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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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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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Picture Perfect


The fifth in a series of volumes from the annual British Silent Cinema Festival held in Nottingham (and the first to be published by Exeter), this collective study offers an original treatment of the relationship between pre-1930 cinema and landscape.





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9781905816019 | Published: 2007
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9781905816002 | Published: 2007
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9780859899383 | Published: 2015
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Popular Filmgoing in 1930s Britain


In the 1930s there were close to a billion annual admissions to the cinema in Britain and it was by far the most popular paid-for leisure activity. This book is an exploration of that popularity. The book establishes similarities and differences between national and regional tastes through case study analysis of cinemagoing in Bolton and Brighton.




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9780859896603 | Published: 2000
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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.





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9780859896559 | Published: 2002
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Privateering and Colonization in the Reign of Elizabeth I

Privateering, ship design, English society, the lost colonists, the drawing of John White, and the adoption of Sir Walter Raleigh as an American folk hero are among the topics covered in this volume. Illustrated.




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9780859892520 | Published: 1985
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Reading the Cinematograph


The birth of cinema coincided with the heyday of the short story. This book studies the relationship between popular magazine short stories and the very early British films.





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9780859898546 | Published: 2011
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9780859898539 | Published: 2011
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9780859899420 | Published: 2015
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Tudor And Stuart Devon


A collection of essays on the theme of Tudor and Stuart Devon.




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9780859893848 | Published: 1992
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Water in the City

The book provides a richly illustrated history of Exeter's famous underground passages—and of the city's sophisticated system of public water supply during the medieval and early modern periods.  The aqueduct tunnels are a vivid testament to the skill of the medieval craftsmen who built them, and cannot be paralleled anywhere else in Britain.




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9780859898775 | Published: 2014
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9780859899741 | Published: 2015
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9780859899635 | Published: 2015
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West Britons


West Britons provides a fresh interpretation of the bloodiest, most devastating years in Cornwall's history and a wholly new perspective on the history of the far South West of Britain. The book also includes transcriptions of a number of previously unpublished documents, and a list of some 300 Cornish Royalist officers.




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9780859896887 | Published: 2002
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9780859896870 | Published: 2002
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