Автор: Levine Philippa Название: British Empire ISBN: 1408269201 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408269206 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Цена: 3552 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщикаПоставка под заказ. Описание: This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise. It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority.There has been a lively debate in recent years about whether empires generally are good or bad things, and the British Empire has been very much at the centre of that debate, with a number of voices arguing that it was a kinder, gentler Empire than its rivals. This book speaks specifically to that debate, and also to a second and equally vigorous debate about whether anyone in Britain actually cared about the possession of an Empire.
Автор: Beckett Название: The British Army and the First World War ISBN: 052118374X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521183741 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2081 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is a major new history of the British army during the Great War written by three leading military historians. Ian Beckett, Timothy Bowman and Mark Connelly survey operations on the Western Front and throughout the rest of the world as well as the army's social history, pre-war and wartime planning and strategy, the maintenance of discipline and morale and the lasting legacy of the First World War on the army's development. They assess the strengths and weaknesses of the army between 1914 and 1918, engaging with key debates around the adequacy of British generalship and whether or not there was a significant 'learning curve' in terms of the development of operational art during the course of the war. Their findings show how, despite limitations of initiative and innovation amongst the high command, the British army did succeed in developing the effective combined arms warfare necessary for victory in 1918.
Описание: A comprehensive overview of the architectural and urban transformations that took place across the British Empire between the seventeenth and mid-twentieth centuries, exploring the built heritage of Britain`s former colonial empire as a fundamental part of how we negotiate our postcolonial identities.
Описание: Spencer Mawby offers a fresh perspective on the current literature and historiographical debates surrounding the end of the British Empire. Adopting a thematic approach, Mawby analyses the nature of anti-colonialism, domestic arguments regarding the empire, security and intelligence, relations between capital and labour and the movement of people.
Автор: Perrett, Bryan Название: British military history for dummies ISBN: 0470032138 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780470032138 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 1671 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A guide to Britons in battle, from the Roman invasion to the Iraqi war. It brings to life the battles and wars that shaped the history of Britain - and the world. It profiles commanders, explains strategies and tactics, and covers key developments in weaponry and technology.
Автор: Kuhrt, A. Название: Persian empire ISBN: 0415552796 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415552790 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 5642 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A Corpus of Sources from the Achaemenid Period. .
Автор: McAleer Название: Britain`s Maritime Empire ISBN: 1107100720 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107100725 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8638 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A fascinating new study in which John McAleer explores the maritime gateway to Asia around the Cape of Good Hope and its critical role in the establishment, consolidation and maintenance of the British Empire in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Situated at the centre of a maritime chain that connected seas and continents, this gateway bridged the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, which, with its commercial links and strategic requirements, formed a global web that reflected the development of the British Empire in the period. The book examines how contemporaries perceived, understood and represented this area; the ways in which it worked as an alternative hub of empire, enabling the movement of people, goods, and ideas, as well as facilitating information and intelligence exchanges; and the networks of administration, security and control that helped to cement British imperial power.
Автор: Potter Название: The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180-395 ISBN: 0415840554 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415840552 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3865 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Roman Empire at Bay is the only one volume history of the critical years 180-395 AD, which saw the transformation of the Roman Empire from a unitary state centred on Rome, into a new polity with two capitals and a new religion—Christianity. The book integrates social and intellectual history into the narrative, looking to explore the relationship between contingent events and deeper structure. It also covers an amazingly dramatic narrative from the civil wars after the death of Commodus through the conversion of Constantine to the arrival of the Goths in the Roman Empire, setting in motion the final collapse of the western empire. The new edition takes account of important new scholarship in questions of Roman identity, on economy and society as well as work on the age of Constantine, which has advanced significantly in the last decade, while recent archaeological and art historical work is more fully drawn into the narrative. At its core, the central question that drives The Roman Empire at Bay remains, what did it mean to be a Roman and how did that meaning change as the empire changed? Updated for a new generation of students, this book remains a crucial tool in the study of this period.
Автор: Frederick Cooper Название: Tensions of empire : ISBN: 0520206053 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780520206052 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3240 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Starting with the premise that Europe was made by its imperial projects as much as colonial encounters were shaped by events and conflicts in Europe, this volume investigates metropolitan-colonial relationships. It shows how "civilizing missions" often provided new sites for a bourgeois order.
Описание: A unique study which uses the collapse of Tsarist Russia and its consequences to argue that the events on the often-forgotten Eastern Front of WWI had a stronger impact on the outcome of the war than is usually accepted.
Описание: A groundbreaking work that delivers a fresh account of the Arab conquests, incorporating the latest research in Late Antique history.
Автор: Ferrier Название: The History of the British Petroleum Company ISBN: 0521246474 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521246477 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 15508 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This comprehensive history of British Petroleum has been based firmly on the evidence from contemporary records.
Описание: This is an important new study examining the military operations of the British Expeditionary Force in 1914–18 through the lens of its communications system. Brian Hall charts how new communications technology such as wireless, telephone and telegraph were used alongside visual signalling, carrier pigeons and runners as the British army struggled to develop a communication system adequate enough to wage modern warfare. He reveals how tenuous communications added to the difficulties of command and control during the war's early years, and examines their role during the major battles of the Somme, Arras, Ypres and Cambrai. It was only in 1918 that the British army would finally develop a flexible and sophisticated communications system capable of effectively coordinating infantry, artillery, tanks and aeroplanes. This is a major contribution to our understanding of British military operations during the First World War, the learning processes of armies and the revolution in military affairs.
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