History

How Books, Reading and Subscription Libraries Defined Colonial Clubland in the British Empire

How Books, Reading and Subscription Libraries Defined Colonial Clubland in the British Empire

Author: Sterling Joseph Coleman, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000080865

Category: History

Page: 190

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How Books, Reading and Subscription Libraries Defined Colonial Clubland in the British Empire argues that within an entangled web of imperial, colonial and book trade networks books, reading and subscription libraries contributed to a core and peripheral criteria of clubbability used by the "select people"—clubbable settler elite—to vet the "proper sort"—clubbable indigenous elite—as they culturally, economically and socially navigated their way towards membership in colonial clubland. As a microcosm for British-controlled areas of the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, this book assesses the history, membership, growth and collection development of three colonial subscription libraries—the Penang Library in Malaysia, the General Library of the Institute of Jamaica and the Lagos Library in Nigeria—during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This work also examines the places these libraries occupied within the lives of their subscribers, and how the British Council reorganized these colonial subscription libraries to ensure their survival and the survival of colonial clubland in a post-colonial world. This book is designed to accommodate historians of Britain and its empire who are unfamiliar with library history, library historians who are unfamiliar with British history, and book historians who are unfamiliar with both topics.
History

Russia’s French Connection

Russia’s French Connection

Author: Adam Coker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000082647

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 939

While it is generally acknowledged that Russia’s culture has been influenced by France, the present study goes beyond the Francophile preferences of the noble elite and examines Russian society more broadly, exploring those elements of French cultural influence still relevant today. This is done through an historical analysis of French loanwords in the Russian language from the time of Peter the Great to the present. The result of this lexical analysis and subsequent study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century archival, periodical, and memoir material is to empirically link Russia’s present culture to two major Franco-Russian events: the wave of immigration to Russia following the French Revolution and Russia’s war with Napoleon. This is primarily a book for those interested in European history, particularly imperial Russia, the French Revolution, and Napoleonic Wars. The study of Russian officer memoirs includes original campaign maps, which may be of interest to military historians. The analysis of periodical literature will likewise be a resource for those studying the history of printing, publishing, and journalism in Russia. The book’s interdisciplinary nature, however, broadens its relevance to linguists, cultural historians, and those in the emerging field of Immigration Studies.
History

Transatlantic Encounters in History of Education

Transatlantic Encounters in History of Education

Author: Fanny Isensee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000090888

Category: History

Page: 310

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In the last twenty years, transnational perspectives have gained momentum in the field of historical-educational research. Scholars have made substantial efforts to rethink nation-based historiographies by reconstructing and reinterpreting the cross-border encounters and intertwined processes that have turned the history of education into a transnational enterprise. A closer look at specific transnational spaces furthers a better understanding of these processes. Against this backdrop, the book offers case studies focusing on transatlantic encounters with special regard to the manifold entanglements between Germany and the United States of America that represent one of the most complex, dynamic, and vivid educational spaces between the eighteenth and twentieth century. Drawing on excellent source material, each contribution examines interaction processes as the genuine transformative moment within any cross-border transfer, and investigates exchanges of concepts, institutions, and materials. Under this premise, the book draws attention to shifting trajectories in the German-American history of education that can be identified by focusing on long-lasting transnational entanglements. By offering a wide range of research approaches, the publication furthermore contributes innovative methodological thoughts to transnational histories of education that go beyond the German-American context and will interest students, emerging researchers, and experts of history of education.
History

The Humanities in Transition from Postmodernism into the Digital Age

The Humanities in Transition from Postmodernism into the Digital Age

Author: Nigel A. Raab

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000091489

Category: History

Page: 248

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The Humanities in Transition explores how the basic components of the digital age will have an impact on the most trusted theories of humanists. Over the past two generations, humanists have come to take basic postmodern theories for granted whether on language, knowledge or time. Yet Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida and similar philosophers developed their ideas when the impact of this digital world could barely be imagined. The digital world, built on algorithms and massive amounts of data, operates on radically different principles. This volume analyzes these differences, demonstrating where an aging postmodernism cannot keep pace with today’s technologies. The book first introduces the major influence postmodern had on global thought before turning to algorithms, digital space, digital time, data visuals and the concept to digital forgeries. By taking a closer look at these themes, it establishes a platform to create more robust humanist theories for the third millennium. This book will appeal to graduate students and established scholars in the Digital Humanities who are looking for diverse and energetic theoretical approaches that can truly come to terms with the digital world.
Great Britain

The New Statesman and Nation

The New Statesman and Nation

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:B000204554

Category: Great Britain

Page: 872

View: 308

English imprints

General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1955

General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1955

Author: British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000030001015

Category: English imprints

Page:

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Drama

Clubland

Clubland

Author: Roy Williams

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015053493717

Category: Drama

Page: 68

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'A new play from the award-winning playwright, published to coincide with its premiere at the Royal Court on 15 June 2001. Although Ben is married to Denise he''s still on the pull, Kenny''s looking for someone who''s right, Ade''s with Sandra but playing the field, and Nate''s a proud new father. Clubland is Roy Williams'' hilarious new comedy of sexual politics in south London. ''A young writer who may well have enough wit and insight to succeed Mustapha Matura as our leading black dramatist'' - Benedict Nightingale, The Times. ''Williams, a young, prolific and successful black British writer.certainly has a gift'' - Sunday Times'
Autobiographical memory

The Comedy Man

The Comedy Man

Author: David John Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051279738

Category: Autobiographical memory

Page: 306

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"Haunted by the ghosts of his fog-bound early life on the Norfolk coast, the church spires of Great Yarmouth and his father's sweet shop, Ted embarks on a mental journey full of unexpected twists and detours. What he discovers about himself and the eternally elusive figure of Upward turns out to have unexpected consequences for himself, Daniel and everyone else. Ranging in time and place from the rainswept Norfolk seafronts to 1960s Soho clubland, from bombs exploding in the Cyprus hills to Mosely's Daimler coursing though the East End, The Comedy Man is a mediation on post-war English life, confirming D.J. Taylor as one of the most imaginative novelists working in England today."--BOOK JACKET.
Authors, English

Conan Doyle

Conan Doyle

Author: Andrew Lycett

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: UOM:39015070746725

Category: Authors, English

Page: 527

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Sherlock Holmes might have been the epitome of cool reason - 'a calculating machine' in the words of his friend Dr John H. Watson - but the real life of his creator was very different. A man of deep emotion, complex motivation and prodigious energy, Arthur Conan Doyle ended his life an ardent spiritualist, happy to promote the famous 'Cottingley Fairies' photographs, which are now known to have been faked. Having rejected his Irish family's Catholicism, he could not, for all his scientific training as a doctor, dismiss his gut feeling that there was another dimension to existence. Well before he adopted spiritualism as a religion during the First World War, he dabbled in all aspects of the paranormal, holding seances while a GP in Portsmouth. With his sure understanding of the historical background, Andrew Lycett sets this unfolding story against the intellectual currents of the age, as well as unravelling his subject's internal life. Plagued by an alcoholic father and stirred on by a domineering mother, Conan Doyle fell into a placid marriage which was rudely interrupted when he fell passionately in love with another woman, just as his first wife contracted the tuberculosis that would kill her. Conan Doyle dealt with these traumatic events by throwing himself even more into his work, taking up various causes (such as the injustice meted out on the solicitor George Edalji - the subject of Julian Barnes's best-selling novel ARTHUR & GEORGE) and immersing himself in a wide range of other activities, including politics, clubland, and sports. His literary output was not confined to the creation of fiction's most famous detective; Lycett sheds new light on Conan Doyle's horror and occult stories, historical romances, factual histories, and spiritualist tracts. With access to fascinating new material, Lycett gives the most comprehensive, psychologically satisfying and delightfully readable portrait yet of the man who created Sherlock Holmes.