The Clarinet

The Clarinet

The clarinet has a long and rich history as a solo, orchestral, and chamber musical instrument. In this broad-ranging account Eric Hoeprich, a performer, teacher, and expert on historical clarinets, explores its development, repertoire, and performance history. Looking at the antecedents of the clarinet, as well as such related instruments as the chalumeau, basset horn, alto clarinet, and bass clarinet, Hoeprich explains the use and development of the instrument in the Baroque age. The period from the late 1700s to Beethoven's early years is shown to have fostered ever wider distribution and use of the instrument, and a repertoire of increasing richness. The first half of the nineteenth century, a golden age for the clarinet, brought innovation in construction and great virtuosity in performance, while the following century and a half produced a surge in new works from many composers. The author also devotes a chapter to the role of the clarinet in bands, folk music, and jazz.

Capitalism and Slavery

Capitalism and Slavery

Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide. Eric Williams advanced these powerful ideas in Capitalism and Slavery, published in 1944. Years ahead of its time, his profound critique became the foundation for studies of imperialism and economic development. Binding an economic view of history with strong moral argument, Williams's study of the role of slavery in financing the Industrial Revolution refuted traditional ideas of economic and moral progress and firmly established the centrality of the African slave trade in European economic development. He also showed that mature industrial capitalism in turn helped destroy the slave system. Establishing the exploitation of commercial capitalism and its link to racial attitudes, Williams employed a historicist vision that set the tone for future studies. In a new introduction, Colin Palmer assesses the lasting impact of Williams's groundbreaking work and analyzes the heated scholarly debates it generated when it first appeared.

Commercial Law

Commercial Law

Commercial Law offers a fresh, modern, and stimulating exploration of this diverse and fascinating area of law. The text provides thorough coverage of all key aspects of the syllabus, including the law of agency, the sale of goods, international trade, and methods of payment, finance, and security. A range of learning features are employed throughout the book to encourage understanding of the law and to demonstrate and contextualize how the principles behind it play out in practical domestic and international commercial transactions. Online Resource Centre:Commercial Law is accompanied by a comprehensive Online Resource Centre which offers free access to the following resources: * A test bank of multiple-choice questions* Guidance on approaching the questions posed in the book* Bonus online chapters covering consumer credit, insurance law, and competition law* Further reading lists for each chapter* A flashcard glossary* Downloadable versions of the diagrams from the book

Stuffed

Stuffed

After seeing a documentary about the health risks of eating at fast food restaurants, Ian begins an email campaign to get people to boycott one chain--Frankie's--but finds himself in deep when the chain threatens to sue him.

Branded

Branded

Ian discovers the secret history of the company that made uniforms for his school.

Nations and Nationalism Since 1780

Programme, Myth, Reality

Nations and Nationalism Since 1780

Hobsbawm's classic account, revised in the light of recent political upheavals.

The Context of Ancient Drama

The Context of Ancient Drama

An easy-to-use guide to the nature and stagecraft of ancient plays

Sport im Zivilisationsprozess

Studien zur Figurationssoziologie

Sport im Zivilisationsprozess


Eric Owen Moss

The Box

Eric Owen Moss

Includes construction photos, working drawings, trod Moss's sketches.

Thatcher and Thatcherism

Thatcher and Thatcherism

This book focuses on the career of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and surveys the origins and impact of 'Thatcherism' as a cultural construct and an economic creed.