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Slack, Paul

Works: 17 works in 149 publications in 4 languages and 4,455 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Bildungsromans  Drama 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Singer, Other
Classifications: PR6023.A93, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Slack
Crisis and order in English towns, 1500-1700: essays in urban history by Peter Clark( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English poor law, 1531-1782 by Paul Slack( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a synthesis of recent work, explaining the origins of this unique system of welfare, and showing how the poor law played a central role in English social and political development from the Reformation to the Industrial Revolution
Epidemics and ideas : essays on the historical perception of pestilence by T. O Ranger( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From plague to AIDS, epidemics have been the most spectacular diseases to afflict human societies. This volume examines the ways in which these great crises have influenced ideas, how they have helped to shape theological, political and social thought, and how they have been interpreted and understood in the intellectual context of their time." "The first chapters look at classical Athens, early medieval Europe and the Islamic world, in order to establish the intellectual traditions which influenced later developments. Then there are contributions on responses to different epidemics in early modern and modern Europe, where western notions of 'public health' were defined: and chapters on the ways in which disease was perceived outside Europe, in India, Africa and the Pacific, where different intellectual traditions and different disease patterns came together. The final chapters brings us back home, looking at the ways in which policies towards AIDS have been formulated in the 1980s and drawing striking parallels as well as contrasts with the social construction of disease in the more remote past."--Jacket
Plague : a very short introduction by Paul Slack( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Very Short Introduction explores the historical impact of plague over the centuries, the ways in which it has been interpreted, and the powerful images it has left behind in art and literature. Paul Slack assesses its causes, which have often been disputed and are now being illuminated by microbiologists and archaeologist, and he looks at possible reasons for its periodic disappearance from whole continents. He shows what plague meant for those who suffered from it, and how governments began to fight against it and in doing so invented modern notions of public health. His focus throughout the book is on how people coped with death and disease in epidemic
The great degeneration : [how institutions decay and economies die] by Niall Ferguson( Recording )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavior. But what exactly has gone wrong? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues in The Great Degeneration, is that our institutions--the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail--are degenerating
Civil histories : essays presented to Sir Keith Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Keith Thomas is one of the most innovative and influential of English historians, and a scholar of unusual range. These essays, presented to him on his retirement as President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, concentrate on one of the broad themes illuminated by his work - changing notions of civility in the past. From the sixteenth century onwards, civility was a term applied to modes of behaviour as well as to cultural and civic attributes. Its influence extended from styles of language and sexual mores to funeral ceremonies and commercial morality. It was used to distinguish the civil from the barbarous and the English from the Irish and Welsh, and to banish superstition and justify imperialism. The contributors - distinguished historians who have been Keith Thomas's pupils - illustrate the many implications of civility in the early modern period and its shifts of meaning down to the twentieth century. -- Publisher's website
Managing water resources past and present( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Managing Water Resources, Past and Present is a multi-disciplinary analysis of the evolution of water politics and policy by an international team of distinguished experts. Water management in the Middle Ages in Europe, its evolution in the USA, the elaboration of the European Water Framework Directive, the British experience of water management, the over-exploitation of African aquifers, and the evolution of the water situation in Southern Africa are all examined." "This volume underlines the fact that only an integrative and interdisciplinary understanding can lead to genuinely improved water management practices that will not benefit some social groups at the expense of others."--Jacket
Sons and lovers by D. H Lawrence( Recording )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between a middle-class woman and a coal miner is observed in this highly-studied piece of literature
The invention of improvement : information and material progress in seventeenth-century England by Paul Slack( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improvement was a new concept in seventeenth-century England; only then did it become usual for people to think that the most effective way to change things for the better was not a revolution or a return to the past, but the persistent application of human ingenuity to the challenge of increasing the country's wealth and general wellbeing. Improvements in agriculture and industry, commerce and social welfare, would bring infinite prosperity and happiness. The word improvement was itself a recent coinage. It was useful as a slogan summarising all these goals, and since it had no equivalent in other languages, it gave the English a distinctive culture of improvement that they took with them to Ireland and Scotland, and to their possessions overseas. It made them different from everyone else. The Invention of Improvement explains how this culture of improvement came about. Paul Slack explores the political and economic circumstances which allowed notions of improvement to take root, and the changes in habits of mind which improvement accelerated. It encouraged innovation, industriousness, and the acquisition of consumer goods which delivered comfort and pleasure. There was a new appreciation of material progress as a process that could be measured, and its impact was publicised by the circulation of information about it. It had made the country richer and many of its citizens more prosperous, if not always happier. Drawing on a rich variety of contemporary literature, The Invention of Improvement situates improvement at the centre of momentous changes in how people thought and behaved, how they conceived of their environment and their collective prospects, and how they cooperated in order to change them. --Provided by publisher
'Plenty of people' : perceptions of population in early modern England by Paul Slack( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social rules! : for entrepreneurs and small business : a common sense guide to social media marketing by Paul Slack( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LinkedIn listening( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Getting a solid ROI from your time spent on LinkedIn begins with listening. Part of your LinkedIn strategy should include listening to active conversations taking place on LinkedIn to identify and connect your accounts with influencers, customers, and potential customers who are already involved in social media. Remember, time is money, be sure to focus your conversations in areas that will be most effective for you. In this 8 part video series you will learn what you need to be an effective listener on LinkedIn. A few of these topics include: Searching companies on LinkedIn--LinkedIn signals: A How-To for social media listening--Monitoring group discussions--Keeping up with group activity."--Resource description page
YouTube basics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"YouTube basics, covers everything you need to know to get the fundamentals down about using this platform to deliver unique marketing messages to your target audience. Video brings with it a whole new set of rules so be sure to understand the basics of using YouTube prior to moving on to the other courses. This 39 part video series includes topics such as: Understanding YouTube for business and personal use--How to upload a video file--YouTube mobile--YouTube analytics--Customizing your YouTube player."--Resource description page
Jūroku-jūshichiseiki no shakaishi toshishi no shomondai by Paul Slack( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crisis and Order in English Towns, 1500-1700: Essays in Urban History" by Paul Slack( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Metropolitan government in crisis: the response to plague by Paul Slack( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

4 stones by Tio Manuel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in Miscellaneous languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Epidemics and ideas : essays on the historical perception of pestilence
The English poor law, 1531-1782Epidemics and ideas : essays on the historical perception of pestilenceCivil histories : essays presented to Sir Keith ThomasManaging water resources past and presentSons and lovers