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Slack, Paul

Overview
Works: 22 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 2,658 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer
Classifications: HT133, 301.360942
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Slack
The impact of plague in Tudor and Stuart England by Paul Slack( Book )
26 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rebellion, popular protest, and the social order in early modern England ( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poverty and policy in Tudor and Stuart England by Paul Slack( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Public duty and private conscience in seventeenth-century England : essays presented to G.E. Aylmer ( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The tension between public duty and private conscience is a central theme of English history in the seventeenth century, when established authorities were questioned and violently disrupted. It has also been an important theme in the work of one of the foremost historians of the period, G.E. Aylmer. It makes, therefore, an especially appropriate subject for this volume." "The contributors are leading historians, all of whom are friends, colleagues, or former students of Gerald Aylmer. Their topics range from contemporary writings on conscience and duty to the particular problems faced by individuals and groups, both Puritan and Royalist, at the centre and in the localities. These scholarly and original studies throw new light on the innumerable dilemmas of conscience of men and women during this period, and together make a distinguished contribution to seventeenth-century history."--Jacket
Plague : a very short introduction by Paul Slack( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 338 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
Poverty in early-Stuart Salisbury by Paul Slack( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The invention of improvement : information and material progress in seventeenth-century England by Paul Slack( )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idea of improvement - gradual and cumulative betterment - was something new in 17th century England. It became commonplace to assert that improvements in agriculture, industry, commerce, and social welfare would bring infinite prosperity and happiness. The word improvement was itself new, and since it had no equivalent in other languages, it gave the English a distinctive culture of improvement which they took with them to Ireland, Scotland, and America. Slack explains the political, intellectual, and economic circumstances which allowed notions of improvement to take root
English Towns in transition 1500-1700 by Peter Clark( Book )
2 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The urban setting by Peter Clark( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crisis and order in English towns, 1500-1700: essays in urban history by Peter Clark( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English poor law, 1531-1782 by Paul Slack( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 18 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 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 15 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
The Plague reconsidered : a new look at its origins and effects in 16th and 17th century England ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrowboat dreams by Steve Haywood( Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Civil histories : essays presented to Sir Keith Thomas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These essays, presented to Sir Keith Thomas 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. They explore its implications and shifts in its meaning since the 16th century
The peopling of Britain the shaping of a human landscape ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume reviews the way in which, over the centuries, the evolving human presence in Britain has shaped the British landscape and how, in turn, the British landscape has moulded the development of British communities. From the beginnings of human settlement Britain has represented a final frontier for successive waves of colonists, each bringing its own set of cultural adaptations and its own ethos into the landscape. Over time both landscape and culture have matured from raw frontier to settled centre, moulded by the advent of agriculture, towns, and industry, and by streams of migration both within Britain and from outside. The chapters in this book - by archaeologists, historians, and geographers - present an interdisciplinary and accessible account of that long process. Together they trace the various phases of the story, showing how much of it has only recently been unearthed, and how much remains to be discovered
Managing water resources past and present by Julie Trottier( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 5 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
From reformation to improvement : public welfare in early modern England by Paul Slack( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between the 16th and the 18th centuries, the character of English social policy and social welfare changed fundamentally. From Reformation to Improvement looks at the intellectual and political roots of this change
Public duty and private conscience in seventeenth-century England essays presented to G.E. Aylmer ( )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environments and historical change ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book explores the shifting relationship between people and their environments by focusing on the environmental change and historical change from the last Ice Age to the present. It examines questions such as: How has climate fluctuated and why? How have people exploited nature and defined their local place init? Why have boundaries taken the shapes they have?"
 
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Alternative Names
Slack, Paul A.
Slack, Paul Alexander 1943-
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Languages
English (104)
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