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  1. Sheng

    Sheng: Rise of a Kenyan Swahili Vernacular [Paperback]

    Chege Githiora(Author)

    $25.95

    ISBN: 9781847012081
    Published by : James Currey
    The city of Nairobi is a rich context for the study of sociolinguistic phenomena. The coexistence of speakers of many different languages, further differentiated by socio-economic status, age and ethnicity provide conditions for th... .... Learn More
  2. Sunderland Wills and Inventories, 1651-1675

    Sunderland Wills and Inventories, 1651-1675 [Hardback]

    Joan Briggs(Editor); John Smith Jennifer Tindall(Editor); Ann Tumman Xenia Webster(Editor)

    $90.00

    ISBN: 9780854440801
    Published by : Surtees Society
    Series: Publications of the Surtees Society
    Volume: Volume 224
    This volume contains full transcripts of all the wills and probate inventories (and one rare record, an exceptionally detailed probate account) which survive from Sunderland and its environs (the parishes of Bishopwearmouth and Monkwearmouth, Co. ... .... Learn More
  3. Bastard Feudalism, English Society and the Law

    Bastard Feudalism, English Society and the Law: The Statutes of Livery, 1390-1520 [Hardback]

    Gordon McKelvie(Author)

    $99.00

    ISBN: 9781783274772
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Regulation of the distribution of liveries and the practice of retaining, which underpinned the so-called system of bastard feudalism in late medieval England, are the subject of this book. Rather than relying primarily on the records of noble est... .... Learn More
  4. Reading and Shaping Medieval Cartularies

    Reading and Shaping Medieval Cartularies: Multi-Scribe Manuscripts and their Patterns of Growth. A Study of the Earliest Cartularies of Glasgow Cathedral and Lindores Abbey [Hardback]

    Joanna Tucker(Author)

    $130.00

    ISBN: 9781783274789
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Series: Studies in Celtic History
    Volume: Volume 41
    Medieval cartularies are one of the most significant sources for a historian of the Middle Ages. Once viewed as simply repositories of charters, cartularies are now regarded as carefully curated collections of texts whose contents and arrangement ... .... Learn More
  5. London Zoo and the Victorians, 1828-1859

    London Zoo and the Victorians, 1828-1859 [Paperback]

    Takashi Ito(Author)

    $25.95

    ISBN: 9780861933518
    Published by : Royal Historical Society
    Series: Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series
    Volume: Volume 87
    At the dawn of the Victorian era, London Zoo became one of the metropolis's premier attractions. The crowds drawn to its bear pit included urban promenaders, gentlemen menagerists, Indian shipbuilders and Persian princes - Charles Darwin himself. ... .... Learn More
  6. The Royal Touch in Early Modern England

    The Royal Touch in Early Modern England: Politics, Medicine and Sin [Paperback]

    Stephen Brogan(Author)

    $25.95

    ISBN: 9780861933525
    Published by : Royal Historical Society
    Series: Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series
    Volume: Volume 92
    The royal touch was the religious healing ceremony at which the monarch stroked the sores on the face and necks of people who had scrofula in order to heal them in imitation of Christ. The rite was practised by all the Tudor and Stuart sovereigns ... .... Learn More
  7. The War of Words

    The War of Words: The Language of British Elections, 1880-1914 [Hardback]

    Luke Blaxill(Author)

    $90.00

    ISBN: 9780861933549
    Published by : Royal Historical Society
    Series: Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series
    Volume: Volume 103
    The late nineteenth and early twentieth century have been widely eulogised as a "golden age" of popular platform oratory. This book considers the language of British elections - especially stump speeches - during this period. It employs ... .... Learn More
  8. Kings, Lords and Courts in Anglo-Norman England

    Kings, Lords and Courts in Anglo-Norman England [Hardback]

    Nicholas Karn(Author)

    $99.00

    ISBN: 9781783274864
    Published by : Boydell Press
    About the year 1000, hundreds and shires were the dominant and probably the only local assemblies for doing legal and other business in England. However, this simple pattern did not last long, for lords established separate courts which allowed th... .... Learn More
  9. Scandal and Survival in Nineteenth-Century Scotland

    Scandal and Survival in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: The Life of Jane Cumming [Hardback]

    Frances B. Singh(Author)

    $110.00

    ISBN: 9781580469555
    Published by : University of Rochester Press
    In 1810 Edinburgh, the orphaned Scottish-Indian schoolgirl Jane Cumming alleged that her two schoolmistresses were sexually intimate. The allegation spawned a defamation suit that pitted Jane's grandmother, a member of the Scottish landed gentry, ... .... Learn More
  10. Transformation and Education in the Literature of the GDR

    Transformation and Education in the Literature of the GDR [Hardback]

    Jean E. Conacher(Author)

    $85.00

    ISBN: 9781571139559
    Published by : Camden House
    Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
    Volume: Volume 206
    Perhaps never before has a state emphasized education to citizenship more than in the new nation founded in 1949 as the German Democratic Republic. For forty years, educational and cultural policy played a pivotal role in efforts to build and sust... .... Learn More

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