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xxx, 553 p. : ill., maps.
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18 p. ; 21 cm.
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xiii, 271 p. : ill, maps ; 23 cm
  • Introduction 1. Scottish Business and Empire 2. The Church and the Empire 3. Debating the Empire in Public 4. Covering the Empire in Print 5. Teaching the Empire 6. Witnesses to Decolonization Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137427298 20160616
The rise and fall of the British Empire profoundly shaped the history of modern Scotland and the identity of its people. From the Act of Union in 1707 to the dramatic fall of the British Empire following the Second World War, Scotland's involvement in commerce, missionary activity, cultural dissemination, emigration, and political action could not be dissociated from British overseas endeavors. In fact, Scottish national pride and identity were closely associated with the benefits bestowed on this small nation through its access to the British Empire. By examining the opinions of Scots towards the empire from numerous professional and personal backgrounds, Scotland emerges as a nation inextricably linked to the British Empire. Whether Scots categorized themselves as proponents, opponents, or victims of empire, one conclusion is clear: they maintained an abiding interest in the empire even as it rapidly disintegrated during the twenty-year period following the Second World War. In turn, the end of the British Empire coincided with the rise of Scottish nationalism and calls for Scotland to extricate itself from the Union. Decolonization had a major impact on Scottish political consciousness in the years that followed 1965, and the implications for the sustainability of the British state are still unfolding today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137427298 20160616
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xvii, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
In 1938 John Lorne Campbell bought the Isle of Canna. He wanted to prevent an island described as the 'jewel of the Hebrides' from becoming a rich man's playground like so many other islands and Highland estates. He wanted to preserve part of the traditional Gaelic culture and show that efficient farming methods could be compatible with wildlife conservation and sustainability. But his determination to get the island forced him to pay more than he could afford and he spent the next ten years burdened by debt and often close to despair. This is the story of a remarkable man and his triumph over adversity, bank managers and bureaucrats to fulfil his dream. Even after he gave it to the National Trust for Scotland he still had to fight to secure his legacy. It is also the story of a 60-year partnership between John and his American wife, the musician and folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw, whose small frame contained a will 'made of Pittsburgh steel' which kept them going through the hard years. Together they collected and preserved a disappearing Gaelic culture and made a small island the centre of an international network of friends and supporters which continues after their deaths. Ray Perman has produced a brilliant, angular portrait; it is a thoughtful biography that is at once inspirational, harrowing, deeply moving, warm and witty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781841588940 20160609
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xi, 62 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Transformation-- the diplomacy of global interests-- find the villain-- the dispersal of power-- living with linkages-- living with natural limits-- the globalization of responsibility-- beyond diplomacy - towards convergent policy-making-- convergence in practice-- local or global? a false choice-- Britain and the new diplomacy-- sustainable solutions - clean energy, regional partnerships, building regional capacity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781862031319 20160527
This pamphlet argues that new international political challenges require the evolution of a radically new approach based upon global linkages, recognizing natural limits, and embracing global responsibility; a foreign policy for a world in which there is no longer any such place as abroad.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781862031319 20160527
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xv, 153 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword-- Preface-- Acknowledgments-- Introduction: The Anglo-Saxon World after 1066-- The Question of Saxon or Norman Origin-- Workshop Methods, Collaborations and the Tapestry-- Who's Who? The Main Characters in the Bayeux Tapestry-- Who Said What? The Anglo-Saxon and Norman Chronicles-- Harold, Dom and Normandy-- Harold and the Beowulf Legend-- Harold ll's Coronation and the Throne of England-- Comets, Vikings, and the Norman Invasion-- The Battle of Hastings and the Tapestry's Norman War Technology-- Interfecit, Mordor, Murdrum and William's Murder of the King Odo, Patronage and Pelerinage: The Dissemination of the Tapestry's Anglo-Saxon Subtext-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773463851 20160528
This study details the secret, subversive and sustaining Anglo-Saxon messages encoded in a work of art that purportedly celebrates the Norman French conquest of England. This is a pioneering perspective that no other scholar has brought to the Tapestry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773463851 20160528
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xii, 206 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Region and Locality The Stuart Monarchy and the Idea of Britain James Loses the Kingdoms: The Revolutions of 1688 in their British Context The Union of England and Scotland and the Development of the Hanoverian State The Idea of Britain and the Creation of the First British Empire Peripheral Nations? Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Provincial England Cultural Politics: National Culture in a Metropolitan State The American Revolution and the Origins of the Second British Empire War and Nation 1793-1815: British Identity and the New Empire Empire and its Discontents: English Nationalism and the Imperial State Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333600320 20160528
This is an interpretative study of the idea of Britain, looking at the transformation of a sectarian concept into an imperial ideology forged during a period of sustained warfare in Europe and areas beyond Europe during the second half of the 18th century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333693322 20160527
This is an interpretative study of the idea of Britain, examining the transformation of a sectarian concept into an imperial ideology forged during a period of sustained warfare in Europe and ever-expanding areas beyond Europe during the second half of the 18th century. It seeks to examine constitutional history from a non-Anglocentric perspective and to relocate it to historiographical developments in Social History and the History of Ideas. Based on more than 25 years of research, it seeks to examine critically a concept which increasingly has come under public debate during the past decade.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333600320 20160528
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x, 289 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: State and Nation: The Republic and Ireland, 1949-1999-- R.Ryan PART I: LITERATURE Irish Women's Poetry and the Republic of Ireland: Formalism as Form-- C.Clutterbuck Acts of Memory: Poetry and the Republic of Ireland since 1949-- J.Allison 'Something's Missing': Theatre and the Republic of Ireland Act-- C.Morash The Republic and Ireland: Pluralism, Politics, and Narrative Form-- R.Ryan PART II: CULTURE Modernization and Aesthetic Ideology in Contemporary Irish Culture-- J.Cleary Irish Film: Screening the Republic-- R.Haslam Legal Texts as Cultural Documents: Interpreting the Irish Constitution-- P.Hannafin From Gombeen to Gubeen: Tourism, Identity and Class in Ireland, 1949-1999-- M.Cronin & B.O'Connor PART III: POLITICS A Quiet Revolution: The Remaking of Irish Political Culture-- T.Garvin 'Miserable Failure of a State': Unionist Intellectuals and the Irish Republic-- C.Coulter The Profession of History: The Public and the Past-- A.Canavan The Media and the State: Television and the Press 1949-99-- J.Horgan PART IV: AFTERWORD From 'Frugal Comfort' to Ten Thousand a Year: Trade and Growth in the Irish Economy-- C.O.Grada Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333736586 20160528
This collection, the first sustained attempt to account for the Republic of Ireland as a cultural entity, analyzes the ways in which the state has adapted to, and to some extent, reinforced partition in Ireland. Shifting attention from the traditionally defined canon of Irish culture, and addressing the political and cultural narratives that underlie partition, it offers and original intervention in Irish studies, and a timely overview of a concept, the state, which profoundly affects Irish intellectual life at many levels. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312231538 20160527
This collection, a sustained attempt to account for the Republic of Ireland as a cultural entity, analyzes the ways in which the state has adapted to, and to some extent, reinforced partition in Ireland. Shifting attention from the traditionally defined canon of Irish culture, and addressing the political and cultural narratives that underlie partition, it offers an intervention in Irish studies, and an overview of a concept, the state, which affects Irish intellectual life at many levels.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333736586 20160528
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xiv, 526 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • City-- people-- economy-- popular culture-- politics. Afterword - London in the 21st century. (part contents).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780670891399 20160528
This is the story of the social and political history of London in the 20th century. The book presents London as a city of sustained and sometimes delicately balanced paradoxes, and of diverse geography and peoples. From its fin de siecle imperial splendour, amidst pockets of appalling poverty, to its revitalized "swinging" status, tainted by racial tension today, London is shown as a truly global city.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780670891399 20160528
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xxxvi, 271 p. ; 22 cm.
The English Civil War remains the most prolonged and traumatic example of internal violence in the history of the state. This book shows how such war was achieved and sustained, and how ultimately it was won and lost. In a new introduction to this second edition, the author places his vivid account of the royalist war effort into modern historical context, bringing the reader up-to-date with developments in the study of the English civil war.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415218009 20160527
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xvi, 301 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Introduction-- No sooner offered: the BPF and the grand strategic level of war-- The British are coming by sea: Anglo-American military strategic planning-- The tip of the iceberg: new operational level concepts-- Sweepers, man your brooms: the tactical level experience-- An uncertain new world: Britain, America and post-war defence-- An alliance sustained: the RN, USN and military strategy for the Cold War-- New tricks for old sea dogs: operational ideas after the war-- Making it all work: the post-war Royal Navy and the tactical level of war-- Conclusion the British pacific Fleet experience and legacy-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754668510 20160610
The British Pacific Fleet was formed in October 1944 and dispatched to fight alongside the USN in the Central Pacific under Admiral Nimitz. Deploying previously unpublished documents, this book reveals how relations between the UK and US forces developed from a starting point of barely repressed suspicion, to one where both navies came to understand each other and eventually find a remarkable bond. Born out of a shared experience of Kamikaze attacks, extended operations against bitterly hostile shores, the pooling of knowledge and experience, the two navies underpinned the diplomatic moves in both Washington and London. The book carries the legacy of this experience through to the next Anglo-American participation in war, Korea. It illustrates and explains how and why certain lessons were incorporated into the composition, behaviour and structure of the post-war Navy. It demonstrates the significance of what was learned from the USN by the RN and by USN from the RN.As well as examining the background to the largest fleet the Royal Navy ever put to sea, the book also charts its effects on Anglo-American relations, multinational operations, alliance building, and the ways naval forces are shaped by and in turn shape politics. It addresses a period of rapid technological development that witnessed profound changes in the international system, and which raised fundamental questions of what navies were for and how should they operate and organize themselves. In so doing the study illustrates how the experience of a few long months at the end of the war in the Pacific would cast a long shadow over these issues in the very different circumstances of the post-war world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754668510 20160610
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198 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
The Stonehenge World Heritage Site Management Plan provides a long-term strategy to protect the World Heritage Site for present and future generations. The Site is globally important not just for Stonehenge, but for its unique and dense concentration of outstanding prehistoric monuments and sites, which together form a landscape without parallel. The primary aim of the Plan is to protect the Site by sustaining its Outstanding Universal Value, taking into account other interests such as tourism, farming, nature conservation, research, education and the local community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848020412 20160611
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xii, 304 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
This is an investigation of the modern political history of the Rhondda Valleys, from the late 19th century through to the aftermath of World War II. Rhondda returned Wales's first Labour MP, nurtured doctrines of workers' control of industry, and became a Labour Party stronghold before 1914. In the inter-war decades Rhondda's political culture sustained not only a resilient Labour Party, but also provided for a level of Communist Party support umparalleled in British terms, leading to fierce political conflict between the two left-wing parties. This study aims to provide an explanation for the Labour Party's rise to power and subsequent domination in the Rhondda.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780708313343 20160527
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x, 224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
For nearly forty years 'among the glades of Epping Forest' Churchill found a base for his distinguished parliamentary life: it sustained him during his ten years in the political wilderness and during the fierce ordeals of tragedy and triumph in the war years. This book relates with anecdotal and archival evidence the attempt to unseat him after what many supporters thought an injudicious Munich speech. However Churchill was persuaded to stay on by loyal friends, thus ensuring his availability for a Cabinet post a few months later at the outbreak of war.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714645865 20160527
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xxxvi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"This book explores the lives and afterlives of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, whose 1778 elopement rendered them pivotal figures in the history of female same-sex desire. Butler and Ponsonby's shared life--written, performed, and enacted in the everyday--embodied a form of queer celebrity constituted by their notably visible remoteness to erotic legibility. Their queerness further discloses the provisionality of the varied critical and political movements that have claimed them as ancestors in order to sustain their own subject positions"--Provided by publisher.
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241 p. ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. The Highland Tour 3. The Continental Tour.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847601032 20160604
Notorious for his sustained critical attacks on Wordsworth and the 'Lakers', Francis Jeffrey is revealed in these tour diaries as a man thoroughly at one with many aspects of the Romantic era, and in particular with the first generation's love of highland scenery, and the second generation's fascination with continental travel. The work contains trancriptions from manuscript of Jeffrey's Highland Tour of 1800, and his Continental Tour of 1823. The Editor has contributed an Introduction on 'Francis Jeffrey and Travel: Landscape, Taste and Aesthetics', and an account of Jeffrey's Continental Itinerary.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847601025 20160604
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xvi, 307 p. ; 24 cm.
"Sir Arthur Bryant and National History in Twentieth-Century Britain" is a significant new study of the work of the popular historian and journalist, Sir Arthur Bryant (1899-1985). Since his death, scholarly interest in Bryant has focused on his Nazi sympathies in the late 1930s. Julia Stapleton broadens our understanding of the man and the writer. She shows us that Bryant prefigured and sustained a form of romantic nationalism that remained nascent within the British population (though not always its elites) deep into the twentieth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739109694 20160528
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212 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
This study details the domestic life and private friendships of Edmund Burke from 1750 until his wife Jane's death in 1812. While the events of Burke'e public life and his political theories are familiar to many, the private and domestic Burke is not. In many and complex ways Beaconsfield is an essential key to the Edmund Burke who defined himself as the embodiment of Cicero's "new man" and whose marital relationship with Jane Nugent Burke sustained, nurtured, and drove him throughout his political career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780874138009 20160528
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viii, 199 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. the poverty of the entente policy-- 2. The politics of liberal foreign policy I-- 3. The politics of liberal foreign policy II-- 4. The dissimulation of the balance of power-- 5. The fiction of the free hand-- 6. The invention of Germany-- 7. The military entente with France-- 8. The Cabinet's decision for War, 1914-- Notes-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521301954 20160528
This collection of essays makes a major contribution to the growing debate on British foreign policy before the First World War, and mounts a sustained critique of the received interpretation that invites comparison with the work of Fritz Fischer on the foreign policy of Imperial Germany. The Policy of the Entente presents a realistic assessment of British priorities in the years before 1914, and considers the fundamental and conflicting pressures that determined the formulation of foreign policy. The author concludes that British policy, far from being increasingly Eurocentric, was emphatically imperial: indeed many of the difficulties faced by Britain's rulers stemmed from their inability to live up to this Imperial self-image.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521301954 20160528
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xv, 236 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Stefan Wolff (Bath) Stephen Farry (Policy Officer, Alliance Party) Gerard Murray (Salford) Peter Shirlow (Ulster) From Sunningdale to Belfast: 1973-98 The Morning After: An Alliance Perspective on the Agreement The Good Friday Agreement: An SDLP Analysis of the Northern Ireland Conflict Sinn Fein: Beyond and within Containment James W. McAuley (Huddersfield) Dominic Bryan (Belfast) Thomas Taafe (Massachusetts) Cynthia Irvin (Colorado) and Sean Byrne (Nova Southeastern) Valerie Irvine Camille O'Reilly (Ulster) Alan Bairner (Ulster) Stefan Wolff (Bath) Ulster Unionism After the Peace Drumcree: Marching Towards Peace in Northern Ireland Images of Peace The Perception of Economic Aid in Northern Ireland and its Role in the Peace Process Women and a "New" Northern Ireland The Politics of Culture in Northern Ireland Sport and the Politics of Irish Nationalism: The Struggle for Ireland's Sporting Soul The Peace Process in Northern Ireland since 1988.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781571815187 20160528
The first major book-length analysis of developments in Northern Ireland after the beginning of actual IRA decommissioning in October 2001, this collection examines the impact of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement on politics, economy and society in Northern Ireland. Individual authors, all recognised experts in their field with a long-standing interest and track record in the Northern Ireland conflict assess how the Good Friday agreement has changed the prospects for sustainable peace in Northern Ireland. While their outlook is generally optimistic, they raise important questions about the future of this still vigorously disputed territory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781571815187 20160528
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