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Brink, Jean R. (editor)
The essays in this volume fucus on the issue of gender as it relates to texts written by and about women in early modern England. The contributors engage in a variety of theoretical approaches to historical problems and literary texts. The collection is arranged chronologically. 250pp. Bump to tail of book spine, otherwise a very nice copy.
Sixteenth Century Journal Publishers Inc, 1993, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0940474247
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Inventory #19952
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Hope, Valerie
Traces the contribution of successive lord mayors to the nation's history.226pp.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good/Price Clipped. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0297795198
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Inventory #9884
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Ramsden, E.H.
Although the book centres on an intensive study of five specific pictures,united by a provocative Prologue and Epilogue,the quest for identities has necessitated a close consideration of a number of works by other painters.The 'myth' of Giorgione has been critically examined and evidence from an exceptionally wide field of studies has been advanced in support of the author's proposed solutions to a variety of long outstanding problems.219pp.
Nadder Books, 1983, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0906540364
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Inventory #21891
Price: £ 6.50 GBP ($ 8.47 approx. - € 7.18 approx.)
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Wood, B. Anne
Using the journals of W. Norman Rudolf (1835-1886), a Victorian merchant, "Evangelical Balance Sheet" explores the important role of character ideals and evangelicalism in mid-Victorian culture. Rudolf's diary, with its daily weather observations, its account of family matters, of social and business happenings, and of his own experiences, as well as occasional literary or naturalistic forays, attempts to follow a disciplined regime of writing, but also has elements of a Bildungsroman. The diary reveals an obvious and significant tension between his inner, spiritual search for meaning in his life (evangelical inwardness) and his outward stewardship duties. Rudolf's concept of character, then, involved a type of balance sheet of his evangelical service record, to his God, his family, his business, and his community. Needing God's help to transform his will and to interpret the world in a constructive, rational manner, the underlying intent of his daily journal writing was to keep his commitment to an ethic of benevolence and of the affirmation of the goodness of human beings. Wood elucidates the cultivation of civic-minded masculinity in the context of Victorian Maritime Canada, analysing the multiple facets of the character ideal and emphasising its important role in Victorians' understanding of their life experiences. In the process, Wood reveals many underlying assumptions about social change and about civic discourse. The book also describes how the tremendous economic upheavals experienced by many entrepreneurs in the late 1860s to 1880s tempered their evangelical zeal and made it increasingly difficult for them to achieve a balanced and humane perspective on their own lives. The book will appeal to a broad audience interested in social history, imperial studies, gender studies (especially changing ideas of masculinity and manhood), Atlantic Canada studies, and local history of the Pictou region.198pp.
Laurier (Wilfrid) University Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0889205000
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Inventory #15319
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Alston Jr., Alex A. And Dickerson, James L.
Recalling the state's shameful racist history of lynching, arson, denial of rights, false imprisonment, and other heinous crimes, this riveting narrative explores how Mississippi became a safe haven for the most violent and virulent racists, who were immune to prosecution for their crimes. This sanctuary of the then status quo emerged from the 1956 Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission's efforts to preserve segregation and 'Mississippi Values' by declaring the state outside the jurisdiction of the federal government. This title presents an analysis of the major crimes, the institutional collusion, delayed and never-delivered justice, and the state's attempts at atonement are interspersed with the authors' recollections of what they saw, heard, and experienced as whites - thus 'insiders' - during this troubled time. With commentary extending to the present day, this is both a well-researched history and an eyewitness record of living through an era of judicial, media, and economic terrorism directed against African Americans. 369pp.
Lawrence Hill Books, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781556527630
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Inventory #21179
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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