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Sing Aloud Harmonious Spheres: Renaissance Conceptions of Cosmic Harmony

Sing Aloud Harmonious Spheres: Renaissance Conceptions of Cosmic Harmony

Jacomien Prins, Maude Vanhaelen
September 07, 2017

This is the first volume to explore the reception of the Pythagorean doctrine of cosmic harmony within a variety of contexts, ranging chronologically from Plato to 18th-century England. This original collection of essays engages with contemporary debates concerning the relationship between music,...

Food, Drink, and the Written Word in Britain, 1820–1945

Food, Drink, and the Written Word in Britain, 1820–1945

Mary Addyman, Laura Wood, Christopher Yiannitsaros
April 19, 2017

This volume explores the intersection between culinary history and literature across a period of profound social and cultural change. Split into four parts, essays focus on the relationships between eating and childhood reading in the Victorian era, the role of hunger in depicting social...

New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice

New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice

Roger Fagge, Nicolas Pillai
December 15, 2016

New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice is an edited collection that captures the cutting edge of British jazz studies in the early twenty-first century, highlighting the developing methodologies and growing interdisciplinary nature of the field. In particular, the collection breaks...

Food, Drink and the Written Word in Britain, 1820–1954

Food, Drink and the Written Word in Britain, 1820–1954

Christopher Yiannitsaros
May 01, 2016

This volume explores the intersection between culinary history and literature across a period of profound social and cultural change. Split into three parts, essays focus on the food scandals of the early Victorian era, the decadence and greed of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, and the...

Rome, Postmodern Narratives of a Cityscape

Rome, Postmodern Narratives of a Cityscape

Dom Holdaway
January 21, 2016

Until the mid-twentieth century the Western imagination seemed intent on viewing Rome purely in terms of its classical past or as a stop on the Grand Tour. This collection of essays looks at Rome from a postmodern perspective, including analysis of the city's 'unmappability', its fragmented...

Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840–1920

Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840–1920

Charlotte Mathieson, Gemma Goodman
January 21, 2016

The essays in this collection focus on the ways rural life was represented during the long nineteenth century. Contributors bring expertise from the fields of history, geography and literature to present an interdisciplinary study of the interplay between rural space and gender during a time of...

Classicism and Romanticism in Italian Literature: Leopardi's Discourse on Romantic Poetry

Classicism and Romanticism in Italian Literature: Leopardi's Discourse on Romantic Poetry

Fabio A Camilletti
January 21, 2016

In 1816 a violent literary quarrel engulfed Bourbon Restoration Italy. On one side the Romantics wanted an opening up of Italian culture towards Europe, and on the other the Classicists favoured an inward-looking Italy. Giacomo Leopardi wrote a Discourse of an Italian on Romantic Poetry aiming to...

Knowing Nature in Early Modern Europe

Knowing Nature in Early Modern Europe

David Beck
February 01, 2015

Today we are used to clear divisions between science and the arts. But early modern thinkers had no such distinctions, with ‘knowledge’ being a truly interdisciplinary pursuit. Each chapter of this collection presents a case study from a different area of knowledge....

Picturing Women's Health

Picturing Women's Health

Ji Won Chung
June 01, 2014

The essays in this collection examine women in diverse roles; mother, socialite, prostitute, celebrity, medical practitioner and patient. The wide range of commentators allows a diverse picture of women’s health in this period....

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