Photography and Surrealism: Sexuality, Colonialism and Social Dissent
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Photography and Surrealism: Sexuality, Colonialism and Social Dissent

As "surreal" images become ever more common through the ease of computer manipulation, the place in history occupied by Surrealism and the Surrealists can easily be lost to sight. This challenging re-evaluation of the status and use of photographic images in historical Surrealism puts Surrealism's fundamental issues back into the framework of its historical purpose and function. David Bate examines automatism and the photographic ima...

The Mystery and Prophecy of the Great Pyramid
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The Mystery and Prophecy of the Great Pyramid

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Telling Tales: Sources and Narration in Late Medieval England
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Telling Tales: Sources and Narration in Late Medieval England

“Rosenthal’s goal in examining Proof of Age proceedings, depositions in the Scrope/Grosvenor controversy (1386), and Margaret Paston’s letters is to ‘illuminate the social context whence these snippets of memory and communication emanated.’ He also analyzes types of memory and the means by which testators and letter writers gained information. Modes of cognition in Proof of Age depositions and the Scrope testimony are similar: person...

United States Presidential Elections, 1788-1860: The Official Results by County and State
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United States Presidential Elections, 1788-1860

This reference work provides complete returns for the presidential elections by state and county for the period 1788 to 1860. Available nowhere else in one volume, this information has been pieced together through years of research of original sources of many kinds. The election returns include each candidate's name, party, number of votes and percentage of votes. Explanatory footnotes and source information accompany the returns, as...

History of Warfare, Scottish Soldiers in France in the Reign of the Sun King: Nursery for Men of Honour
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History of Warfare, Scottish Soldiers in France in the Reign of the Sun King: Nursery for Men of Honour

This volume examines the role and significance of Scottish soldiers in France in the age of the Sun King, Louis XIV. The study examines the complex relationship of expatriate Scottish soldiers to their homeland and native sovereign, within the context of a changing environment for military employment. The amity of the so-called 'auld' alliance meant little in an age of rapid development in the relationship between armies and the stat...

The Karl Muck Scandal: Classical Music and Xenophobia in World War I America
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The Karl Muck Scandal: Classical Music and Xenophobia in World War I America

“This incisive, powerful book is not so much a biography as a broader cultural history…Burrage situates Muck as a ‘prism’ through which to examine the shadow of prejudice, paranoia and reckless journalism that engulfed cultural relations in America during World War I. The resulting work is an exemplary piece of scholarship. It is painstakingly written, offering a compelling (and terrifyingly relevant) discussion of the power-play bet...

Better Britons: Reproduction, National Identity, and the Afterlife of Empire
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Better Britons: Reproduction, National Identity, and the Afterlife of Empire

In 1932, Aldous Huxley published Brave New World, his famous novel about a future in which humans are produced to spec in laboratories. Around the same time, Australian legislators announced an ambitious experiment to “breed the colour” out of Australia by procuring white husbands for women of white and indigenous descent. In this study, Nadine Attewell reflects on an assumption central to these and other policy initiatives and cultu...