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Three Jacobean Tragedies: The White Devil; The Revenger's Tragedy; The Changeling - Gamini Salgado, John Webster, Cyril Tourneur, Thomas Middleton, Garmini Salgago, W. RowleyFollowing Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, the new court of King James was beset by political instability and moral corruption. This atmosphere provided fertile ground for the dramatists of the age, who explored the ways in which social decadence and the abuse of power breed resentment, leading inexorably to violent retribution. In Cyril Tourneur’s The Revenger’s Tragedy, the debauched son of an Italian Duke attempts to rape the virtuous Gloriana—a veiled reference to Elizabeth I. John Webster’s The White Devil depicts a sinister world of intrigue and murderous infidelity, while The Changeling, perhaps
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The Complete History of Costume & Fashion: From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day - Bronwyn CosgraveFrom the first fashion style of the Egyptians to the emergence of "haute couture in the 20th century
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The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol 3, Part 3: The Expansion of the Greek World, 8-6th Centuries BC - John Boardman, Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière HammondThe emergence of the Greek world from the Dark Ages to the height of its Geometric civilization was described in The Cambridge Ancient History Volume III Part I. Volume III Part III explores the new prosperity and growth of the young city-states in the eighth to the sixth centuries B.C. This was the great period of expansion and colonization which saw the establishment of Greek city-states from the Western Mediterranean to the Black Sea. This volume describes the East and Egypt, the importance of West Greece and the Aegean islands in trading and exploration, the special characteristics of the