There are over thirty public art galleries in north-west England with substantial permanent collections. The superb collections in Liverpool at the Walker Art Gallery and in Manchester at the City Art Gallery and at the Whitworth Art Gallery are well known, while Lord Leverhulme’s splendid British paintings and sculptures preserved at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight have an international reputation. For Pre-Raphaelite, Classical, Aesthetic and Impressionist British art and much else, north-west England cumulatively has public collections unmatched even in London. This book is both a guide and a history to these collections as well as other less famous public collections containing little-known masterpieces.
Orosius' Seven Books of History against the Pagans provide a Christian interpretation of history from God’s creation of the world to the period of the Gothic attacks on the Roman Empire in the early fifth century. By the end of that century, Orosius' work was already a classic and its Christian perspective ensured that it remained an immensely popular and standard work of reference on antiquity in the medieval world. Available now in English translation for the first time since 1936, this key work of historical and geographical reference in the medieval world will delight scholars of early Christianity and pagan history.
This collection of essays explores the character and quality of the Holocaust’s impact and the abiding legacy it has left for social theory. The premise which informs the contributions is that, ten years after its publication, Zygmunt Bauman’s claim that social theory has either failed to address the Holocaust or protected itself from its implications remains true.
Liverpool has been shaped by its historic dependence on ships and seaborne trade to an extent unequalled anywhere else in Britain. This history has left its birthmark on the present. In a unique analytical essay blending economic and social history with sociology, Tony Lane shows how the structures and the everyday life experiences of shipowners and seafarers, merchants and dockers have together produced a city with a distinctive social character. The city’s dependence on shipping and commerce has ended, but it passing is recent enough for it still to exert a powerful influence and give this remarkable city a "feel" of being noticeably different from anywhere else in England. This book is a second fully revised and updated edition of Tony Lane’s Liverpool: Gateway of Empire (Lawrence and Wishart, 1987).
This collection of twelve essays represents an important contribution to the understanding of child welfare and social action in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They challenge many assumptions about the history of childhood and child welfare policy and cover a variety of themes including the physical and sexual abuse of children, forced child migration and role of the welfare state.