The Country and the City Revisited

England and the Politics of Culture, 1550-1850

Author: Gerald MacLean,Donna Landry,Joseph P. Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521592017

Category: History

Page: 258

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Between 1550 and 1850, the great age of mercantilism, the English people remade themselves from a disparate group of individuals and localities divided by feudal loyalties, dialects and even languages, into an imperial power. Examining literature, art and social life, and returning to ground first explored by Raymond Williams in his seminal work, The Country and the City Revisited traces this transformation. It shows that what Williams figured as an urban-rural dichotomy can now be more satisfactorily grasped as a permeable boundary. While the movement of sugar, tobacco and tea became ever more deeply interfused with the movement of people, through migration and the slave trade, these commodities initiated new conceptions of space, time and identity. Spanning the traditional periods of the Renaissance and Romanticism, this collection of essays offers exciting interdisciplinary perspectives on central issues of early modern English history.

Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Frank M. Stenton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019150128X

Category: History

Page: 810

View: 8018

Discussing the development of English society, from the growth of royal power to the establishment of feudalism after the Norman Conquest, this book focuses on the emergence of the earliest English kingdoms and the Anglo-Norman monarchy in 1087. It also describes the chief phases in the history of the Anglo-Saxon church, drawing on many diverse examples; the result is a fascinating insight into this period of English history.

Fodor's Great Britain 2006

Author: Linda Cabasin,Christina Knight

Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications

ISBN: 1400015537

Category: Travel

Page: 790

View: 1403

Detailed and timely information on accommodations, restaurants, and local attractions highlight these updated travel guides, which feature all-new covers, a two-color interior design, symbols to indicate budget options, must-see ratings, multi-day itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, helpful bulleted maps, tips on transportation, guidelines for shopping excursions, and other valuable features. Original.


Author: Geological Survey of Great Britain

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: N.A

View: 8828


Cider with Rosie

A Memoir

Author: Laurie Lee

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497641349

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 215

View: 7640

This international-bestselling memoir of childhood in post–World War I rural England is one of the most endearing portraits of youth in all literature. Three years old and wrapped in a Union Jack to protect him from the sun, Laurie Lee arrived in the village of Slad in the final summer of the First World War. The cottage his mother had rented for three and sixpence a week had neither running water nor electricity, but it was surrounded by a lovely half-acre garden and, most importantly, it was big enough for the seven children in her care. It was here, in a verdant valley tucked into the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, that Laurie Lee learned to look at life with a painter’s eye and a poet’s heart—qualities of vision that, decades later, would make him one of England’s most cherished authors. In this vivid recollection of a magical time and place, water falls from the scullery pump “sparkling like liquid sky.” Autumn is more than a season—it is a land eternally aflame, like Moses’s burning bush. Every midnight, on a forlorn stretch of heath, a phantom carriage reenacts its final, wild ride. And, best of all, the first secret sip of cider, “juice of those valleys and of that time,” leads to a boy’s first kiss, “so dry and shy, it was like two leaves colliding in air.” An instant classic when it was first published in 1959, Cider with Rosie is one of the most endearing and evocative portraits of youth in all of literature. The first installment in an autobiographical trilogy that includes As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War, it is also a heartfelt and lyrical ode to England, and to a way of life that may belong to the past, but will never be forgotten.


Author: Sir James Hopwood Jeans

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 700

View: 2645


The Pronunciation of Placenames

A Worldwide Dictionary

Author: Adrian Room

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: 9780786429417

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 1427

"This reference provides a user-friendly pronunciation guide for over 12,000 placenames worldwide. From Aachen, Germany (pronounced Ah kun) to Zywiec, Poland (pronounced Zhi vets), entries include familiar world placenames, both historic and current, as w

The Almost Wife

An absolutely gripping and emotional page turner

Author: Jade Beer

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813912

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2034