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The Isle of Man

Author : John Grimson
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Contending that the Isle of Man is best known as a holiday destination and an international financial center for banking and commerce, this guide sheds light on the island's status as an internally self-governing dependency of the British Crown and its long quest for national self-determination from the time of the enforced sale of the island to the British Crown in 1765. The island’s evolution is documented, from its geological birth pangs in the prehistoric Cambrian Period to the Viking raids and settlements of the eighth to thirteenth centuries. Highlighting the origins of the island's unique system of parliamentary government as well as the political, social, and commercial developments of the modern era, the study also conducts a tour of the island's superb coastal and upland landscapes, historic towns, villages, and parishes.

A List of Books and Tracts relating to English and Welch history biography and miscellaneous on sale at J Davies s July 1830

Author : John DAVIES (Bookseller, of Liverpool.)
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The American Philatelist

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Book News

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Annual Literary Index

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The Annual Literary Index

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Hall Caine

Author : Vivien Allen
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This first full biography of the Victorian romantic novelist Hall Caine traces his life from childhood in Liverpool, through his time as 'housemate' to Dante Gabriel Rossetti and association with members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood to his triumphant career as a popular novelist. Caine, a swashbuckling character who might have figured in one of his own novels, wrote fifteen novels and many non-fiction works. Vivien Allen has been able to take advantage of Caine's family papers and letters and, living in the Isle of Man, is well placed to write about this half-forgotten author of Manx descent who made his home there from 1896 until his death in 1931. The book contains letters to Hall Caine from the American, Dr Francis Tumblety who has been recently identified as the probable 'Jack the Ripper'. These letters were mentioned in the Channel 4 (UK) documentary 'Jack the Ripper' 1996. Much of the archive material was accessed with the assistance of the New York Public Library and the New York Theatre Museum.

Mittelalterliches Nordisches Recht Bis 1500

Author : Dieter Strauch
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Medieval Nordic legal sources are to be found across a wide area, from Greenland, Iceland and the Scandinavian countries to Finland and Russia. The acceptance of Christianity led to decisive changes in these legal sources, the polity, private law and everyday life. This volume considers sources from Greenland to Kiev and explains how they came about, as well as reviewing their content and their further development until about AD 1500. It presents for the first time a consistent picture of medieval Nordic legal sources.

Catalogue of Ancient and Modern Books

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The Canadian Magazine

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