Enchanted Glass

A brilliant, intricate and magical novel from the Godmother of British fantasy.

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007414963

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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A brilliant, intricate and magical novel from the Godmother of British fantasy.

The Enchanted Glass

The acclaimed anatomy of Britain s relationship with its monarchy, by the foremost historian of nationalism.

Author: Tom Nairn

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 9781844677757

Category: History

Page: 402

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The acclaimed anatomy of Britain s relationship with its monarchy, by the foremost historian of nationalism.

Ren Lalique

"This publication accompanies the exhibition Renae Lalique: enchanted by glass, held at The Corning Museum of Glass from May 17, 2014, to January 4, 2015"--Colophon.

Author: Kelley Jo Elliott


ISBN: 0300205112

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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A visually stunning and informative survey of Lalique's glasswork that includes hundreds of exquisite pieces and related archival material

The Rhetoric of Empiricism

little, if at all, excel that of a Looking-glass, which constantly receives variety of
Images, or Ideas, but retains none; they ... wherein the beams of things should
reflect according to their true incidence; nay, it is rather like an enchanted glass,
full ...

Author: Jules David Law

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801427061

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Empiricism favors the visual over the verbal, the literal over the rhetorical, the static over the temporal: This is the standard charge leveled by literary theorists and writers. It is, Jules David Law demonstrates, remarkably misguided. His ambitious and challenging book explores the interplay of language and visual perception at the heart of empiricism. A re-evaluation of the British empiricist tradition from the perspective of contemporary literary theory, it also offers a sustained challenge to theory itself. In failing to grasp the issues confronting early empiricist writers or to be fully aware of their rhetorical strategies, Law says, theory has defined itself needlessly in opposition to empiricism. In Law's view, the empiricist tradition extends beyond strictly philosophical texts. Beginning with the classical empiricism of Locke, he traces an intellectual path through the works of thinkers such as Berkeley, Burke, Hazlitt, Ruskin, and I. A. Richards, resituating several "romantic" writers along the way. His analyses of these texts reveal the persistent presence of certain metaphors - surface, depth, and reflection - which are central not only to philosophy, but to art criticism and literary criticism as well. Inseparable from accounts of visual experience and yet preoccupied with language at the same time, empiricism appears here in surprisingly complex relation to literary theory. An illuminating look at the language of reflection and perception in its empirical and critical guises, The Rhetoric of Empiricism will interest readers in the fields of literary history and theory, philosophy, aesthetics, and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century studies.

The Great Ocean of Knowledge

ETHNOGRAPHY Francis Bacon thought that the mind of man was “like an
enchanted glass, full of superstition and imposture”.1 His warning was never
truer than in relation ...

Author: Ann Talbot

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004181151

Category: Philosophy

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This book explores the way in which, working within the investigative tradition associated with the Royal Society, the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) used travellers' reports to develop a form of comparative social anthropology which was to inform his major philosophical works.

The Mutable Glass

... own sinful past and future punishment presented to him by Horror in the 'glass
of deadly desperation'; Mary Magdalen, ... Britomart sees her future husband,
Arthegall, in Merlin's enchanted glass (in this capacity 129 The image in the

Author: Herbert Grabes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521222037

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 414

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A comprehensive survey of mirror-imagery in English literature from the thirteenth to the end of the seventeenth century.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History 1800 2000

85 Nairn speculated in the foreword to the 2011 edition of The Enchanted Glass (
p. xiv) that even the Royal Society of St George could prove an irritant if the
monarchy ever emerged as the symbol of 'federal' identity in the United Kingdom.

Author: David Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198714897

Category: History

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The two centuries after 1800 witnessed a series of sweeping changes in the way in which Britain was governed, the duties of the state, and its role in the wider world. Powerful processes--from the development of democracy, the changing nature of the social contract, war, and economic dislocation--have challenged, and at times threatened to overwhelm, both governors and governed. Such shifts have also presented challenges to the historians who have researched and written about Britain's past politics. This Handbook shows the ways in which political historians have responded to these challenges, providing a snapshot of a field which has long been at the forefront of conceptual and methodological innovation within historical studies. It comprises thirty-three thematic essays by leading and emerging scholars in the field. Collectively, these essays assess and rethink the nature of modern British political history itself and suggest avenues and questions for future research. The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History thus provides a unique resource for those who wish to understand Britain's political past and a thought-provoking 'long view' for those interested in current political challenges.

The Making of English National Identity

Hard on its heels came Tom Nairn's The Enchanted Glass (1988), a study of '
Britain and its Monarchy' that was at the same time a sparkling account of English
national identity, and its problems. Linda Colley's Britons (first published 1992) ...

Author: Krishan Kumar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521777364

Category: History

Page: 367

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Why is English national identity so enigmatic and so elusive? Why, unlike the Scots, Welsh, Irish and most of continental Europe, do the English find it so difficult to say who they are? The Making of English National Identity, first published in 2003, is a fascinating exploration of Englishness and what it means to be English. Drawing on historical, sociological and literary theory, Krishan Kumar examines the rise of English nationalism and issues of race and ethnicity from earliest times to the present day. He argues that the long history of the English as an imperial people has, as with other imperial people like the Russians and the Austrians, developed a sense of missionary nationalism which in the interests of unity and empire has necessitated the repression of ordinary expressions of nationalism. Professor Kumar's lively and provocative approach challenges readers to reconsider their pre-conceptions about national identity and who the English really are.

A dictionary of the English and German languages

[ in botany ] fibre , 8 ! a8 , n . enchanted glass . gott , m . , hood ; ein -es Gewissen
, a delicate , fine , filament , V. Faser ; dim . fibril . Die - n ( in şöttinn , f . a god , a
goddess possessing tender conscience ; er hat kein sehr - e8 Ges boiled meat ) ...

Author: Josef Leonhard Hilpert


ISBN: BSB:BSB10710618


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Shakespeare s Possible Worlds

The repetition of “glass” – once as crystal ball, once as mirror – tells us that
Shakespeare is pushing at the image's ... it is rather “like an enchanted glass, full
of superstition and imposture”: Advancement of Learning and the New Atlantis,

Author: Simon Palfrey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139952767

Category: Literary Criticism


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New methods are needed to do justice to Shakespeare. His work exceeds conventional models, past and present, for understanding playworlds. In this book, Simon Palfrey goes right to the heart of early modern popular drama, revealing both how it works and why it matters. Unlike his contemporaries, Shakespeare gives independent life to all his instruments, and to every fraction and fragment of the plays. Palfrey terms these particles 'formactions' - theatre-specific forms that move with their own action and passion. Palfrey's book is critically daring in both substance and format. Its unique mix of imaginative gusto, thought experiments, and virtuosic technique generates piercing close readings of the plays. There is far more to playlife than meets the eye. Influenced by Leibniz's visionary original model of possible worlds, Palfrey opens up the multiple worlds of Shakespeare's language, scenes, and characters as never before.

The Boy s Own Annual

comes forward with a small tumbler , THE MAGNETIC MATCH . or wine - glass ,
which he fills brimful with water , and carefully This is a very simple and neat trick



ISBN: UCAL:C2724006

Category: Children's periodicals


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Monarchy and the End of Empire

ANNUS HORRIBILIS Between the initial appearance of Tom Nairn's classic
republican rallying call, The Enchanted Glass, in 1988, and the publication of its
revised edition in 1994, something very remarkable happened to the domestic ...

Author: Philip Murphy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191662188

Category: History

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This unique and meticulously-researched study examines the triangular relationship between the British government, the Palace, and the modern Commonwealth since 1945. It has two principal areas of focus: the monarch's role as sovereign of a series of Commonwealth Realms, and quite separately as head of the Commonwealth. It traces how, in the early part of the twentieth century, the British government promoted the Crown as a counterbalance to the centrifugal forces that were drawing the Empire apart. Ultimately, however, with newly-independent India's determination to become a republic in the late 1940s, Britain had to accept that allegiance to the Crown could no longer be the common factor binding the Commonwealth together. It therefore devised the notion of the headship of the Commonwealth as a means of enabling a republican India 'to continue to give the monarchy a pivotal symbolic role and therefore to remain in the Commonwealth.' In the years of rapid decolonization which followed 1945, it became clear that this elaborate constitutional infrastructure posed significant problems for British foreign policy. The system of Commonwealth Realms was a recipe for confusion and misunderstanding. Policy makers in the UK increasingly saw it as a liability in terms of Britain's relations with its former colonies, so much so that by the early 1960s they actively sought to persuade African nationalist leaders to adopt republican constitutions on independence. The headship of the Commonwealth also became a cause for concern, partly because it offered opportunities for the monarch to act without ministerial advice, and partly because it tended to tie the British government to what many within the UK had begun to regard as a largely redundant institution. Philip Murphy employs a large amount of previously-unpublished documentary evidence to argue that the monarchy's relationship with the Commonwealth, which was initially promoted by the UK as a means of strengthening Imperial ties, increasingly became an source of frustration for British foreign policy makers.

Fictions of State

—The Sex Pistols 1 AT THE start of The Enchanted Glass: Britain and Its
Monarchy, Tom Nairn writes that the British "are luckier but ultimately less
fortunate than other peoples" in having a special "mirror," the monarchy, through
which their ...

Author: Patrick Brantlinger

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801482879

Category: Literary Criticism

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The economic foundations of modern nation-states involved national debt, public credit, and paper money. Brantlinger traces the emergence of modern, imperial Great Britain from those foundations. He analyzes the process whereby nationalism, both the cause and the result of wars and imperial expansion, multiplied national debt and produced crises of public credit resolved only through more nationalism and war. During the first half of the eighteenth century, conservatives attacked public credit as fetishistic and characterized national debt as alchemical. From the 1850s, the stabilizing theories of public credit authored by David Hume, Adam Smith, Henry Thornton, and others helped initiate the first "social science" economics.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660

Craig, H. The enchanted glass: the Elizabethan mind in literature. New York 1936
, Oxford 1950. — New lamps for old: a sequel to the Enchanted glass. Oxford
1960. Jones, R. F. Ancients and moderns: a study of the background of the Battle
of ...

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521200040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

The Serpent and the Rose

Its heart was a burning glass, warded and shielded in lead: glass and matrix, fire
and earth. IfAveril had been alone, she would have taken a long hour to explore
the images wrought in enchanted glass on every wall and curving upward into a

Author: Kathleen Bryan

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466801615

Category: Fiction

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The beautiful Averil is heir to the Duchy of Quitaine, in the Kingdom of Lys. She is a powerful mage, trained by the Ladies of the Isle, but when her father calls her home to take up her duties, she must leave that life behind. In her city of Fontevrai, she meets Gereint, raised as a common villager but greatly gifted in magic, a novice of the magical order of the Knights of the Rose. The Knights and their sister order, the Ladies of the Isle, defend a great secret: the means and location of the Serpent's imprisonment a thousand years ago by the Young God in whose name their order was founded. Quitaine is under subtle attack by the King of Lys, who has secretly become an adept of the hidden order of the Serpent, and he will let nothing and no one stand in the way of his quest to discover how to free his God. But the Knights of the Rose, and the Ladies of the Isle believe that if the Serpent is freed, the world will be enslaved to chaos: humanity will destroy itself, and all that man has made will be corrupted. The War of the Rose and Serpent has begun again, after a thousand years. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Thrush Green

Some sold sweets, great humbugs as big as a child's fist, vast flat tins of treacle
toffee that cracked beneath the stall-holder's metal hammer like brown enchanted
glass, and billowing clouds of pink and white candy floss. Hanging at the side of ...

Author: Miss Read

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547526508

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Discover the little English village that neighbors Fairacre, in a novel that’s “enchanting, lovely, gentle, pointed, and charming” (Minneapolis Sunday Tribune). Miss Read's charming chronicles of English small-town life have achieved legendary popularity, providing a welcome return to a gentler time with “wit, humor, and wisdom in equal measure” (The Plain Dealer). Welcome to Thrush Green, the neighboring village to Fairacre, with its blackthorn bushes, thatch-roofed cottages, enchanting landscape, and jumble sales. Readers will enjoy meeting a new cast of characters and also spotting familiar faces as they become immersed in the village’s turn of events over the course of one pivotal day: May Day. All year, the residents of Thrush Green have looked forward to the celebration. Before the day is over, life and love, and perhaps eternity, will touch the immemorial peace of the village. “The more turbulent the real world, the more charming we may find the stability of Miss Read’s tiny fictional world.” —Los Angeles Times

She s No Faerie Princess

Walker returned at that moment with an economysized bottle of aspirin and two
glasses of water. Fiona had been ... “Are you telling me that the message I tried to
send through that enchanted glass actually came through? Because on this end,

Author: Christine Warren

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429924542

Category: Fiction

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Queen Mab's niece, Fiona, has long been bored to tears by the intrigues of Court life. She'd prefer to cut loose at a punk club, knock back a few Thai beers, and hook up with a likely lad of similar interests. But when Fiona goes AWOL, she only gets as far as Manhattan's Inwood Park before a nasty demon nearly puts a permanent crimp in her plans—and a dark stranger sparks her desire... All work and no play make Tobias Walker one cranky werewolf. After six months of doing his part to keep the peace during the delicate negotiations between the Others and humankind, he'd like nothing more than a good night's sleep—preceded by an enthusiastic mating session. The alluring woman he rescues in the park might be the answer to his most lustful prayers, but only if they can both stay alive long enough to find out who wants her dead and why. Now, Fiona and Tobias must unravel a tangled web of treachery that spans branches of the Fae, Other, and mortal worlds, all the while falling into a dangerous attraction that could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship—or the end for them both...