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From Melancholia to Depression

Åsa Jansson

This open access book maps a crucial but neglected chapter in the history of psychiatry: how was melancholia transformed in the nineteenth century from traditional melancholy madness into a modern biomedical mood disorder, paving the way for the emergence of clinical...



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London's Aylesbury Estate

Michael Romyn

This book looks beyond the Aylesbury’s public face by examining its rise and fall from the perspective of those who knew it, based largely on the oral testimony and memoir of residents and former residents, youth and community workers, borough Councillors, officials,...



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Popular Legitimism and the Monarchy in France

Bernard Rulof

This book explores mid-nineteenth-century French legitimism and the implications of popular support for a movement that has traditionally been portrayed as an aristocratic force intent on restoring the Old Regime.This type of monarchism has often been understood as a...



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Anti-Catholicism in Britain and Ireland, 1600–2000

Claire Gheeraert-Graffeuille , Geraldine Vaughan

This edited collection brings together varying angles and approaches to tackle the multi-dimensional issue of anti-Catholicism since the Protestant Reformation in Britain and Ireland. It is of course difficult to infer from such geographically and historically...



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Pauper Voices, Public Opinion and Workhouse Reform in Mid-Victorian England

Peter Jones , Steven King

This book represents the first attempt to identify and describe a workhouse reform ‘movement’ in mid- to late-nineteenth-century England, beyond the obvious candidates of the Workhouse Visiting Society and the voices of popular critics such as Charles Dickens and...

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Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals

Dee Dyas , John Jenkins

"A brilliant breakthrough in pilgrimage studies. An exemplary study that shows how to bring together different academic and institutional interests in a common cause – understanding the relationship between pilgrimage and English cathedrals over time. A publication that...

2020-08-07 |

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A United States of Europe?

Cesáreo Rodríguez-Aguilera De Prat

Why are a United States of Europe, in theory and abstract the most rational option, practically impossible today? This book analyses the contradiction implied in having enormous world-level potential whilst lacking the force to execute this due to the current structural...



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European Socialists and the State in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Mathieu Fulla , Marc Lazar

This edited volume promotes a comparative and transnational approach to the complex and ambiguous relationship between West European socialism and the contemporary state over the longue durée. It encourages a better understanding of socialism while also casting an...



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Electoral Pledges in Britain Since 1918

David Thackeray , Richard Toye

Nobody doubts that politicians ought to fulfil their promises – what people cannot agree about is what this means in practice. The purpose of this book is to explore this issue through a series of case studies. It shows how the British model of politics has changed...

2020-08-04 |

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Local Churches in New Urban Britain, 1890-1975

Grant Masom

“This monograph is an important contribution to our understanding of the varied fortunes of British Christianity during the twentieth century.” -          Rev Dr Andrew Atherstone, Tutor in Church History and Latimer...



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