Typhoid in Uppingham

Author: Nigel Richardson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317313909
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Explores public health strategy and central-local government relations during the mid-nineteenth-century, using the experience of Uppingham, England, as a micro-historical case study. This study compares the sanitary state of the community with others nearby, and Uppingham School with comparable schools of that era.

Communities of Science in Nineteenth Century Ireland

Author: Juliana Adelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317315766
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Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations of the development of this relationship during a period of significant change.

Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture

Author: Louise Penner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131731672X
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This collection of essays explores the rise of scientific medicine and its impact on Victorian popular culture. Chapters include an examination of Dickens’s involvement with hospital funding, concerns over milk purity and the theatrical portrayal of drug addiction, plus a whole section devoted to medicine in crime fiction.

Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland

Author: Diarmid A. Finnegan
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Limited
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The relationship between science and civil society is essential to our understanding of cultural change during the Victorian era. Science was frequently packaged as an appropriate form of civic culture, inculcating virtues necessary for civic progress. In turn, civic culture was presented as an appropriate context for enabling and supporting scientific progress. Finnegan's study looks at the shifting nature of this process during the nineteenth century, using Scotland as the focus for his argument. Considerations of class, religion and gender are explored, illuminating changing social identities as public interest in science was allowed - even encouraged - beyond the environs of universities and elite metropolitan societies. Winner of the Frank Watson Prize in Scottish History, 2011

James Watt Chemist

Author: David Philip Miller
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Limited
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In the Victorian era, James Watt became an iconic engineer, but in his own time he was also an influential chemist. Miller examines Watt’s illustrious engineering career in light of his parallel interest in chemistry, arguing that Watt’s conception of steam engineering relied upon chemical understandings.Part I of the book – Representations – examines the way James Watt has been portrayed over time, emphasizing sculptural, pictorial and textual representations from the nineteenth century. As an important contributor to the development of arguably the most important technology of industrialization, Watt became a symbol that many groups of thinkers were anxious to claim. Part II – Realities – focuses on reconstructing the unsung ‘chemical Watt’ instead of the lionized engineer.

Domesticating Electricity

Author: Graeme Gooday
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Limited
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A socio-cultural study of the history of electricity during the late Victorian and Edward periods. It shows how technology, authority and gender interacted in pre-World War I Britain.

Ioannis Kondylakis O Patouchas

Author: Ioannis Kondylakis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542892001
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O Pato�khas �nai �na ap� ta pio prot�tipa �rga tis neoellinik�s mas pezograph�as. Mia apl�, all� sost� psikholoyim�ni istor�a exel�ssetai sti Vi�nno tis Kr�tis. Kentrik�s �roas tis istor�as �nai �nas par�xenos �phivos, prot�gonos kai yem�tos afthormitism�, pou r�khnetai xaphnik� m�sa sti mikr�, all� �lo zont�nia kinon�a ton khorio� me ton exairetik� idi�tipo k�smo tou.