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Between Totem And Taboo


Between Totem and Taboo picks its way through a minefield of prejudice, myth and stereotypes.  It is the first book to explore the literary representation by authors black and white, male and female, of interracial relations between France and her former territories in West Africa through the special nexus of the white woman and the black man.





Hardback    £60.00
9780859896498 | Published: 2001
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The Blood-Red Arab Flag


In a scholarly but accessible account founded on contemporary sources, illustrated with testimonies of eye-witnesses and participants, this book sets out to decide the controversial question of whether the Qawasim were in fact pirates after acquiring an enduring reputation as such during the years 1797-1820.

 

 




Hardback    £85.00
9780859895095 | Published: 1997
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Jean Calas

Critical edition, edited by Malcolm Cook, of 5-act tragedy by Marie-Joseph Chénier (1764-1811), first performed in 1791.




Paperback    £20.00
9780859892681 | Published: 1987
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Music And Musicians In Early Nineteenth-Century Cornwall


Taken from Africa into slavery by the Portuguese, kidnapped by the British Navy and held captive aboard ship during the French wars of the 1790s before being abandoned in Falmouth, the story of Joseph Emidy deserves telling in its own right. Emidy became a prominent figure in the musical scene in Cornwall for his remaining years.





Paperback    £17.50
9780859893596 | Published: 1991
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The New History Of The Italian South


This collection brings together the work of a new generation of revisionist historians who argue that the true history of Southern Italy has been reduced to that of a 'Southern problem' viewed through a Northern prism.




Paperback    £17.50
9780859895064 | Published: 1997
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Population And Society In An East Devon Parish


This book is a vivid and refreshing consideration of everyday life in a town visited by plague, Civil War, religious radicalism and industrial changes.





Hardback    £75.00
9780859896559 | Published: 2002
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Sick Heroes


Sick Heroes examines the cultural practices that created those remarkably offensive, though strangely appealing, romantic heroes that appeared in European and especially in French literature in the latter half of the eighteenth century.




Paperback    £25.00
9780859895507 | Published: 1997
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Hardback    £75.00
9780859895491 | Published: 1997
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Topographical Writers In South-West England


A collection of original essays by distinguished historians on the works of topographical writers who described and recorded the landscape of South-West England in the period c. 1540-1900.





Paperback    £17.50
9780859894241 | Published: 1996
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