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Infamous Commerce
Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
Laura J. Rosenthal
Laura J. Rosenthal uses literary and historical sources to explore the meaning of prostitution from the Restoration through the eighteenth century.



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...



The Hummingbird Cabinet
A Rare and Curious History of Romantic Collectors
Judith Pascoe
"This book is . . . a romantic history of romantic collecting. It takes seriously, and by necessity shares, the tendency of romantic histories to dwell upon their own fragmentariness, on the impossibility of capturing an intact history. . . . It...



Sodom on the Thames
Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times
Morris B. Kaplan
Sodom on the Thames looks closely at three episodes involving sex between men in late-nineteenth-century England.



The Irish Art of Controversy
Lucy McDiarmid
Controversies are high drama: in them people speak lines as colorful and passionate as any recited on stage. In the years before the 1916 Rising, public battles were fought in Ireland over French paintings, a maverick priest, Dublin slum children, and...



Dominion and Civility
English Imperialism, Native America, and the First American Frontiers, 1585–1685
Michael Leroy Oberg
Was the relationship between English settlers and Native Americans in the New World destined to turn tragic? This book investigates how the newcomers interacted with Algonquian groups in the Chesapeake Bay area and New England, describing the role...



Rancor and Reconciliation in Medieval England
Paul R. Hyams
Duels and bloodfeuds have long been regarded as essentially Continental phenomena, counter to the staid and orderly British ways of settling differences. In this surprising work of social and legal history, Paul R. Hyams reveals a post-Conquest...



Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550–1750
A unique collection of materials, including works of literature as well as historical documents, Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550–1750 provides a broad view of how witches and magicians were represented in print and manuscript over...



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 of...



Knowing the Past
Victorian Literature and Culture
To what extent is it possible to know the past or to know other cultures? Can one describe the past without imposing one's own cultural, political, social, or personal preconceptions? Testing the current skepticism that insists that it is impossible...



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