The Nineteenth Century

The British Isles, 1815-1901

Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198731434

Category: History

Page: 342

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This new eleven-volume series will span the history of the British Isles from the Roman Era to the present. Each volume consists of essays by leading historians who focus on key issues for the period--including society, economy, religion, politics, and culture. The chapters are at once wide-ranging surveys and searching analyses. They are written for the non-specialist but include new and important findings, making them equally valuable for academics across a range of disciplines. The Nineteenth Century is the inaugural volume in the series and covers the peak of Britain's world power. The book sets out to describe the force and complexity of that experience, and to cover, in an interdisciplinary way, the political, economic, and cultural history of the British Isles between 1815 and 1901. It looks at the Victorian economy, as well as Victorian public life, as a cultural and political narrative. It includes chapters on women and domesticity; the interplay of religion, intellect, and science; art; architecture and the city; and the literature, theater, and music of the time. The book provides a vivid portrait of this crucial moment in British history and is ideal for both the student of modern history and the general reader.

Die europäische Expansion und ihre Feinde

Kolonialismuskritik vom 18. bis in das 20. Jahrhundert

Author: Benedikt Stuchtey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486713833

Category: History

Page: 470

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Die koloniale Expansion Europas wurde seit ihren Anfängen von kritischen Stimmen begleitet, die als präzise Kolonialismustheorien zutage traten. Durch den Streit der Imperialismusgegner und -befürworter gewannen beide Seiten ein scharfes Profil. Benedikt Stuchtey untersucht die kommunikativen Kontexte der gelehrten Öffentlichkeiten der Kolonialmächte unter Einbeziehung des amerikanischen Imperialismus vom 18. bis ins 20. Jahrhundert. Kolonialismuskritik kann im Zusammenhang transnationaler Verflechtungen von der europäischen Aufklärungsphilosophie bis zur pluralisierten Massenkommunikationsgesellschaft des 20. Jahrhunderts nachvollzogen werden.

Handbook of British Romanticism

Author: Ralf Haekel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110376695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 725

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The Handbook of British Romanticism is a state of the art investigation of Romantic literature and theory, a field that probably changed more quickly and more fundamentally than any other traditional era in literary studies. Since the early 1980s, Romantic studies has widened its scope significantly: The canon has been expanded, hitherto ignored genres have been investigated and new topics of research explored. After these profound changes, intensified by the general crisis of literary theory since the turn of the millennium, traditional concepts such as subjectivity, imagination and the creative genius have lost their status as paradigms defining Romanticism. The handbook will feature discussions of key concepts such as history, class, gender, science and the use of media as well as a thorough account of the most central literary genres around the turn of the 19th century. The focus of the book, however, will lie on a discussion of key literary texts in the light of the most recent theoretical developments. Thus, the Handbook of British Romanticism will provide students with an introduction to Romantic literature in general and literary scholars with a discussion of innovative and groundbreaking theoretical developments.

A Modern Introduction to Theology

New Questions for Old Beliefs

Author: Philip Kennedy

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857737449

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Philip Kennedy here offers the first book that any student - with or without religious convictions - can profitably use to get quickly to grips with the essentials of the Christian religion: its history and its key thinkers, its successes and its failures. Most existing undergraduate textbooks of theology begin from essentially traditional positions on the Bible, doctrine, authority, interpretation, and God. What makes Philip Kennedy's book both singularly important and uniquely different is that it has a completely new starting-point. The author contends that traditional Christian theology must extensively overhaul many of its theses because of a multitude of modern social, historical and intellectual revolutions. Offering a grand historical sweep of the genesis of the modern age, and writing with panache and a magisterial grasp of the relevant debates, conflicts and controversies, A Modern Introduction to Theology moves a tired and increasingly incoherent discipline in genuinely fresh and exciting directions, and will be welcomed by students and readers of the subject.

Gladstone and Ireland

Politics, Religion and Nationality in the Victorian Age

Author: D. George Boyce,Alan O'Day

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 307

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Explains how William Gladstone responded to the 'Irish Question', and in so doing changed the British and Irish political landscape. Religion, land, self-government and nationalism became subjects of intensive political debate, raising issues about the constitution and national identity of the whole United Kingdom.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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The Great Exhibitor

The Life and Work of Henry Cole

Author: Elizabeth Bonython,Anthony Burton

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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One of the eminent figures of the Victorian era, Henry Cole (1808-1882) was a visionary whose pioneering ideas helped create the magnificent London museum that is now called the Victoria and Albert. With Prince Albert (consort of Queen Victoria), "Old King Cole" also helped to make London's Great Exhibition of 1851 a rousing triumph. Yet Cole's important contributions to cultural history have largely been forgotten. The Great Exhibitor is the first full-length biography of this museum pioneer who also played a pivotal role in establishing the English postal system, in expanding the railway, and in art and science education. This detailed portrait captures the personality of a man who in his own time aroused both admiration and antipathy, and restores to his proper place in history a larger-than-life Victorian phenomenon.

Britische Geschichte für Dummies

Author: Se?n Lang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527643060

Category: History

Page: 430

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Schillernd ist sie, die Britische Geschichte. Erst waren dort die Kelten, dann unterwarfen die R?mer die Insel, auf sie folgten die Angelsachsen und schlie?lich die Normannen. Schlussendlich entwickelte sich Britannien zu einem Weltreich. Warum? Sean Lang erz?hlt die Geschichte um Boudicca, Richard L?wenherz, Heinrich VIII. und seine Frauen, Maria Stuart und Elizabeth I. Er schildert stets mit einem Augenzwinkern Britanniens Weg zur Macht und l?sst dabei auch die Schurken und Schweren?ter nicht aus. So k?nnen Sie sich mit diesem Buch schnell und umfassend ?ber die Geschichte unserer Freunde auf der Insel informieren.

Politics and culture in Victorian Britain

essays in memory of Colin Matthew

Author: Peter Ghosh,Lawrence Goldman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 267

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In the last twenty years one of the classical arenas for British historical writing - the politics of Victorian Britain - has ceased to be an obvious or self-evidently important subject. Facing up to this challenge, the historians who have contributed to this volume explore central aspects ofthat history. They continue to uphold the centrality of politics to Victorian Britain, but suggest that politics must be viewed more broadly, as a concern pervading almost all spheres of life, just as Victorians themselves would have done. In this way politics penetrates into Victorian culture.'Politics' can lead us into the ideas governing political action itself; political ideas; international relations; the eduction of men and women; the writing of history and of literature; engagement with past political theorists; and the ideas behind professionalization. Such are some of the themestaken up here. The specific occasion for these essays was as a tribute to the memory of the late Colin Matthew, one of the most eminent recent historians of Victorian Britain, who was himself determined to uphold the contemporary relevance of Victorian political tradition, and to explore the interface between'politics' and 'culture'. Reflection on his intellectual achievement is a second distinctive component of this book.

Reader's Guide to British History

Author: D. M. Loades

Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

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.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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