Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1688-1783 (Palgrave History of by Jeremy Black

By Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black units the politics of eighteenth century Britain into the interesting context of social, financial, cultural, spiritual and clinical advancements. the second one version of this winning textual content by way of a number one authority within the box has now been up-to-date and multiplied to include the newest study and scholarship.

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The Policing of Belfast 1870-1914 (History of Crime, by Mark Radford

By Mark Radford

The Policing of Belfast, 1870-1914 examines the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) in past due Victorian Belfast that allows you to see how a semi-military, mostly rural constabulary tailored to the issues urban posed. Mark Radford explores even if the RIC, because the so much public face of British govt, used to be profitable in controlling a recalcitrant Irish city population. This exam of the distinction in kinds among city and rural policing and semi-rural and civil constabulary bargains an enormous perception into the social, political and armed forces historical past of eire on the flip of the 20 th century. The publication concludes by means of exhibiting how governmental overlook of the strength and its failure to comprehensively handle the problems of pay and stipulations of provider finally ended in problem within the RIC.

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The Senses and the English Reformation (St. Andrews Studies by Matthew Milner

By Matthew Milner

it's a typically held trust that medieval Catholics have been focussed at the 'bells and whistles' of spiritual practices, the smoke, pictures, points of interest and sounds that dazzled pre-modern churchgoers. Protestantism, against this, has been solid as Catholicism's austere, intellective and not more sensual rival sibling. With iis white-washed partitions, loss of incense (and usually track) Protestantism worship emphasized preaching and scripture, making the recent faith a colorless and disengaged sensual adventure. to be able to problem such entrenched assumptions, this booklet examines Tudor perspectives at the senses to create a brand new lens by which to discover the English Reformation. Divided into sections, the booklet starts off with an exam of pre-Reformation ideals and practices, developing highbrow perspectives at the senses in fifteenth-century England, and situating them inside their modern philosophical and cultural tensions. Having validated the parameters for the position of feel ahead of the Reformation, the second one half the ebook mirrors those matters within the post-1520 international, how, and to what measure, the connection among spiritual practices and sensation replaced end result of the Reformation. via taking this long term, binary technique, the research is ready to take on basic questions in regards to the function of the senses in late-medieval and early smooth English Christianity. through taking a look at what English women and men thought of sight, listening to, odor, flavor and contact, the stereotype that Protestantism used to be now not sensual, and that Catholicism was once overly sensualised is utterly undermined. via this exam of the way worship used to be reworked in its textual and liturgical varieties, the booklet illustrates how English faith sought to mirror altering principles surrounding the senses and their position in non secular lifestyles. Worship needed to be 'sensible', and following how reformers and their rivals outfitted liturgy round event of the sacred throughout the actual permits us to tease out the tensions and pressures which formed non secular reform.

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Money Pits: British Mining Companies in the Californian and by John Woodland

By John Woodland

among 1849 and 1853 stocks in approximately one hundred twenty public businesses to take advantage of the booming goldfields of California and Australia have been provided to the British public. the corporations have been jointly capitalised at over £15 million, yet in spite of everything just some £1.75 million was once really raised among forty two of them, with just one corporation surviving what the newspapers of the day defined as a ’gold bubble’. This ebook offers an outline of the full bubble occasion, its antecedents and its results. a couple of researchers have investigated an previous increase within the mid-1820s to reopen gold and silver mines in Latin the United States and several other have studied person corporation operations of that interval. this can be the 1st distinctive research of the British gold bubble businesses of the 1850s and their involvement within the virtually simultaneous gold rushes on each side of the Pacific Ocean.

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Lord Lyons: A Diplomat in an Age of Nationalism and War by Brian Jenkins

By Brian Jenkins

The British ambassador in Washington through the US Civil conflict and ambassador in Paris prior to and after the Franco-Prussian struggle, Lord Lyons (1817-1887) was once probably the most very important diplomats of the Victorian interval. even supposing often featured in histories of the U.S. and Europe within the moment half the 19th century, and in discussions and analyses of British international coverage, he has remained an ill-defined determine.

In Lord Lyons: A Diplomat in an Age of Nationalism and conflict, Brian Jenkins explains the fellow and examines his occupation. in response to a excellent examine of basic resources, he provides a resounding portrait of a subject matter who hardly printed himself for my part. although he shunned exposure, Lyons got here to be considered as his nation's greatest diplomat as his profession took him to the center of the nice foreign matters and crises of his new release. As minister to the us he performed an essential position in retaining Anglo-American peace and used to be a strong voice opposing Anglo-French intervention within the Civil warfare. whereas ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, he helped to avoid French regulate of the Suez Canal then below development. In France, he maintained an amiable and positive dating with a sour kingdom suffering to reorganize itself and its structure after the Franco-Prussian warfare.

For many historians Lord Lyons has been tricky to disregard yet demanding to respect. In rescuing him as a very vital historic determine, Jenkins information for the 1st time the private and public options Lyons hired via many years of exemplary diplomatic provider on each side of the Atlantic.

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Holocaust Consciousness in Contemporary Britain (Routledge by Andy Pearce

By Andy Pearce

The Holocaust is a pervasive presence in British tradition and society. faculties were legally required to bring Holocaust schooling, the govt is helping to fund pupil visits to Auschwitz, the Imperial warfare Museum's everlasting Holocaust Exhibition has attracted hundreds of thousands of holiday makers, and Britain has an annually venerated Holocaust Memorial Day. What has triggered this improvement, how has it spread out, and why has it occurred now? How does it relate to Britain's post-war heritage, its modern matters, and the broader "globalisation" of Holocaust reminiscence? What are the a number of shapes that British Holocaust recognition assumes and the consequences of their quick emergence? Why have the so-called "lessons" of the Holocaust loved such recognition in Britain? via research of adjusting engagements with the Holocaust in political, cultural and memorial landscapes over the last new release, this e-book addresses those questions, demonstrating the complexities of Holocaust realization and reflecting at the contrasting ways in which historical past is utilized in Britain this present day.

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Puritan Gentry Besieged 1650-1700 by J.T. Cliffe

By J.T. Cliffe

The latter half the 17th century observed the Puritan households of britain fight to maintain the previous values in an period of large political and spiritual upheaval. Even non-conformist ministers have been susceptible to be pessimistic concerning the patience of `godliness' - Puritan attitudes and practices - one of the higher sessions. in line with a examine of relatives papers and different basic assets, Trevor Cliffe's research finds that during many instances, Puritan county households have been enjoying a double online game: outwardly in communion with the Church, they generally hired non-conformist chaplains, and attended nonconformist meetings.

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Earls Colne's Early Modern Landscapes by Dolly MacKinnon

By Dolly MacKinnon

The Essex village of Earls Colne boasts some of the most accomplished collections of historic records in Britain, and has been the topic of a thorough and ongoing examine undertaking to collate and computerise the surviving documents. As such, Earls Colne is absolutely essentially the most studied parishes in England. but while a lot is referred to now concerning the village and its population, little paintings has been performed at the social relationships that certain the neighborhood jointly inside of its psychological and actual panorama. As such, students will welcome Dr MacKinnon’s research into the social, political and cultural global of early smooth England as represented by means of Earls Colne. The booklet offers a clean method of the learn of the panorama of a seventeenth-century village via focussing at the relationships among political energy and cultural artefacts. It examines how inner most, public and communal areas inside of society have been generated, gendered and ruled, and the way this was once recorded and perpetuated within the documents, names, and monuments of the parish and surrounding panorama. but when the ’elites’ attempted to symbolize a decide on social panorama via their regulate of the neighborhood documents and files, those makes an attempt have been regularly counterbalanced by way of the fewer robust participants of the group who occupied and contested those areas. via reconstructing the dynamics of Earls Colne via a cautious examining and cross-referencing of the surviving records, constructions and position names, this ebook deals a desirable perception into how the attractions and sounds of early sleek society have been imbued with the social family members of parish politics. in addition to deepening our realizing of Earls Colne itself, the publication deals historians the capability to revisit different neighborhood stories from a clean perspective.

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British Fascism: Essays on the Radical Right in Inter-War by Kenneth Lunn,Richard C. Thurlow

By Kenneth Lunn,Richard C. Thurlow

The carrying on with curiosity within the heritage, rules, constitution and improvement of fascism in Britain within the 20th century looks to teach little signal of diminishing. This selection of essays, first released in 1980, bargains in a few intensity with new proof and interpretations of the phenomenon of British fascism and gives a reassessment of a few of the main concerns that experience triggered controversy, examines the varied nature of British fascism and indicates parts which desire extra examine. The early essays determine sure components of British fascism, quite anti-semitism, which produced the ideology of the inter-war agencies calling themselves ‘fascist’. pressure is laid at the British roots instead of the ecu affects of Italy or Germany, and the ebook additionally considers the Imperial Fascist League, a competitor of the British Union of Fascists within the Thirties. the second one portion of the e-book offers with specific points of the BUF. contemplating its ideology and strategies, there are reports of anti-semitism, fiscal inspiration and the general public order query. offering new learn and clean interpretations of latest fabric, this significant quantity considers a number of the an important and unanswered questions surrounding British fascism.

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Economic Ideas and Government Policy: Contributions to by Sir Alec Cairncross

By Sir Alec Cairncross

This quantity collects jointly Sir Alec Cairncross' most vital contributions to the commercial heritage of the post-1939 interval. They tackle such significant concerns because the position of economists within the second global conflict, the importance of the Marshall plan and Britain's relative financial decline. jointly they exhibit a willing perception into the altering position of the economist in executive and the sluggish transformation of the industrial landscape.

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