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Spectres of the Self
Thinking about Ghosts and Ghost-Seeing in England, 1750–1920
Shane McCorristine

Examines the culture of ghost-seeing, arguing that the ghost represents a symbol of the psychological hauntedness of modern experience.

Published July 2010 | Paperback | ISBN-13:9780521747967 | In stock

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Purifying Empire
Obscenity and the Politics of Moral Regulation in Britain, India and Australia
Deana Heath

Charting attempts to regulate the obscene within the Britain Empire, and the resulting contradictions that sustained imperial and colonial regimes.

Published June 2010 | Hardback | ISBN-13:9780521194358 | In stock

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Empire and Globalisation
Networks of People, Goods and Capital in the British World, c.1850–1914
Gary B. Magee, Andrew S. Thompson

A revisionist account of imperial history that sets out a new interpretation of economic activity in the British Empire.

Published February 2010 | Paperback | ISBN-13:9780521727587 | In stock

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A Commonwealth of the People
Popular Politics and England's Long Social Revolution, 1066–1649
David Rollison

Extraordinarily broad-ranging history of the rise of the English language and of popular politics in medieval and early modern England.

Published January 2010 | Paperback | ISBN-13:9780521139700 | In stock

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The House of Commons, 1820–1832 7 Volume Set
Edited by D. R. Fisher

A major scholarly reference work describing the members, constituencies and activities of the Parliament of England and the United Kingdom.

Published December 2009 | 7 Hardback books | ISBN-13:9780521193146 | In stock

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Labours Lost
Domestic Service and the Making of Modern England
Carolyn Steedman

A unique account of the hidden history of servants and their employers in late eighteenth-century England.

Published November 2009 | Paperback | ISBN-13:9780521736237 | In stock

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Journeys to Empire
Enlightenment, Imperialism, and the British Encounter with Tibet, 1774–1904
Gordon T. Stewart

Comparing two British missions to Tibet in 1774 and 1904, Stewart sheds light on the changing nature of British imperialism.

Published June 2009 | Paperback | ISBN-13:9780521735681 | In stock

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