medievalpoc:

thefrozenhedgehog:

lascasbookshelf:

FREE BOOK!
Slavery and the English Country House
Madge Dresser and Andrew Hann (eds.)English Heritage, 2013
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The British country house has long been regarded as the jewel in the nation’s heritage crown. But the country house is also an expression of wealth and power, and as scholars reconsider the nation’s colonial past, new questions are being posed about these great houses and their links to Atlantic slavery.
This book, authored by a range of academics and heritage professionals, grew out of a 2009 conference on ‘Slavery and the British Country house: mapping the current research’ organised by English Heritage in partnership with the University of the West of England, the National Trust and the Economic History Society. It asks what links might be established between the wealth derived from slavery and the British country house and what implications such links should have for the way such properties are represented to the public today.In order to improve access to this research, a complete copy of the text is free to download from the left hand side of this page.
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Here is a link  to a fantastic database created at UCL of the legacies of British Slave-Ownership, the buildings, collections, institutions, businesses, and families funded by slavery. You can search individuals, firms, and locations to find links to slave-ownership (eg. David Cameron’s ancestry). Browse physical, cultural, historical, imperial, commercial legacies, which include the British Museum and the National Gallery (many benefactors owned slaves). It sources the records of compensation claimed by slave owners for releasing slaves when slavery was abolished. There is also a blog running and various items of interest picked out. It’s a really good and important resource that hits home how much this country was built on the work of slaves.

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medievalpoc:

thefrozenhedgehog:

lascasbookshelf:

FREE BOOK!

Slavery and the English Country House

Madge Dresser and Andrew Hann (eds.)
English Heritage, 2013

Download PDF

more FREE BOOKS from lascasbookshelf.tumblr.com

||| Publisher’s blurb ||| 

The British country house has long been regarded as the jewel in the nation’s heritage crown. But the country house is also an expression of wealth and power, and as scholars reconsider the nation’s colonial past, new questions are being posed about these great houses and their links to Atlantic slavery.

This book, authored by a range of academics and heritage professionals, grew out of a 2009 conference on ‘Slavery and the British Country house: mapping the current research’ organised by English Heritage in partnership with the University of the West of England, the National Trust and the Economic History Society. It asks what links might be established between the wealth derived from slavery and the British country house and what implications such links should have for the way such properties are represented to the public today.

In order to improve access to this research, a complete copy of the text is free to download from the left hand side of this page.

more from English Heritage

||| Contents |||

Read More

Here is a link  to a fantastic database created at UCL of the legacies of British Slave-Ownership, the buildings, collections, institutions, businesses, and families funded by slavery. You can search individuals, firms, and locations to find links to slave-ownership (eg. David Cameron’s ancestry). Browse physical, cultural, historical, imperial, commercial legacies, which include the British Museum and the National Gallery (many benefactors owned slaves). It sources the records of compensation claimed by slave owners for releasing slaves when slavery was abolished. There is also a blog running and various items of interest picked out. It’s a really good and important resource that hits home how much this country was built on the work of slaves.

reblog for the additional resource!

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thief-in-the-dark disse: I'm doing research on medieval India; I've already looked through your "India" tag, but I was wondering if you knew of any places where I could find more information. Thank you!

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

medievalpoc:

thief-in-the-dark:

medievalpoc:

shwetanarayan:

medievalpoc:

Well, your first problem is that this is a blog about Europe, so you probably want to look for books, articles, or artwork that’s from India.

South Asian Art and Culture (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Medieval Indian History (Bharatadesam.com)

The Art of the Mughals Before 1600 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Medieval History (KnowIndia.gov)

History of Medieval India: From 1000 A.D. to 1707 A.D. by Radhey Shyam Chaurasia

A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century by Upinder Singh

The Making of Early Medieval India by Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya

Your second problem is, you haven’t specified why you’re doing the research/to what purpose, so it’s hard to say what resources would be useful to you even if you HAD asked a source who deals with India specifically rather than Europe.

India is big. Medieval India was never actually India, it was a lot of different states. The closest relevant time that it came to being conquered by one empire was in the 1690s, which are not medieval.

^ Yep. Thank you for taking second (and third) problem, it’s a bit of a busy morning for me.

Thank you, medievalpoc and shwetanarayan 

It’s actually for a book I’m working on, and I had absolutely no clue where to get background information. I’m sorry about the confusion, but thank you for helping me with this even though it’s outside your guys’ specialty. I really appreciate it.

You’re welcome! It’s just difficult to come up with links or books without specific topics, time periods, or facets of culture like political intrigue, agriculture, or the arts, but those should get you started in whatever direction you’re going with it. Good luck. And if anyone wants to add info, feel free to in the notes.

Boosting this post for all my fellow South Asians who want to learn more about our motherland. I’m going to check out these links!

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lookdifferentmtv:

So in love with ALL of this from Girl Code’s race episode

Want to work on your own racial biases? Check out our racial bias cleanse.

What’s a “normal person” though? 

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Los hombres son de Marte, las mujeres de Venus y los Tucanes de Tijuana.

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Sana, sana, colita de rana. Si no sanas hoy, sanarás mañana.
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foreignaffairsmagazine:

Ebola and cholera—the two deadliest outbreaks of this century—share the same root cause: poverty. http://ow.ly/D0xtG  (Photo: Reuters)

foreignaffairsmagazine:

Ebola and cholera—the two deadliest outbreaks of this century—share the same root cause: poverty. http://ow.ly/D0xtG  (Photo: Reuters)

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myheartbeatsuppeople:

the ol’ razzzle dazzle

No but actually this is a GREAT way to present a dress like this! A regular standing mannequin wouldn’t show off all the layers and details in the skirt!

it also wouldn’t show off all the ol’ razzle dazzle

afternoobs:

thegreendeceiver:

myheartbeatsuppeople:

the ol’ razzzle dazzle

No but actually this is a GREAT way to present a dress like this! A regular standing mannequin wouldn’t show off all the layers and details in the skirt!

it also wouldn’t show off all the ol’ razzle dazzle

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genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: Trashed by a lady cyclist, who is noted for her athletic powers.

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: Trashed by a lady cyclist, who is noted for her athletic powers.

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