God and the British Soldier: Religion and the British Army by Michael Snape

By Michael Snape

Drawing on a wealth of latest fabric from army, ecclesiastical and secular civilian files, Michael Snape offers a examine of the adventure of the officials and males of Britain’s tremendous citizen armies, and in addition of the varied spiritual organisations which ministered to them.

Historians of the 1st and moment global Wars have continuously underestimated the significance of faith in Britain throughout the conflict years, yet this e-book indicates that faith had a lot larger forex and impact in twentieth-century British society than has formerly been realised.

Snape argues that faith supplied a key portion of army morale and nationwide id in either the 1st and moment global Wars, and demonstrates that, opposite to authorised knowledge, Britain’s well known non secular tradition emerged intact or even bolstered end result of the army’s reports of war.

The e-book covers one of these diversity of disciplines, that scholars and students of army heritage, British history and faith will all reap the benefits of its purchase.

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British Foreign Policy, National Identity, and Neoclassical by Amelia Hadfield-Amkhan

By Amelia Hadfield-Amkhan

This groundbreaking research deals a surely multidisciplinary exploration of cultural impacts on overseas coverage. via an cutting edge combination of old research, neoclassical realist idea, and cultural reviews, Amelia Hadfield-Amkhan indicates how nationwide id has been a catalyst for British international coverage judgements, assisting the nation to either outline and protect itself. Representing key issues of situation from the previous centuries, her case reviews comprise the 1882 try to build a channel tunnel to France, the frantic 1909 Dreadnought race with Germany, the 1982 Falklands warfare with Argentina, and the 2003 determination to stay outdoors the Eurozone. the writer argues that those occasions, marking the decline of a very good energy, have compelled Britain's society and executive into sessions of deep self-reflection which are carved into its tradition and etched into its coverage stances on imperative problems with sovereignty, territorial integrity, foreign popularity, or even financial policy.

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Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain: Essays in Memory by Peter Ghosh,Lawrence Goldman

By Peter Ghosh,Lawrence Goldman

How and why may still we learn Victorian Britain? the reply to this query was once really elementary. It was once the Victorian contribution to trendy politics which stood out primarily else. this day we aren't so certain. This publication recommend that politics are nonetheless critical, yet has to be extra widely construed, as a pervasive a part of Victorian tradition as a whole.

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Oxford AQA History for A Level: Challenge and by Sally Waller,Ailsa Fortune

By Sally Waller,Ailsa Fortune

maintaining well-loved positive factors from the former versions, problem and Transformation is authorized via AQA and paired to the recent 2015 specification. This textbook covers in-breadth problems with swap, continuity, and reason and end result during this interval of British historical past via key questions similar to how did democracy and political companies improve in Britain, how vital have been principles and ideologies, and the way did society and social coverage strengthen? Its objective is to assist you comprehend and make connections among the six key thematic questions lined within the specification. scholars can extra boost very important abilities resembling ancient interpretations and resource analyses through in particular chosen assets and extracts. perform questions and research information supply extra aid to assist familiarise scholars with the hot examination type questions, and aid them in achieving their top within the exam.

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Consociational Theory: McGarry and O-Leary and the Northern by Rupert Taylor

By Rupert Taylor

Consociational energy sharing is more and more gaining flooring, correct worldwide, as a way for resolving political clash in divided societies. during this quantity, edited by way of Rupert Taylor, nineteen internationally-respected students have interaction in a full of life debate concerning the benefits of the speculation underlying this approach.

The quantity focuses in particular on one of many major circumstances less than the worldwide highlight, the Northern eire clash, and brings jointly the main well-known proponents and competitors of consociationalism. Northern Ireland’s transition from struggle to peace is noticeable via consociationalists as flowing from the old Belfast contract of 1998, and in particular from the Agreement’s consociational framework. The Northern eire case is advertised via consociationalists as representing top perform, and as delivering a template for finishing conflicts in different elements of the realm. despite the fact that, as this quantity interrogates, on what grounds, and to what quantity, can this type of optimistic interpreting be upheld?

Taken as a complete, this quantity, based as a symposium round the highly-influential argument of John McGarry and Brendan O’Leary, bargains comparative, enticing, and significant perception into how political thought can give a contribution to the construction of a higher world.

Consociational Theory is a vital textual content for a person with an curiosity in political conception, clash answer in divided societies, or Irish politics.

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Sentimental Figures of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain by Lynn Festa

By Lynn Festa

In this bold and unique examine, Lynn Festa examines how and why sentimental fiction grew to become one of many fundamental methods of representing British and French kin with colonial populations within the eighteenth century. Drawing from novels, poetry, commute narratives, trade manuals, and philosophical writings, Festa exhibits how sentimentality formed communal and private assertions of identification in an age of empire.

Read in isolation, sentimental texts will be made to inform an easy tale concerning the emergence of the trendy mental self. put in dialog with empire, even if, sentimentality invitations either mental and cultural readings of the come upon among self and different. Sentimental texts, Festa claims, enabled readers to create strong imagined kin to far-off humans. but those emotional bonds at the same time threatened the limits among self and different, civilized and savage, colonizer and colonized. Festa argues that sentimental tropes and figures allowed readers to consider for others, whereas conserving the particularity of the person self. Sentimental identity therefore operated as a kind of differentiation in addition to consolidation.

Festa contends that international succeed in more and more outstripped imaginitive clutch in this period. Sentimentality grew to become an enormous software for writers on empire, permitting conquest to be portrayed as trade and scenes of violence and exploitation to be switched over into monitors of benevolence and pity. particularly, sentimental texts used emotion as a huge kind of social and cultural contrast, because the attribution of sentience and feeling helped to outline who will be well-known as human.

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Reform and Intellectual Debate in Victorian England: Volume by Barbara Dennis,David Skilton

By Barbara Dennis,David Skilton

First released in 1987. Readers of Victorian literature, either poetry and prose, are continually conscious of a strong undercurrent of switch - political, social, and highbrow - which determines the form of the literature being produced. subject matters lined contain parliamentary reform, the Gentleman, spiritual debate and secular concept, schooling; rest and attitudes to the humanities, and the girl query. This name might be of curiosity to scholars of heritage.

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Hybrid Knowledge in the Early East India Company World by Anna Winterbottom

By Anna Winterbottom

Hybrid wisdom within the Early East India corporation international offers a brand new interpretation of the advance of the English East India corporation among 1660 and 1720. The e-book explores the connections among scholarship, patronage, international relations, alternate, and colonial cost within the early glossy global. hyperlinks of patronage among cosmopolitan writers and creditors and students linked to the Royal Society of London and the colleges are investigated. Winterbottom indicates how leading edge works of scholarship – protecting average historical past, ethnography, theology, linguistics, medication, and agriculture - have been created amid multi-directional struggles for supremacy in Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic. The position of non-elite actors together with slaves in moving wisdom and abilities among settlements is explored intimately.

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Sin and Society in Fourteenth-Century England: A Study of by Michael Haren

By Michael Haren

this is often the 1st full-scale scholarly examine of a fourteenth-century English confessor's guide. It contributes considerably to the European-wide examine on pre-Reformation confessional perform and clerical education. On one other point, the Memoriale Presbiterorum's chiefly excessive drawback with social morality gives smelly observation on modern English society.

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