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Sweet, Rosemary

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Works: 7 works in 53 publications in 2 languages and 1,298 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Local history 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HT133, 941.0072
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Publications about Rosemary Sweet
Publications by Rosemary Sweet
Most widely held works by Rosemary Sweet
Antiquaries : the discovery of the past in eighteenth-century Britain by Rosemary Sweet( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
"Eighteenth-century Britain saw an explosion of interest in its own past, a past now expanded to include more than classical history and high politics. Antiquaries, men interested in all aspects of the past, added a distinctive new dimension to literature in Georgian Britain in their attempts to reconstruct and recover the past. Corresponding and publishing in an extended network, antiquaries worked at preserving and investigating records and physical remains in England, Scotland and Ireland. In doing so they laid solid foundations for all future study in British prehistory, archaeology and numismatics, and for local and national history as a whole. Naturally, they saw the past partly in their own image. While many antiquaries were better at fieldwork and recording than at synthesis, most were neither crabbed eccentrics nor dilettanti. At their best, as in the works of Richard Gough or William Stukeley, antiquaries set new standards of accuracy and perception in fields ranging from the study of the ancient Britons to that of medieval architecture. Antiquaries is the definitive account of a great historical enterprise"--Pub. info
The English town, 1680-1840 : government, society and culture by Rosemary Sweet( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Rosemary Sweet examines the development of urban government and society in a key age of transition. She considers the changing character and experience of towns, including smaller communities as well as large industrial towns
The writing of urban histories in eighteenth-century England by Rosemary Sweet( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 263 libraries worldwide
This text provides an analysis of 18th-century urban culture and local historical scholarship. The author shows how a sense of the past was crucial not only in instilling civic pride and shaping a sense of community, but also in informing contests for power and influence in the local community
Women and urban life in eighteenth-century England : on the town ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Cities and the grand tour : the British in Italy, c.1690-1820 by Rosemary Sweet( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
"How did eighteenth-century travellers experience, describe and represent the urban environments they encountered as they made the Grand Tour? This fascinating book focuses on the changing responses of the British to the cities of Florence, Rome, Naples and Venice, during a period of unprecedented urbanisation at home. Drawing on a wide range of unpublished material, including travel accounts written by women, Rosemary Sweet explores how travel literature helped to create and perpetuate the image of a city; what the different meanings and imaginative associations attached to these cities were; and how the contrasting descriptions of each of these cities reflected the travellers' own attitudes to urbanism. More broadly, the book explores the construction and performance of personal, gender and national identities, and the shift in cultural values away from neo-classicism towards medievalism and the gothic, which is central to our understanding of eighteenth-century culture and the transition to modernity"--
Property crime in late eighteenth-century Bristol : contexts of theft in the pre-modern city by Matthew Paul Neale( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This thesis examines property crime in the city of Bristol, in south-west England, between 1770 and 1800. It uses documents produced by the city's magistrates, and the records of its civic administration, to study the locations and socio-cultural contexts of theft. There are several arguments which weave through this material. Firstly, it is argued that the city was a location of distinctive social structures and institutions, which shaped the ways that crime occurred. It considers the circulation of stolen goods and the manner in which the city was policed, particularly in relation to the impact that this had on offenders' behaviour. Secondly, this thesis argues that the nature of theft was highly contingent on its context. The ways in which thefts from houses, ships, alehouses and shops were mutually distinctive are illustrated. The chapters on alehouses and stolen goods markets also attempt to evaluate the importance of social connections to acts of crime, and to consider the place of crime within plebeian culture. The study of crime can, therefore, be a lens through which we can examine the economic and social life of the pre-modern city. Furthermore, it is not just thieves who are the focus of study in this thesis: victims' responses to crime, and the extent to which crime was an important factor in the organisation of their everyday lives, are issues which are critically considered. Finally, this thesis aims to provide a study of provincial crime which can be compared to previous historians' studies of other places such as London. While this inevitably produces a story in which there are both continuities and differences, it is ultimately argued that the notion of 'the city' presents a useful category for the analysis of crime
Cities and the grand tour The British in Italy, C by Rosemary Sweet( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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English (51)
Italian (1)
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