The Long Eighteenth Century

British Political and Social History 1688-1832

Author: Frank O'Gorman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472506944

Category: History

Page: 430

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This long-awaited second edition sees this classic text by a leading scholar given a new lease of life. It comes complete with a wealth of original material on a range of topics and takes into account the vital research that has been undertaken in the field in the last two decades. The book considers the development of the internal structure of Britain and explores the growing sense of British nationhood. It looks at the role of religion in matters of state and society, in addition to society's own move towards a class-based system. Commercial and imperial expansion, Britain's role in Europe and the early stages of liberalism are also examined. This new edition is fully updated to include: - Revised and thorough treatments of the themes of gender and religion and of the 1832 Reform Act - New sections on 'Commerce and Empire' and 'Britain and Europe' - Several new maps and charts - A revised introduction and a more extensive conclusion - Updated note sections and bibliographies The Long Eighteenth Century is the essential text for any student seeking to understand the nuances of this absorbing period of British history.
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Die europäische Expansion und ihre Feinde

Kolonialismuskritik vom 18. bis in das 20. Jahrhundert

Author: Benedikt Stuchtey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486713833

Category: History

Page: 470

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Die koloniale Expansion Europas wurde seit ihren Anfängen von kritischen Stimmen begleitet, die als präzise Kolonialismustheorien zutage traten. Durch den Streit der Imperialismusgegner und -befürworter gewannen beide Seiten ein scharfes Profil. Benedikt Stuchtey untersucht die kommunikativen Kontexte der gelehrten Öffentlichkeiten der Kolonialmächte und bezieht dabei auch den amerikanischen Imperialismus vom 18. bis ins 20. Jahrhundert ein. Kolonialismuskritik kann im Zusammenhang transnationaler Verflechtungen von der europäischen Aufklärungsphilosophie bis zur pluralisierten Massenkommunikationsgesellschaft des 20. Jahrhunderts nachvollzogen werden.
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The Routledge Companion to British Media History

Author: Martin Conboy,John Steel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317629477

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

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The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts. The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current debates and issues within media history in this era of rapid change, and also provide students and researchers with an essential collection of comparable media histories. The first two parts of the Companion comprise a series of thematic chapters reflecting broadly on historiography, providing historical context for discussions of the power of the media and their social importance, arranged in the following sections: Media History Debates Media and Society The subsequent parts are made up of in-depth sections on different media formats, exploring various approaches to historicizing media futures, divided as follows: Newspapers Magazines Radio Film Television Digital Media The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field. Chapter 40 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at www.tandfebooks.com/openaccess. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.
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The Shaping of Modern Britain

Identity, Industry and Empire 1780 - 1914

Author: Eric Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317862368

Category: History

Page: 568

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In this wide-ranging history of modern Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which Britain was transformed into the world's first industrial power. By the end of the nineteenth century, Britain was still ruled by wealthy landowners, but the world over which they presided had been utterly transformed. It was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain - yet that change was achieved without political revolution. Ranging across the developing empire, and dealing with such central institutions as the church, education, health, finance and rural and urban life, The Shaping of Modern Britain provides an unparallelled account of Britain's rise to superpower status. Particular attention is given to the Great Reform Act of 1832, and the implications of the 1867 Reform Act are assessed. The book discusses: - the growing role of the central state in domestic policy making - the emergence of the Labour party - the Great Depression - the acquisition of a vast territorial empire Comprehensive, informed and engagingly written, The Shaping of Modern Britain will be an invaluable introduction for students of this key period of British history.
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The Men Who Lost America

Author: Andrew O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780742479

Category: History

Page: 496

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In 1781 the British Empire suffered its most devastating defeat in a war that most believed Britain ought to have won. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders in London must have been to blame, their arrogant confidence and outdated tactics proving no match for the innovative and determined Americans. But this is far from the truth. Weaving together the personal stories of ten prominent men who directed the British dimension of the war, Andrew O’Shaughnessy dispels the myths, emerging with a very different and much richer account of the conflict – one driven by able and at times even brilliant leadership. In interlinked biographical chapters, O’Shaughnessy follows the course of the war from the perspectives of King George III, Prime Minister Lord North, military leaders including General Burgoyne, the Earl of Sandwich, and others whose stories shed new light upon our understanding of how the war unfolded. Victories were frequent, and in fact the British conquered every American city at some stage of the Revolutionary War, retaining key strongholds even during the peace negotiations. Taking a wider lens to events, O’Shaughnessy looks past the surrender at Yorktown to British victories against the French and Spanish, demonstrating that, ultimately, many of the men who lost America would go on to save the empire.
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Promiscuously Mixed Together

New Yorkers and Domestic Animals in the Nineteenth-century Anthrozootic City

Author: Scott Anthony Miltenberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 588

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What is Masculinity?

Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World

Author: J. Arnold,S. Brady

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230307256

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

View: 1718

Across history, the ideas and practices of male identity have varied much between time and place: masculinity proves to be a slippery concept, not available to all men, sometimes even applied to women. This book analyses the dynamics of 'masculinity' as both an ideology and lived experience - how men have tried, and failed, to be 'Real Men'.
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Literary Research Guide

An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies

Author: James L. Harner

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 826

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Evaluates reference materials in English literature, describing each work's type, scope, limitations, and uses in research, in an updated edition that includes a new section on cultural studies.
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Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1775-1914. Part A

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History, Modern

Page: N.A

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The age of unease

government and reform in Britain, 1782-1832

Author: Michael J. Turner

Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 310

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This is a detailed analytical narrative covering the period between the constitutional crisis of 1782-84 and the passing of the Great Reform Act.
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Archives

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archives

Page: N.A

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Understanding classical sociology

Marx, Weber, Durkheim

Author: J. A. Hughes,Peter J. Martin,Wes W. Sharrock

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803986350

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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Praise for the First Edition: 'Totally reliable... the authors have produced a book urgently needed by all those charged with introducing students to the classics... quite indispensable' - Times Higher Education Supplement This is a fully updated and expanded new edition of the successful undergraduate text. Providing a lucid examination of the pivotal theories of Marx, Durkheim and Weber, the authors submit that these figures have decisively shaped the discipline. They show how the classical apparatus is in use, even though it is being directed in new ways in response to the changing character of society. Written with the needs of undergraduates in mind, the text is essential reading for students in sociology and social theory.
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Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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