AQA A-level History: Britain 1851-1964: Challenge and Transformation

Author: Nick Shepley,Mike Byrne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147183753X

Category: History

Page: 288

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Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: History First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 AQA approved Enhance and expand your students' knowledge and understanding of their AQA breadth study through expert narrative, progressive skills development and bespoke essays from leading historians on key debates. - Builds students' understanding of the events and issues of the period with authoritative, well-researched narrative that covers the specification content - Introduces the key concepts of change, continuity, cause and consequence, encouraging students to make comparisons across time as they advance through the course - Improves students' skills in tackling interpretation questions and essay writing by providing clear guidance and practice activities - Boosts students' interpretative skills and interest in history through extended reading opportunities consisting of specially commissioned essays from practising historians on relevant debates - Cements understanding of the broad issues underpinning the period with overviews of the key questions, end-of-chapter summaries and diagrams that double up as handy revision aids Democracy, Empire and War: Britain 1851-1964 This title explores political and social reform 1851-1914, the impact of both World Wars, the creation of the Welfare State and the transformational social changes of the 1950s and 1960s. It considers breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period through examining key questions on themes such as democracy, ideology, economy, society, Britain's' position in the world and the impact of key individuals.

Testament of Youth

An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925

Author: Vera Brittain

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140188448

Category: Authors, English

Page: 661

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An autobiographical account of a young nurse's involvement in World War I

History Meets Fiction

Author: Beverley C. Southgate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317862589

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 5708


Is history factual, or just another form of fiction? Are there distinct boundaries between the two, or just extensive borderlands? How do novelists represent historians and history? The relationship between history and fiction has always been contentious and sometimes turbulent, not least because the two have traditionally been seen as mutually exclusive opposites. However, new hybrid forms of writing – from historical fiction to docudramas to fictionalised biographies – have led to the blurring of boundaries, and given rise to the claim that history itself is just another form of fiction. In his thought-provoking new book, Beverley Southgate untangles this knotty relationship, setting his discussion in a broad historical and philosophical context. Throughout, Southgate invokes a variety of writers to illuminate his arguments, from Dickens and Proust, through Virginia Woolf and Daphne du Maurier, to such contemporary novelists as Tim O’Brien, Penelope Lively, and Graham Swift. Anyone interested in the many meeting points between history and fiction will find this an engaging, accessible and stimulating read.

Chivalric Stories as Childrenäó»s Literature

Edwardian Retellings in Words and Pictures

Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661735X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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Knights and ladies, giants and dragons, tournaments, battles, quests and crusades are commonplace in stories for children. This book examines how late Victorians and Edwardians retold medieval narratives of chivalry—epics, romances, sagas, legends and ballads. Stories of Beowulf, Arthur, Gawain, St. George, Roland, Robin Hood and many more thrilled and instructed children, and encouraged adult reading. Lavish volumes and schoolbooks of the era featured illustrated texts, many by major artists. Children’s books, an essential part of Edwardian publishing, were disseminated throughout the English-speaking world. Many are being reprinted today. This book examines related contexts of Medievalism expressed in painting, architecture, music and public celebrations, and the works of major authors, including Sir Walter Scott, Tennyson, Longfellow and William Morris. The book explores national identity expressed through literature, ideals of honor and valor in the years before World War I, and how childhood reading influenced 20th–century writers as diverse as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Siegfried Sassoon, David Jones, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming and John Le Carré.

Rebellious structures

women writers and the crisis of the novel 1880-1900

Author: Gerd Bjørhovde

Publisher: A Scandinavian University Press Publication


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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At the turn of the century, several prominent women writers--Olive Schreiner, Sarah Grand, and George Egerton among them--rejected the conventional ideal of the "womanly woman" and, with it, the well-made novel in which the ideal figured. Placing the writers and their work firmly in the socio-historical context of the late 19th century, this refreshing study illuminates the writing inspired by the ideology.

Women in the War Zone

Hospital Service in the First World War

Author: Anne Powell

Publisher: History PressLtd


Category: History

Page: 416

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British female doctors and nurses who served abroad during the First World War