Описание: Kristan Stoddart reveals for the first time discussions that took place between the British, French and US governments for nuclear cooperation in the early to mid 1970s. In doing so it sets the scene for the upgrade to Britain`s Polaris force codenamed Chevaline and how this could have brought down Harold Wilson`s Labour government of 1974-1976.
Описание: From the immense staff running a lavish Edwardian estate and the lonely maid-of-all-work cooking in a cramped middle-class house to the poor child doing chores in a slightly less poor household, servants were essential to the British way of life. They were hired not only for their skills but also to demonstrate the social standing of their employers even as they were required to tread softly and blend into the background. More than simply the laboring class serving the upper crust as popular culture would have us believe they were a diverse group that shaped and witnessed major changes in the modern home, family, and social order.
Spanning over a hundred years, Lucy Lethbridge?in this "best type of history" (Literary Review)?brings to life through letters and diaries the voices of countless men and women who have been largely ignored by the historical record. She also interviews former and current servants for their recollections of this waning profession.
At the fore are the experiences of young girls who slept in damp corners of basements, kitchen maids who were required to stir eggs until the yolks were perfectly centered, and cleaners who had to scrub floors on their hands and knees despite the wide availability of vacuum cleaners. We also meet a lord who solved his inability to open a window by throwing a brick through it and Winston Churchill s butler who did not think Churchill would know how to dress on his own.
A compassionate and discerning exploration of the complex relationship between the server, the served, and the world they lived in, Servants opens a window onto British society from the Edwardian period to the present.
Автор: Rogers Название: Late Roman Towns in Britain ISBN: 1107698790 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107698796 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3795 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this book, Adam Rogers examines the late Roman phases of towns in Britain. Critically analysing the archaeological notion of decline, he focuses on public buildings, which played an important role, administrative and symbolic, within urban complexes. Arguing against the interpretation that many of these monumental civic buildings were in decline or abandoned in the later Roman period, he demonstrates that they remained purposeful spaces and important centres of urban life. Through a detailed assessment of the archaeology of late Roman towns, this book argues that the archaeological framework of decline does not permit an adequate and comprehensive understanding of the towns during this period. Moving beyond the idea of decline, this book emphasises a longer-term perspective for understanding the importance of towns in the later Roman period.
Описание: This four-volume work by Gustav Friedrich Waagen (1794–1868), edited and translated by Lady Eastlake (1809–93), was published between 1854 and 1857. As Waagen explains in his preface to the first volume, he had previously published an account of his experiences on his first visit to Britain in 1835, but this new and longer work was addressed primarily to a British audience. It also differs in that the earlier work was more of a general travelogue, whereas these volumes, after an introductory essay, provide a more detailed catalogue - albeit in epistolary form - of works of art in public and private collections. Waagen (along with Johann David Passavant, whose work is also reissued in this series) was crucial to the adoption in Britain of the new approach to art history pioneered by German scholars, and his work is still consulted on matters of provenance and quality.
Автор: Cooper, Tarnya; Bunstock, Aviva; Howard, Maurice; Название: Painting in Britain 1500-1630 ISBN: 0197265847 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780197265840 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 18406 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This overview answers key questions about the production and consumption of art in Britain in the 16th and early 17th century, integrating art history, history, and conservation science. The lavish illustrations allow the reader to engage directly with the new material and to see some of the most famous Tudor and Jacobean paintings in a new light.
Автор: Geoffrey Of Monmouth Название: History of the kings of britain ISBN: 1551116391 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781551116396 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 2349 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This masterful medieval retelling of the story of King Arthur is now available in a new translation.
Описание: A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain since industrialisation. Combining the expertise of more than 30 leading historians and economists, the volumes examine the foundational importance of economic life in modern Britain and the close interconnections between economic, social, political and cultural change. Each chapter provides a clear guide to the major controversies in the field and students are shown how to connect historical evidence with economic theory and apply quantitative methods. Volume 1 (1700–1870), examines industrialisation's causes and consequences; issues of globalisation, convergence and divergence; and the role of institutions, the state and technology. Volume 2 tracks the development of the British economy from late nineteenth century global dominance to its early twenty-first century position as a mid-sized player in an integrated European economy. Throughout the volumes British experience is set within an international context and its performance benchmarked against its global competitors.
Описание: From the Charleston to the Twist, Going to the Palais provides a lively and vivid account of dancing and its interaction with race, gender, class, and national identity in Britain from 1918 to 1960, exploring the pivotal role dancehalls and dancing played in twentieth-century British social and cultural history.
Автор: Griffin Название: The Politics of Gender in Victorian Britain ISBN: 1107689686 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107689688 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4255 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This groundbreaking history of Victorian politics, feminism and parliamentary reform challenges traditional assumptions about the development of British democracy and the struggle for women's rights and demonstrates how political activity has been shaped by changes in the history of masculinity. From the second half of the nineteenth century, Britain's all-male parliament began to transform the legal position of women as it reformed laws that had upheld male authority for centuries. To explain these revolutionary changes, Ben Griffin looks beyond the actions of the women's movement alone and shows how the behaviour and ideologies of male politicians were fundamentally shaped by their gender. He argues that changes to women's rights were the result not simply of changing ideas about women but also of changing beliefs about masculinity, religion and the nature of the constitution, and, in doing so, demonstrates how gender inequality can be created and reproduced by the state.
Автор: Wring Dominic Название: Political Communication in Britain ISBN: 3319409336 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783319409337 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 4179 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book offers a unique exploration of the 2015 General Election from the perspectives of those most intimately involved as strategists, journalists and analysts. It features contributions from the rival parties, news and polling organizations as well as academic experts who examine all aspects of the campaign. A common theme that emerges is the increasing complexity of the democratic process given the development of a more multifaceted party system and a growing fragmentation in mass media audiences. The UK electoral landscape has changed: in 2015 six parties received more than a million votes whereas in the 2010 General Election it was only three. This book provides invaluable insights into contemporary British politics through analysis of an election whose outcome, an outright Conservative victory, surprised many commentators. It will appeal to students and scholars in the fields of electoral politics and media and communication, as well as to practitioners and the wider reader interested in British general elections.
Автор: David Crouch Название: Medieval Britain, c.1000–1500 ISBN: 0521149673 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521149679 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2645 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Though England was the emerging super-state in the medieval British Isles, its story is not the only one Britain can offer; there is a wider context of Britain in Europe, and the story of this period is one of how European Latin and French culture and ideals colonised the minds of all the British peoples. This engaging and accessible introduction offers a truly integrated perspective of medieval British history, emphasising elements of medieval life over political narrative, and offering an up-to-date presentation and summary of medieval historiography. Featuring figures, maps, a glossary of key terms, a chronology of rulers, timelines and annotated suggestions for further reading and key texts, this textbook is an essential resource for undergraduate courses on medieval Britain. Supplementary online resources include additional further reading suggestions, useful links and primary sources.
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