Morgan's research exhibits that absolutely the development of Bristol's Atlantic exchange among 1700 and 1800 was once concomitant with the relative decline of Bristol as a port; the most purposes for this decline have been the inability of development to port amenities, expanding specialisation one of the Bristol service provider group, the influence of conflict on exchange, and some of the best enterprise acumen within the tobacco and slave trades manifested through Glasgow and Liverpool retailers respectively. Bristol and the Atlantic exchange is predicated on an outstanding number of fundamental resources within the British Isles, america, the West Indies, Australia and continental Europe.

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Download E-books Scotland For Dummies PDF

By Barry Shelby

Get pleasure from sightseeing and purchasing in bustling Edinburgh and Glasgow or discover unspoiled surroundings and alluring cities within the Hebridean Islands, Southern Scotland, Tayside, and the Northeast. cross from the Highlands to the Lowlands. Hike, canoe, or simply chill out at Loch Lomand. This pleasant advisor provides the news on:

  • Edinburgh previous city, with its exciting winding alleyways
  • Accommodations that diversity from luxurious seventeenth century lodge provided with Gothic antiques to a secluded seashore break out, and from a seventeenth century laird's apartment to a swish, smooth and minimalist hotel
  • Enjoying a pint of lager in a country pub the place the barmen put on kilts and also you do not tip or traveling detailed distilleries
  • Cathedrals, castles and historical websites just like the Calanais status Stones (the "Scottish Stonehenge"), Edinburgh fort that holds the historical Stone of future and Scotland's crown jewels, Doune fort, made well-known through the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Glasgow Cathedral
  • Storied golfing classes resembling Muirfield, Royal Troon, and St. Andrews within the nation credited with constructing the sport
  • Touring Sir Walter Scott's mansion, Abbotsford, with it truly is amazing library, relics, and mementos, or reminiscent of poet Robert Burns at a number of sites
  • Shopping for every little thing from high quality wool knits to Caithness glass paper weights to Edinburgh Crystal to tartans and kilts to Highland Stoneware

Like each For Dummies commute consultant, Scotland For Dummies includes:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • What you should not omit - and what you could skip
  • The most sensible resorts and eating places for each budget

Whether you are looking for enjoyable nightlife or the mythical Loch Ness monster...whether you must discover paintings galleries and museums or stroll craggy seacoasts, this consultant grants the flavour of Scotland so enchantingly you could nearly pay attention the bagpipes.

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Download E-books Medieval Scotland (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) PDF

By A. D. M. Barrell

This can be a one-volume historical past of medieval Scotland, targeting the interval among the center of the 11th century and the Reformation and taking complete account of contemporary scholarship. it really is basically a political and ecclesiastical examine, analysing the improvement of the associations of the Scottish country, clash and co-operation among the crown and the the Aristocracy, kinfolk with exterior powers, the background of the church in Scotland, and the formation of a particular Scottish id. The Wars of Independence are tested of their historic context, and components of id and alter are pointed out around the entire interval. specific emphasis is put upon kinfolk among center and outer edge in medieval Scotland and at the problems skilled by way of the crown in implementing royal authority within the north and west.

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Download E-books Social Paralysis and Social Change: British Working-Class Education in the Nineteenth Century PDF

By Neil J. Smelser

Neil Smelser's Social Paralysis and Social Change is likely one of the so much entire histories of mass schooling ever written. It tells the tale of the way working-class schooling in nineteenth-century Britain—often paralyzed by means of category, spiritual, and financial conflict—struggled ahead towards change.

This e-book is formidable in scope. it truly is either an in depth heritage of academic improvement and a theoretical learn of social switch, right away a case research of england and a comparative research of diversifications inside Britain. Smelser concurrently meets the scholarly criteria of historians and seriously addresses authorized theories of academic change—"progress," clash, and sensible theories. He additionally sheds new mild at the means of secularization, the family among industrialization and schooling, structural differentiation, and the function of the kingdom in social change.

This paintings marks a go back for the writer to an analogous old arena—Victorian Britain—that encouraged his vintage paintings Social swap within the commercial Revolution thirty-five years in the past. Smelser's learn has back been exhaustive. He has completed a amazing synthesis of the massive physique of obtainable fabrics, either basic and secondary.

Smelser's newest publication should be such a lot debatable in its therapy of sophistication as a primordial social grouping, past its fiscal value. certainly, his demonstration that classification, ethnic, and non secular groupings have been decisive in settling on the process British working-class schooling has broad-ranging implications. those groupings stay on the middle of academic clash, debate, and alter in such a lot societies—including our own—and urged us to pose repeatedly the persistent query: who controls the tutorial terrain?

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Download E-books The Hanoverian Dimension in British History, 1714-1837 PDF

By Brendan Simms, Torsten Riotte

For greater than one hundred twenty years (1714-1837) nice Britain used to be associated with the German voters, later country, of Hanover via own Union. This made Britain a continental ecu country in lots of respects, and diluted her feel of insular apartness. The geopolitical concentration of england used to be now as a lot on Germany, at the Elbe and the Weser because it was once at the Channel or in a foreign country. whilst, the Hanoverian connection used to be an incredible and hugely arguable consider British excessive politics and renowned political debate. This quantity used to be the 1st systematically to discover the topic by means of a staff of specialists drawn from the united kingdom, US and Germany. They combine the burgeoning professional literature on points of the private Union into the wider historical past of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. by no means prior to had the impression of the Hanoverian connection on British politics, monarchy and the general public sphere, been so completely investigated.

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Download E-books Insight Guides: Explore Vietnam (Insight Explore Guides) PDF

Explore Vietnam is from the preferred sequence from perception and is the right significant other whilst learning this interesting state. This itinerary-based advisor presents info of the country's top routes, written by means of a neighborhood professional, for that private contact and insider info. discover Vietnam is the suitable better half whilst exploring this attention-grabbing state, revealing its background and cultural flavour via attractive walks and excursions, which hyperlink the points of interest from dynamic Ho Chi Minh urban via to lovely Halong Bay.

The top locations to consume and drink are highlighted in each one path and within the listing part, which additionally features a wealth of precious sensible info, together with quite a number conscientiously chosen resorts to fit all budgets. All routes are plotted at the necessary pull out map, and evocative images finds Vietnam's special personality.

The trendy layout, complete color images all through and sturdy, flexi sure conceal makes this consultant not just a excitement to learn, but in addition the last word significant other while exploring Vietnam.

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Download E-books Scottish Communities Abroad In The Early Modern Period (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, V. 107) (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions: History, Cul) PDF

By Steve Murdoch

Migration is a primary function of human event. This notable number of essays specializes in a very fascinating series of migrations: these of Scots through the interval 1600-1800. The e-book first considers the “near-abroad” (Ireland), the “middle-abroad” (Poland and Lithuania), and the “far-abroad” (the Americas), after which information a couple of acutely revealing case histories of Scottish groups in Bergen (Norway), Rotterdam and the Maas (the Netherlands), Gothenburg (Sweden), Kèdainiai (Lithuania), and Hamburg (Germany). Then, targeting the Netherlands, the point of interest shifts to express cultural/occupational milieux: exiles (usually for spiritual reasons), scholars, and squaddies or sailors. In end, 3 top scholars—Lex Heerma van Voss, Sølvi Søgner, and Thomas O’Connor—offer wider contextual views that evaluate the Scottish event with that of different nations. As Professor T.C. Smout says in his Foreword, “The current quantity is a step forward, absolutely the most important strengthen within the box for 100 years.”

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Download E-books The British Soldier and his Libraries, c. 1822-1901 (War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850) PDF

By Sharon Murphy

The British Soldier and his Libraries, c. 1822-1901 considers the heritage of the libraries that the East India corporation and ordinary military respectively validated for squaddies in the course of the 19th century. Drawing upon a variety of fabric, together with archival resources, professional experiences, and squaddies’ memoirs and letters, this ebook explores the motivations of these who have been chargeable for the establishing and/or operation of the libraries, and examines what they demonstrate approximately attitudes to army readers particularly and, extra extensively, to working-class readers – and relaxation – at this era. Murphy’s learn additionally considers the contents of the libraries, selecting what varieties of works have been supplied for squaddies and the place and the way they learn them. In so doing, The British Soldier and his Libraries, c. 1822-1901 affords in a different way of wondering many of the key debates that mark booklet heritage at the present time, and illuminates parts of curiosity to the overall reader in addition to to literary critics and army and cultural historians. 

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Download E-books British History 1815-1914 (Short Oxford History of the Modern World) PDF

By Norman McCord

This totally revised and up-to-date version of Norman McCord's authoritative advent to nineteenth-century British heritage has been prolonged to hide the interval as much as the outbreak of the 1st global conflict in 1914. The authors chart the advance of a latest nation built with a wide and increasing paperwork, the growth of in a foreign country territories into one of many world's maximum empires, and adjustments in faith, social attitudes, and culture.

British historical past 1815-1914, moment variation, divides the period into 4 chronological classes, with chapters at the political history, administrative improvement, and social, fiscal, and cultural alterations in each one interval. This new version explores such significant subject matters because the great bring up in inhabitants, the query of sophistication, the scope of kingdom task, and the advance of consumerism, rest, and leisure. that includes a decide upon bibliography and biographical appendix, this quantity presents the last word advent to British historical past among the tip of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the 1st international War.

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