The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britain

This was to become a significant factor in precipitating the Victorian technological
impact on early Meiji Japan, when the first railways, telegraph lines, modern
lighthouses and the Imperial mint would all be constructed under the supervision
of ...

The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britain

Author: Andrew Cobbing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134250061

Page: 308

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The investigations undertaken in the pursuit of knowledge by the first overseas Japanese travellers during the 1860s and 70s have left a unique record of life in the then unknown west. Leaving behind a homeland culturally isolated for more than 200 years, these samurai travellers were especially fascinated by the extent of British political and commercial influence they observed during their travels, and therefore paid particularly close attention to the Victorian world and recorded all they saw in minute detail. Their diaries and 'travelogues' comprise the single largest body of material on Victorian society to be recorded in any non-European language. This book examines the nature of these travellers' experiences and their perceptions of Victorian Britain. A deeper understanding of this rich source material is important because, although entirely unknown to British readers, the documents reveal one of the most spectacular culture shocks ever recorded in World History. They are also important because the images of Victorian and other western societies that they portrayed to the Japanese reading public in the late nineteenth century still underpin Japanese understanding of the outside world more than a hundred years later.

Railway Workshops of Britain 1823 1986

SOURCE British Rail quality products. By the ... The Mushet steel was used soon
after its discovery for machining Bessemer steels (first introduced on the railways
in 1861) and the alternative product about 1866 from the Siemens open-hearth ...

Railway Workshops of Britain  1823 1986

Author: Edgar J. Larkin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349080748

Page: 301

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An illustrated history of Britain's railway workshops, covering the period from 1823 to 1986, this book deals with the history of the main railway workshops of Britain, a subject of wide-ranging mechanical and electrical engineering interest.

History of Rail Transport in Great Britain

British Rail also started development of the world's first tilting train - the Advanced
Passenger Train (APT). ... based on conventional principles but incorporating the
newly discovered knowledgeof wheel/rail interaction andsuspension design.

History of Rail Transport in Great Britain


Publisher: PediaPress



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Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century

Certainly, Valeria's first discovery is both shocking and devastating: namely that,
three years earlier, Eustace was tried for ... legal married status that she aimed,
somewhat ironically, to conceal on their first railway journey as husband and wife

Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Kate Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134794738

Page: 236

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Interrogating the multiple ways in which travel was narrated and mediated, by and in response to, nineteenth-century British travelers, this interdisciplinary collection examines to what extent these accounts drew on and developed existing tropes of travel. The three sections take up personal and intimate narratives that were not necessarily designed for public consumption, tales intended for a popular audience, and accounts that were more clearly linked with discourses and institutions of power, such as imperial processes of conquest and governance. Some narratives focus on the things the travelers carried, such as souvenirs from the battlefields of Britain’s imperial wars, while others show the complexity of Victorian dreams of the exotic. Still others offer a disapproving glimpse of Victorian mores through the eyes of indigenous peoples in contrast to the imperialist vision of British explorers. Swiss hotel registers, guest books, and guidebooks offer insights into the history of tourism, while new photographic technologies, the development of the telegraph system, and train travel transformed the visual, audial, and even the conjugal experience of travel. The contributors attend to issues of gender and ethnicity in essays on women travelers, South African travel narratives, and accounts of China during the Opium Wars, and analyze the influence of fictional travel narratives. Taken together, these essays show how these multiple narratives circulated, cross-fertilised, and reacted to one another to produce new narratives, new objects, and new modes of travel.

Britain s Railway Disasters

First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Wharncliffe Transport an imprint of Pen
and Sword Books Ltd 47 Church Street ... Battleground, Discovery, Family History
, History, Maritime, Military, Naval, Politics, Railways, Select, Social History, ...

Britain s Railway Disasters

Author: Michael Foley

Publisher: Wharncliffe

ISBN: 1473831865

Page: 224

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Passengers on the early railways took their lives in their hands every time they got on board a train. It was so dangerous that they could buy an insurance policy with their ticket. There seemed to be an acceptance that the level danger was tolerable in return for the speed of travel that was now available to them.British Railway Disasters looks at the most serious railway accidents from the origins of the development of the train up to the present day. Seriousness is judged on the number of those who died. Information gleaned from various newspaper reports is compared with official reports on the accidents.The book will appeal to all those with a fascination for rail transport as well as those with a love of history.Michael Foley examines the social context of how injuries and deaths on the railways were seen in the early days, as well as how claims in the courts became more common, leading to a series of medical investigations as to how travelling and crashing at high speed affected the human body

Britain Discovered

_i Railways open 1:140 i Railways open 1920 F _ T/ir /ienlilig pru(1'. ... British l{.
1ilw.1ys. which was formed as .1 i1.1tio11alized concern 111 1948, recorded its
first overall financial deficit in the early 19_s0s. and shortly .1f'terv/.1rds .111 ...

Britain Discovered

Author: Arthur Marwick

Publisher: Miller's Publications


Page: 336

View: 336

The History of Our Country from the Discovery of America to the Present Time

1817 James Monroe inaugurated , 721 — Cabinet , 720 — Mississippi admitted
to the Union , 720 — First Seminole war begins , 722 . ... of Newfoundland , 725
— Occupation of Oregon , 783 — Treaty with Great Britain concerning American
fisheries , 816 — The great meteor , 1707 . ... The " Kitchen Cabinet , ” 736 —
Pioneer A.D. locomotives , 740 — Early railways , 741 - CHRONOLOGICAL
TABLE xvii.

The History of Our Country from the Discovery of America to the Present Time

Author: Edward Sylvester Ellis




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The History of Progress in Great Britain Agriculture roads carriages water conveyances domestic architecture shipping navigation geographical discovery

... early use of bone manure , 132 News , tardy spread of , 193 New Zealand ,
discovery of , 343 Nitrogen gas discovered ... his discoveries , 338 Railways ,
their influence upon agricultural improvement , 133 Railway , stone , proposed ,
177 ...

The History of Progress in Great Britain  Agriculture  roads  carriages  water conveyances  domestic architecture  shipping  navigation  geographical discovery

Author: Robert Kemp Philp




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Railways and Culture in Britain

The boat train had left Dover twenty minutes ago , travelling slowly through the
dense fog that blanketed the country ' . ... There were times during my reading ' ,
the anthologist Bryan Morgan reports , ' when it seemed that half the crime short
stories published before the first world war ... in very ordinary railway
compartments ' , C . Hamilton Ellis insists , ' as many eminent novelists quickly
discovered ' .

Railways and Culture in Britain

Author: Ian Carter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719059667

Page: 338

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The 19th-century steam railway epitomized modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of the train. Why, for example, did Britain possess no great railway novel? He compares fiction and images by canonical British figures (Turner, Dickens, Arnold Bennett) with selected French and Russian competitors: Tolstoy, Zola, Monet, Manet. He argues that while high cultural work on the British steam railway is thin, British popular culture did not ignore it. Detailed discussions of comic fiction, crime fiction, and cartoons reveal a popular fascination with railways tumbling from vast (and hitherto unexplored) stores of critically overlooked genres.

The Discovery of Britain

was discovered and explored , and a new arena added in which the tourists
might employ their notebooks and ... It is said that the very first railway excursion
was made in 1838 to take the people of Wadebridge to the neighbouring town of

The Discovery of Britain

Author: Esther Moir



Page: 183

View: 292

Mr Briggs Hat

A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder Kate Colquhoun ... empty
compartment of the furthest forward of the varnished teak firstclass carriages
when Jones discovered blood on his hands and on the seat of his trousers.

Mr Briggs  Hat

Author: Kate Colquhoun

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748115676

Page: 384

View: 971

In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a First Class carriage on the 9.45pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks entered the carriage and discovered blood in the seat cushions; also on the floor, windows and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain. The race to identify the killer and catch him as he flees on a boat to America was eagerly followed by citizens both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the nation.

The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain

A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library All rights
reserved. ... Sword Archaeology, Atlas, Aviation, Battleground, Discovery, Family
History, History, Maritime, Military, Naval, Politics, Railways, Select, Transport, ...

The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain

Author: M.C. Bishop

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473837472

Page: 210

View: 489

There have been many books on Britain's Roman roads, but none have considered in any depth their long-term strategic impact. Mike Bishop shows how the road network was vital not only in the Roman strategy of conquest and occupation, but influenced the course of British military history during subsequent ages. The author starts with the pre-Roman origins of the network (many Roman roads being built over prehistoric routes) before describing how the Roman army built, developed, maintained and used it. Then, uniquely, he moves on to the post-Roman history of the roads. He shows how they were crucial to medieval military history (try to find a medieval battle that is not near one) and the governance of the realm, fixing the itinerary of the royal progresses. Their legacy is still clear in the building of 18th century military roads and even in the development of the modern road network. Why have some parts of the network remained in use throughout?The text is supported with clear maps and photographs. Most books on Roman roads are concerned with cataloguing or tracing them, or just dealing with aspects like surveying. This one makes them part of military landscape archaeology.

Exploring Britain

Carnforth engine shed Port Sunlight is now a was last used by British
conservation area , still Rail in 1968 , and was one within its original boundof
their last steam depots . aries . A Heritage Centre When BR ' s connection
explores the history ...

Exploring Britain

Author: University of Missouri Press


ISBN: 9780711704916

Page: 240

View: 148

The Global 2000 Report to the President entering the Twenty first Century Documentation on the government s global sectoral models the government s global model

Rail - mounted drill carriages , hydraulic - ram air compressors , and compressed
air drills were used to drive the Mont Cenis tunnel in the Alps . 1857. ... The
Comstock Lode was discovered in Nevada . 1859. ... The first thermosplastic
material was made from nitrocellulose by Alexander Parkes of Great Britain .

The Global 2000 Report to the President  entering the Twenty first Century  Documentation on the government s global sectoral models   the government s  global model

Author: Global 2000 Study (U.S.)




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Fire and Steam

A New History of the Railways in Britain Christian Wolmar ... Batchelors Peas or
Palmolive, joined the railways, they invariably discovered that running the
railways was a far more difficult proposition than selling consumer goods to

Fire and Steam

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848872615

Page: 300

View: 771

The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.

British Business in Asia Since 1860

British. business. in. Iran,. 1860s–1970s. Frances Bostock and Geoffrey Jones”
2.1 The business of imperialism Iran, or Persia as the country was known in ... It
was a symbol of Iran's lack of development that, despite the country's large size
and severe transport difficulties, its first railway was built only in the 1930s.
However, the discovery of oil in 1908 made Iran the Middle East's first oil-
producing nation.

British Business in Asia Since 1860

Author: R. P. T. Davenport-Hines

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521530583

Page: 320

View: 397

Eight leading business historians examine the role of British business in Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Russian Asia, and Japan. The primary focus is on the impact of British commerce in the region, and the essays, based on research in British business archives and government papers, discuss the activities and performance of British companies.