British Historians and National Identity

British Historians and National Identity

With respect to the issue of national identity, Peter Mandler has put forward an
able discussion of the opportunities and pitfalls in the use of this term: 'Identity is
an important but elusive quality and “national identity” even more so. What goes
on ...

Author: Anthony Leon Brundage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317317111

Category: History

Page: 272

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Two eminent scholars of historiography examine the concept of national identity through the key multi-volume histories of the last two hundred years. Starting with Hume’s History of England (1754–62), they explore the work of British historians whose work had a popular readership and an influence on succeeding generations of British children.
Categories: History

Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth Century Britain

Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth Century Britain

INTRODUCTION King Arthur, Robin Hood, and British National Identity This
Study will examine how the legends of ... be a clear relationship between history
and national identity, British history-writing in the nineteenth century is often seen
as ...

Author: Stephanie Barczewski

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191542733

Category: History

Page: 284

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Scholars have become increasingly interested in how modern national consciousness comes into being through fictional narratives. Literature is of particular importance to this process, for it is responsible for tracing the nations evolution through glorious tales of its history. In nineteenth-century Britain, the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood played an important role in construction of contemporary national identity. These two legends provide excellent windows through which to view British culture, because they provide very different perspectives. King Arthur and Robin Hood have traditionally been diametrically opposed in terms of their ideological orientation. The former is a king, a man at the pinnacle of the social and political hierarchy, whereas the latter is an outlaw, and is therefore completely outside conventional hierarchical structures. The fact that two such different figures could simultaneously function as British national heroes suggests that nineteenth-century British nationalism did not represent a single set of values and ideas, but rather that it was forced to assimilate a variety of competing points of view.
Categories: History

National Identities and Travel in Victorian Britain

National Identities and Travel in Victorian Britain

Even British historians got on the nation studies bandwagon. I say `even',
because until the mid- to late 1980s, scholars studying Britain had completely
ignored the topic of nationalism and national identity.4 They had been influenced
by the ...

Author: M. Morgan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230512153

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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This book explores components of national identity in Victorian Britain by analyzing travel literature. It draws on published and unpublished travel journals by middle-class men and women from England, Scotland, and Wales who toured the Continent and/or Britain. The main aim is to illustrate both the contexts that inspired the various collective identities of Britishness, Englishness, Scotsness, and Welshness, as well as the qualities Victorian men and women had in mind when they used such terms to identify and imagine themselves collectively.
Categories: Social Science

National Identity

National Identity

Is national identity something of which we ourselves are aware or is it an identity
which others bestow upon us? In the world press, England (which often includes
the British Isles) is, or has been, referred to as John Bull, a nation of shopkeepers
, devourers ... In a recent study, Stefan Berger has highlighted the role of
historians in the creation of German awareness of their national identity: The
commitment ...

Author: Keith Cameron

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1871516056

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

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The essays in this book make up a thought-provoking exploration of national identity within the full scope of social, political and cultural activity in today's nation states. The impact of the new Europe of the last ten years is discussed.
Categories: Social Science

Russia Country Study Guide Volume 1 History National Identity Politics

Russia Country Study Guide Volume 1 History  National Identity  Politics

British historian Max Hastings described Putin as "Stalin's spiritual heir" in his
article "Will we have to fight Russia in this Century?". However, British academic
Norman Stone in his article "No wonder they like Putin" compared Putin to
General ...

Author: IBP, Inc.


ISBN: 9781438775395

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

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Russia Country Study Guide - Strategic Information and Developments Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments
Categories: Business & Economics

British Consciousness and Identity

British Consciousness and Identity

Wales,. national. identity. and. the. British inheritance Peter Roberts The concept
of Britain which dominated the history of Wales in the Tudor period was the long-
held belief that the Welsh were the descendants of the ancient Britons and that ...

Author: Brendan Bradshaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521893615

Category: History

Page: 368

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Essays on the early modern period that make a special contribution to the development of the 'new British history'.
Categories: History

The New Left National Identity and the Break up of Britain

The New Left  National Identity  and the Break up of Britain

Historians are interested in ideas not only because they influence societies, but
because they reveal the societies which give rise to them.1 I Historical relations
between socialism and nationalism have tended towards extremes.2 Sometimes,

Author: Wade Matthews

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004253070

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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In The New Left, National Identity, and the Break-Up of Britain Wade Matthews offers an intellectual history of the New Left, with a focus on the nexus between socialism and national identity in the work of key New Left thinkers.
Categories: Political Science

War and the Cultural Construction of Identities in Britain

War and the Cultural Construction of Identities in Britain

PAUL ADDISON National Identity and the Battle of Britain The first great air battle
in history was fought out over the ... Long a subject of fascination to military
historians , the Battle was also a significant episode in the history of the British
state .

Author: Barbara Korte

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042012595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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The British have been involved in numerous wars since the Middle Ages. Many, if not all, of these wars have been re-constructed in historical accounts, in the media and in the arts, and have thus kept the nation's cultural memory of its wars alive. Wars have influenced the cultural construction and reconstruction not only of national identities in Britain; personal, communal, gender and ethnic identities have also been established, shaped, reinterpreted and questioned in times of war and through its representations. Coming from Literary, Film and Cultural Studies, History and Art History, the contributions in this multidisciplinary volume explore how different cultural communities in the British Isles have envisaged war and its significance for various aspects of identity-formation, from the Middle Ages through to the 20th century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Union of Multiple Identities

A Union of Multiple Identities

The British Isles, C.1750-c.1850 Tutor in History Laurence Brockliss L. W. B.
Brockliss, David Eastwood, Fellow and Tutor in Modern History David Eastwood. '
In the Olden Time ' : Romantic history and English national identity , 1820 - 50 ...

Author: Tutor in History Laurence Brockliss

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719050464

Category: History

Page: 222

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The nature and extent of Britishness is one of the burning contemporary cultural issues of the 1990s. This volume examines some of the various forces that worked against the emergence of a permanent British identity.
Categories: History

A Companion to Contemporary Britain 1939 2000

A Companion to Contemporary Britain 1939   2000

Most media stories and debates on the report, however, focused on its discussion
of British history and identity. ... a genuinely multicultural Britain urgently needs to
reimagine itself', involving 'rethinking the national story and national identity'.1 ...

Author: Paul Addison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405141406

Category: History

Page: 600

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A Companion to Contemporary Britain covers the key themesand debates of 20th-century history from the outbreak of the SecondWorld War to the end of the century. Assesses the impact of the Second World War Looks at Britain’s role in the wider world, including thelegacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘specialrelationship’ with the United States, and integration withcontinental Europe Explores cultural issues, such as class consciousness,immigration and race relations, changing gender roles, and theimpact of the mass media Covers domestic politics and the economy Introduces the varied perspectives dominating historicalwriting on this period Identifies the key issues which are likely to fuel futuredebate
Categories: History

Popular Literature and the Construction of British National Identity 1707 1850

Popular Literature and the Construction of British National Identity  1707 1850

... construction of British national identity . Recent scholars agree that Scott was
so successful with the public because he took from Scottish history , and
especially from border ballads , the atmosphere of romance that permeated his
novels .

Author: John A. Taylor


ISBN: STANFORD:36105019318786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

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After the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, a group of Britons began to apply quantitative analysis to policy. This they called 'political arithmetic'. Applying mathematical method to the study of the practical problems of statecraft and commerce, they made extensive use of observed data and pioneered the use of actuarial tables. This study explores to what extent they owed their ideas to Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, etc; and whether they did indeed use Baconian method.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Great Tradition

The Great Tradition

This book examines the prominent role played by constitutional history from 1870 to 1960 in the creation of a positive sense of identity for Britain and the United States.

Author: Anthony Brundage

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804756864

Category: History

Page: 341

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This book examines the prominent role played by constitutional history from 1870 to 1960 in the creation of a positive sense of identity for Britain and the United States.
Categories: History

Protestantism and National Identity

Protestantism and National Identity

2 `I love my King and my Country, but a Roman Catholic I hate': anti-catholicism,
xenophobia and national identity in ... religion was central to that con ̄ict.1 In
addition, for historians of eighteenth-century Britain, religion became a subject of

Author: Tony Claydon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521038782

Category: History

Page: 332

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A challenge to the much-promoted thesis that Protestantism was central to the rise of Britain as a world power.
Categories: History

Geography Science and National Identity

Geography  Science and National Identity

Amongst historians , John Brewer has paid attention to the sites and spaces of
cultural production in Georgian England . ... the public sphere , in France ,
Germany and Britain , and the geographical and scientific making of the British
empire .

Author: Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521642027

Category: History

Page: 310

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Using Scotland as an exemplar, the author explores the relationship between geographical knowledge and national identity.
Categories: History

Revolution Religion and National Identity

Revolution  Religion  and National Identity

British Policy Dealing with the Catholic Church in Quebec, 1763-1774: The
Problem of the Roman Catholic Episcopate THE HISTORIAN WHO WOULD
UNDERTAKE A FRESH SURVEY OF THE RELI- gious settlement in Quebec
between the ...

Author: Peter M. Doll

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838638309

Category: History

Page: 336

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Starting from a discussion of the constitutional and theological basis of the establishment of the Church of England, Peter Doll relates how in response to the events of this period a colonial Anglican church establishment changed from a merely theoretical ideal to a cornerstone of post-Revolutionary colonial policy in British North America."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

The Making of English National Identity

The Making of English National Identity

Thomas Wyatt ( 1503–42 ) ( in Hammond 1996 : 25 ) A sixteenth - century
nationalism ? The rise of a school of British historians – James Campbell , Susan
Reynolds , Patrick Wormald , John Gillingham , Rees Davies and others -
proclaiming ...

Author: Krishan Kumar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521777364

Category: History

Page: 367

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Table of contents
Categories: History

National Identities in Soviet Historiography

National Identities in Soviet Historiography

Identities. in. Soviet. Historiography. Under Stalin's totalitarian leadership of the
USSR, Soviet national identities with historical ... Currently he is a British
Academy postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, UK.

Author: Harun Yilmaz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317596646

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Under Stalin’s totalitarian leadership of the USSR, Soviet national identities with historical narratives were constructed. These constructions envisaged how nationalities should see their imaginary common past, and millions of people defined themselves according to them. This book explains how and by whom these national histories were constructed and focuses on the crucial episode in the construction of national identities of Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan from 1936 and 1945. A unique comparative study of three different case studies, this book reveals different aims and methods of nation construction, despite the existence of one-party rule and a single overarching official ideology. The study is based on work in the often overlooked archives in the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. By looking at different examples within the Soviet context, the author contributes to and often challenges current scholarship on Soviet nationality policies and Stalinist nation-building projects. He also brings a new viewpoint to the debate on whether the Soviet period was a project of developmentalist modernization or merely a renewed ‘Russian empire’. The book concludes that the local agents in the countries concerned had a sincere belief in socialism—especially as a project of modernism and development—and, at the same time, were strongly attached to their national identities. Claiming that local communist party officials and historians played a leading role in the construction of national narratives, this book will be of interest to historians and political scientists interested in the history of the Soviet Union and contemporary Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Categories: Political Science

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society Volume 8

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society  Volume 8

RESEARCH , LONDON THE modern historiography of the origins of British
national ...

Author: Royal Historical Society

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521650097

Category: History

Page: 396

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Volume 8 of The Royal Historical Society Transactions contains essays based around the theme 'identities and empires'.
Categories: History

National Identity in EU Law

National Identity in EU Law

I. National Identity Discourse in Europe '“The owl of Minerva which brings wisdom
,” said Hegel, “flies out at dusk. ... With these words, foretelling their decline, the
famed British historian Eric Hobsbawm concluded his 1990 masterpiece Nations

Author: Elke Cloots

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191053504

Category: Law

Page: 414

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Despite nearly sixty years of European integration, neither nations nor national loyalties have withered away. On the contrary, national identity rhetoric seems on the rise, not only in politics but also in legal discourse. Lately we have seen a rise in the number of Member States invoking their national identity in an attempt to justify a derogation from a requirement imposed on them by a Treaty article or an EU legislative act, or to legitimize a particular national reading of such an EU norm. Despite this, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has yet to develop a coherent approach to such arguments, or express a vision of the role national identity should play in EU law. Elke Cloots undertakes this task by providing a principled and coherent scheme for the adjudication of disputes involving claims based on the national identity of a Member State. Should arguments involving national identity be legally relevant? If yes, how should the ECJ approach such identity-related interests? Cloots crafts a normative framework to assist the ECJ in striking the right balance between European integration and respect for the identity concerns at issue. The book combines rigorous theoretical inquiry with thorough analysis of the European Treaties and case law, with particular attention paid to litigation involving domestic measures concerning the national system of government, constitutional rights protections, and language policy. Clarifying the issues at stake and presenting a solution to these problems, this book will be an invaluable resource for the academics, lawyers, and policy makers in the field.
Categories: Law

British State Romanticism

British State Romanticism

sense of national identity is part of the state's strategy for forming each individual.
... for the state, in part because they have watched state institutions literally
incorporate the Celtic periphery into Britain. ... Some historians have suggested,
like the late Romantics, that the central state played a predominant role in
cohering ...

Author: Anne Frey

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804773485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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British State Romanticism contends that changing definitions of state power in the late Romantic period propelled authors to revisit the work of literature as well as the profession of authorship. Traditionally, critics have seen the Romantics as imaginative geniuses and viewed the supposedly less imaginative character of their late work as evidence of declining abilities. Frey argues, in contrast, that late Romanticism offers an alternative aesthetic model that adjusts authorship to work within an expanding and bureaucratizing state. She examines how Wordsworth, Coleridge, Austen, Scott, and De Quincey portray specific state and imperial agencies to debate what constituted government power, through what means government penetrated individual lives, and how non-governmental figures could assume government authority. Defining their work as part of an expanding state, these writers also reworked Romantic structures such as the imagination, organic form, and the literary sublime to operate through state agencies and to convey membership in a nation.
Categories: Literary Criticism