Video — 1 videodisc (approximately 159 min.) : sound, color and black & white ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
Episode 1. Awakening. Introduction ; The seeds of liberty ; The architects of 1916 ; Necessary circumstances ; The time has come (53 min.)
Episode 2. Insurrection. Introduction ; That feeling in the air ; No turning back ; Massive and resolute ; Dreams in ruins (53 min.)
Episode 3. When myth and history rhyme. Introduction ; No mood for mercy ; Rebellion and war ; Fight for the republic ; From troubles to peace (53 min.).
On Easter Monday 1916, a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would soon win a moral victory, with their actions leading to the creation of an independent Irish State and contributing to the eventual disintegration of the British Empire. They have inspired countless freedom struggles throughout the world.
Awakening: An introduction to the main characters and the main players of Easter Week on all sides, the political and cultural currents playing out in Ireland, Europe, and the world, up to the cusp of Easter week itself.
Insurrection: Examines the events of Easter Week 1916 on a day-to-day basis through the use of graphics and contributions from military historians and archival material of the voices of participants: rebels, British soldiers, and civilian witnesses.
When Myth and History Rhyme: Deals with the surrender and subsequent executions of the leaders of the Irish Rebellion and the fundamental changes arising from these events including an analysis of the legacy of the 1916 Irish Rebellion.
Cover; Front Matter; Title Page; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; List of Plates and Maps; Introduction; PART I; Activities Wise: The Official Robinson;
Chapter 1 ; Family Background and Early Career; Chapter 2; Planning the Local Govenrment (Ireland) Act 1898; Chapter 3; Implementing the Act
A Triumph for the Local Government Board; Chapter 4; A Remarkably Harmonius Working Relationship with the Local Councils; Chapter 5; A Focus on Ensuring Efficient Administration Rather than Improving Local Services?; Chapter 6.
Was the LGB the Fountainhead of Corruption in Ireland?Chapter 7; 'We Never Were Subordinate, Except To Parliament'; PART II; Activities Otherwise: The Other Robinson; Chapter 8; Home Rule: 'You Will Find that The Ulstermen's Minimum Will Be Six Entire Counties, No Option'; Chapter 9; Booting Out a Weak and Incompetent Lot; Chapter 10; The World War: The War To Unite Us All?; Chapter 11; The Easter Rising: Was There A Living Soul ... Who Was Prepared for What was to Follow?; Chapter 12; 'Sheer Madness' To Attempt Conscription; Chapter 13.
'A Fair and Square Fight ... As To Who is Going to Govern the Country'Chapter 14; Supporting the Chaotic Administration of Lord French; Chapter 15; The Sinn Fein Takeover of Local Government and the Government's Response; Chapter 16; 'It was Difficult to Say Who Really was Safe in Those Days'; Chapter 17; Drafting and Implementing The Government of Ireland Act; Chapter 18; 'The Surrender of the government to Sinn Fein'; Chapter 19; Family Matters and Final Years, 1922-27; Chapter 20; Conclusions; Select Bibliography; Index; Plate Section.
Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, 2014.
Book — 1 online resource.
Machine generated contents note: 1. Treaty and the Revolutionary Inheritance
2. Security, Order, and Sovereignty
3. Promotion of Irishness
4. Treaty and the Empire
5. Dominion in Name
6. Reclaiming the Revolution.
Ascending to power after the Anglo-Irish Treaty and a violent revolution against the United Kingdom, the political party Cumann na nGaedheal governed during the first ten years of the Irish Free State (1922-32). Taking over from the fallen Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, Cumann na nGaedheal leaders such as W. T. Cosgrave and Kevin O'Higgins won a bloody civil war, created the institutions of the new Free State, and attempted to project abroad the independence of a new Ireland. In response to the view that Cumann na nGaedheal was actually a reactionary counterrevolutionary party, Afterimage of the Revolution contends that, in building the new Irish state, the government framed and promoted its policies in terms of ideas inherited from the revolution. In particular, Cumann na nGaedheal emphasised Irish sovereignty, the ""Irishness"" of the new state, and a strong sense of anticolonialism, all key components of the Sinn Fein party platform during the revolution. Jason Knirck argues that the 1920s must be understood as part of a continuing Irish revolution that led to an eventual independent republic. Drawing on state documents, newspapers, and private papers-including the recently released papers of Kevin O'Higgins-he offers a fresh view of Irish politics in the 1920s and integrates this period more closely with the Irish Revolution. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Preface Acknowledgement List of key events, 1964-70 Abbreviations Introduction
1. Anglo-German relations in
1964 - continuity or change?
2. Nuclear sharing in NATO - hardware or software?
3. The Offset Agreements and their impact on Anglo-German relations
4. Britain, Germany and the Harmel Report
5. NATO nuclear strategy and the adoption of Flexible Response
6. Britain, Germany and the non-proliferation treaty
7. Detente, Ostpolitik and Anglo-German relations
8. Anglo-German relations and Britain's policy towards the European Economic Community Conclusion
Appendix 2 Bibliography Index
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Speaking at West Point in 1962, Dean Acheson observed that Britain had lost an empire and had still to find a new role. This book explains why, in the following years, as Britain's Labour government contemplated withdrawal from east of Suez, ministers came to see that Britain's future role would be as a force within Europe. To this end, and in order to gain entry into the European Economic Community, a close relationship with the Federal Republic of Germany would be essential. This account of Anglo-German relations during the 1960s reveals fascinating insights into how both governments reacted to a series of complex issues and why, despite differences which might have led to strains, a good understanding was maintained. Terry Macintyre's innovative approach brings together material covering NATO strategy, detente and European integration, making the volume fascinating and essential reading for students and enthusiasts of contemporary British and German political history. This book makes an important contribution to what we know about Cold War history, and should help to redefine some of the views about the relationship between Britain and Germany during the 1960s. -- . (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xvi, 308 pages) : illustrations, maps Digital: data file.
History and myth, forgery and truth-- introduction to the making of England-- the creation and early structure of the kingdom of Kent-- the formation of the Mercian kingdom-- the English origin myth-- the eccelsiastical topography of early medieval Canterbury-- the Anglo-Saxon cathedral community at Canterbury, 597-1070-- the career of St Dunstan-- Anglo-Saxon charters-- recent approaches, a new charter of King Edgar, the oldest document in the college archives, the Micheldever forgery-- Romney marsh in the early Middle Ages.
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In this collection of essays Nicholas Brooks explores some of the earliest and most problematic sources, both written and archaeological, for early English history. In his hands, the structure and functions of Anglo-Saxon origin stories and charters (whether authentic or forged) illuminate English political and social structures, as well as ecclesiastical, urban and rural landscapes. Together with already published essays, this work includes an account of the developments in the study of Anglo-Saxon charters over the last 20 years. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (x, 430 pages). Digital: data file.
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction to British political history 1914-95
2. First World War and its impact
3. decline of the Liberal party 1914-40
4. 1924 Labour government
5. Baldwin and the Conservative ascendancy between the wars
6. General Strike
7. first crisis of Labour 1929-39
8. economy, unemployment and government policy between the wars
9. Versailles, foreign policy and collective security 1918-33
10. Foreign policy and appeasement 1933-9
11. Second World War and its impact
12. Labour government 1945-51
13. Conservative decade: domestic policies 1951-64
14. Years of reform and crisis 1964-79
15. Thatcherism and after, 1979-95
16. second crisis of Labour 1979-92
17. Foreign policy and defence 1945-70
18. Foreign policy and defence 1970-95
19. Britain and Europe since 1945
20. British Empire and Commonwealth in the twentieth century
21. Irish issue 1914-96
22. Equal opportunities and women's rights in twentieth-century Britain
23. Immigration, race relations and the plural society
24. Primary sources for British political history 1914-95.
Aspects of British Political History 1914-1995 examines all the major themes, personalities and issues of this important period in a clear and digestible form. It: * introduces fresh angles to long-studied topics * consolidates a great body of recent research * analyses views of different historians * offers an interpretive rather than narrative approach * gives concise treatment to complex issues * is directly relevant to student questions and courses * is carefully organised to reflect the way teachers tackle these courses * is illustrated with helpful maps, charts, illustrations and photographs. (source: Nielsen Book Data)