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St. Clair, William

Overview
Works: 29 works in 213 publications in 3 languages and 6,706 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR5671.T5, B
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Most widely held works by William St. Clair
The Godwins and the Shelleys : the biography of a family by William St. Clair( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive account of the Godwins and Shelleys, two families who shed light on the history and literature of the revolutionary and romantic age
Lord Elgin and the marbles by William St. Clair( Book )

51 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a detailed study of both original records and recent discoveries, Lord Elgin and the Marbles is the authoritative historical account of the extraordinary circumstances in which the Elgin Marbles were acquired, of the tremendous impact which they made on modern appreciation of Greek art, and of the bitter reaction of Napoleon, Byron, and many others to their appropriation. In the concluding chapters of his book, St. Clair adds further fuel to the controversy by revealing for the first time some disturbing details about the treatment of the Marbles while in the British Museum's care, and of the British Museum's response to public concerns about this important cultural artefact.--Amazon.com
That Greece might still be free; the Philhellenes in the War of Independence by William St. Clair( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When in 1821, the Greeks rose in violent revolution against the rule of the Ottoman Turks, waves of sympathy spread across Western Europe and the United States. More than a thousand volunteers set out to fight for the cause. The Philhellenes, whether they set out to recreate the Athens of Pericles, start a new crusade, or make money out of a war, all felt that Greece had unique claim on the sympathy of the world. As Lord Byron wrote, "I dreamed that Greece might still be Free"; and he died at Missolonghi trying to translate that dream into reality. William St Clair's meticulously researched and highly readable account of their aspirations and experiences was hailed as definitive when it was first published. Long out of print, it remains the standard account of the Philhellenic movement and essential reading for any students of the Greek War of Independence, Byron, and European Romanticism. Its relevance to more modern ethnic and religious conflicts is becoming increasingly appreciated by scholars worldwide. This revised edition includes a new introduction by Roderick Beaton, an updated bibliography and many new illustrations. [Elib]
Trelawny : the incurable romancer by William St. Clair( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reading nation in the Romantic period by William St. Clair( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people believed that reading significantly influenced minds, attitudes, and actions during the centuries when printed paper was the only means by which texts could travel across time and distance. William St. Clair offers a very different picture of the past from those presented by traditional approaches through quantified information he provides on book prices, print runs, intellectual property, and readerships gathered from over fifty publishing and printing archives
Adventures of a younger son by Edward John Trelawny( Book )

8 editions published between 1833 and 1974 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical novel based very loosely on Trelawny's service in the Royal Navy
Mapping lives : the uses of biography( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays on the problems and functions of biography - particularly those of writers, thinkers and artists - investigate a subject of enduring importance for those interested in culture
The grand slave emporium : Cape Coast Castle and the British slave trade by William St. Clair( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly one hundred and fifty years before abolition in 1807, Cape Coast Castle on the African 'Gold Coast' was, in the words of one of its British governors, the grand emporium of the British slave trade. From this handsome building perched on the shore of the South Atlantic Ocean, men, women and children born in Africa were sold as slaves and carried on British slave ships to the West Indies, to North and South America, and to destinations elsewhere. Here the ancestors of millions of people living today in Britain, the United States and many other countries passed through the 'door of no return'." "In a most original and remarkable book, by telling the story of the castle and of some of the people who lived, worked or were imprisoned within its walls. William St. Clair is able to illuminate a vast panorama of modern history, which in its entirety is hard to comprehend." "He draws on an immense archive of records, hitherto scarcely explored - agreements with local African leaders, correspondence between colleagues in the Africa Service, letters from home, receipts for the buying and selling of slaves, and scribbled notes sent between the Castle and the slave ships."--Jacket
Conduct literature for women, 1500 to 1640( Book )

in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conduct literature for women, 1640-1710( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privilege and property : essays on the history of copyright by Ronan Deazley( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can and can't be copied is a matter of law, but also of aesthetics, culture, and economics. The act of copying, and the creation and transaction of rights relating to it, evokes fundamental notions of communication and censorship, of authorship and ownership - of privilege and property. This volume conceives a new history of copyright law that has its roots in a wide range of norms and practices. The essays reach back to the very material world of craftsmanship and mechanical inventions of Renaissance Italy where, in 1469, the German master printer Johannes of Speyer obtained a five-year exclusive privilege to print in Venice and its dominions. Along the intellectual journey that follows, we encounter John Milton who, in his 1644 Areopagitica speech 'For the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing', accuses the English parliament of having been deceived by the 'fraud of some old patentees and monopolizers in the trade of bookselling' (i.e. the London Stationers' Company). Later revisionary essays investigate the regulation of the printing press in the North American colonies as a provincial and somewhat crude version of European precedents, and how, in the revolutionary France of 1789, the subtle balance that the royal decrees had established between the interests of the author, the bookseller, and the public, was shattered by the abolition of the privilege system. Contributions also address the specific evolution of rights associated with the visual and performing arts. These essays provide essential reading for anybody interested in copyright, intellectual history and current public policy choices in intellectual property. The volume is a companion to the digital archive Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): www.copyrighthistory.org . As with all Open Book Publications the entire work is available free to read online, while printable digital editions of the volume
The last days of Pompeii : decadence, apocalypse, resurrection by Victoria C Gardner Coates( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destroyed yet paradoxically preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii and other nearby sites are usually considered places where we can most directly experience the daily lives of ancient Romans. Rather than present these sites as windows to the past, however, the authors of this book exlore Pompeii as a modern obsession, in which the Vesuvian sites function as mirrors of the present. Through cultural appropriation and projection, outstanding visual and literary artists of the last three centuries have made the ancient catastrophe their own, expressing contemporary concerns in diverse media, from paintings, prints, and sculpture, to theatrical performances, photography, and film. This volume, featuring the works of artists such as Piranesi, Fragonard, Kaufmann, Ingres, Chasseriau, and Alma-Tadema, as well as Duchamp, Dali, Rothko, Rauschenberg, and Warhol, surveys the legacy of Pompeii in the modern imagination under the three overarching rubrics of decadence, apocalypse, and resurrection. The section on decadence investigates the perception of Pompeii as a site of impending and well-deserved doom due to the excesses of the ancient Romans, such as paganism, licentiousness, greed, gluttony, and violence. The catastrophic demise of the Vesuvian sites has become inexorably linked with the understanding of antiquity, turning Pompeii into a fundamental allegory for apocalypse, to which all subsequent disasters (natural or man-made) are related, from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina. The section on resurrection examines how Pompeii and the Vesuvian cities have been reincarnated in modern guise through both scientific archaeology and fantasy, as each successive cultural reality superimposed its values and ideas on the distant past
Conduct literature for women, 1720 - 1770( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expressionists : German poetry, 1910-1951( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conduct literature for women, 1500 to 1640( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reading nation by William St. Clair( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the four centuries when printed paper was the only means by which texts could be carried across time and distance, everyone engaged in politics, education, religion, and literature believed that reading helped to shape the minds, opinions, attitudes, and ultimately the actions, of readers." "William St. Clair investigates how the national culture can be understood through a quantitative study of the books that were actually read. Centred on the romantic period in the English-speaking world, but ranging across the whole print era, he reaches startling conclusions about the forces that determined how ideas were carried, through print, into wider society." "St. Clair provides an in-depth investigation of information, made available here for the first time, on prices, print runs, intellectual property, and readerships gathered from over fifty publishing and printing archives. He offers a picture of the past very different from those presented by traditional approaches. Indispensable to all students of English literature, book history, and the history of ideas, the study's conclusions and explanatory models are highly relevant to the issues we face in the age of the internet."--BOOK JACKET
The door of no return : the history of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic slave trade by William St. Clair( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grim history of the slave trade from Africa is one that has had an impact on generations of people all over the world. While much of the initial voyage and inhumane treatment of slavery has been historically analyzed, there has been little written on the several forts and castles along the coast of Ghana that were used as slave holding facilities. This book focuses primarily on Cape Coast Castle, the African headquarters of the British slave trade from 1664 to 1807, through which countless men, women, and children were sold as slaves and carried away on slave ships, often to North America. It tells the story of the people who lived, worked, or were imprisoned within its walls, as well as the construction and upkeep of the building, the arrivals and departures of ships, the negotiations with local African leaders, and the deadly diseases inside.-http://www.loc.gov
The Elgin Marbles : questions of stewardship and accountability by William St. Clair( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elgin Marbles continue to be one of the more controversial issues of the contemporary debate over cultural property and questions of its moral ownership
The political economy of reading by William St. Clair( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conduct literature for women, 1720 - 1770( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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