The Victorians Since 1901

Author: Miles Taylor
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719067251
Release Date: 2004-09-04
Genre: History

Over a century after the death of Queen Victoria, historians are busy re-appraising her age and achievements. However, our understanding of the Victorian era is itself a part of history, shaped by changing political, cultural and intellectual fashions. Bringing together a group of international scholars from the disciplines of history, English literature, art history and cultural studies, this book identifies and assesses the principal influences on twentieth-century attitudes towards the Victorians. Developments in academia, popular culture, public history and the internet are covered in this important and stimulating collection, and the final chapters anticipate future global trends in interpretations of the Victorian era, making an essential volume for students of Victorian Studies.

Portrait of an Age

Author: George Malcolm Young
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1842125982
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

'An immortal classic - the greatest long essay ever written' Simon Schama

Victorian Literature and Culture

Author: Maureen Moran
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441169877
Release Date: 2006-11-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

This guide to Victorian Literature and Culture provides students with the ideal introduction to literature and its context from 1837-1900, including: - the historical, cultural and intellectual background including politics and economics, popular culture, philosophy - major writers and genres including the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Trollope, Thackeray, Conan Doyle, Ibsen, Shaw, Hopkins, Rossetti and Tennyson - concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism - key critical approaches - a chronology mapping historical events and literary works and further reading including websites and electronic resources.

Postcolonial Commentary and the Old Testament

Author: Hemchand Gossai
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780567680969
Release Date: 2018-11-01
Genre: Religion

This is the first volume to provide a wide range of postcolonial interpretations of and commentaries upon significant texts in the Hebrew Bible. The volume intersects with the work of the key theorists in postcolonial studies such as Fanon, Senghor, Said and Spivak as well as with scholars such as Sugirtharajah, Kwok Pui-lan, and Segovia who have applied this theory to biblical studies. Texts have been chosen specifically for their relevance to postcolonial discourse, rather than seeking to cover each biblical document. This volume is designed to demonstrate how historical criticism, postmodernism, and the important concerns of postcolonial readings may be integrated to obtain an informed explanation of the Hebrew Bible and the writings of early Judaism. The chapters are written by scholars who represent a spectrum of national, indigenous, and diasporic contexts. Taken together these perspectives and the interpretations they yield represent a continued expansion of the manner in which Old Testament texts are read and interpreted through postcolonial lenses, reminding readers that the interpretive trajectories of these texts are almost inexhaustible. As such the volume serves as not only an addition to ongoing scholarship on postcolonialism but also as an expansion of the horizon for dialogue.

Congressional Districts in the 2000s A Portrait Of America

Author: CQ Press
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1568028490
Release Date: 2003-11-24
Genre: Political Science

Includes statistical portraits of all of the U.S. federal congressional districts, based on the 2000 census and subsequent reapportionment and redistricting.

Gender and Representations of the Female Subject in Early Modern England

Author: Akiko Kusunoki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137558930
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book examines the interactions between social assumptions about womanhood and women's actual voices represented in plays and writings by authors of both genders in Jacobean England, placing the special emphasis on Lady Mary Wroth.

T T Clark Handbook of Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics

Author: Uriah Y. Kim
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780567672629
Release Date: 2019-05-30
Genre: Religion

The first reference resource on how Asian Americans are currently reading and interpreting the Bible, this volume also serves a valuable role in both developing and disseminating what can be termed as Asian American biblical hermeneutics. The volume works from the important background that Asian Americans are the fastest growing ethnic/racial minority population in the USA, and that 42% of this group identifies as Christian. This provides a useful starting point from which to examine what may be distinctive about Asian American approaches to the Bible. Part 1 of the Handbook describes six major ethic groups that make up 85% of Asian population (by country of origin: China, Philippines, Indian Subcontinent, Vietnam, Korea, Japan) and outlines the specific concerns each group has when its members read the Bible. Part 2 of the Handbook examines major critical methods in biblical interpretation and suggests adjustments that may be helpful for Asian Americans to make when they are interpreting the Bible. Finally, Part 3 provides 25 interpretations by Asian American biblical scholars on specific texts in the Bible, using what they consider to be Asian American hermeneutics. Taken together the Handbook interprets the Bible both with and for the Asian American communities.

The English Royal Family of America from Jamestown to the American Revolution

Author: Michael A. Beatty
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786415584
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: History

For about a century and a half after they arrived from England, America's first permanent colonists considered themselves to be English. They were proud of their heritage and loyal to their country. England's royal family truly was the royal family of America--until the era of the American Revolution, when the colonies fought for their independence from England and its rulers. Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II, William III and Mary II, Anne, George I, George II, and George III--the English royals who were also the royals of early America--are all covered in this work. It begins with Queen Elizabeth I, as it was during her rule that Sir Walter Ralegh established his settlements in America, and ends with King George III, as it was during his rule that the American Revolution began. A biographical sketch is provided for each royal and his or her spouse and legitimate children. Brief mention is made of mistresses and illegitimate children.

The Second Gilded Age

Author: Michael C. McHugh
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 0761834524
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: History

This work presents a general history of economics, politics, culture, crime, and race during the long conservative era of the last three decades in the United States. It also offers a comparison with the first Gilded Age in the late 19th century and the period from 1945-1973 providing a unique perspective for American history students.

The Origins of Business Money and Markets

Author: Keith Roberts
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231526852
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Genre: Business & Economics

To understand business and its political, cultural, and economic context, it helps to view it historically, yet most business histories look no further back than the nineteenth century. The full sweep of business history actually begins much earlier, with the initial cities of Mesopotamia. In the first book to describe and explain these origins, Roberts depicts the society of ancient traders and consumers, tracing the roots of modern business and underscoring the relationship between early and modern business practice. Roberts's narrative begins before business, which he defines as selling to voluntary buyers at a profit. Before business, he shows, the material conditions and concepts for the pursuit of profit did not exist, even though trade and manufacturing took place. The earliest business, he suggests, arose with the long distance trade of early Mesopotamia, and expanded into retail, manufacturing and finance in these command economies, culminating in the Middle Eastern empires. (Part One) But it was the largely independent rise of business, money, and markets in classical Greece that produced business much as we know it. Alexander the Great's conquests and the societies that his successors created in their kingdoms brought a version of this system to the old Middle Eastern empires, and beyond. (Part Two) At Rome this entrepreneurial market system gained important new features, including business corporations, public contracting, and even shopping malls. The story concludes with the sharp decline of business after the 3rd century CE. (Part Three) In each part, Roberts portrays the major new types of business coming into existence. He weaves these descriptions into a narrative of how the prevailing political, economic, and social culture shaped the nature and importance of business and the status, wealth, and treatment of business people. Throughout, the discussion indicates how much (and how little) business has changed, provides a clear picture of what business actually is, presents a model for understanding the social impact of business as a whole, and yields stimulating insights for public policy today.

New Statesman

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007796100
Release Date: 1949
Genre: Social sciences