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"Mr. Jones's enterprise is the result of the happy union in the University of Celtic and of historical studies... The textual editing, the annotations, and the translation have all been admirably done, and the work is a credit alike to the author, the University, and to the Press."-Manchester Guardian.
"Hearty thanks are due for a most useful and satisfactory edition." -Archæologia Cambrensis.
The Editor has prefaced his text with a comprehensive and nearly always convincing introduction of more than 100 pages, besides copious notes. Nearly every page of both contains matter of Irish history, sometimes really new, since taken from the document never deeply studied before, and always valuable from the new light thrown by the collation of independent, international' testimonies. . . It will at once be seen that we have here a document of the first interest to ourselves; the University and the Editor have put us in their debt for a valuable contribution to our history”—Freeman's Journal.
No. X. THE CIVIL WAR IN LANCASHIRE. BY ERNEST BROXAP, M.A. Demy 8vo, pp. xv. 226, 6 plates. 7s. 6d. net. (Publication No. 51, 1910.)
"By a judicious use of it he has produced an eminently readable and informing work. The University of Manchester, which, but for the pressure of the political situation, would have been founded in 1642, is to be congratulated upon its choice of an historian of the war in Lancashire."-Athenæum.
"Mr. Broxap's monograph must be welcomed as the most important of those hitherto given to history to illuminate the county aspect of the Civil War. The whole book is very carefully revised and accurate in its details, full and satisfactory, and the order in which the story is told is excellent. The index is also sufficient, and the whole study is amply annotated. Altogether, both the author and the Manchester University Press are to be thoroughly congratulated upon the volume.”—Morning Post.
"It is clear that Mr. Broxap has minutely studied all available original materials and that he uses them with care and discrimination. the highest praise that can be given to the author of a historical monograph is that he set out to produce a book that was wanted, does that extremely well, and does nothing else, and to this praise Mr. Broxap is fully entitled."-Westminster Gazette.
No. XI. A BIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS DEACON, THE MANCHESTER NON-JUROR. By HENRY BROXAP, M.A. Demy 8vo, pp. xix. 215, 2 plates. 7s. 6d. net.
(Publication No. 59, 1911.)
"It has the signal merit, as history, of dealing with real historical questions and bringing research and historical methods to bear upon them. The author's motive has never been to concoct a book for the circulating library, but to illustrate by a single instance the strong and noble characteristics of a sect which Johnson and Macaulay despised." -Manchester Guardian.
"The materials for a biography of Thomas Deacon are not too plentiful, but Mr. Broxap has made the best possible use of the available sources, and weaves into his story many interesting glimpses of the social and religious life of the period."-Glasgow Herald.
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No. XII. THE EJECTED OF 1662: Their Predecessors and
"The rise of Nonconformity in Cumberland and Westmorland in the middle of the seventeenth century has received sympathetic treatment in the exhaustive survey of these excellent volumes. The author has brought to his task an extensive acquaintance with the original sources, an intelligent appreciation of ecclesiastical problems, and a wide grasp of the causes which produced the civil upheaval known as the Commonwealth. The impartial reader will have nothing but commendation for Mr. Nightingale's treatment of this period: he is a scholar of broad sympathies, desirous to be accurate, fair in holding the balance between opposing theories, and prudent in drawing conclusions when the evidences are ambiguous. No student can claim to know the ecclesiastical history of the two counties till he has mastered these interesting volumes."-Scottish Historical Review.
"It is not given to every man to commence author' with a magnum opus, but having regard to the field covered and the standard of work maintained we are inclined to think that Mr. Nightingale, who is responsible for these 1,500 pages, has achieved the distinction.. The index to the volumes deserves great praise, and the same is due to the admirable way in which the printers have executed what must have been in many cases an extremely difficult task."-Church Quarterly Review.
GERMANY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
"To Germans, it may be hoped, it will be another proof that Englishmen are very willing to think the best of the great country to whose example they themselves owe so much. To Englishmen who read it-and we hope they will be many-it will give the key to much which they have hitherto failed to understand in the temper and attitude of the German people; and understanding is the first and most important step towards a good understanding."-The Times.
The volume is excellent, both in design and in execution, and it appears at an opportune moment. Within the compass of scarcely more than 100 pages the leading features of the life and development of our great neighbour are skilfully portrayed by well-known specialists. The lectures are at once scholarly and popular, and may be read with advantage both by those who know much and those who know little of modern Germany."-The Nation.
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GERMANY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY-continued.
"This book contains five lectures which were delivered at Manchester University by distinguished professors and experts. The lectures were part of a series on salient topics of modern history and literature, and were arranged at the instance of the representatives of journalism in South-East Lancashire. We respect alike the journalists who desired to be instructed on a subject on which there is only too much writing without knowledge and the University which was willing to meet a demand outside its routine. We must say a word in praise of the excellent summary and index. These are a model of what such things should be in a book of this kind."-The Spectator.
"We have said enough to show that this book is one which appeals with peculiar force at the present moment to students of politics, economics, letters and social reform."-The Standard.
"The authors are all specialists of note, and they have produced a most interesting book."-Irish Times.
No. XIV. A HISTORY OF PRESTON IN AMOUNDERNESS. By H. W. CLEMESHA, M.A. Demy 8vo., pp. xii. 344, 5 maps. 7s. 6d. net. (Publication No. 67, 1912.)
"This careful study of the history of Preston, in Lancashire, is worthy of a good place in the Historical Series issued under the patronage of the University of Manchester. It embodies the main results of modern scholarship on the problems of municipal origins and development. For this reason alone the book may be regarded as a trustworthy manual, which should be at the elbow of all students of burghal history."-Scottish Historical Review.
"Mr. Clemesha has produced what must certainly be described as a valuable book which adds to our understanding of English town develop. ment both in the mediæval period and in a less degree in the age of industrial transformation. His book ought to be bought and studied by every Prestonian, and it will be of use to serious historical students."-Manchester Guardian.
"This interesting book is a useful addition to the increasing volume of the local history of English towns, on which so much light is being thrown by the publication of the Calendar of Patent Rolls, and other State Papers. There are valuable chapters on the Gild Merchant, and on Government and Town Life in the Middle Ages. Local histories of this kind are valuable for reference to students of historical law and of the development of municipal life in England."
"He [Mr. Clemesha] has produced a very readable as well as a learned book. He is always clear, puts his point well and simply, and, when he warms to a crisis, can write with vigour and even eloquence. Where it is necessary to touch on matters of recent and personal interest, as in the chapters on municipal reform, recent political history, and religious organization, he combines an historian's frankness with the reticence of a good Prestonian. From first to last the book is a model piece of local history. It should be well read, and not in Preston only." -The Oxford Magazine.
"The whole question of the position of gilds and the Gild Merchant is admirably discussed by Mr. Clemesha in a chapter which is in many ways the most interesting in the book."-Liverpool Courier.
No. XV. A SHORT HISTORY OF TODMORDEN. By J. HOLDEN, M.A. Crown 8vo, pp. xiv. 242, 25 full-page plates and illustrations in the text. Cloth, 2s. net; or cloth extra, 2s. 6d. net. (Publication No. 68, 1912.) "There is no attempt to write down to the level of any particular 34 Cross Street, Manchester, and 33 Soho Square, London, W.
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standard; but from the beginning to the end of these 250 pages, the whole is characterized by a clear, simple style. A great diversity of subjects is dealt with by Mr. Holden after a concise, but graphic fashion, and the amount of sound information compressed within the covers of his work is surprising. The earlier chapters will serve well as an introduction to outdoor science."-Athenæum.
"It shows wide and careful reading in the original sources, especially for the mediæval period. The effect of the industrial revolution upon the Todmorden country is also exceptionally well handled. . . . It is a very useful piece of work. Used in conjunction with text-books of general English history, it will give meaning and vividness to the historical work of the schools where it is introduced, and it will help to stimulate in its district that sense of corporate personality and that understanding of local conditions which it is the highest function of the local historian to foster."-Manchester Guardian.
"While written for young people, it contains nevertheless a substantial account of the place, including the geological features and natural history, the antiquities and modern industrial and social developments. It is, indeed, a model of what a local history should be. There are several illustrations, a map of the district, and an excellent index. -Glasgow Herald.
"We have rarely seen a local history so interestingly written, so free from the method of Dryasdust, and yet with such economy of the speculation, the far-fetched might-have-beens, which are the bane of so many 'popular' history books."-Rochdale Observer
Beginning with a chapter on 'The story of the hills,' the writer traces every phase of Todmorden's history from prehistoric times down to its incorporation as a borough, and in an appendix he reviews its local government, its educational institutions, and its position and work generally. It is a wonderfully compact volume, and the marvel is how so much can be put in so small space and yet be so complete in result. The style is plain and easy, and the author as much as possible lets facts speak for themselves."-Halifax Courier.
No. XVI. THE LOSS OF NORMANDY, 1189-1204. Studies
in the History of the Angevin Empire. By F. M. POWICKE, M.A., Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, Professor of Modern History in the Queen's University, Belfast, and late Langton Fellow and Lecturer in History in the University of Manchester. Demy 8vo, pp. xxi. 603, with 5 maps. 15S. net.
Nos. XVII and XVIII. DOCUMENTS RELATING TO
ROBERT DUNLOP, M.A., Lecturer on Irish History. In 2
This work will consist of a series of unpublished documents relating to the History of Ireland from 1651 to 1659, arranged, modernized and edited, with introduction, notes, etc., by Mr. DUNLOP. [In the Press. THE NAVAL MUTINIES OF 1797. By CONRAD GILL, M.A., Lecturer in Military History. [In the Press.
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