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Making of the Modern Police

Anna Seward was one of the most popular and prolific poets of the early Romantic period. This is the first critical edition of her poems and includes more than 200 poems excluded from the 1810 edition of her works, edited by Sir Walter Scott.

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'a solid investigation of an overlooked phenomenon. Graphs and illustrations lend substance to the various discussions. Students of Modernism will be grateful.'
Times Higher Education on Modernism, Middlebrow and the Literary Canon. Read the full review here.

'this edition is admirably thorough ...Thanks to McAuley and Pickering & Chatto, Owenson's talents are still available to us.'
Review 19 on Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale. Read the full review here.

'Extensively researched and based on a wide array of secondary sources, the book is organized topically rather than chronologically and is a valuable resource for specialists in immigration and Anglo-Jewish history ... Recommended.'
CHOICE on Jewish Immigrants in London, 1880–1939. Read the full review here.

'offers fresh access to Hall's Sketches ... will be of particular value to future students of Mrs Hall's work.'
Review 19 on Sketches of Irish Character. Read the full review here.

'sheds new light on fin-de-siècle Asia by uncovering the complex and revolutionary socio-intellectual currents of the age. As such, Schulz-Forberg and his contributors are on the cutting-edge of transnational history.'
LSE Review of Books on A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860–1940. Read the full review here.

'A monumental work of editorial labour [the series] offers an invaluable insight into the complicated gender politics of print culture in the late eighteenth century, and contributes to general conversations about the relationship between gender, genre and the literary marketplace.'
The BARS Review on Romantic Women Writers Reviewed. Read the full review here.

'This collection of essays provide new insights for those less familiar with the early courts and offer new interpretations of depositions, often dismissed as a legal construct, and in doing so their respective authors uncover female voices from the archives.'
Rhiannon Markless, C18th Girl on Women, Agency and the Law, 1300–1700. Read the full review here.

'Greenfield is to be congratulated for the ambitious scope of the volume and for drawing together scholars of a variety of different fields.'
The BARS Review on Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660–1800. Read the full review here.

'the book performs the important task of bringing together a number of interesting research projects, and will be of interest to researchers and teachers not only in the field of medical history, but also imperialism and law, colonial knowledge formation and trans-national connections.'
Imperial & Global Forum on Medicine and Colonialism. Read the full review here.

'The essays collected here all contribute to a positive redefinition of Rome: by unanchoring Rome from its past, they pave the way for a wider investigation of the city. Rome has been elevated from a model of “classicity” to a model of postmodernity for postmodern cities.'
Colloquy on Rome, Postmodern Narratives of a Cityscape. Read the full review here.


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