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1895Drama, Disaster and Disgrace in Late Victorian Britain

1895: Drama, Disaster and Disgrace in Late Victorian Britain

Nicholas Freeman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640560
eISBN:
9780748651399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640560.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Oscar Wilde's disastrous libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry dominated British newspapers during the spring of 1895. This book shows that the Wilde scandal was just one of many events to ... More

Academic General Practice in the UK Medical Schools, 1948-2000A Short History

Academic General Practice in the UK Medical Schools, 1948-2000: A Short History

John Howie and Michael Whitfield (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748643561
eISBN:
9780748671250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643561.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Although General Practice is the commonest career choice for medical graduates, and the majority of encounters between doctors and patients take place in general practice, there was no formal ... More

Adam Smith, Radical and EgalitarianAn Interpretation for the 21st Century

Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century

Iain McLean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623525
eISBN:
9780748672110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623525.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book aims to show that Adam Smith (1723–90), the author of Inquiry into…the Wealth of Nations, was not the promoter of ruthless laissez-faire capitalism that is still frequently depicted. His ... More

The American Counterculture

The American Counterculture

Christopher Gair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The American Counterculture played a major role during a pivotal moment in American history. Post-War prosperity combined with the social and political repression characteristic of middle-class life ... More

Arab Christians in British Mandate PalestineCommunalism and Nationalism, 1917-1948

Arab Christians in British Mandate Palestine: Communalism and Nationalism, 1917-1948

Noah Haiduc-Dale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748676033
eISBN:
9780748684304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676033.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Christians in British Mandate Palestine (1917-1948) comprised a significant minority of the Arab population, but it is commonly assumed that they were junior partners in the Palestinian nationalist ... More

Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

Zohar Amar and Efraim Lev

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748697816
eISBN:
9781474430418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697816.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

For more than one thousand years Arab medicine held sway in the ancient world, from the shores of Spain in the West to China, India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the East. This book explores the impact ... More

BannockburnThe Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323

Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323

Michael Brown

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633326
eISBN:
9780748672127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633326.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The battle of Bannockburn, fought on the fields south of Stirling at midsummer 1314, is the best-known event in the history of Medieval Scotland. It was a unique event. The clash of two armies, each ... More

Border Liberties and LoyaltiesNorth-East England, c. 1200 to c. 1400

Border Liberties and Loyalties: North-East England, c. 1200 to c. 1400

Matthew L. Holford and Keith J. Stringer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632787
eISBN:
9780748651405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632787.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the organisation of power and society in north-east England over two crucial centuries in the emergence of the English ‘state’. England is usually regarded as medieval Europe's ... More

Britain, Ireland and the Second World War

Britain, Ireland and the Second World War

Ian S. Wood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623273
eISBN:
9780748651412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623273.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

For Britain, the Second World War exists in popular memory as a time of heroic sacrifice, survival, and ultimate victory over Fascism. In the Irish state, the years 1939–1945 are still remembered ... More

The CeltsA History from Earliest Times to the Present

The Celts: A History from Earliest Times to the Present

Bernhard Maier

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616053
eISBN:
9780748672219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This history of the Celts from origins to the present draws on archaeological, historical, literary and linguistic evidence. It is divided into three parts. Part One covers the continental Celts in ... More

Conceiving a NationScotland to 900 AD

Conceiving a Nation: Scotland to 900 AD

Gilbert Márkus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748678983
eISBN:
9781474435208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678983.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book offers a history of ‘Scotland’ before Scotland existed, and before people even thought of this area as a single ‘country’. It traces the emergence and disappearance of various ethnic and ... More

Cowboy ClassicsThe Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Kirsten Day

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the American cultural imagination, the Wild West is a mythic-historical place where our nation’s values and ideologies were formed. The heroes of this dangerous world, most familiar to us through ... More

Dance ResearchThe Journal of the Society for Dance Research

Dance Research: The Journal of the Society for Dance Research

Richard Ralph (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635849
eISBN:
9780748671120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635849.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The text offers a conspectus of the work of Professor McGowan and, in particular, focuses on French culture in the 16th and 17th centuries; the development of the study of dance in this early period ... More

Debating the Highland Clearances

Debating the Highland Clearances

Eric Richards

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621828
eISBN:
9780748672141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621828.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Storm clouds regularly gather over the story of the Highland Clearances and show no sign of dispersing. After more than a century the historical dispute about the eviction of the Highlanders from the ... More

Eleanor of AquitaineQueen and Rebel

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Jean Flori and Editions Payot

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124–1204) still fascinates and intrigues historians today, who continue to try to penetrate the mystery surrounding her extraordinary life. Twice queen – of France as the wife ... More

Eleftherios VenizelosThe Trials of Statesmanship

Eleftherios Venizelos: The Trials of Statesmanship

Paschalis Kitromilides (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624782
eISBN:
9780748671267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624782.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Eleftherios Venizelos, Prime Minister of Greece, 1910–1920 and 1928–1932, could be considered from many points of view as the creator of contemporary Greece and one of the main actors in European ... More

Exploring Environmental HistorySelected Essays

Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays

T. C. Smout

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635139
eISBN:
9780748651375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635139.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This volume brings together the best of the author's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history and offers them as a collection of ‘explorations’. ... More

From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

James Fraser

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book examines the transformation of Iron Age northern Britain into a land of Christian kingdoms, long before ‘Scotland’ came into existence. Perched at the edge of the western Roman Empire, ... More

From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

Alex Woolf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612338
eISBN:
9780748672165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612338.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the 780s, northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms: Pictavia, centred in north-eastern Scotland; and Northumbria, which straddled the modern Anglo-Scottish border. Within a hundred ... More

Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

Lynn Abrams and Eleanor Gordon (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617609
eISBN:
9780748672172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617609.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book offers a new perspective on Scotland's past since around 1700. It addresses some of the main themes in Scottish history from a different perspective. It asks what happens to the story of ... More

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