Social & cultural history

    Cambridge History of the Book in Britain 7 Volume Hardback S

    Hardback £108.66

    Final volume of the seven-volume Cambridge History of the Book in Britain series, focusing on the twentieth century and beyond. The book is for students, scholars and a general audience interested in book history, publishing studies, and the cultural history of Britain in the twentieth century and beyond.

    England's Lost Lake: The Story of Whittlesea Mere

    By Paul Middleton

    Paperback £8.50

    Whittlesea Mere – one of the wonders of Huntingdonshire! The historic county of Huntingdonshire has much to recommend it, and one of its lost treasures is brought back to life in this welcome updated and substantially expanded edition of a study first published in 1987. The Mere was the largest...

    From Morality to Mayhem

    By Julian Lovelock

    Paperback £20.00

    An engaging literary examination of the school story, exploring the development and social significance of the genre from Tom Brown to Harry Potter.

    Portraiture in South Asia since the Mughals: Art, Representation and History

    By Crispin Branfoot

    Hardback £66.21

    One of the most remarkable artistic achievements of the Mughal Empire was the emergence in the early seventeenth century of portraits of identifiable individuals, unprecedented in both South Asia and the Islamic world.

    RCP 9: Simples and Rarities Suitable and Honourable to the College

    By Anonymous

    Paperback £9.66

    The Royal College of Physicians celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2018, and to observe this landmark is publishing this series of ten books. Each of the books focuses on fifty themed elements that have contributed to making the RCP what it is today, together adding up to 500 reflections on...

    Last Words to Girls

    By Maria Grey

    Paperback £23.69

    In this 1889 work, the educationalist and feminist Maria Grey looks back, offering to the young 'the results of her life's thought and experience', and endeavouring to help late-Victorian school-leavers answer the questions 'Where are we going? What was the object of all this school work?'

    Migrant Futures

    By Aimee Bahng

    Paperback £20.85

    Aimee Bahng traces the cultural production of futurity by juxtaposing the practices of speculative finance against those of speculative fiction, showing how speculative novels, films, and narratives create alternative futures that envision the potential for new political economies, social structures, and subjectivities that exceed the framework of capitalism.

    Physicians and their Images

    By Anonymous

    Paperback £9.66

    The eighth book in the 500 Reflections on the RCP series, looking at the beautiful art owned and curated by the Royal College of Physicians.

    Right to Belong

    By Richard Weight

    Paperback £26.46

    This work explores citizenship and its relationship to Britain's national identity

    Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad

    Hardback £162.46

    Entertaining, instructive, licentious and sometimes abhorrent, Tanukhi's wonderful collection of anecdotes presents a rich and colourful mosaic of life and belief in the tenth-century Middle East.

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