British & Irish History: C 1700 To C 1900
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See also: History & Archaeology
- Hardback - Pen & Sword Military
To most students of the Peninsular War the name Robert Craufurd usually evokes images of a battle-hardened martinet, flogging his men across Portugal and Spain, driving them hard. However, it is only half of the picture of this most complex character and it is the other half that has never before been revealed.
- Paperback - Oxford University Press
Alvin Jackson examines the two Unions - the Anglo-Scots Union of 1707 and the British-Irish of 1801 - comparing their background, birth, and survival. In sustaining a comparison between the Unions, he illuminates the long history and current state of the United Kingdom.
- Paperback - Birlinn
The story of modern Britain began with the Treaty of Union between England and Scotland in 1707. This work looks at the political history of England as well as of Scotland, set against the backdrop of war in Europe and the emergence of imperialism.
- Add to BasketMrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
A story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality, 'Mrs Robinson's Disgrace' brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love.
- Add to BasketThe Scots: A Photohistory
- Paperback - Thames & Hudson
Following its invention in 1839, a craze for photography gripped Scotland, and over the next 100 years Scottish photographers captured an impressive visual record of their land and its people. This volume documents a century of upheaval and change that recast forever the character of Scotland.
- Paperback - Luath
The Slate Islands lie off the west coast of Argyll. Slate has been taken from these shores from their earliest recorded history and the richness and quality of the deposits meant that in the 18th and 19th centuries slate quarrying was one of the most important industries in Scotland. The geology, the industry, the people and their way of life: this is the story of the Slate Islands past, present and future.
- Add to BasketThe Scottish Enlightenment: Race, Gender, And The Limits Of Progress
- Hardback - Palgrave Macmillan
The Scottish Enlightenment shaped a new conception of history as a gradual and universal progress from savagery to civil society. Whereas women emancipated themselves from the yoke of male-masters, men in turn acquired polite manners and became civilized. Such a conception, however, presents problematic questions: why were the Americans still savage? Why was it that the Europeans only had completed all the stages of the historic process? Could modern societies escape the destiny of earlier empires and avoid decadence? Was there a limit beyond which women's influence might result in dehumanization? The Scottish Enlightenment's legacy for modernity emerges here as a two-faced Janus, an unresolved tension between universalism and hierarchy, progress and the limits of progress.
- Add to BasketThe Victorian Elliots In Peace And War: Lord And Lady Minto, Their Family And Household Between 1816 And 1901
- Hardback - Amberley
The story of an important family whose members included the influential politician the Earl of Minto and his second son, Admiral Sir George Elliot.
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
This title examines the career of Henry Scott (1746-1812) with particular focus on his relationship with his tutor and friend, the philosopher Adam Smith, and the management of his extensive Scottish estates.
- Add to BasketAgreeable Connexions: Scottish Enlightenment Links With France
- Paperback - John Donald
Scotland has played an immense role in European high culture through the centuries, and among its cultural links none have been greater than those with France. This book shows that the links with France stretch back deep into the Middle Ages, and continue without a break into the 18th century, the Age of Enlightenment.