Social Change and Continuity

England 1550-1750

Author: Barry Coward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317886496

Category: History

Page: 160

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Barry Coward has revised his wide-ranging text which outlines the major social changes that occurred in England in the two hundred years after the Reformation. He examines the religious and intellectual changes resulting from revolutionary pressures, as well as considering the impact of rapid inflation and population expansion in the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Overall he stresses that social change combined with social continuity to produce a distinctive early modern English society.
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Thou and You in Early Modern English Dialogues

Trials, Depositions, and Drama Comedy

Author: Terry Walker

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027254016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

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This book is a corpus-based study examining thou and you in three speech-related genres from 1560–1760, a crucial period in the history of second person singular pronouns, spanning the time from when you became dominant to when thou became all but obsolete. The study embraces the fields of corpus linguistics, historical pragmatics, and historical sociolinguistics. Using data drawn from the recently released A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760 and manuscript material, the aim is to ascertain which extra-linguistic and linguistic factors highlighted by previous research appear particularly relevant in the selection and relative distribution of thou and you. Previous research on thou and you has tended to concentrate on Drama and/or been primarily qualitative in nature. Depositions in particular have hitherto received very little attention. This book is intended to help fill a gap in the literature by presenting an in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis of pronoun usage in Trials, Depositions, and, for comparative purposes, Drama Comedy.
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Revolution and Terror in France, 1789-1795

Author: D. G. Wright

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582003798

Category: History

Page: 162

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Dr Wright tackles the many controversies surrounding the French Revolution. He also reviews the arguments of leading historians, and analyses some of the key documentary evidence on which they have based their judgements.
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The Birth of Industrial Britain

Economic Change 1750-1850

Author: Kenneth Morgan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 147

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A concise analysis of Britain's transformation from a pre-industrial economy to the 'workshop of the world', this study reflects the latest thinking on the subject and argues that the changes were far more gradual than was previously believed. The Covern
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Napoleon and Europe

Author: D. G. Wright

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780582354579

Category: History

Page: 137

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This study provides both an introduction to, and an overview of, Napoleon's impact on France and Europe. It explores his origins and personality, assesses his contribution to the crucial changes in the conduct of warfare during this period, and examines the reasons for the ultimate defeat of his armies and the collapse of the Empire. It concludes with a brief study of the Napoleonic legend and the historical controversies which surround it.
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The Constitutional Monarchy in France, 1814-48

Author: Pamela M. Pilbeam

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 140

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Historians in France assume that the restoration of Monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon was doomed , but Pamela Pilbeam reveals that , although the French experimented with two Monarchies and a republic (1814-48), there was substantial stability. The institutional framework constructed during the Revolutionary years (1789-1814) remained intact and the ruling elites retained basic control. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. This is the first compact recent history of the period in English and contains extracts from diaries, memoirs, novels, and cartoons which explore the events through eye witnesses. For those interested in French history.
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The Second World War in Europe

Author: S. P. Mackenzie

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 150

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Unlike most other books on the subject this is a very welcome short book on the Second World War in Europe. Dr MacKenzie covers concisely all the major military campaigns, the important economic and social aspects of the war, and wartime diplomacy. After an opening chapter on the origins of the war, there are two main chronological chapters - providing a clear narrative and analysis of events- and two thematic ones looking at issues such as bararism and the Holocaust and strategic bombing and the U-Boat War. This is the ideal text for anyone studying the Second World War for the first time: succinct, up-to-date, and always highly readable.
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The Restoration and the England of Charles II

Author: John Miller

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 134

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Chronicles the twenty-five year reign of Charles II under whose rule Parliament kept most of the powers it had won under Cromwell and shared governing authority with the king.
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The Holocaust

The Third Reich and the Jews

Author: David Engel

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 148

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This text offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the infamous event. The author examines how 5.8 million European Jews could die at the hands of the Third Reich during World War Two.
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Poverty and Poor Law Reform in Britain

From Chadwick to Booth, 1834-1914

Author: David Englander

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 142

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The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 is one of the most important pieces of social legislation ever enacted. Its principles and the workhouse system dominated attitudes to welfare provision for the next 80 years. This new Seminar Study explores the changing ideas to poverty over this period and assesses current debates on Victorian attitudes to the poor. David Englander reviews the old system of poor relief; he considers how the New Poor Law was enacted and received and looks at how it worked in practice. The chapter on the Scottish experience will be particularly welcomed, as will Dr Englander's discussion of the place of the Poor Law within British history.
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The Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1949

Author: Martin McCauley

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582276598

Category: Cold War

Page: 153

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"The Origins of the Cold War, Third Edition covers the formative years of the extraordinary struggle between the two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States. In a clear and concise manner, Martin McCauley explains how the Cold War originated and developed and unravels some of the complex issues that gave rise to the Cold War."--BOOK JACKET.
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Bismarck and Germany, 1862-1890

Author: D. G. Williamson

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582293212

Category: History

Page: 142

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This study provides students with a concise, up-to-date and analytical account of Bismarck's role in modern German history. Williamson guides readers through the complex events leading to the defeats of Austria and France in 1866 and 1870 and the subsequent creation of a united Germany in January 1871. He then explores the domestic and foreign problems Bismarck faced up to 1890 in consolidating unification.
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The Vietnam War

Author: Mitchell K. Hall

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582328594

Category: History

Page: 136

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This is a concise and accessible introduction to the Vietnam war. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. Begins by exploring the origins of the conflict and then focuses on the war itself, taking the story through to 1975 and North Vietnam's victory. MARKET For those interested in US History , the Vietnam War or Southeast Asian history.
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The Origins of the Second World War

Author: R. J. Overy

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780582290853

Category: History

Page: 145

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Exploring the major themes which explain the development of international affairs leading up to 1939, this book provides an up-to-date interpretation of the outbreak of World War II.
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The First World War Peace Settlements, 1919-1925

Author: Erik Goldstein

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 147

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Maps, a glossary, a chronology and a documents section enhance a guide to the First World War peace settlements, covering the period from the end of the war through the 1925 Locarno Pact.
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The European Union Since 1945

Author: Alasdair Blair

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582423930

Category: History

Page: 166

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An authoritative and accessible account of the historical development of the European Union since 1945. Relevant and important to current European affairs The EU is a unique body whose influence permeates beyond its own borders Provides historical perspective to EU Looks forward to discuss the future of the EU
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