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Angels on the Edge of the World
Geography, Literature, and English Community, 1000–1534
Kathy Lavezzo
"The various and contradictory signs of English otherworldliness offered medieval writers a remarkably elastic medium with which to construct national identity. . . . Above all, the wonderful aspects of geographic otherness made it possible for...



AngloModern
Painting and Modernity in Britain and the United States
Janet Wolff
Early twentieth-century art and art practice in Britain and the United States were, Janet Wolff asserts, marginalized by critics and historians in very similar ways after the rise of post-Cubist modern art. In a masterly book on the sociology...



Anglo-Saxon Art
Leslie Webster
This is the first new introduction to Anglo-Saxon art in twenty-five years and the first book to take account of the 2009 discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard—the largest cache of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet...



The Battle of the Books
History and Literature in the Augustan Age
Joseph M. Levine
Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which Jonathan Swift dubbed "the Battle of the...



Bolingbroke and His Circle
The Politics of Nostalgia in the Age of Walpole
Isaac Kramnick



Brutal Reasoning
Animals, Rationality, and Humanity in Early Modern England
Erica Fudge
Brutal Reasoning looks at the ways in which humans were conceptualized, at what being "human" meant, and at how humans could lose their...



Brutality in an Age of Human Rights
Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire
Brian Drohan
In Brutality in an Age of Human Rights, Brian Drohan demonstrates that British officials’ choices concerning counterinsurgency methods have long been deeply influenced or even redirected by the work of human rights activists. To reveal how that influence was manifested by military policies and practices, Drohan examines three British...



Catholic Converts
British and American Intellectuals Turn to Rome
Patrick Allitt
From the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, an impressive group of English speaking intellectuals converted to Catholicism. Outspoken and gifted, they intended to show the fallacies of religious skeptics and place Catholicism, once...



Central Banks and Gold
How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World
Simon James Bytheway, Mark Metzler
Central bankers have enjoyed great power and autonomy. They have cooperated to construct and preserve towering structures of debt, reshaping relations of power and ownership around the world. In Central Banks and Gold, Simon James Bytheway and Mark Metzler explore how this financialized form of globalism first took shape a century...



Christian Homes
Religion, Family and Domesticity in the 19th and 20th Centuries
This book revisits the Christian home of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and sheds light on the stereotypical distinction between the private and public spheres and their inhabitants.



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