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Screening the Paris suburbs: From the silent era to the 1990s

Derek Schilling and Philippe Met (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526106858
eISBN:
9781526135995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106858.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Long before the emergence in the 1990s of a ‘cinéma de banlieue’ on the heels of Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine (1995), French filmmakers looked beyond the gates of the French capital for inspiration ... More


The discourses of order and modernisation

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Coexisting with the laissez-faire discourse described in chapter two, British accounts of Hong Kong—including official ones—also emphasized modernization. Above all, this meant containing the ... More


The parish and the town

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter describes the parish and the town. If the county was the preferred unit of study, the parish increasingly came to be viewed as the practical limit of most scholars and, following loosely ... More


Death, life, and religious change in Scottish towns c. 1350-1560

Mairi Cowan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719080234
eISBN:
9781781705704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080234.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book examines lay religious culture in Scottish towns between the Black Death and the Protestant Reformation. Part I looks at what the living did to influence the dead and at how the dead were ... More


Sources for the English medieval road system

Paul Hindle

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter opens by noting the growth of towns and trade in England in the medieval period, which required a fully functioning transport system, of which roads must have been the backbone, ... More


Introduction

Katy Layton-Jones

in Beyond the Metropolis: The changing image of urban Britain, 1780-1880

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099694
eISBN:
9781526104038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099694.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The introduction provides a concise account of provincial urbanisation between 1780 and 1880 and outlines the weaknesses of received historical wisdom that relies on categorising eighteenth and ... More


Bruddersford and beyond

John Baxendale

in Priestley's England: J. B. Priestley and English Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072864
eISBN:
9781781700662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072864.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the life of Priestly in Bradford and after Bradford. Bradford was the paradigm of nineteenth-century industrial England. This was the England of slag-heaps and mill chimneys ... More


Municipal government to its zenith

J. A. Chandler

in Explaining Local Government: Local Government in Britain since 1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067068
eISBN:
9781781701355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067068.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The 1835 Municipal Corporations Act enabled but did not compel industrial towns in Britain to establish municipal corporations, let alone to develop the publicly owned infrastructure. The status and ... More


The turning point: growth with decline

J. A. Chandler

in Explaining Local Government: Local Government in Britain since 1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067068
eISBN:
9781781701355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067068.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In 1900, local government in Britain appeared to have a clear purpose within the Constitution, along with resources and prestige much greater than had been the case fifty years previously. The Acts ... More


Later wartime politics and society

Philip Ollerenshaw

in Northern Ireland in the Second World War: Politics, economic mobilisation and society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719090509
eISBN:
9781781706206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090509.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The final chapter examines the government of Sir Basil Brooke and social and political history between 1943 and the Stormont and Westminster general elections of 1945. The slow-down of the war ... More


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