Dickens and Victorian Print Cultures
Robert L Patten introduces a collection of 28 essays, written between the 1960s and 2010, on 19th-century print culture and on Dickens’s place within it. The essays are in eight sections: on Victorian book culture; serialization; illustration; circulation; readers; Dickens as editor; contemporaneity; and social, cultural and political impact. Part of Ashgate’s Library of Essays on Dickens series. No jacket
British Hymn Books for Children, 1800–1900
Re-tuning the History of Childhood
In the first work to tackle this facet of children’s history, Clapp-Itnyre examines how hymn singing and the reading of hymns were an integral part of Victorian childhood experience, and she describes how hymn-book production for the young intersected with the major aesthetic movements of the 19th century. The unique qualities of children’s hymnody, she argues, were the context for empowerment of the child over the course of the century. Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present.
Archbishops Ralph d'Escures, William of Corbeil and Theobald of Bec
Heirs of Anselm and Ancestors of Becket
Between the ‘English Church as Anselm left it’ and the ‘world as Becket found it’, Truax examines the lives and work of three lesser archbishops, and highlights crucial developments in the English church during their pontificates.
Messiaen Perspectives 2
Techniques, Influence and Reception
The second of a two-volume work that examines Olivier Messiaen’s interconnections with his cultural milieux, this collection of 14 essays analyses his compositional approach and the repercussions of his music and includes Robert Fallon’s Catalogue of Messiaen’s Birds.
The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works
Series I: Printed Writings, 1550-1640: Part 2, Volume Three
This volume (3rd) presents three works by Lady Eleanor Davies (1590-1652), whose prophetic treatises frequently landed her in jail and finally in Bedlam. The works are: Warning to the Dragon, All the kings of the earth shall prayse thee and Woe to the House. No jacket.