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Mining in Cornwall and Devon

Mining in Cornwall and Devon is an economic history of mines, mineral ownership, and mine management in the South West of England. The work brings together material from a variety of hard-to-find sources on the thousands of mines that operated in Cornwall and Devon from the late 1790s to the present day.




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9780859898898 | Published: 2014
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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.





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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.




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9780859895064 | Published: 1997
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Penal Discipline, Reformatory Projects And The English Prison Commission, 1895-1939


In the early 1890s there was a prolonged criticism of conditions in English prisons and in 1895 new policies of relaxation of severity and commitment to individual reformation were recommended by the Gladstone Committee on prisons. This study examines the ideological foundations and the operational history of these new policies up to 1939.





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9780859893442 | Published: 1991
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Ramparts of Empire


William Jervois was a military engineer who rose to prominence as a result of Lord Palmerston’s extensive programme of fortification against a feared French invasion in the middle years of the nineteenth century. Ramparts of Empire is a detailed and engaging study of his life and works.





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9781905816040 | Published: 2012
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9780859899406 | Published: 2015
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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.




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9780859895507 | Published: 1997
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9780859895491 | Published: 1997
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Symbolism, Decadence And The Fin De Siècle

This is a comparative and interdisciplinary book exploring a variety of perspectives on the artistic culture of France, and its neighbours, in the period 1870-1914.




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9780859896467 | Published: 2000
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9780859899451 | Published: 2015
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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.





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9780859894241 | Published: 1996
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