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vii, 189 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • List of Figures List of Tables List of Maps Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Partial History Chapter 2. Representations of Modern Life in 1938 Chapter 3. Glasgow's Empire Exhibition Chapter 4. Big Screen Televisions and Push-button Radios Chapter 5. The Adelphi Building Chapter 6. Picture Post - The Modernity of Everyday Life Chapter 7. Cars, Coaches and Charabancs at the Prospect Inn Chapter 8. Britain's New Airports Chapter 9. Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474285018 20180226
In 1938: Modern Britain, Michael John Law demonstrates that our understanding of life in Britain just before the Second World War has been overshadowed by its dramatic political events. 1938 was the last year of normality, and Law shows through a series of case studies that in many ways life in that year was far more modern than might have been thought. By considering topics as diverse as the opening of a new type of pub, the launch of several new magazines, the emergence of push-button radios and large screen televisions sets, and the building of a huge office block, he reveals a Britain, both modern and intrigued by its own modernity, that was stopped in its tracks by war and the austerity that followed. For some, life in Britain was as consumerist, secular, Americanized and modern as it would become for many in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Presenting a fresh perspective on an important year in British social history, illuminated by six engaging case studies, this is a key study for students and scholars of 20th-century Britain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474285018 20180226
Green Library
323 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1 The Lady Anne Clifford's Memoir, 1603 2 Countess of Dorset's Diary, 1616, 1617 and 1619 3 The Life of Me the Lady Anne Clifford, 1589-1649 4 The Lady of the North, Yearly Memoirs, 1650-75 5 Countess of Pembroke's Daybook, 1676 Index -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526117885 20180312
Anne Clifford (1590-1676) was a prominent noble woman in the seventeenth century. During her long life she experienced the courts of Elizabeth, James and Charles I. She fought a decades long battle to secure her inheritance of the Clifford lands of the north, providing a spirited and legally robust defense of her rights despite the opposition of powerful men, including James I. She eventually inherited the Clifford lands, and she describes her subsequent struggles to reclaim her authority in these lands still mired in the civil wars. Her autobiographies reveal her joys and griefs within a vivid description of seventeenth-century life. They reveal a personality that was vulnerable and determined; charitable and canny. Her autobiographies provide a window into a vibrant world of seventeenth-century life as lived by this complex and intriguing seventeenth-century woman. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526117885 20180312
Green Library
341 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
xv, 193 page : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Britain: the final frontier
  • Wife, queen, Roman?
  • Family and freedom
  • We learned these things from the romans
  • Dux femina
  • I call upon you, Andraste
  • The wolf and the hare
  • Epilogue: warrior woman.
"Boudica: Warrior Woman of Roman Britain introduces readers to the life and literary importance of Boudica through juxtaposing her different literary characterizations with those of other women and rebel leaders. This study focuses on our earliest literary evidence, the accounts of Tacitus and Cassius Dio, and investigates their narratives alongside material evidence of late Iron Age and early Roman Britain."--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xiv, 142 pages : map ; 22 cm.
  • Preface-Acknowledgements.List of Abbreviations.1: Introduction: Britain and the Arctic.2: Britain: the forgotten Arctic state?.3: The Circumpolar Arctic.4: Britain in the Arctic today.5: To strategise in the Arctic, or not?.6: Conclusions.â .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319692920 20180306
British interest in the Arctic has returned to heights not seen since the end of the Cold War; concerns about climate change, resources, trade, and national security are all impacted by profound environmental and geopolitical changes happening in the Arctic. Duncan Depledge investigates the increasing geopolitical significance of the Arctic and explores why it took until now for Britain - once an `Arctic state' itself - to notice how close it is to these changes, what its contemporary interests in the region are, and whether the British government's response in the arenas of science, defence, and commerce is enough. This book will be of interest to both academics and practitioners seeking to understand contemporary British interest and activity in the Arctic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319692920 20180306
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xvi, 472 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Preface Introduction 1. The Invasion of Britain 2. The Conquest of Lowland Britain 3. The Conquest of Upland Britain 4. Retreat and Consolidation 5. Hadrian and Hadrian's Wall 6. The Antonine Wall 7. Marcus Aurelius and Commodus 8. Septimius Severus 9. Soldier and Civilian 10. Government and Administrators 11. Economy and Society 12. Gods and Men 13. The Third Century 14. The Fourth Century Bibliography Photo Credits Concordance Tables.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785707001 20180219
Britannia Romana: Roman Inscriptions and Roman Britain is based on the author's 40 years' experience of the epigraphy of Roman Britain. It collects 487 inscriptions (mostly on stone, but also on metal, wood, tile and ceramic), the majority from Britain but many from other Roman provinces and Italy, so as to illustrate the history and character of Roman Britain (AD 43-410). Each inscription is presented in the original (in Latin, except for eight in Greek), followed by a translation and informal commentary; they are linked by the narrative which they illustrate, and more than half (236) are accompanied by photographs. All Latin terms in the narrative and commentary are translated and explained. The author demonstrates his unrivalled ability to read and understand Roman inscriptions and their importance as a source of historical knowledge. They are treated by chronology or theme in 14 chapters. The first eight take the narrative from Claudius' invasion (AD 43) to the death of the last emperor to attempt the conquest of Britain, Septimius Severus (AD 211). The next four cover the general themes of soldier and civilian, economy and society, government, religion. The last two continue the narrative to the death of the last emperor to rule Roman Britain, Constantine III (AD 411).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785707001 20180219
Green Library
x, 220 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction: British Humanitarian Activity and Russia, c. 1890-1923.- 2. Humanitarian traditions and Russia's problems.- 3. Britain and the Russian Famine, 1891-2.- 4. Speaking up for Religious Freedom in Russia: Jewish and Christian humanitarianism.- 5. Humanitarian sympathy and national liberation.- 6. Britain and the Russian Famine, 1921-3.- 7. Conclusion.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319651897 20180129
This book analyses the efforts of British civil society to help a Russia seen to be struggling between 1890 and the 1920s. Luke Kelly seeks to show why churches, pressure groups, charities, politicians and journalists came to promote religious and political liberty and to relieve the victims of famines in late-tsarist and early communist Russia. By focusing on the roles of Christian, Jewish and liberal interests in deploying humanitarian solutions, Kelly shows how humanitarianism developed `from below', while also examining the growth of a broader humanitarian discourse in the context of the Anglo-Russian relationship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319651897 20180129
Green Library
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  • Preface: Quantification and its discontents
  • Introduction: Political calculations
  • Finding the money: public accounting and political arithmetic after 1688
  • The great project of the equivalent: a story of the number 398,0851/2
  • The balance of trade battle and the party politics of calculation in 1713-1714
  • The preheminent bookkeepers in Christendom: calculating personalities and impersonal calculations
  • Intrinsick values: figuring out the South Sea Bubble
  • Futures projected: Robert Walpole's political calculations
  • Figures, which they thought could not lie: the problem with calculation in the eighteenth century.
Modern political culture features a deep-seated faith in the power of numbers. But quantitative evidence has not always been revered, as William Deringer shows. After the 1688 Revolution, as Britons learned to fight by the numbers, their enthusiasm for figures arose not from efforts to find objective truths but from the turmoil of politics itself.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674971875 20180226
Green Library
xvii, 235 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • The setting
  • An emerging frontier
  • Luguvalium: fabric and townscape
  • Luguvalium: people and economy
  • Late Roman Carlisle to the Kingdom of Northumbria
  • Carlisle and an emerging new frontier
  • The Norman takeover
  • A border city
  • Conclusions.
Green Library
xvii, 411 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies as a matter of negotiating family membership. Using wills, legal petitions, family correspondences, and inheritance lawsuits, Daniel Livesay is the first scholar to follow the hundreds of children born to white planters and Caribbean women of color who crossed the ocean for educational opportunities, professional apprenticeships, marriage prospects, or refuge from colonial prejudices.The presence of these elite children of color in Britain pushed popular opinion in the British Atlantic world toward narrower conceptions of race and kinship. Members of Parliament, colonial assemblymen, merchant kings, and cultural arbiters - the very people who decided Britain' colonial policies, debated abolition, passed marital laws, and arbitrated inheritance disputes - rubbed shoulders with these mixed-race Caribbean migrants in parlors and sitting rooms. Upper-class Britons also resented colonial transplants and coveted their inheritances; family intimacy gave way to racial exclusion. By the early nineteenth century, relatives had become strangers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469634432 20180219
Green Library
861 pages : charts ; 24 cm
  • Préface / Randolph Churchill -- Avant-propos / François Kersaudy -- Enfance et scolarité -- Naissance et prime jeunesse -- Scolarité -- Sandhurst -- Famille -- Ascendants -- Fratrie et cousins -- Idylles et amours de jeunesse -- Conjointe -- Enfants (dans l'ordre de naissance) -- Gendres et brus (dans l'ordre de mariage) -- Petits-enfants (dans l'ordre de naissance) -- Arrière-petit-fils -- Famille par alliance -- Succession et partage des biens -- Constitution physique et mentale -- Santé physique -- Le "black dog" -- Décès et obsèques -- Convictions, schémas mentaux et préjugés -- Churchill et la religion -- Impérialisme, racisme et eugénisme -- Churchill et le monde musulman -- Churchill philosémite : l'antisémitisme, le sionisme, le foyer juif et la Palestine -- Churchill et le communisme -- Aide à la Russie blanche et antibolchevisme -- Le "rideau" de fer et la guerre froide -- Goûts et loisirs -- Gastronomie - vins & spiritueux - tabac -- Churchill fin gourmet -- Vins & spiritueux -- Thé -- Tabac -- Habits et costumes -- La tenue du député -- Décontraction domestique -- Les tenues spécifiques -- Uniformes de fonction ou de parade -- Théâtre, cinéma, musique -- Théâtre -- Cinéma -- Musique -- Sports et jeux de plein air -- Cricket, rugby, boxe, escrime, tennis -- Polo -- Équitation -- Golf -- Croquet -- Natation -- Jeux de casino -- Chevaux et écurie de course -- Churchill boursicoteur -- Jeux de société -- Travaux manuels -- Peinture -- Voyages -- Le célibataire globe-trotter -- L'Amirauté et l'Enchantress -- L'entre-deux-guerres -- La plus belle heure du voyageur : 1939-1945 -- Le chef de l'opposition et le nouveau Premier Ministre -- Le croisiériste retraité -- Automobiles -- Animaux -- Churchill éleveur: gros bétail -- Churchill lépidoptérophile: collection et élevage de papillons -- Churchill ichtyophile : aquariums et élevage de poissons exotiques -- Le lac des cygnes -- Chiens et chats -- Oiseaux d'appartement -- Bêtes fauves et de zoo -- Lieux de résidence -- Résidences à Londres -- Le jeune célibataire à Londres -- Le jeune ménage à Londres -- L'entre-deux-guerres -- Downing Street (1940-1945 & 1951-1955) -- Hyde Park Gate (1945-1965) -- Cottages et "manoirs" à la campagne -- Pear Tree Cottage -- Hoe Farm -- Lullenden -- Chartvvell -- Résidences officielles hors de Londres -- Chequers -- Ditchley -- Séjours dans les grands domaines en Grande-Bretagne -- Villégiature à l'étranger -- L'avant-1914 -- Villa Cassel -- Le yacht Honor -- Château de Veveti -- Locations de vacances -- Rêve d'or -- Villas d'amis en France -- Château de Woolsack -- Lou Mas -- Lou Sueil -- Dampierre -- Château de l'Horizon -- Les Zoraïdes -- La Dragonnière -- Château de Saint-Georges-Motel -- Château de Bordaberry -- La Capponcina -- La Pausa -- Grands hôtels -- Churchill officier -- Le cavalier du e hussards -- La révolution à Cuba (1895) -- Bangalore (1896) -- Malakand (1897)
  • Vers le Soudan -- Omdurman (1898) -- Championnats militaires de polo (1898-1899) -- La guerre des Boers (1899-1900) -- Coda : Churchill "poilu" (1915-1916) -- carrière politique -- Députation -- Oldham (1900-1906) -- Élection partielle du 6 juillet 1899: échec -- Élections législatives du 1'r octobre 1900: élu conservateur -- Manchester nord-ouest (1906-1908) -- Élections législatives du 12 janvier 1906 : élu "libre-échangiste" (libéral) -- Élection partielle du 23 avril 1908: échec -- Dundee (1908-1922) -- Élection partielle du 9 mai 1908: élu libéral -- Élections législatives du 18 janvier 1910: réélu libéral -- Élections législatives du 8 décembre 1910: réélu libéral -- Élection partielle du 29 juillet 1917: réélu "libéral de coalition" -- Élections législatives du 14 décembre 1918 : réélu libéral de coalition" -- Élections législatives du 16 novembre 1922: battu "libéral" -- Leicester Ouest: élections législatives du 6 décembre 1923 : battu "libéral" -- Westminster: élection partielle du 19 mars 1924 : battu "indépendant antisocialiste" -- Epping (1924-1945) -- Élections législatives du 29 octobre 1924 : élu "constitutionnaliste" -- Élections législatives du 30 mai 1929: élu "unioniste" -- Élections législatives du 27 octobre 1931: élu "conservateur" -- Élections législatives du 14 novembre 1935: réélu "conservateur" -- Woodford (1945-1964) -- Élections législatives du 5 juillet 1945 : élu "conservateur d'union nationale" -- Élections législatives du 23 février 1950: élu "conservateur" -- Élections législatives du 25 octobre 1951: réélu "conservateur" -- Élections législatives du 25 mai 1955: réélu "conservateur" -- Élections législatives du 8 octobre 1959: réélu "conservateur" -- Fonctions ministérielles -- Sous-secrétaire d'État aux Colonies (12 décembre 1905-12 avril 1908) -- President of the Board of Trade (12 avril 1908-14 février 1910) -- Secrétaire d'État au département de l'Intérieur (19 février 1910-24 octobre 1911) -- Premier lord de l'Amirauté (25 octobre 1911-26 mai 1915) -- Chancelier du duché de Lancastre (27 mai-12 novembre 1915) -- Ministre de l'Armement (17 juillet 1917-9 janvier 1919) -- Secrétaire d'État à la Guerre et ministre de l'Air (10 janvier 1919-12 février 1921) -- Secrétaire d'État aux Colonies et ministre de l'Air (14 février 1921-1" avril 1921) /Secrétaire d'État aux Colonies (14 février 1921-19 octobre 1922) -- Chancelier de l'Échiquier (6 novembre 1924-4 juin 1929) -- Premier lord de l'Amirauté (3 septembre 1939-9 mai 1940) -- Premier Ministre (1: 10 mai 1940-26 juillet 1945) -- Churchill chef de gouvernement -- Churchill chef de guerre -- Les grandes défaites -- Norvège 1940 -- France 1940 -- Grèce et Crète 1941 -- Libye 1942 -- Singapour 1942 -- Dieppe 1942 -- Les demi-échecs/demi-victoires -- Dunkerque -- Arnhem -- Les grandes victoires -- Les opérations aériennes -- Les opérations navales -- Les opérations secrètes et clandestines -- Les grandes conférences "au sommet" -- Les grands discours de guerre : Churchill à la BBC -- Premier Ministre (2: 26 octobre 1951-6 avril 1955) -- Priorité au "sommet" -- L'imagination n'est plus au pouvoir -- Les adieux déchirants
  • Élections législatives et gouvernements que Churchill a connus -- Controverses et querelles politiques -- People's Budget (1909-1910) -- Conflit avec la Chambre des lords -- Droit de vote des femmes et suffragettes -- Tonypandy (1910) -- Siège de Sidney Street (1911) -- Dardanelles (1915) -- Tchanak (1922) -- Grève générale de 1926 -- L'apaisement -- Famine au Bengale en 1943 -- L'État-providence -- La répression des Mau-Mau -- Churchill et le monde extérieur -- "Peuples anglophones" et membres de l'empire/Commonwealth -- L'Irlande -- Les Indes -- Le "Vieux Commonwealth" -- Les États-Unis -- Alliés et adversaires étrangers -- Allemagne -- Belgique -- Espagne -- France -- 1874-1939 : "Dieu merci, il y a l'armée française!" -- 1940-1945 : la France libre -- 1945-1963 : la vie de château -- Grèce et Balkans -- Italie -- Japon -- Pays-Bas -- Pays scandinaves -- Pologne -- Portugal -- Russie et URSS -- Suisse -- Tchécoslovaquie -- Turquie et Empire ottoman -- Churchill et la construction européenne -- Les "trois cercles" et le discours de Llandudno -- Les "États-Unis d'Europe": Zurich et ses ambiguïtés -- De Zurich à Strasbourg via La Haye -- Le Premier Ministre et l'intégration européenne -- Dernières et tortueuses mises au point -- Milieux dirigeants, politiques et diplomatiques étrangers et du Commonwealth -- Avant 1914, Grande Guerre et entre-deux-guerres -- Empire et Commonwealth -- Allemagne -- États-Unis -- France (jusqu'au 17 juin 1940) -- Grèce -- Italie -- Russie/URSS -- Deuxième Guerre mondiale et après-guerre -- Commonwealth -- Allemagne -- États-Unis -- France (à partir du 18 juin 1940) -- URSS -- Autres -- Churchill homme de lettres -- Souvenirs de campagnes et récits de voyage (1898-1908) -- The Story of the Malakand Field Force : An Episode of Frontier War (1898) -- The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan (1899) -- London w Ladysmith via Pretoria (1900) -- Jan Hamilton's March (1900) -- My African journey (1908) -- Roman (1900) et fiction (1947) -- Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania (1900) -- The Dream (1947-1966-1987) -- Biographies -- Lord Randolph Churchill (1906) -- Marlborough: His Life and Times (1933-1938) -- Mémoires -- The World Crisis (1923-1931) [La Crise mondiale I Mémoires de la Grande Guerre] -- My Early Life: A Roving Commission (1930) [Mes jeunes années] -- The Second World War (1948-1953) [Mémoires sur la Deuxième Guerre mondiale] -- Recueils de discours -- Participation aux débats d'avant la Grande Guerre -- Les grands discours contre le danger hitlérien -- La série Cassell (1941-1953) -- La série des Discours complets (1974) -- Journalisme -- Avant et pendant la Grande Guerre -- L'entre-deux-guerres -- Histoire grand public -- Le prix Nobel de littérature (1953) -- Technique d'écriture -- Churchill lecteur -- Titres, distinctions honorifiques et décorations -- Blason et devise -- Distinctions accolées à son nom -- Décorations militaires -- Le jeune officier -- La Grande Guerre
  • Deuxième Guerre mondiale et ses suites -- Médailles commémoratives et trophées sportifs -- Titres universitaires honorifiques -- Chancelier d'université honoraire -- Doctorats honoris causa -- Citoyen d'honneur -- Amis et adversaires politiques -- Premiers Ministres des gouvernements auxquels Churchill a participé -- Premiers Ministres des gouvernements que Churchill a soutenus comme simple député -- Premiers Ministres des gouvernements que Churchill a combattus comme simple député -- Principaux ministres que Churchill a côtoyés -- Avant, pendant et après la Grande Guerre -- Au cours de l'entre-deux-guerres -- Pendant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale -- Gouvernement de 1951-1955 -- Autres cercles -- Souverains britanniques -- Victoria -- Édouard VII -- Georges V -- Édouard VIII -- Georges VI -- Élisabeth II -- Hauts fonctionnaires et diplomates -- Adversaires et amis hors du gouvernement, assistants, connaissances, mécènes, relations -- Adversaires et rivaux -- Amis politiques hors Parlement -- Other Club -- Assistants historiens -- Chercheurs scientifiques -- Cinéastes, dramaturges, écrivains et comédiens -- Conseillers juridiques et financiers, notaires, banquiers et agents de change -- Éditeurs et agents littéraires -- Hôtes et hôtesses -- Mécènes, donateurs et protecteurs -- Médecins -- Peintres, sculpteurs, photographes et caricaturistes -- Personnel de maison et de sécurité -- Press lords, patrons de presse et rédacteurs en chef -- Secrétaires et aides de camp -- Autres -- Milieux militaires -- Royal Navy -- Avant 1914, Grande Guerre et entre-deux-guerres -- Deuxième Guerre mondiale et après-guerre -- Armée britannique -- Avant 1914 -- Grande Guerre et entre-deux-guerres -- Deuxième Guerre mondiale et après-guerre -- Royal Air Force -- Grande Guerre et entre-deux-guerres -- Deuxième Guerre mondiale et après-guerre -- Alliés -- États-Unis -- France -- Grande Guerre et entre-deux-guerres -- Grande Guerre, entre-deux-guerres et Deuxième Guerre mondiale -- Lieux de mémoire -- Blenbeim -- Établissements d'enseignement -- Harrow School -- Eton College -- Sandhurst -- "Oxbtidge" -- Pierre tombale et pierre du souvenir -- Centres d'études, associations et musées -- Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge -- Musée Churchill de Londres -- Stratford Armouries -- Musée Churchill de Fulton -- Madame Tussaud -- Hillsdale College (Michigan) -- National Churchill Library and Center de Washington -- Centre Churchill -- Churchill au cinéma et à la télévision -- Collections et Churchilliana -- Timbres-poste -- Médailles commémoratives.
"S'il existe de nombreux livres essais et biographies s'intéressant à l'emblématique Winston Churchill, aucun volume rassemblant le maximum de données sur cette figure de proue aux multiples facettes n'avait jusqu'alors été publié. C'est précisément l'ambition de ce dictionnaire. Au moyen de courts chapitres et notices, Antoine Capet offre une synthèse complète de tous les faits qui ont marqué la vie, publique et privée, de Churchill. Puisant aux meilleures sources, chaque notice permet aux lecteurs de s'informer rapidement sur tel ou tel événement de son admirable carrière militaire, politique et littéraire, sur ses liens d'amitié ou d'hostilité vis-à-vis de ses compatriotes et des autres décideurs qu'il a connus de près, sur sa difficile vie familiale en dehors de son bonheur conjugal, ou encore sur ses goûts et loisirs d'homme privé. Cet ouvrage aide à mieux cerner la vie et l'oeuvre d'un être exceptionnel, avec ses nombreuses contradictions, ses vertigineuses faiblesses, ses dons étincelants et ses éclairs de génie."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
After the Second World War, with much of Europe in ruins, the victorious Winston Churchill swore to build a peace across Europe that would last a generation.Fighting against the new 'Iron Curtain' which had fallen across the world, and battling the personal disappointment of losing the 1945 election in Britain, Churchill dedicated the rest of his life to forging a united Europe. This book, based in part on new evidence, reveals his vision: Britain as a leading member of the European family. Through Churchill's own private papers, Felix Klos unveils Churchill's personal battle to regain his place in world affairs, his confidential conversations with European leaders and the thinking and preparation behind some of his most powerful speeches. A beautifully written history of Europe after the war, and a new glimpse at one of its greatest statesmen.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784538132 20180129
Green Library
x, 198 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction [Philip Major] 1. A Royalist Reads the News: Sir Edward Hyde and Civil War Journalism [Jason Peacey] 2. Edward Hyde and the Villiers Family [Geoffrey Smith] 3. Royalists in War and Peace: Clarendon and the Burdens of Loyalty [Barbara Donagan] 4. Clarendon Against Hobbes? [Jon Parkin] 5. "All Things Serious and Sacred": Clarendon as Essayist [Martin Dzelzainis] 6. The Life of Clarendon: History and Memoir in England and France [Paul Seaward] 7. "That Fatal Desolation": Toleration and Calamity Rehearsed in the Early Restoration [Matthew Birchwood] 8. "This Heavenly Exercise": Clarendon and the Psalms [Philip Major].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138693425 20171218
Clarendon Reconsidered reassesses a figure of major importance in seventeenth-century British politics, constitutional history and literature. Despite his influence in these and other fields, Edward Hyde, first Earl of Clarendon (1609-1674) remains comparatively neglected. However, the recent surge of interest in royalists and royalism, and the new theoretical strategies it has employed, make this a propitious moment to re-examine his influence. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Chancellor and author of the History of the Rebellion (1702-04), then and for long afterwards the most sophisticated history written in English, his long career in the service of the Caroline court spanned the English Revolution and Restoration. The original essays in this interdisciplinary collection shine a torch on key aspects of Clarendon's life and works: his role as a political propagandist, his family and friendship networks, his religious and philosophical inclinations, his history- and essay-writing, his influence on other forms of writing, and the personal, political and literary repercussions of his two long exiles. Pushing the boundaries of the new royalist scholarship, this fresh account of Clarendon reveals a multifaceted man who challenges as often as he justifies traditional characterisations of detached historian and secular statesman.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138693425 20171218
Green Library
xi, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • The coming of the Celts
  • A Celtic paradise
  • Celts, Catholics, criminals
  • Gathering the clans
  • Protestants playing pagans
  • Dancing to a different tune
  • Bringing the moon and Mars together
  • Celtic heroes and Celtic villains
  • The search for a Welsh Sinn Féin.
"Who are the Celts, and what does it mean to be Celtic? In this book, Caoimhín De Barra focuses on nationalists in Ireland and Wales between 1860 and 1925, a time period when people in these countries came to identify themselves as Celts. De Barra chooses to examine Ireland and Wales because, of the six so-called Celtic nations, these two were the furthest apart in terms of their linguistic, religious, and socioeconomic differences. The Coming of the Celts, AD 1860 is divided into three parts. The first concentrates on the emergence of a sense of Celtic identity and the ways in which political and cultural nationalists in both countries borrowed ideas from one another in promoting this sense of identity. The second part follows the efforts to create a more formal relationship between the Celtic countries through the Pan-Celtic movement; the subsequent successes and failures of this movement in Ireland and Wales are compared and contrasted. Finally, the book discusses the public juxtaposition of Welsh and Irish nationalisms during the Irish Revolution."--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xviii, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Lord Trevor Smith Introduction Colin Holmes and Anne J Kershen 1. From East End 1888 to East End 2008: A Journey in the Life of an Inner London Borough Anne J Kershen Part 1: Politics 2. Anarchism, Jews, Relief - and Photography? Behind the Lens and behind the Scenes, 1892-1946 Michael Berkowitz 3. The Jewish Health Organisation of Great Britain in the East End, 1923-1946 Todd Endelman 4. The East End and the Moral Foundations of Bill Fishman's Libertarian Socialism Wayne Parsons Part 2: Anti-Alienism/Anti-Semitism and War 5. The Reubens Brothers: Jews, Crime and the East London Connection, 1887-1911 Colin Holmes 6. Jews and Bombs: The Making of a Metropolitan Myth, 1916-1945 Jerry White 7. Winning the Battle, But What About the War? Cable Street in Context Daniel Tilles Part 3: Culture and Society 8. Whitechapel's Yiddish Opera House: The Rise and Fall of the Feinman Yiddish People's Threatre David Mazower 9. The Metropolitan Rhythm of Street Life: A Socio-spatial Analysis of Synagogues and Churches in Nineteenth Century Whitechapel Laura Vaughan and Kerstin Sailer 10. Doing the East End Walk, Oi! Heritage, Ownership and Belonging Tony Kushner Afterword Colin Holmes and Anne J Kershen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138186040 20171017
An East End Legacy is a memorial volume for William J Fishman, whose seminal works on the East End of London in the late nineteenth century have served as a vital starting point for much of the later work on the various complex web of relations in that quarter of the capital. A variety of leading scholars utilise the insight of Fishman's work to present a wide range of insights into the historical characters and events of the East End. The book's themes include local politics; anti-alienism, anti-Semitism and war; and culture and society. In pursuing these topics, the volume examines in great depth the social, political, religious and cultural changes that have taken place in the area over the past 120 years, many of which remain both significant and relevant. In addition, it illustrates East London's links with other parts of the world including Europe and America and those territories "beyond the oceans." This book will prove valuable reading for researchers and readers interested in Victorian and twentieth century British history, politics and culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138186040 20171017
Green Library
xiv, 280 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction2. English History: Conquest, Antiquity and National Spirit3. European History: Vigour, Enthusiasm and Principles4. The History of the Americas: The Spread and Transformation of 'Europe'5. Irish History: Antiquity, Conquest and Incomplete Liberty6. The History of Asian-Muslim Nations: 'The Garden of Eden'?7. Conclusion: Burke and History.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319644400 20180115
This book provides a comprehensive survey of Edmund Burke's historical thought, a neglected area of both Burke scholarship and historiography. Ranging from Burke's general conception of history to his accounts of English, European, American, Irish and Asian-Muslim history, this book offers much-needed depth and context to his political life. Sora Sato illuminates Burke's ideas on civilisation and world order with careful analysis of both his well-known historical concepts, such as the ancient constitution of England and the spirit of chivalry, as well as his lesser-known opinions on war and the military. Written with clarity and precision, this book is an invaluable reference for scholars of Burke, early modern European history and political philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319644400 20180115
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xv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Edwardian Culture: Beyond the Garden Party is the first truly interdisciplinary collection of essays dealing with culture in Britain c.1895-1914. Bringing together essays on literature, art, politics, religion, architecture, marketing, and imperial history, the study highlights the extent to which the culture and politics of Edwardian period were closely intertwined. The book builds upon recent scholarship that seeks to reclaim the term `Edwardian' from prevalent, restrictive usages by venturing beyond the garden party - and the political rally - to uncover some of the terrain that lies between. The essays in the volume - which deal with both famous writers such as J. M. Barrie and Arnold Bennett, as well as many lesser-known figures - draw attention to the nuanced multiplicity of experience and cultural forms that existed during the period, and highlight the ways in which a closer examination of Edwardian culture complicates our definitions of `Victorian' and `Modern'. The book argues that the Edwardian era, rather than constituting a coda to the Victorian period or a languid pause before modernism shook things up, possessed a compelling and creative tenor of its own.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138506329 20180122
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xvi, 297 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
War should be recognised as one of the defining features of life in the England of Henry VIII. Henry fought many wars throughout his reign, and this book explores how this came to dominate English culture and shape attitudes to the king and to national history, with people talking and reading about war, and spending money on weaponry and defence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198802860 20180306
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xxxvii, 185 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments List of Figures Introduction: "What's Past is Prologue" PART ONE: RENAISSANCE ENGLAND Chapter One: Decrypting Dee's Dreams: An Elizabethan Magus and the Search for Cathay Chapter Two: "Dumb Shewes of (Dis)Curtesie": England's First Encounter with China Chapter Three: "Naturalised Japanners": "Samurai William" and the English in Hirado, 1613-1623 PART TWO: THE ASIAN RENAISSANCE Chapter Four: (RE)MADE IN CHINA: Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century Chapter Five: "Sheikusupia to Nippon": Paradox, Parody and Pastiche Afterword: The Rise of East Asia and the Future of Early Modern Studies Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611475159 20180129
The English Renaissance and the Far East: Cross-Cultural Encounters is an original and timely examination of cultural encounters between Britain, China, and Japan. It challenges accepted, Anglocentric models of East-West relations and offers a radical reconceptualization of the English Renaissance, suggesting it was not so different from current developments in an increasingly Sinocentric world, and that as China, in particular, returns to a global center-stage that it last occupied pre-1800, a curious and overlooked synergy exists between the early modern and the present. Prompted by the current eastward tilt in global power, in particular towards China, Adele Lee examines cultural interactions between Britain and the Far East in both the early modern and postmodern periods. She explores how key encounters with and representations of the Far East are described in early modern writing, and demonstrates how work of that period, particularly Shakespeare, has a special power today to facilitate encounters between Britain and East Asia. Readers will find the past illuminating the present and vice versa in a book that has at its heart resonances between Renaissance and present-day cultural exchanges, and which takes a cyclical, "long-view" of history to offer a new, innovative approach to a subject of contemporary importance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611475159 20180129
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xv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • PART I: METHODOLOGY.- 1. A New Plea for an Old Subject? Four Nations History for the Modern Period-- Naomi Lloyd-Jones and Margaret Scull.- 2. J.G.A. Pocock and the Politics of British History-- Ian McBride.- 3. `A Vertiginous Sense of Impending Loss': Four Nations History and the Problem of Narrative-- Paul O'Leary.- PART 2: PRACTICE.- 4. The Eighteenth-Century Fiscal-Military State: A Four Nations Perspective-- Patrick Walsh.- 5. The Scottish Enlightenment and the British-Irish Union Of 1801-- James Stafford.- 6. Celticism and the Four Nations in the Long Nineteenth Century-- Ian B. Stewart.- 7. The Beefeaters at the Tower of London, 1826-1914 - Icons of Englishness or Britishness?-- Paul Ward.- 8. Regional Societies and the Migrant Edwardian Royal Dockyard Worker: Locality, Nation and Empire-- Melanie Bassett.- 9. Four Nations Poverty 1870-1914: The View from the Centre to the Margins-- Oliver Betts.- 10. Wales and Socialism 1880-1914: Towards a Four Nations Analysis-- Martin Wright.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137601414 20171218
This collection brings together leading and emerging scholars to evaluate the viability of four nations approaches to the history of the United Kingdom from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It recognises the separate histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and explores the extent to which they share a common, `British' history. They are entwined, with the points at which they interweave and detach dependent upon the nature of our inquiry, where we locate our `core' and our `periphery', and the `cause' and `effect' of our subject.The collection demonstrates that four nations frameworks are relevant to a variety of topics and tests the limits of the methodology. The chapters illuminate the changing shape of modern British history writing, and provide fresh perspectives on subjects ranging from state governance, nationalism and Unionism, economics, cultural identities and social networking.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137601414 20171218
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