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Customs in Common

Author : E. P. Thompson
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An epic and intimate firsthand account of a true American hero’s daring journey into the heart of the Amazon forest in the nineteenth-century. “Meticulously researched, elegantly argued and deeply humane,” Customs in Common describes the complex culture from which working class institutions emerged in England—a panoply of traditions and customs that the new working class fought to preserve well into Victorian times (The New York Times Book Review). This remarkable sequel to E. P. Thompson’s influential, landmark volume of social history, The Making of the English Working Class, investigates the gradual disappearance of a range of cultural customs against the backdrop of the great upheavals of the eighteenth century. As villagers were subjected to a legal system increasingly hostile to custom, they tried both to resist and to preserve tradition, becoming, as Thompson explains, “rebellious, but rebellious in defence of custom.” Although some historians have written of riotous peasants of England and Wales as if they were mainly a problem for magistrates and governments, for Thompson it is the rulers, landowners, and governments who were a problem for the people, whose exuberant culture preceded the formation of working-class institutions and consciousness. Essential reading for all those intrigued by English history, Customs in Common has a special relevance today, as traditional economies are being replaced by market economies throughout the world. The rich scholarship and depth of insight in Thompson’s work offer many clues to understanding contemporary changes around the globe. “By providing a fuller sense of the way of life capitalism destroyed, Customs in Common helps us understand why the resistance to it was so protracted and tenacious . . . [This] long-awaited collection . . . is a signal contribution . . . [from] the person most responsible for inspiring the revival of American labor history during the past thirty years.” —The Nation “This book signals the return to historical writing of one of the most eloquent, powerful and independent voices of our time. At his best he is capable of a passionate, sardonic eloquence which is unequalled.” —The Observer

Rebellion Community and Custom in Early Modern Germany

Author : Norbert Schindler
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An evocation of the lost worlds of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Germans.

Marriage Customs of the World

Author : George Monger
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An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world, ranging from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies. * 200 A–Z entries on wedding practices and beliefs from cultures around the world * Dozens of photographs of weddings and wedding artifacts * Numerous illustrations, including the table plan from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management * A thorough introduction that explores marriage both as a rite and as a ceremony

The Politics of Custom in Eighteenth Century British Fiction

Author : S. Bowen
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This book argues that representations of popular culture in the eighteenth-century novel served as repositories of traditional social values and played a role in Britain's transition to an imperial state.

Culture and Customs of the Philippines

Author : Paul A. Rodell
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Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of the Philippines.

Culture and Customs of Guatemala

Author : Maureen E. Shea
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Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Guatemala.

Culture and Customs of Kenya

Author : N. W. Sobania
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Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Kenya.

Culture and Customs of Nigeria

Author : Toyin Falola
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Discusses Nigerian traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts.

Culture and Customs of Pakistan

Author : Iftikhar Haider Malik
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A look at Pakistan, its culture, customs, history, and contemporary life.

The Common Law of Kent Or The Customs of Gavelkind

Author : Thomas Robinson
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Culture and Customs of Rwanda

Author : Julius Adekunle
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Presents a comprehensive survey of the culture and customs of Rwanda describing its volcanoes, mountains, and natural resources as well as its diverse religious and ethnic societies.

Culture and Customs of Uganda

Author : Kefa M. Otiso
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Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Uganda.

The common law of Kent or The customs of gavelkind With the decisions concerning borough English By Thomas Robinson Esq of Lincoln s Inn A new edition with a selection of precedents of feoffments by infant heirs in Gavelkind etc by J D Norwood Solicitor

Author : Thomas Robinson
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Culture and Customs of China

Author : Richard Gunde
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Examines Chinese religious rituals, literature, performing arts, fine arts, food, clothing, architecture, housing, family life, holidays, festivals, and social customs.

Culture and Customs of Zambia

Author : Scott D. Taylor
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A model African nation negotiating between tradition and modernity is revealed.

Culture and Customs of Israel

Author : Rebecca L. Torstrick
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Surveys the history and religious importance of Israel, and examines current customs in cuisine, music and dance, art, literature, and the media.

Culture and Customs of Gambia

Author : Abdoulaye Saine
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Ideal for high school and undergraduate students, this addition to the Culture and Customs of Africa series examines the contemporary cultures and traditions of modern Gambia, from religious customs to literature to cuisine and much more. * A map of Gambia * Photographs depicting places in Gambia and people engaging in traditional activities and customs * A bibliography of sources and additional reading

Culture and Customs of Senegal

Author : Eric Ross
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Discusses Senegalese traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts.

Crime and Poverty in 19th Century England

Author : A.W. Ager
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It has long been suggested that poverty was responsible for a criminal underclass emerging in Britain during the nineteenth century. Until quite recently, historians did little to challenge this perception. Using innovative quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques, this book looks in detail at some of the causal factors that motivated the poorer classes to commit crime, or act in ways that transgressed acceptable standards of behaviour. It demonstrates how the strategies that these individuals employed varied between urban and rural environments, and shows how the poor railed against legislative reforms that threatened the solvency of their households. In the process, this book provides the first solid appreciation of the complex relationship between crime and poverty in two distinct socio-economic regions between 1830 and 1885.

Custom Improvement and the Landscape in Early Modern Britain

Author : Richard W. Hoyle
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This book addresses how concepts of improvement, custom and resistance impacted on the local landscape - which includes manorial estates, enclosures, fens, forests and urban commons - in the early modern period. It is essential reading for scholars of landscape studies, rural and agrarian history, and for those studying the historical legacy of mankind's exploitation of the environment and its social, economic, legal and political consequences.