History

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus – In Conversation with Jenny March

Jenny March’s new translation of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus brings alive the power and complexities of Sophocles’ writing; Oedipus’ fate is cruel and undeserved, but his courage and compassion endure to the end. This new edition includes an introduction, the Greek text, facing-page translation, and commentary. We discussed this new publication with the author. Firstly, what … Continue reading

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Introducing our new series: Women in Ancient Cultures

Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce a new series in ancient history, encompassing all women from all ancient cultures, and all areas of the world, from approximately 4000 BCE to 800 CE. Led by Series Editors Virginia Campbell, Amy Gansell, Greg Gilles, Irene Salvo, Rebecca Usherwood and Lewis Webb, it will publish monographs and … Continue reading

History

Professor John Oldfield introduces his new book on transatlantic abolitionism: The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind explores the close affinities that bound together anti-slavery activists in Britain and the USA during the middle decades of the nineteenth century, shedding important new light on the emergence of a vibrant and broad-based political culture that forced abolition to the centre of public debate. Author J. R. Oldfield introduces this new addition to our Liverpool Studies in International Slavery series in this blog post.

History

Black troops were welcome in Britain, but Jim Crow wasn’t: the race riot of one night in June 1943

This piece was originally published by The Conversation. Bullet holes found in the wood surrounds of the NatWest Bank in Bamber Bridge, in Lancashire in the north of England, in the late 1980s led to the rediscovery of an event that saw some of the few shots fired in anger in England during World War … Continue reading