An Age in Retrospect
The publication of Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians in 1918 opened a barrage of negative criticism of the Victorians. It was not only the individuals in Strachey's sights whose reputations suffered, but the Victorian age in general. In this study, Gardiner first looks at how historical trends and attitudes towards the Victorians shifted over the course of the 20th century; then, taking Queen Victoria, Dickens, Gladstone and Wilde as case studies, he examines how biographical accounts of individuals have changed.
The English Pig
Central to this entertaining study – and in striking contrast to today's pigs – is the 'cottage pig'. Bought as a piglet and cheaply fed, the family pig could be fattened up, slaughtered at first frost and provide meat through the winter. Looking back to this close, even affectionate, domestic relationship, the authors discuss the changing image of the pig and present a social history of pig-keeping during the period from around 1700 up to the early 20th century, showing how and why pigs mattered in the past and how they fitted into human society.
The Haskins Society Journal: Volume 3, 1991
Studies in Medieval History
These twelve papers, mostly from the Society’s 1990 International Conference, include studies of feud in medieval England; the role of women in Anglo-Saxon churches; the Angevin civil war and Norman Conquest; and King John. No jacket.
Regionalism and Revision
The Crown and Its Provinces in England 1200–1650
These essays engage in the debate over county or local society in late medieval and early modern England and the fundamental question of the nature of relations between centre and periphery. They also explore the fluidity of contemporary conceptions of the 'county', addressing the multiple identities of local community. Among the essay topics are: the significance of the county in English government; the dissolution of St Augustine's Abbey and the creation of the Diocese of Bristol; and the Cinque Ports. No jacket.
Land, Men and Beliefs
Studies in Early-Modern History
The importance of John Cooper (1920-1978) as an historian was out of proportion to his published output: this collection includes most of his work other than the New Cambridge Modern History and book reviews. The 16 chapters include his celebrated contribution to the debate on the Counting of Manors, his essay on English and Continental government in the early 17th century and 'The Nobilities of Europe' (extracted from the New Cambridge Modern History). Edited, with introductions, by GE Aylmer and JS Morrill.