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Blood Sport

Blood Sport

Hunting in Britain Since 1066

  • Author: Emma Griffin
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300116281
  • Category: History
  • Page: 283
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Nearly a decade of divisive debate over foxhunting in Britain culminated with the passage of the Hunting with Dogs Act of 2004. But the battle over the future of hunting is not yet resolved, and polarizing right-or-wrong debates continue undiminished. This book recounts the history of hunting in Britain and offers a fresh perspective on conflicts.

The History of Opposition to Blood Sports in Twentieth Century England

The History of Opposition to Blood Sports in Twentieth Century England

Hunting at Bay

  • Author: Michael Tichelar
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315399768
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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An interdisciplinary social history, this book examines the major pressures and influences that brought about the remarkable growth of opposition to hunting in twentieth century England. With public opinion consistently deciding from the middle of the century onward that hunting mammals for sport was cruel and unacceptable, it would appear that the controversy over hunting has all but been decided, though hunting yet remains ‘at bay’. Based on a range of cultural, social, literary and political sources drawn from a variety of academic disciplines, including history, sociology, geography, psychology and anthropology, The History of Opposition to Blood Sports in Twentieth Century England accounts for the change in our relationship with animals that occurred in the course of the twentieth century, shedding light on the manner in which this resulted in the growth in opposition to hunting and other blood sports. With evidence comprising a mixture of primary and secondary historical sources, together with documentary films, opinion polls, Mass Observation records, political party archives, and the findings of sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and geographers, this book will appeal to scholars and students across the social sciences and historians with an interest in human–animal relations.

The Fox-Hunting Controversy, 1781–2004

The Fox-Hunting Controversy, 1781–2004

Class and Cruelty

  • Author: Allyson N. May
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317031385
  • Category: History
  • Page: 220
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August 1781 saw the publication of a manual on fox hunting that would become a classic of its genre. Hugely popular in its own day, Peter Beckford's Thoughts on Hunting is often cited as marking the birth of modern hunting and continues to be quoted from affectionately today by the hunting fraternity. Less stressed is the fact that its subject was immediately controversial, and that a hostile review which appeared on the heels of the manual's publication raised two criticisms of fox hunting that would be repeated over the next two centuries: fox hunting was a cruel sport and a feudal, anachronistic one at that. This study explores the attacks made on fox hunting from 1781 to the legal ban achieved in 2004, as well as assessing the reasons for its continued appeal and post-ban survival. Chapters cover debates in the areas of: class and hunting; concerns over cruelty and animal welfare; party politics; the hunt in literature; and nostalgia. By adopting a thematic approach, the author is able to draw out the wider social and cultural implications of the debates, and to explore what they tell us about national identity, social mores and social relations in modern Britain.

Sport and Ireland

Sport and Ireland

A History

  • Author: Paul Rouse
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191063037
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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This is the first history of sport in Ireland, locating the history of sport within Irish political, social, and cultural history, and within the global history of sport. Sport and Ireland demonstrates that there are aspects of Ireland's sporting history that are uniquely Irish and are defined by the peculiarities of life on a small island on the edge of Europe. What is equally apparent, though, is that the Irish sporting world is unique only in part; much of the history of Irish sport is a shared history with that of other societies. Drawing on an unparalleled range of sources - government archives, sporting institutions, private collections, and more than sixty local, national, and international newspapers - this volume offers a unique insight into the history of the British Empire in Ireland and examines the impact that political partition has had on the organization of sport there. Paul Rouse assesses the relationship between sport and national identity, how sport influences policy-making in modern states, and the ways in which sport has been colonized by the media and has colonized it in turn. Each chapter of Sport and Ireland contains new research on the place of sport in Irish life: the playing of hurling matches in London in the eighteenth century, the growth of cricket to become the most important sport in early Victorian Ireland, and the enlistment of thousands of members of the Gaelic Athletic Association as soldiers in the British Army during the Great War. Rouse draws out the significance of animals to the Irish sporting tradition, from the role of horse and dogs in racing and hunting, to the cocks, bulls, and bears that were involved in fighting and baiting.

A History of Attitudes and Behaviours Toward Animals in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Britain

A History of Attitudes and Behaviours Toward Animals in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Britain

Anthropocentrism and the Emergence of Animals

  • Author: Rob Boddice
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 382
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This book argues that the movement to protect animals from cruelty never lost its essentially anthropocentric outlook. The author also comprehensively documents the changing place of animals in human life.

Catching Sight

Catching Sight

The World of the British Sporting Print

  • Author: Mitchell Frank Merling,Malcolm Cormack,Corey Piper
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 112
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This collection sheds new light on a common but often overlooked contribution of British art: the sporting print. Highly sought after during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, these prints endure today as vivid, direct, and even witty symbols of English culture. Catching Sight features more than eighty prints and three essays that go beyond the symbolism to examine these works from both art-historical and social perspectives. Malcolm Cormack details the production and sale of sporting prints; Mitchell Merling explores the aesthetic implications of the sophisticated visual languages employed by sporting artists; and Corey Piper analyzes the meaning of the prints in the larger context of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century rural society. Distributed for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution

A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution

  • Author: Emma Griffin
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137267275
  • Category: History
  • Page: 216
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Listen to author Emma Griffin discussing the British Industrial Revolution on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wr9r7 Why was the British industrial revolution such a pivotal event in world history? This succinct introduction explains what the Industrial Revolution was, when exactly it occurred and why it happened in Britain first. Providing a clear and compelling synthesis of the latest research on industrialization, and illustrated with newspaper articles, photographs and graphs, the book is aimed at students without any prior knowledge. Griffin assesses the best known explanations for the industrial revolution, and argues that industrialization is to be understood chiefly as the switch to a new source of fuel (coal) coupled with the emergence of new technologies. Situating British industrialisation in a global context, she evaluates what benefits, if any, the world's first industrial revolution brought to the ordinary men and women whose labour made it happen.

New Statesman

New Statesman

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
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The Antiquaries Journal

The Antiquaries Journal

Being the Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Archaeology
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Program of the ... Annual Meeting

Program of the ... Annual Meeting

  • Author: American Historical Association,History of Science Society. Meeting
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Gender and Power in Irish History

Gender and Power in Irish History

  • Author: Maryann Gialanella Valiulis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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This collection of articles poses the question: What can gender history add to the traditional narrative of Irish history? How can it help us to understand the ways in which power operated in and flowed through Irish society? It is premised on the assumption that men and women are actors in the creation of their society, influenced by the ideology of the period, but also challenging and resisting the assumptions and beliefs of their era. The articles included in this collection are far-ranging and thematically diverse, united by the common theme of gender. While women play a dominant role in its pages, it makes visible the power and presence of men. Sometimes implicit, sometimes explicit, the history written on these pages is a history of the ways in which women and men constructed, negotiated and made visible the roles, ideas and representations that governed their particular society. In so doing, it provides an alternative reading to the traditional narrative of Irish history. This book focuses mainly on the modern period and includes two articles from outside of Ireland which provides a comparative focus. It also includes a theoretical introductory section on the nature of gender history from three leading Irish historians.

World Heritage Sites and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

World Heritage Sites and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

  • Author: Stefan Disko,Helen Tugendhat
  • Publisher: International Work Group for Indegenous Aff
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 545
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This book includes twenty case studies of World Heritage sites from around the world that explore, from a human rights perspective, indigenous peoples' experiences with World Heritage sites and with the processes of the World Heritage Convention. The book will serve as a resource for indigenous peoples, World Heritage site managers, and UNESCO, as well as academics, and it will contribute to discussions about what changes or actions are needed to ensure that World Heritage sites can play a consistently positive role for indigenous peoples, in line with the spirit of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Negotiating Clerical Identities

Negotiating Clerical Identities

Priests, Monks and Masculinity in the Middle Ages

  • Author: Jennifer D. Thibodeaux
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 269
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"Was a medieval priest viewed as masculine by his parishioners? Did a monk consider himself fully male? How did a bishop assert his masculinity in conflicts with secular authorities? These are some of the questions posed by Negotiating clerical identities. In this volume, Jennifer Thibodeaux has assembled the most cutting-edge research today on medieval clerics and masculine performances. Spanning a wide range of geographical contexts and time periods, the essays in this volume illuminate the ways in which medieval clerics performed masculinity and negotiated their gender identities, both with lay society and within the various orders of the medieval church."--Cover, p. [4].

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Academic libraries
  • Page: N.A
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The Spectator

The Spectator

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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Der Schattenkrieg

Der Schattenkrieg

Israel und die geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

  • Author: Ronen Bergman
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641095158
  • Category: History
  • Page: 864
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Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.

Jenseits von Afrika

Jenseits von Afrika

  • Author: Tania Blixen
  • Publisher: Manesse Verlag
  • ISBN: 364120271X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 688
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«Eines der schönsten Bücher unseres Jahrhunderts.» (Truman Capote) Kaum ein Klassiker des 20. Jahrhunderts strahlt eine ähnliche Faszination aus wie Jenseits von Afrika. Mit ihrer melancholischen Liebeserklärung an Natur und Ureinwohner Kenias schuf Tania Blixen ein bewegendes Stück Weltliteratur. Die Eingeborenen Ostafrikas, majestätische Berge und unendliche Savannen zogen Tania Blixen augenblicklich in ihren Bann, als sie 1914 nach Nairobi reiste, um dort eine Kaffeeplantage zu betreiben. In farbigen Bildern beschreibt sie die märchenhaft-mystische Atmosphäre der Natur, erzählt von der Jagd, den Bräuchen der Einheimischen und von so mancher bewegenden Begegnung: mit Kamante, einem kranken Kikuyujungen, den sie zum Koch ausbildet, mit Häuptling Kinanjui, mit Berkeley Cole, der ihr Freund, und Denys Finch Hatton, der ihr Geliebter wird. 1937 erschienen, fanden Blixens berührende Erinnerungen weltweit Millionen begeisterte Leserinnen und Leser. Auch die preisgekrönte Hollywood-Verfilmung durch Sidney Pollack – mit Meryl Streep und Robert Redford in den Hauptrollen – beförderte dieses Buch in den Rang der unvergesslichen Klassiker.

Hunting Law and Ritual in Medieval English Literature

Hunting Law and Ritual in Medieval English Literature

  • Author: William Perry Marvin
  • Publisher: DS Brewer
  • ISBN: 9781843840824
  • Category: History
  • Page: 198
  • View: 1991
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Study of hunting as it appears both in didactic texts, and epic and romance.

Sports & Recreation Fads

Sports & Recreation Fads

  • Author: Frank Hoffmann,Beulah B Ramirez
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135894744
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 414
  • View: 4057
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True to the spirit of the all-American athlete and our society's seemingly endless pursuit of and passion for leisure activities is Sports & Recreation Fads. This readable and fascinating reference book highlights some of the most notable as well as some long-forgotten pastimes and personalities. Sporting and recreation events have thrived in the United States for more than two centuries. Just about every sport and recreation embraced from Colonial America to the present has had its faddish aspects. The fascinating introduction provides a basic understanding of the importance of fads in the development of sports and recreation. No book on sports fads would be complete without several chapters on baseball, and this exciting volume is no different--Hank Aaron's 715th home run, baseball card collecting, Mark “the Bird” Fidrych's shining season with the Detroit Tigers, Bo Jackson's double career, Jackie Robinson's success in breaking the color barrier, and Pete Rose's gambling troubles--a true slice of Americana, the best and the worst of our favorite pastime! From the controversial people and events in professional athletics--Mohammed Ali, Joe Namath, Mike Tyson, the “battle of the sexes” between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, the “Black Sox Scandal,” and the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, to the heroes--Charles Atlas, Joe Louis, and Babe Ruth, Hoffmann and Bailey illustrate the often fickle and sometimes enduring interest that Americans have for sports figures and their games. This informative and entertaining book also examines our personal quest for fitness, our devotion to automobiling, and our love of games, including bridge, charades, crossword puzzles, Monopoly, Dungeons & Dragons, Scrabble, and Trivial Pursuit. Sports &Recreation Fads is a handy guide to our favorite leisure activities of the last 200 years.

Das Evangelium des Blutes

Das Evangelium des Blutes

Thriller

  • Author: James Rollins,Rebecca Cantrell
  • Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641125642
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 672
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Ein uraltes Buch erschüttert den Vatikan in seinen Grundfesten ... Ein Erdbeben in Israel fordert Hunderte von Menschenleben – und ermöglicht den Zugang zu einem bislang unbekannten unterirdischen Tempel, der den mumifizierten Körper eines gekreuzigten Mädchens enthält. Im Sarkophag der Toten macht Archäologin Erin Granger eine brisante Entdeckung: ein Buch, geschrieben von Jesus eigener Hand, das ungeahnte Gefahren birgt und alles infrage stellt, was die Menschheit zu wissen glaubte. Erins Feinde schrecken vor nichts zurück, und eine gnadenlose Jagd nach dem Manuskript beginnt ...