By Poincaré Henri 1854-1912
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This can be the 1st selection of essays to survey punishment in England within the 4 centuries after 1500. Its critical matters comprise the punishment of petty crime, the roots of transportation, mercy, altering perceptions of the character and effect of capital punishment, and the cultural values affecting penal advancements. The participants discover compelling new our bodies of facts to supply clean views in this area.
By Philippe Clancier (auth.), Florence Bretelle-Establet (eds.)
The notion of this quantity took form inside a gaggle of students engaged on the heritage of technology in Asia. regardless of the good alterations in time, destinations and disciplines among our respective fields of analysis, all of us confronted related events: one of the large mass of written records on hand to historians and that have been ultimately taken as assets within the historiography of technological know-how, a few were good studied whereas others have been pushed aside or neglected. This statement will look seen to historians, whose day-by-day paintings is composed in shaping corpuses to elevate new questions. The prognosis has lengthy been confirmed that such choices concerning the historians’ schedule and thereby mirrored the ways that historiography by some means belonged to its time. but, it seemed to us that this prognosis was once inadequate and that the selective attention of resource fabric used to be additionally at the least in part on the topic of mechanisms of choice that happened upstream from the historian’s classical paintings of shaping a corpus. consequently, we got here to the concept that, for you to write, or to rewrite, chapters within the historical past of technology, historians may gain advantage from counting on a severe research of the standards that, alongside historical past, formed the records that experience turn into their resources or the collections from which they represent their corpuses. it really is to the advance of any such department of severe research within the background of technology, to its equipment and to its merits —to be illustrated in rigorously selected case studies—, that we advise to commit a collective learn and a ebook. we wish to inquire into how the corpuses we shape contain lengthy sequences of choices and reorganizations that came about in background and that needs to be dropped at gentle if we don't wish numerous forms of actors of the prior to carve their offerings and conceptions into our questions and conclusions.
By James Grant
Born in 1802 in Elgin, James supply first demonstrated himself as a reporter after which as a number one newspaper editor in Victorian London, heading the Morning Chronicle for 2 a long time prior to relocating directly to the Christian general. His 1839 Travels on the town was once designed as a spouse piece to his previous reflections on London, the good city (1838) and Sketches in London (1838). This two-volume paintings displays Grant's enthusiasm for 'this sleek Babylon' and his full of life curiosity within the intricacies of lifestyle there. quantity 1 specializes in valuable London, gazing significant streets (including Downing highway) and the British Museum. Interweaving basic descriptions with particular neighborhood info, furnish even presents his readers with information of the well-known museum studying room and the way to entry its treasures.
By Agustí Nieto-Galan (auth.)
Colouring Textiles is an try to supply a brand new cross-cultural comparative method of the artwork of dyeing and printing with normal dyestuffs within the eighteenth and 19th centuries. Divided into thematic chapters, it uncovers new information from the colossal old background of typical dyestuffs from a number ecu towns, to provide new historiographic insights for the certainty of this expertise. via a kind of anatomic dissection, the ebook explores the learn and cultivation of dye-plants in botanical gardens and plantations, and the tacit values hidden in dyeing workshops, factories, laboratories, or nationwide and overseas exhibitions. It metaphorically submits the common dyestuffs of the eighteenth and 19th centuries to a sequence of systematic historic checks, and strains again the flow of these assets of colors via colonial areas, dye works, cross-cultural networks, colleges of creative layout, and science-based industries for the making of artificial colorants.
Colouring Textiles contributes to a greater figuring out of the position of typical dyestuffs within the tactics of industrialization in Western Europe.
Audience: Historians of technology and expertise, historians of chemistry, philosophers, fiscal historians, specialist chemists, arts and crafts historians, and cultural anthropologists.
By Tracy C. Davis, Peter Holland
This choice of specifically commissioned essays bargains the most recent examine on a extensive array of nineteenth-century functionality genres, lucidly written, by way of major students within the box. it is going to be of curiosity to scholars of historiography, theatre historical past, British pop culture, and relaxation reports.