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Redgauntlet: A Tale Of The Eighteenth Century By Walter Scott
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 – 21... More > September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America.Scott's novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Excerpt from:< Less
Merchants and smugglers in eighteenth century Cornwall By Charlotte MacKenzie
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More has been written about smugglers than merchants in eighteenth century Cornwall. Yet Cornish merchants led and organised Cornwall’s eighteenth century trade including smuggling. This book... More > places Cornwall’s merchants in the context of their social and family relationships, commerce and credit, politics, communications, know-how, culture, and faiths. It is a story of women as well as men. It looks at Cornwall’s participation in transatlantic trade including the eighteenth century slave trade.< Less
English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century By Leslie Stephen
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Leslie Stephen KCB (28 November 1832 – 22 February... More > 1904) was an English author, critic, historian, biographer, and mountaineer, and father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.Stephen was born at Kensington Gore in London, and son of Sir James Stephen and Lady Jane Catherine (née Venn) Stephen. His father was Colonial Undersecretary of State and a noted abolitionist. He was the fourth of five children, his siblings including James Fitzjames Stephen (1829–1894) and Caroline Emilia Stephen (1834–1909).His family had belonged to the Clapham Sect, the early 19th century group of mainly evangelical Christian social reformers. At his father's house he saw a good deal of the Macaulays, James Spedding, Sir Henry Taylor and Nassau Senior. Excerpt from:< Less
Bristol Bells: A Story of the Eighteenth Century By Emma Marshall
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Workbook for the Eighteenth-Century Clavichord By Paul Simmonds
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Short pieces of 18th century music for clavichord, each with an essay explaining how to play it in an appropriate style.
A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century By Henry A. Beers
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Historians of French and German literature are accustomed to set off a period, or a division of their subject, and entitle it "Romanticism" or "the Romantic School."
Sporting Culture: The Eighteenth-Century Foxhunt By Matthew Shaw
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Ever wondered how foxhunting began? This book offers a cultural history of the eighteenth-century foxhunt. Based on primary sources, it shows how foxhunting related to politics and culture, and how... More > sport became central to English identity. With a full bibliography and b&w illustrations, it gives an insight into the formation of this traditional sport and its role in British society. It is suitable for the general reader and those with an academic interest, as well as foxhunters and their opponents, who may find themselves reflected in their ancestors. 77 pp. Includes details of the Driffield hunt.< Less
A History of Wine in France from the Gauls to the Eighteenth Century By Jim Chevallier & Pierre Jean-Baptiste Le Grand d'Aussy
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One of the most complete histories of wine in France was written in the eighteenth century, a long chapter within Le Grand d'Aussy's work on French food and wine, the “History of the private... More > life of the French from the origin of the nation until our days”. Le Grand starts with the Gauls, Greeks and Romans and the introduction of wine into France before discussing its development over the centuries and the appearance of the retail trade. Starting with the first earthen vessels and wineskins used to transport wine, he traces the appearance of that useful microtechnology, the bottle. Drawing (as he does throughout) on a wealth of earlier authors, Le Grand lists the various wines that had been most popular over the centuries and then gives a brief look at some of the most commonly used grapes. He looks at some foreign wines before describing the ways in which wine could be used as a gift or payment and the celebrations associated with it.< Less
Catholic Fasting in France: From the Franks to the Eighteenth Century By Jim Chevallier & Pierre Jean-Baptiste Le Grand d'Aussy
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Is bacon fat meat? Chicken? Cheese? Eggs? All of these have been considered, at different times, meat or meatless foods by the Catholic Church. The eighteenth century historian Le Grand d'Aussy... More > included several long passages on the complex history of Catholic fasting in France in his master work on the history of French food. Taken together, they explore the often surprising twists and turns this practice took from the time of the Franks to his own. Throughout the Old Regime, the distinction between meat and fast-day foods was central to French dining; the exact definitions, however, of what was meat and what was not and what days were to be observed as fast days shifted dramatically over this period. Le Grand, a former Jesuit, was particularly well-qualified to discuss this issue and does so with authority and wit, citing innumerable older sources in a rare, comprehensive study of this practice in France.< Less
In His Arms: Life in an English Moravian Settlement in the Eighteenth Century By Ron Southern
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An exploration of daily life and ritual in the early years of Fulneck,the religious settlement established by the Moravians in eighteenth century Yorkshire, England.

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