Technology, Self-Fashioning and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Refined Bodies

Technology, Self-Fashioning and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Refined Bodies

This innovative book explores the role of cast steel in instruments for refining the body in the eighteenth century, amidst the changing climate of ideas …

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Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Eighteenth-century British culture is often seen as polite and sentimental – the product of an emerging middle class. Simon Dickie overturns these notions in “Cruelty …

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Britain at Bay: The Epic Story of the Second World War, 1938-1941

Britain at Bay: The Epic Story of the Second World War, 1938-1941

None A sweeping, groundbreaking epic that combines military with social history, to illuminate the ways in which Great Britain and its people were permanently transformed …

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Women, Writing and Religion in England and Beyond, 650-1100

Women, Writing and Religion in England and Beyond, 650-1100

Womens literary histories usually start in the later Middle Ages, but recent scholarship has shown that actually women were at the heart of the emergence …

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