Theme and Design in Defoe's Tour
Author: Pat Rogers
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
A substantial introduction sets out a conceptual framework for the chapters that follow, putting the Tour into the historical context of travel writing and the development of a literature of tourism.
Author: Hugh Clements
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Essays on the Status Quaestionis. Second Edition
Author: Bart D. Ehrman,Michael W. Holmes
The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research provides up-to-date discussions of every major aspect of New Testament textual criticism. Written by internationally acknowledged experts, the twenty-four essays evaluate all significant advances in the field since the 1950s.
A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources
Author: Sarah Barber,Corinna Peniston-Bird
Historians are increasingly looking beyond the traditional, and turning to visual, oral, aural, and virtual sources to inform their work. The challenges these sources pose require new skills of interpretation and require historians to consider alternative theoretical and practical approaches. In order to help historians successfully move beyond traditional text, Sarah Barber and Corinna Peniston-Bird bring together chapters from historical specialists in the fields of fine art, photography, film, oral history, architecture, virtual sources, music, cartoons, landscape and material culture to explain why, when and how these less traditional sources can be used. Each chapter introduces the reader to the source, suggests the methodological and theoretical questions historians should keep in mind when using it, and provides case studies to illustrate best practice in analysis and interpretation. Pulling these disparate sources together, the introduction discusses the nature of historical sources and those factors which are unique to, and shared by, the sources covered throughout the book. Taking examples from around the globe, this collection of essays aims to inspire practitioners of history to expand their horizons, and incorporate a wide variety of primary sources in their work.
Towards EU Agreement; Report with Evidence; 26th Report of Session 2007-08
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
This report makes available the oral evidence provided by Pat McFadden MP to EU Sub-Committee G (Social Policy and Consumer Affairs) following the political agreements reached in Council on 9 June 2008 in relation to: amendments to the 2003 Working Time Directive; and a new directive on the working conditions of temporary agency workers. The Committee welcome the agreements reached in Council on 9 June on both these long-standing proposals. But as there is a requirement, under the co-decision procedure, to obtain the agreement of the European Parliament, the Committee urges the Government to argue energetically the case with MEPs for the merits of the texts agreed in Council.
Author: J. B. Mitchell
Publisher: CUP Archive
Originally published in 1962, this volume comprises a series of essays on British geography by various authors. Covering both human and physical areas, the text provides an insight into the astonishing geographical variety of Britain. The respective themes of the essays are accordingly very different, portraying the essential variety of the subject matter. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in British geography and the development of geographical models.