The Eclipse of a Great Power

Modern Britain 1870-1992

Author: Keith Robbins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894979

Category: History

Page: 488

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Covers both the expansion and the decline of the British Empire and the reasons behind this sudden eclipse in power.
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Great Britain

A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Richard S. Tompson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074720

Category: History

Page: 561

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An A-Z reference guide to significant people, ideas, places, and events in British history.
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The Palgrave Guide to English Literature and Its Contexts

1500-2000

Author: Peter Widdowson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230000991

Category: History

Page: 292

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This comprehensive guide to the historical and cultural context of English Literature covers the core periods of literature, and history, from the English Renaissance to the present. It introduces and outlines key terms, concepts and developments and provides a series of timelines showing political, social, cultural and literary events for each year. Together it offers a concise history of Britain for literature students and provides readers with the context for any literary work from 1500 to 2000. MARKET 1: Undergraduate students of English Literature; MARKET 2: Post-graduates and scholars of English literature; general readers; library sale
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Great Britain

Identities, Institutions and the Idea of Britishness since 1500

Author: Keith Robbins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317901045

Category: History

Page: 392

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This is a timely exploration of national identity in Great Britain over nine hundred years of history. Our attitudes to the nation state are changing - national assemblies in Scotland and Wales and growing pressures for regional assemblies. In his vigorous new survey, Professor Robbins provides the background to these changing attitudes. He considers the development as well as the possible disintegration of the sense of "Britishness" among the inhabitants of Britain and investigates how - and why - they have preserved their own national and regional identities across several centuries of co-existence. Keith Robbins is Vice Chancellor of the University of Wales Lampeter. Among his many books, Longman has also published his highly successful study The Eclipse of a Great Power: Modern Britain 1870-1992 (Second Edition 1994). He is also General Editor of Longman's famous series ofProfiles in Power, with over 20 titles already in print and many more in preparation.
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Religion, Identity and Conflict in Britain: From the Restoration to the Twentieth Century

Essays in Honour of Keith Robbins

Author: Frances Knight

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131706724X

Category: History

Page: 294

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The British state between the mid-seventeenth century to the early twentieth century was essentially a Christian state. Christianity permeated society, defining the rites of passage - baptism, first communion, marriage and burial - that shaped individual lives, providing a sense of continuity between past, present and future generations, and informing social institutions and voluntary associations. Yet this religious conception of state and society was also the source of conflict. The Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 brought limited toleration for Protestant Dissenters, who felt unable to worship in the established Church, and there were challenges to faith raised by biblical and historical scholarship, science, moral questioning and social dislocations and unrest. This book brings together a distinguished team of authors who explore the interactions of religion, politics and culture that shaped and defined modern Britain. They consider expressions of civic consciousness in the expanding towns and cities, the growth of Welsh national identity, movements for popular education and temperance reform, and the influence of organised sport, popular journalism, and historical writing in defining national life. Most importantly, the contributors highlight the vital role of religious faith and religious institutions in the understanding of the modern British state.
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Nationhood and identity

the British state since 1800

Author: David Powell

Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 314

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Britannia—the towering female with helmet and spear, and a symbol of the British isles—has been one of British history’s most enduring icons. But who is she, and who does she represent? Who are the British? The Scots, Welsh, Irish, and English have been asking themselves these questions for hundreds of years. In this probing examination of these questions, Davis Powell charts the political evolution of the UK from the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland in 1800 to the late 20th-century debates over devolution to Scotland and Wales, the future of Northern Ireland, and Britain's membership in the EU.
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Reader's guide to British history

Author: D. M. Loades

Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers

ISBN: 9781579584269

Category: History

Page: 1620

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"A masterful attempt to describe the historical secondary literature of the British Isles -- from prehistory to the present day -- the set is comprised of substantial essays of 1,000 to 3,000 words each on a wide array of subjects -- all written by pre-eminent scholars in language accessible to beginning students and advanced researchers. Each listed essay title is given a thorough annotation."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.
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The English Nation

The Great Myth

Author: Edwin Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: 456

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In this reinterpretation of the history of England, Edwin Jones reveals that a false view of the English past, created during the reign of Henry VIII, became one of the most powerful influences on English outlook and behaviour.
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