European Studies (79)

William Sharp and “Fiona Macleod”: A Life - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

William Sharp and “Fiona Macleod”: A Life

  • William F. Halloran
Drawing extensively on his letters, his wife Elizabeth Sharp’s Memoir, and accounts by friends and associates, this biography provides a lucid and intimate account of William Sharp’s life, from his rejection of the dour religion of his Scottish boyhood, his turn to spiritualism, to his role in the Scottish Celtic Revival in the mid-nineties.
Making the Void Fruitful: Yeats as Spiritual Seeker and Petrarchan Lover - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

Making the Void Fruitful: Yeats as Spiritual Seeker and Petrarchan Lover

  • Patrick J. Keane
Shedding fresh light on the life and work of William Butler Yeats—widely acclaimed as the major English-language poet of the twentieth century—this new study by leading scholar Patrick J. Keane questions established understandings of the Irish poet’s long fascination with the occult: a fixation that repelled literary contemporaries T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden, but which enhanced Yeats’s vision of life and death.
Mary Warnock: Ethics, Education and Public Policy in Post-War Britain - cover image
  • Biography
  • Education
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies

Mary Warnock: Ethics, Education and Public Policy in Post-War Britain

  • Philip Graham
This biography illuminates the life and thought of Baroness Mary Warnock, whose active years spanned the second half of the twentieth century, a period during which opportunities for middle-class women rapidly and vastly improved.
Auld Lang Syne: A Song and its Culture - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature
  • Performing Arts

Auld Lang Syne: A Song and its Culture

  • Morag Josephine Grant
In Auld Lang Syne: A Song and its Culture, M. J. Grant explores the history of this iconic song, demonstrating how its association with ideas of fellowship, friendship and sociality has enabled it to become so significant for such a wide range of individuals and communities around the world.
The Great Reset: 2021 European Public Investment Outlook - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • European Studies

The Great Reset: 2021 European Public Investment Outlook

  • Floriana Cerniglia
  • Francesco Saraceno
  • Andrew Watt
This timely and insightful collection of essays written by economists from a range of academic and policy institutes explores the subject of public investment through two avenues. The first examines public investment trends and needs in Europe, addressing the initiatives taken by European governments to tackle the COVID-19 recession and to rebuild their economies. The second identifies key domains where European public investment is needed to build a more sustainable Europe, from climate change to human capital formation.
From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture

  • Roger Paulin
From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture is a collection of Roger Paulin’s groundbreaking essays, spanning the last forty years.
Politics and the Environment in Eastern Europe - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies

Politics and the Environment in Eastern Europe

  • Eszter Krasznai Kovacs
This volume draws together essays by early-career academic researchers from across eastern Europe.
Reading Backwards: An Advance Retrospective on Russian Literature - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • Literature

Reading Backwards: An Advance Retrospective on Russian Literature

  • Timothy Langen
  • Muireann Maguire
This edited volume employs the paradoxical notion of ‘anticipatory plagiarism’—developed in the 1960s by the ‘Oulipo’ group of French writers and thinkers—as a mode for reading Russian literature. Reversing established critical approaches to the canon and literary influence, its contributors ask us to consider how reading against linear chronologies can elicit fascinating new patterns and perspectives.
On the Literature and Thought of the German Classical Era: Collected Essays - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

On the Literature and Thought of the German Classical Era: Collected Essays

  • Hugh Barr Nisbet
This elegant collection of essays ranges across eighteenth and nineteenth-century thought, covering philosophy, science, literature and religion in the ‘Age of Goethe.’ A recognised authority in the field, Nisbet grapples with the major voices of the Enlightenment and gives pride of place to the figures of Lessing, Herder, Goethe and Schiller.
A Victorian Curate: A Study of the Life and Career of the Rev. Dr John Hunt  - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies

A Victorian Curate: A Study of the Life and Career of the Rev. Dr John Hunt

  • David Yeandle
'A Victorian Curate: A Study of the Life and Career of the Rev. Dr John Hunt' is an absorbing personal account of the corruption and turmoil in the Church of England at this time. It will appeal to anyone interested in this history, the relationship between science and religion in the nineteenth century, or the role of the curate in Victorian England.
Middlemarch: Epigraphs and Mirrors - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

Middlemarch: Epigraphs and Mirrors

  • Adam Roberts
In Middlemarch, George Eliot draws a character passionately absorbed by abstruse allusion and obscure epigraphs. Casaubon’s obsession is a cautionary tale, but Adam Roberts nonetheless sees in him an invitation to take Eliot’s use of epigraphy and allusion seriously, and this book is an attempt to do just that.
Romanticism and Time: Literary Temporalities - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Romanticism and Time: Literary Temporalities

  • Sophie Laniel-Musitelli
  • Céline Sabiron
‘Eternity is in love with the productions of time’. This original edited volume takes William Blake’s aphorism as a basis to explore how British Romantic literature creates its own sense of time. It considers Romantic poetry as embedded in and reflecting on the march of time, regarding it not merely as a reaction to the course of events between the late-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, but also as a form of creative engagement with history in the making.
Jane Austen: Reflections of a Reader - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

Jane Austen: Reflections of a Reader

  • Nora Bartlett
  • Jane Stabler
This volume presents an exhilarating and insightful collection of essays on Jane Austen – distilling the author’s deep understanding and appreciation of Austen’s works across a lifetime. The volume is both intra- and inter-textual in focus, ranging from perceptive analysis of individual scenes to the exploration of motifs across Austen’s fiction.
'The Philosophes' by Charles Palissot - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Literature
  • Philosophy

'The Philosophes' by Charles Palissot

  • Jessica Goodman
  • Olivier Ferret
This masterful and highly accessible translation of Les Philosophes opens up this polemical text to a non-specialist audience. It will be a valuable resource to non-Francophone scholars and students working on the philosophical exchanges of the Enlightenment.
Photography in the Third Reich: Art, Physiognomy and Propaganda - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • History
  • Media Studies and Journalism
  • Visual Arts

Photography in the Third Reich: Art, Physiognomy and Propaganda

  • Christopher Webster
This lucid and comprehensive collection of essays by an international group of scholars constitutes a photo-historical survey of select photographers who embraced National Socialism during the Third Reich. These photographers developed and implemented physiognomic and ethnographic photography, and, through a Selbstgleichschaltung (a self-co-ordination with the regime), continued to practice as photographers throughout the twelve years of the Third Reich.
Mendl Mann’s 'The Fall of Berlin' - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Other languages

Mendl Mann’s 'The Fall of Berlin'

  • Maurice Wolfthal
Mendl Mann’s autobiographical novel The Fall of Berlin tells the painful yet compelling story of life as a Jewish soldier in the Red Army. Menakhem Isaacovich is a Polish Jew who, after fleeing the Nazis, finds refuge in the USSR. Translated into English from the original Yiddish by Maurice Wolfthal, the narrative follows Menakhem as he fights on the front line in Stalin’s Red Army against Hitler and the Nazis who are destroying his homeland of Poland and exterminating the Jews.
Maria Stuart - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

Maria Stuart

  • Flora Kimmich
  • Roger Paulin
Flora Kimmich’s new translation carefully preserves the spirit of the original: the pathos and passion of Mary in captivity, the high seriousness of Elizabeth’s ministers in council, and the robust comedy of that queen’s untidy private life. Notes to the text identify the many historical figures who appear in the text, describe the political setting of the action, and draw attention to the structure of the play.
The Atheist's Bible: Diderot's 'Éléments de physiologie' - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Philosophy

The Atheist's Bible: Diderot's 'Éléments de physiologie'

  • Caroline Warman
The Atheist’s Bible challenges prevailing scholarly views on Diderot’s Éléments, asserting its contemporary philosophical importance, and prompting its readers to inspect more closely this little-known and little-studied work. This book is accompanied by a digital edition of Jacques-André Naigeon’s Mémoires historiques et philosophiques sur la vie et les ouvrages de Denis Diderot (1823), a work which, Warman argues, represents the first publication of Diderot’s Éléments, long before its official publication date of 1875.
The Life and Letters of William Sharp and "Fiona Macleod": Volume 3: 1900-1905 - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

The Life and Letters of William Sharp and "Fiona Macleod": Volume 3: 1900-1905

  • William F. Halloran
Sharp wrote "I feel another self within me now more than ever; it is as if I were possessed by a spirit who must speak out". This three-volume collection brings together Sharp’s own correspondence – a fascinating trove in its own right, by a Victorian man of letters who was on intimate terms with writers including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Pater, and George Meredith – and the Fiona Macleod letters, which bring to life Sharp’s intriguing "second self".
Sailing from Polis to Empire: Ships in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Hellenistic Period - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Classics
  • European Studies
  • History

Sailing from Polis to Empire: Ships in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Hellenistic Period

  • Emmanuel Nantet
What can the architecture of ancient ships tell us about their capacity to carry cargo or to navigate certain trade routes? How do such insights inform our knowledge of the ancient economies that depended on maritime trade across the Mediterranean? These and similar questions lie behind Sailing from Polis to Empire, a fascinating insight into the practicalities of trading by boat in the ancient world. Allying modern scientific knowledge with Hellenistic sources, this interdisciplinary collection brings together experts in various fields of ship archaeology to shed new light on the role played by ships and sailing in the exchange networks of the Mediterranean.
A European Public Investment Outlook - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • European Studies

A European Public Investment Outlook

  • Floriana Cerniglia
  • Francesco Saraceno
The essays in this outlook collectively foster a broad approach to and definition of public investment, that is today more relevant than ever. Offering up a timely and clear case for the elimination of bias against investment in European fiscal rules, this outlook is a welcome contribution to the European debate, aimed both at policy makers and general readers.
Margery Spring Rice: Pioneer of Women’s Health in the Early Twentieth Century - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Health
  • Women and Gender Studies

Margery Spring Rice: Pioneer of Women’s Health in the Early Twentieth Century

  • Lucy Pollard
This book vividly presents the story of Margery Spring Rice, an instrumental figure in the movements of women’s health and family planning in the first half of the twentieth century. Margery Spring Rice, née Garrett, was born into a family of formidable female trailblazers – niece of physician and suffragist Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, and of Millicent Fawcett, a leading suffragist and campaigner for equal rights for women. Margery Spring Rice continued this legacy with her co-founding of the North Kensington birth control clinic in 1924, three years after Marie Stopes founded the first clinic in Britain.
The Life and Letters of William Sharp and "Fiona Macleod": Volume 2: 1895-1899 - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

The Life and Letters of William Sharp and "Fiona Macleod": Volume 2: 1895-1899

  • William F. Halloran
With an introduction and detailed notes by William F. Halloran, this richly rewarding collection offers a wonderful insight into the literary landscape of the time, while also investigating a strange and underappreciated phenomenon of late-nineteenth-century English literature. It is essential for scholars of the period, and it is an illuminating read for anyone interested in authorship and identity.
The Waning Sword: Conversion Imagery and Celestial Myth in 'Beowulf' - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

The Waning Sword: Conversion Imagery and Celestial Myth in 'Beowulf'

  • Edward Pettit
The image of a giant sword melting stands at the structural and thematic heart of the Old English heroic poem Beowulf. This meticulously researched book investigates the nature and significance of this golden-hilted weapon and its likely relatives within Beowulf and beyond, drawing on the fields of Old English and Old Norse language and literature, liturgy, archaeology, astronomy, folklore and comparative mythology.
Make We Merry More and Less: An Anthology of Medieval English Popular Literature - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

Make We Merry More and Less: An Anthology of Medieval English Popular Literature

  • Douglas Gray
  • Jane Bliss
This anthology offers a fruitful exploration of the boundary between literary and popular culture, and showcases an impressive breadth of literature, including songs, drama, and ballads. Familiar texts such as the visions of Margery Kempe and the Paston family letters are featured alongside lesser-known works, often oral. This striking diversity extends to the language: the anthology includes Scottish literature and original translations of Latin and French texts.
The Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-19: Prelude to the Holocaust - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Other languages

The Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-19: Prelude to the Holocaust

  • Maurice Wolfthal
Originally written in Yiddish and here skillfully translated and introduced by Maurice Wolfthal, The Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-19 brings to light a terrible and historically neglected series of persecutions that foreshadowed the Holocaust by twenty years. It is essential reading for academics and students in the fields of human rights, Jewish studies, Russian and Soviet studies, and Ukraine studies.
Love and Intrigue: A Bourgeois Tragedy - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

Love and Intrigue: A Bourgeois Tragedy

  • Flora Kimmich
Love and Intrigue, the third of Schiller’s canonical plays (after The Robbers and Fiesco’s Conspiracy at Genoa), belongs to the genre of domestic tragedy, with a small cast and an action indoors. It takes place as the highly conventional world of the late eighteenth century stands poised to erupt, and these tensions pervade its setting and emerge in its action. This lively play brims with comedy and tragedy expressed in a colorful, highly colloquial, sometimes scandalous prose well captured in Flora Kimmich’s skilled and informed translation. An authoritative essay by Roger Paulin introduces the reader to the play.
Tennyson’s Poems: New Textual Parallels - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

Tennyson’s Poems: New Textual Parallels

  • R. H. Winnick
In Tennyson’s Poems: New Textual Parallels, R. H. Winnick identifies more than a thousand previously unknown instances in which Tennyson phrases of two or three to as many as several words are similar or identical to those occurring in prior works by other hands—discoveries aided by the proliferation of digitized texts and the related development of powerful search tools over the three decades since the most recent major edition of Tennyson’s poems was published.
Hyperion, or the Hermit in Greece - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

Hyperion, or the Hermit in Greece

  • Howard Gaskill
Friedrich Hölderlin’s only novel, Hyperion (1797–99), is a fictional epistolary autobiography that juxtaposes narration with critical reflection. In this skilful translation, Gaskill conveys the beautiful music and rhythms of Hölderlin’s language to an English-speaking reader.
Life Histories of Etnos Theory in Russia and Beyond - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies

Life Histories of Etnos Theory in Russia and Beyond

  • David G. Anderson
  • Dmitry V Arzyutov
  • Sergei S. Alymov
Life Histories of Etnos Theory in Russia and Beyond makes a powerful argument for reconsidering the importance of etnos in our understanding of ethnicity and national identity across Eurasia. The collection brings to life a rich archive of previously unpublished letters, fieldnotes, and photographic collections of the theory’s early proponents.
A Fleet Street In Every Town: The Provincial Press in England, 1855-1900 - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • History
  • Media Studies and Journalism

A Fleet Street In Every Town: The Provincial Press in England, 1855-1900

  • Andrew Hobbs
'A Fleet Street in Every Town' positions the local paper at the centre of debates on Victorian newspapers, periodicals, reading and publishing. It reorientates our view of the Victorian press away from metropolitan high culture and parliamentary politics, and towards the places where most people lived, loved and read. This is an essential book for anybody interested in nineteenth-century print culture, journalism and reading.
The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 6: War and Peace, Sex and Violence - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Literature

The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 6: War and Peace, Sex and Violence

  • Jan M. Ziolkowski
This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life.
The Life and Letters of William Sharp and “Fiona Macleod”: VOLUME I: 1855–1894 - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

The Life and Letters of William Sharp and “Fiona Macleod”: VOLUME I: 1855–1894

  • William F. Halloran
Sharp wrote "I feel another self within me now more than ever; it is as if I were possessed by a spirit who must speak out". This three-volume collection brings together Sharp’s own correspondence – a fascinating trove in its own right, by a Victorian man of letters who was on intimate terms with writers including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Pater, and George Meredith – and the Fiona Macleod letters, which bring to life Sharp’s intriguing "second self".
The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 5: Tumbling into the Twentieth Century - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Literature

The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 5: Tumbling into the Twentieth Century

  • Jan M. Ziolkowski
This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life.
The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 4: Picture That: Making a Show of the Jongleur - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Literature

The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 4: Picture That: Making a Show of the Jongleur

  • Jan M. Ziolkowski
This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life.
The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 3: The American Middle Ages - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Literature

The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 3: The American Middle Ages

  • Jan M. Ziolkowski
This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life.
The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 2: Medieval Meets Medievalism - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Literature

The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 2: Medieval Meets Medievalism

  • Jan M. Ziolkowski
This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life.
The Red Countess: Select Autobiographical and Fictional Writing of Hermynia Zur Mühlen (1883-1951) - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

The Red Countess: Select Autobiographical and Fictional Writing of Hermynia Zur Mühlen (1883-1951)

  • Hermynia Zur Mühlen
  • Lionel Gossman
This new, expanded edition contains: Zur Mühlen’s autobiographical memoir, The End and the Beginning; The editor’s detailed notes on the persons and events mentioned in the autobiography; A selection of Zur Mühlen’s short stories and two fairy tales; A synopsis of Zur Mühlen’s untranslated novel Our Daughters the Nazi Girls; An essay by the Editor on Zur Mühlen’s life and work; A bibliography of Zur Mühlen’s novels in English translation; A portfolio of selected illustrations of her work by George Grosz and Heinrich Vogeler; A free online supplement with additional original material
The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 1: The Middle Ages - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Literature

The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity: Volume 1: The Middle Ages

  • Jan M. Ziolkowski
This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life.
Don Carlos Infante of Spain: A Dramatic Poem - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

Don Carlos Infante of Spain: A Dramatic Poem

  • Friedrich Schiller
  • Flora Kimmich
Schiller described Don Carlos as "a family portrait in a princely house.” It interweaves political machinations with powerful personal relationships to create a complex and resonant tragedy. The conflict between absolutism and liberty appealed not only to audiences but also to other artists and gave rise to several operas, not least to Verdi’s great Don Carlos of 1867. The play, which the playwright never finished to his satisfaction, lives on nonetheless among his best-loved works and is translated here with flair and skill by Flora Kimmich.
Exploring the Interior: Essays on Literary and Cultural History - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Exploring the Interior: Essays on Literary and Cultural History

  • Karl S. Guthke
In this fascinating collection of essays Harvard Emeritus Professor Karl S. Guthke examines the ways in which, for European scholars and writers of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, world-wide geographical exploration led to an exploration of the self.
Yeats's Legacies: Yeats Annual No. 21 - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

Yeats's Legacies: Yeats Annual No. 21

  • Warwick Gould
The two great Yeats Family Sales of 2017 and the legacy of the Yeats family’s 80-year tradition of generosity to Ireland’s great cultural institutions provide the kaleidoscope through which these advanced research essays find their theme.
Text Genetics in Literary Modernism and other Essays - cover image
  • Digital Humanities
  • European Studies
  • Literature

Text Genetics in Literary Modernism and other Essays

  • Hans Walter Gabler
This collection of essays from world-renowned scholar Hans Walter Gabler contains writings from a decade and a half of retirement spent in exploration of textual criticism, genetic criticism, and literary criticism. In these sixteen stimulating contributions, he develops theories of textual criticism and editing that are inflected by our advance into the digital era; structurally analyses arts of composition in literature as well as music; and traces the cultural implications discernible in book design, and in the societal processes of the canonisation of works of literature and their authors.
An Anglo-Norman Reader - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

An Anglo-Norman Reader

  • Jane Bliss
This book is an anthology with a difference. It presents a distinctive variety of Anglo-Norman works, beginning in the twelfth century and ending in the nineteenth, covering a broad range of genres and writers, introduced in a lively and thought-provoking way. Facing-page translations, into accessible and engaging modern English, are provided throughout, bringing these texts to life for a contemporary audience.
Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy: Volume 3 - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Italian Studies
  • Literature

Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy: Volume 3

  • George Corbett
  • Heather Webb
This collection in three volumes offers an unprecedented repertoire of vertical readings for the Dante's Comedy. As the first volume exemplifies, vertical reading not only articulates unexamined connections between the three canticles but also unlocks engaging new ways to enter into core concerns of the poem. The three volumes thereby provide an indispensable resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Dante.
Information and Empire: Mechanisms of Communication in Russia, 1600-1854 - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • History

Information and Empire: Mechanisms of Communication in Russia, 1600-1854

  • Simon Franklin
  • Katherine Bowers
From the mid-sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century Russia was transformed from a moderate-sized, land-locked principality into the largest empire on earth. How did systems of information and communication shape and reflect this extraordinary change? Information and Mechanisms of Communication in Russia, 1600-1850 brings together a range of contributions to shed some light on this complex question. More than a series of institutional histories, this book is concerned with the way Russia discovered itself, envisioned itself and represented itself to its people.
Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • Visual Arts

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives

  • Louise Hardiman
  • Nicola Kozicharow
This diverse collection of essays introduces new and stimulating approaches to the ongoing debate as to how Russian artistic modernism engaged with questions of spirituality in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Ten chapters from emerging and established voices offer new perspectives on Kandinsky and other familiar names, such as Kazimir Malevich, Mikhail Larionov, and Natalia Goncharova, and introduce less well-known figures, such as the Georgian artists Ucha Japaridze and Lado Gudiashvili, and the craftswoman and art promoter Aleksandra Pogosskaia.
Dickens’s Working Notes for 'Dombey and Son' - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

Dickens’s Working Notes for 'Dombey and Son'

  • Tony Laing
This critical edition of the working notes for Dombey and Son (1848) is ideal for readers who wish to know more about Dickens’s craft and creativity. Drawing on the author’s manuscript in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London—and containing hyperlinked facsimiles—Dickens’s Working Notes for Dombey and Son offers a new digital transcription with a fresh commentary by Tony Laing. Unique and innovative, this is the only edition to make Dickens’s working methods visible.
Die Europaidee im Zeitalter der Aufklärung - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Philosophy

Die Europaidee im Zeitalter der Aufklärung

  • Rotraud von Kulessa
  • Catriona Seth
Die Autoren und Philosophen der Aufklärung haben so bereits über die Möglichkeiten einer europäischen Einigung zwecks Sicherung des Friedens auf dem Kontinent nachgedacht. Die Texte der vorliegenden Anthologie, verfasst sowohl von den großen Denkern der Zeit (Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Kant, Hume oder Germaine de Staël) wie auch von weniger bekannten oder gar in Vergessenheit geratenen, präsentieren, mit einigen chronologischen Exkursen (von Sully bis Victor Hugo), die Ideen der Denker eines weit gefassten 18. Jahrhunderts zu Europa, seiner Geschichte, seiner Vielfalt, aber auch zu den Gemeinsamkeiten der Nationen, die trotz ihrer Vielfalt eine geographische Einheit bilden.
Love and its Critics: From the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton’s Eden - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Love and its Critics: From the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton’s Eden

  • Michael Bryson
  • Arpi Movsesian
This book is a history of love and the challenge love offers to the laws and customs of its times and places, as told through poetry from the Song of Songs to John Milton’s Paradise Lost. It is also an account of the critical reception afforded to such literature, and the ways in which criticism has attempted to stifle this challenge.
The Idea of Europe: Enlightenment Perspectives - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Philosophy

The Idea of Europe: Enlightenment Perspectives

  • Catriona Seth
  • Rotraud von Kulessa
The texts gathered here, and signed by major thinkers of the time (Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Kant, Hume or Staël for instance), as well as by writers history has forgotten, present the reflections, with a couple of chronological extensions (from Sully to Victor Hugo) of authors from the long eighteenth century—the French Empire and the fall of Napoleon generated numerous upheavals—on Europe, its history, its diversity, but also on what the nations, which, in all their diversity, make up a geographical unit, have in common.
L’idée de l’Europe: au Siècle des Lumières - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Philosophy

L’idée de l’Europe: au Siècle des Lumières

  • Rotraud von Kulessa
  • Catriona Seth
Les textes, réunis dans cette anthologie, et signés des grands écrivains du temps (Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Kant, Hume ou encore Staël), comme d’oubliés de l’histoire, présentent, avec quelques excursus chronologiques (de Sully à Hugo) les réflexions de penseurs d’un dix-huitième siècle aux bornes chronologiques étendues – l’émergence et la chute de l’Empire engendrent des bouleversements nombreux –, sur l’Europe, son histoire, sa diversité, mais aussi sur ce qu’ont en commun les nations qui composent, dans leur variété, un ensemble géographique.
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  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • Literature

Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry: Reinventing the Canon

  • Katharine Hodgson
  • Joanne Shelton
  • Alexandra Smith
The canon of Russian poetry has been reshaped since the fall of the Soviet Union. A multi-authored study of changing cultural memory and identity, this revisionary work charts Russia’s shifting relationship to its own literature in the face of social upheaval.
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  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

Wallenstein: A Dramatic Poem

  • Friedrich Schiller
  • Flora Kimmich
The Wallenstein trilogy, formally innovative and modern beyond its time, is a brilliant study of power, ambition and betrayal. In this new translation—the latest in a long line of distinguished English translations of the play, starting with Coleridge's in Schiller's lifetime—Flora Kimmich succeeds in rendering what is often a difficult source text into language that is at once accessible and enjoyable.
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  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Italian Studies
  • Literature

Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy: Volume 2

  • George Corbett
  • Heather Webb
This collection offers an unprecedented repertoire of vertical readings for the whole poem. As the first volume exemplifies, vertical reading not only articulates unexamined connections between the three canticles but also unlocks engaging new ways to enter into core concerns of the poem. The three volumes thereby provide an indispensable resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Dante.
Essays in Honour of Eamonn Cantwell: Yeats Annual No. 20 - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

Essays in Honour of Eamonn Cantwell: Yeats Annual No. 20

  • Warwick Gould
This number of Yeats Annual collects the essays resulting from the University College Cork/ESB International Annual W. B. Yeats Lectures Series (2003-2008) by Roy Foster, Warwick Gould, John Kelly, Paul Muldoon, Bernard O’Donoghue and Helen Vendler. Those that were available in pamphlet form are now collectors’ items, but here is the complete series. These revised essays cover such themes as Yeats and the Refrain, Yeats as a Love Poet, Yeats, Ireland and Europe, the puzzles he created and solved with his art of poetic sequences, and his long and crucial interaction with the emerging T. S. Eliot.
Literature Against Criticism: University English and Contemporary Fiction in Conflict - cover image
  • American and Latin American Studies
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Literature Against Criticism: University English and Contemporary Fiction in Conflict

  • Martin Paul Eve
This is a book about the power game currently being played out between two symbiotic cultural institutions: the university and the novel. As the number of hyper-knowledgeable literary fans grows, students and researchers in English departments waiver between dismissing and harnessing voices outside the academy. Meanwhile, the role that the university plays in contemporary literary fiction is becoming increasingly complex and metafictional, moving far beyond the ‘campus novel’ of the mid-twentieth century.
Denis Diderot 'Rameau's Nephew' - 'Le Neveu de Rameau': A Multi-Media Bilingual Edition - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy

Denis Diderot 'Rameau's Nephew' - 'Le Neveu de Rameau': A Multi-Media Bilingual Edition

  • Denis Diderot
  • Marian Hobson
  • Kate E. Tunstall
  • Caroline Warman
Denis Diderot's Rameau's Nephew has achieved a literary-philosophical status that no other work by Diderot shares. This interactive, multi-media edition offers not only a brand new translation of Diderot's famous dialogue but provides portraits and biographies of the numerous individuals mentioned in the text, allowing a window onto the complex social and political context that forms the backdrop to the dialogue. Links to musical pieces selected by Pascal Duc and performed by students of the Conservatoire nationale de musique, Paris, illuminate the wider musical context of the work, enlarging it far beyond its now widely understood relation to opéra comique.
The Life of August Wilhelm Schlegel, Cosmopolitan of Art and Poetry - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

The Life of August Wilhelm Schlegel, Cosmopolitan of Art and Poetry

  • Roger Paulin
This is the first attempt to combine an account of Schlegel’s life and times with a critical evaluation of his work and its influence. Through the study of one man's rich life, incorporating the most recent scholarship, theoretical approaches, and archival resources, while remaining easily accessible to all readers, Paulin has recovered the intellectual climate of Romanticism in Germany and traced its development into a still-potent international movement.
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  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Philosophy

Tolerance: The Beacon of the Enlightenment

  • Caroline Warman
  • Caroline Warman
This anthology contains fiery extracts by forty eighteenth-century authors, from the most famous philosophers of the age to those whose brilliant writings are less well-known. These passages are immensely diverse in style and topic, but all have in common a passionate commitment to equality, freedom, and tolerance. First published by the French Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo assassinations as an act of solidarity and as a response to the surge of interest in Enlightenment values, Tolerance has now been translated by over 100 students and tutors of French at Oxford University.
Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy: Volume 1 - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Italian Studies
  • Literature

Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy: Volume 1

  • George Corbett
  • Heather Webb
Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy is a reappraisal of the poem by an international team of thirty-four scholars. Each vertical reading analyses three same-numbered cantos from the three canticles: Inferno i, Purgatorio i and Paradiso i; Inferno ii, Purgatorio ii and Paradiso ii; etc. Although scholars have suggested before that there are correspondences between same-numbered cantos that beg to be explored, this is the first time that the approach has been pursued in a systematic fashion across the poem.
Fiesco's Conspiracy at Genoa - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature

Fiesco's Conspiracy at Genoa

  • Friedrich Schiller
  • Flora Kimmich
Within two years of the success of his first play Die Räuber on the German stage in 1781, Schiller wrote a drama based on a rebellion in sixteenth century Italy, its title: The Conspiracy of Fiesco at Genoa. A Republican Tragedy. With Fiesco as tragic hero Schiller examines the complex entanglement of morality and politics in his own times that was to preoccupy him throughout his career. There have been some noteworthy productions on the German stage and television, even if it has remained somewhat in the shadow of Schiller’ other works. In the English-speaking world it is all but unknown and very seldom performed. This translation aims to remedy that oversight.
Measuring the Master Race: Physical Anthropology in Norway 1890-1945 - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • History
  • Science
  • Science: History of Science

Measuring the Master Race: Physical Anthropology in Norway 1890-1945

  • Jon Røyne Kyllingstad
This book investigates the role played by Scandinavian scholars in inventing this so-called superior race, and discusses how this concept put its stamp on Norwegian physical anthropology, prehistory, national identity, and on the Norwegian eugenics movement. It also explores the decline and scientific disputation of these ideas in the 1930s as they came to be associated with the ‘genetic cleansing’ of Nazi Germany. This is the first comprehensive study on Norwegian physical anthropology, and its findings shed new light on current political and scientific debates about race across the globe.
In the Lands of the Romanovs: An Annotated Bibliography of First-hand English-language Accounts of the Russian Empire (1613-1917) - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • History
  • Reference Books

In the Lands of the Romanovs: An Annotated Bibliography of First-hand English-language Accounts of the Russian Empire (1613-1917)

  • Anthony Cross
Over the course of more than three centuries of Romanov rule in Russia, foreign visitors and residents produced a vast corpus of literature conveying their experiences and impressions of the country. Ranging chronologically from 1613 to 1917, this is the most comprehensive bibliography of first-hand accounts of Russia ever to be published. Providing full bibliographical details and concise but informative annotation for each entry, this substantial bibliography will be an invaluable tool for anyone with an interest in contacts between Russia and the West during the centuries of Romanov rule.
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  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

The Anglo-Scottish Ballad and its Imaginary Contexts

  • David Atkinson
The first book to combine contemporary debates in ballad studies with the insights of modern textual scholarship, The Anglo-Scottish Ballad addresses topics central to the subject, including ballad origins, oral and printed transmission, sound and writing, agency and editing, and textual and melodic indeterminacy and instability. While drawing on the time-honoured materials of ballad studies, the book offers a theoretical framework for the discipline to complement the largely ethnographic approach that has dominated in recent decades.
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  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • History
  • History: International Relations
  • Literature

Beyond Holy Russia: The Life and Times of Stephen Graham

  • Michael Hughes
This biography examines the long life of the traveller and author Stephen Graham. Graham walked across much of the Tsarist Empire in the years before 1917, and his writings about his adventures helped to shape attitudes towards Russia in Britain and the US. In later years he travelled widely in Europe and America, meeting some of the best known writers of his day. Tracing Graham’s career as a world traveller, this book explores Graham’s heterodox and convoluted spiritual quest, while also providing a rich portrait of English, Russian and American literary life in the first half of the twentieth century.
Yeats's Mask: Yeats Annual No. 19 - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

Yeats's Mask: Yeats Annual No. 19

  • Margaret Mills Harper
  • Warwick Gould
A special issue in this renowned research-level series, Yeats Annual 19 explores the concept of the Mask in Yeats’s plays and poems. The volume also includes studies of Yeats’s friendship with the Oxford don and cleric, William Force Stead, his radio broadcasts, and the Chinese contexts for his writing of ‘Lapis Lazuli’. As well as ten new reviews focusing on various volumes of the Cornell Yeats MSS series and his correspondence with George Yeats, this volume republishes the key occult epistolary exchange ‘Leo Africanus’, edited by Steve L. Adams and George Mills Harper from the elusive Yeats Annual 1 (1982).
On History: Introduction to World History (1831); Opening Address at the Faculty of Letters, 9 January 1834; Preface to History of France (1869) - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • History

On History: Introduction to World History (1831); Opening Address at the Faculty of Letters, 9 January 1834; Preface to History of France (1869)

  • Jules Michelet
  • Lionel Gossman
  • Edward K. Kaplan
  • Flora Kimmich
One of the great Romantic historians, Jules Michelet served as a model and inspiration for the founders of the influential Annales school in France. This volume, consisting of three programmatic essays by Michelet with an introduction by Lionel Gossman, offers Anglophone historians a sense of this important historian’s worldview and the values underlying all his historiographical work. Taken together, the three texts can be read as a kind of manifesto of Romantic historiography, laying out a grand vision of history, what it means, why it matters, and why it is important for historians to have a lively sense of it.
The Living Stream: Yeats Annual No. 18 - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature

The Living Stream: Yeats Annual No. 18

  • Warwick Gould
This special issue of the renowned research-level Yeats Annual offers a tribute to the pioneering Yeats scholar, A. Norman Jeffares. Memories of the man are shared by Seamus Heaney, Christopher Rush and Colin Smythe, while other scholars offer essays on such topics as Yeats and the Colours of Poetry, Yeats’s Shakespeare, Yeats and Seamus Heaney, Raferty’s work of Yeats’s Thoor Ballylee, Edmund Dulac’s portrait of Mrs George Yeats, and The Tower as an anti-Modernist monument. Throughout, the essays are inflected with memories of Jeffares and his critical methods. The volume also includes reviews of recent editions and studies.
A People Passing Rude: British Responses to Russian Culture - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • History
  • History: International Relations

A People Passing Rude: British Responses to Russian Culture

  • Anthony Cross
Edited by Anthony Cross, a leading authority on Anglo-Russian relations, this collection demonstrates the scope and variety of Russia’s influence on British culture. Moving from the early 1800s – when Byron sent his hero Don Juan to meet Catherine the Great, and an English critic grappled with the challenge of Pushkin – to a series of Russian-themed exhibitions at venues including Crystal Palace and Earls Court, the collection explores British encounters with Russian music, the absorption with Dostoevsky and Chekhov, and Britain’s engagement with Soviet film. Essential reading for anyone with an interest in British and Russian cultures and their complex relationship.
Women in Nineteenth-Century Russia: Lives and Culture - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Women and Gender Studies

Women in Nineteenth-Century Russia: Lives and Culture

  • Wendy Rosslyn
  • Alessandra Tosi
Russian women of the nineteenth century are often thought of in their literary incarnations, but their real counterparts are now becoming much better understood as active contributors to Russia’s varied cultural landscape. This collection of essays examines the lives of women across Russia – from wealthy noblewomen in St Petersburg to desperately poor peasants in Siberia – discussing their interaction with the church and the law, and their rich contribution to music, art, literature and theatre. It shows how women struggled for greater autonomy and, both individually and collectively, developed a dynamic but often overlooked presence in nineteenth-century Russia’s culture and society.
Bourdieu and Literature - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Literature

Bourdieu and Literature

  • John R.W. Speller
One of the foremost French intellectuals of the post-war era, Bourdieu has become a standard point of reference in the fields of anthropology, linguistics, art history, cultural studies, politics and sociology, but his long-standing interest in literature has often been overlooked. The first full-length study of Bourdieu’s work on literature in English, this book is a wide-ranging, rigorous and accessible introduction to the relationship between Pierre Bourdieu’s work and literary studies. It provides a comprehensive overview and critical assessment of his contributions to literary theory and his thinking about authors and literary works.
The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Western Culture - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Literature
  • Visual Arts

The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Western Culture

  • Maria Manuel Lisboa
Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial, crossing boundaries of space and time, and finding expression in every aspect of cultural production. This book examines historical and imaginary scenarios of Apocalypse, the depiction of its likely triggers, and imagined landscapes in the aftermath of global destruction. Moving effortlessly from classic novels to blockbuster films, the author also takes into account religious doctrine, scientific research and the visual arts to create a penetrating, multi-disciplinary study that provides profound insight into one of Western culture’s darkest and most enduring preoccupations.
The Theatre of Shelley - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature
  • Performing Arts

The Theatre of Shelley

  • Jacqueline Mulhallen
In the first full-length study of Shelley’s plays in performance, Mulhallen provides a meticulously researched history of Shelley’s role as a playwright and dramatist and a reassessment of his ‘closet dramas’ as performable pieces of theatre. As well as discussing Shelley’s stagecraft and analysing performances of his plays from the 1800s to today, the book also offers a detailed account of the theatrical scene of Shelley’s time, including details of the productions Shelley himself saw. Mulhallen reveals Shelley as an extraordinarily talented playwright, whose fascination with contemporary theatrical theory and practice challenges the notion that he was a reluctant dramatist.
Les Bienveillantes de Jonathan Littell: Études réunies par Murielle Lucie Clément - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: French Studies
  • Literature

Les Bienveillantes de Jonathan Littell: Études réunies par Murielle Lucie Clément

  • Murielle Lucie Clément
Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones), caused a literary sensation in 2006. Described as ‘deliberately repellent’ by the New York Times, Jonathan Littell’s novel tells the story of World War II through the eyes of former SS officer Maximilien Aue. In the first academic study of this controversial best-seller, twenty-one leading scholars discuss the aesthetics, themes and characters of the novel, as well as formal aspects of Littell’s writing. Offering a highly varied range of approaches, they tackle ideas around parricide, genocide, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, as well as Littell’s portrayal of historical and fictional characters.
Coleridge's Laws: A Study of Coleridge in Malta - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Law
  • Literature

Coleridge's Laws: A Study of Coleridge in Malta

  • Barry Hough
  • Howard Davis
  • Lydia Davis
Samuel Taylor Coleridge is best known as a great poet and literary theorist, but for one quite short period of his life he held real political power – acting as Public Secretary to the British Civil Commissioner in Malta in 1805. Meticulously researched, this book provides detailed analysis of the laws drafted by Coleridge, together with the first published translations of them. Drawing upon newly discovered archival materials, the authors shed new light on Coleridge’s sense of political and legal morality, showing how Coleridge’s actions whilst in a position of power differed markedly from the idealism he advocated before taking office.
Telling Tales: The Impact of Germany on English Children’s Books 1780-1918 - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Telling Tales: The Impact of Germany on English Children’s Books 1780-1918

  • David Blamires
Germany has had a profound influence on English stories for children. While some works, such as the Grimm fairytales, quickly became classics, as this book demonstrates, many other, lesser-known works have been fundamental in the development of English children’s stories during the 19th century and beyond. In the first comprehensive study of the impact of Germany on English children’s books, David Blamires explores a wealth of translated and adapted material from 1780 to the First World War.
Brownshirt Princess: A Study of the 'Nazi Conscience' - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • History

Brownshirt Princess: A Study of the 'Nazi Conscience'

  • Lionel Gossman
In the years after WWI, Princess Marie Adelheid of Lippe-Biesterfeld collaborated with Heinrich Vogeler, an artist who later joined the Communist party, and Ludwig Roselius, a successful businessman, to produce a volume of poetry entitled ‘Gott in Mir’. In this original and inspiring study, Lionel Gossman explores the revolutionary ideological context that made possible this extraordinary collaboration between three such different personalities. He also examines the subsequent life of Princess Adelheid who, until her death in 1993, continued to support the ideals of Nazism. In doing so, Gossman provides deep insights into the sources and character of the ‘Nazi Conscience’.
That Greece Might Still Be Free: The Philhellenes in the War of Independence - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • History
  • Literature

That Greece Might Still Be Free: The Philhellenes in the War of Independence

  • William St Clair
When in 1821, the Greeks rose in violent revolution against Ottoman rule, waves of sympathy spread across western Europe and the USA. Inspired by a belief that Greece had a unique claim on the sympathy of the world, more than a thousand Philhellenes set out to fight for the cause. This meticulously researched and highly readable account of their aspirations and experiences has long been the standard account of the Philhellenic movement and essential reading for students of the Greek War of Independence, Byron and European Romanticism. Its relevance to more modern conflicts is also becoming increasingly appreciated.