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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Change, Conflict, and Crisis

England, 1558-1660s

Author: Michael A. R. Graves,James Frood

Publisher: MacMillan Publishers New Zealand

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: 168

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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

Social Change, 1750-1850

Author: Kenneth Morgan

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

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The companion volume to The Birth of Industrial Britain: Economic Change, together they provide a comprehensive guide to Britain's development as the first industrial power. This volume focuses on the social impact of early industrializaton on the population and looks at living standards, work and leisure, crime and the law, religion, education, the Poor Law and popular protest. An excellent introduction providing a clear and readable account for students of modern British social and economic history.
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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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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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Japan in Transformation, 1952-2000

Author: Jeff Kingston

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582418752

Category: History

Page: 230

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The author explores the character of Japan in the second half of the 20th century, a tumultuous period that has altered the way the Japanese view the world and act in it.
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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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Britain and Ireland

From Home Rule to Independence

Author: Jeremy Smith

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 163

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Jeremy Smith explores relations between Britain and Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century with a story that still raises deep passions and bitter disagreements both among historians and within wider public opinion. This examination attempts to chart a more dispassionate course between the various contending positions and has enormous relevance to the unfolding events in both Northern Ireland and Britain as the united Kingdom moves towards a federal constitutional structure. 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. Incorporates a large amount of research on Irish history during the last two decades and gives particular focus to the dramatic events between the Easter rising of 1916 and the intense negotiations surrounding the Treaty in the autumn of 1921. For those interested in the history between Ireland and Britain.
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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 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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Peter the Great

Author: William Marshall

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582003552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 149

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SEMINAR STUDIES IN HISTORYEdited by Roger Lockyer(Emeritus Reader in History, in the University of London)This famous series examines key themes in British, European and World history in short, succinct volumes. The text is supported by primary material in a Documents section, a full bibliography and an index; where appropriate there are maps, chronologies and glossaries. All the books in the series are written by experts in the field who are not only familiar with the latest research but have often contributed to it. Works of scholarship in their own right, the books also provide a survey of current historical interpretations. Longman has now inaugurated a major programme of renewal and expansion for Seminar Studies, with many new titles and new editions in the pipeline. Existing books are being re-presented in a larger, more reader-friendly format as they reprint; and new books and new editions are being reset into an entirely new page design. Peter the Great was an unusual man and a most unusual tsar. His reign (1682-1725) had a momentous impact on the development of modern Russia and a study of it is crucial for an understanding of Russia's development from backwater to twentie
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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 Renaissance

Author: Alison Brown

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 139

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First published in 1988, Alison Brown's The Renaissance soon established itself as one of the most popular and useful books on this complex topic. For this expanded Second Edition the author has rewritten the text entirely in the light of the wealth of literature published over the past decade. It contains two new chapters, one on the rise of lordships and the impact of the Black Death and one on Renaissance theatre. As ever, the main focus of the book is on the influence of classical ideas on Italy, and although Florence is still central to the book its uniqueness is now viewed more critically.
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Eastern Europe Since 1970

Author: Bülent Gökay

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582328587

Category: History

Page: 171

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From the hardening grip of Soviet domination under Brezhnev to the collapse of communism and its aftermath, Bulent Gokay provides the essential introduction to Eastern Europe in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 spelt the end of reformist communism and the tightening of Soviet control throughout Eastern Europe. In spite of this, several countries within the Soviet Bloc managed to retain varying degrees of independence over the next two decades. Focusing on the struggle towards economic and social modernisation in the region and the competing influences of East and West in a dangerous Cold War. Bulent Gokay shows how individual circumstances and diverse national characteristics made a uniform application of the Soviet model impossible, and charts the growing resistance to domination and the momentous events which finally toppled Soviet power in the region.
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Lenin's Revolution

Russia, 1917-1921

Author: David R. Marples

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582319172

Category: History

Page: 156

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This study examines one of the key events in history, the Russian Revolution. Since the late Gorbachev period, a wealth of new material has become available to historians that has triggered intense scholarly debate on the nature of revolution. This timely new book takes account of the new scholarship, including - for example - the role of Lenin. It is argued that the intial flexibility of Lenin and the Bolshevik party allowed them to take power, but that the conduct of both changed considerably once they were obliged to take steps to maintain their authority. This book charts the Febuary Revolution, the October Revolution, the Civil War and the main individuals involved, giving a remarkable degree of clarity to the tumultuous events in Russia whose consequences the world lived with for the rest of the twentieth century.
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