Описание: This book presents a "total history" of the British Isles from the outbreak of the First World War through to the late 1990s. Written by one of the pioneers of twentieth-century history, the volume offers readers a multi-layered narrative combining social, economic, cultural and political perspectives on this era of significant and rapid change. The author describes the "big events" that dominated British politics through the twentieth-century. He gives due weight to developments outside England in Scotland and Wales, and provides substantial coverage of the Irish question, highlighting the extent to which Ireland has been a preoccupation throughout the period. Alongside this narrative, Professor Marwick explains the underlying forces operating at each stage, linking these long-term "circumstances" to the political decisions of the time. This dual approach allows for penetrating analysis and reflection, helping to create for the reader a full picture of British life in the period. For instance, the book offers not only a discussion of the politics of the First and Second World Wars, but also an analysis of the economic and ideological repercussions of the wars and their consequences for British society at large. The volume also covers themes such as the cultural revolution, women's and gay liberation, economic recession and recovery, and social change in the 1990s. Professor Marwick writes in an engaging way, suible for general readers and students. Throughout he emphasizes the "reflexive quality" of the book, inviting readers to reflect on the nature of historical study and to participate actively in the historical enquiry.
Описание: The rich collections of the Hermitage Museum include a remarkable series of Norman and later medieval British coins. Unlike the Hermitage's Anglo-Saxon coins which are mainly from Russian finds, the coins in this volume come from three major private collectors of the nineteenth century. They include some 60 coins of William I, purchased in London, that derive from the 1833 hoard from Beauworth, Sussex. For the later middle ages the collection is particularly rich in gold coinage. Virtually all of the 493 coins are illustrated for the first time. They will be a valuable source for medieval numismatists and for those interested in the history of the Hermitage and its collections. This volume complements Hermitage Museum, Part I (ISBN 0-19-726187-6). Parts II and III will follow.
Описание: The three volumes weave together the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and their peoples. Volume II includes the formation of the nation-state, the industrialization of the British economy and the emergence of Victorian society.
Автор: Hutton, Ronald Название: Pagan religions of the ancient british isles ISBN: 0631189467 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780631189466 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3725 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Surveys religious beliefs in the British Isles from the Old Stone Age to the coming of Christianity, drawing upon new data, much of it archaeological. Hutton suggests that the pagans of ancient Britain were far more creative, complex, enigmatic and dynamic than has previously been supposed.
Автор: David Britain Название: Language in the British Isles Hardback ISBN: 0521791502 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521791502 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7938 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The British Isles are home to a vast range of different spoken and signed languages and dialects. Language continues to evolve rapidly, in its diversity, in the number and the backgrounds of its speakers, and in the repercussions it has had for political and educational affairs. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the dominant languages and dialects used in the British Isles. Topics covered include the history of English; the relationship between Standard and Non-Standard Englishes; the major non-standard varieties spoken on the islands; and the history of multilingualism; and the educational and planning implications of linguistic diversity in the British Isles. Among the many dialects and languages surveyed by the volume are British Black English, Celtic languages, Chinese, Indian, European migrant languages, British Sign Language, and Anglo-Romani. Clear and accessible in its approach, it will be welcomed by students in sociolinguistics, English language, and dialectology, as well as anyone interested more generally in language within British society.
Автор: Kearney Название: The British Isles ISBN: 1107623898 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107623897 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2805 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Hugh Kearney's classic account of the history of the British Isles from pre-Roman times to the present is distinguished by its treatment of English history as part of a wider 'history of four nations'. Not only focusing on England, it attempts to deal with the histories of Wales, Ireland and Scotland in their own terms, whilst recognising that they too have political, religious and cultural divides. This new edition endeavours to recognise and examine contemporary multi-ethnic Britain and its implications for 'four-nations' history, making it an invaluable case study for European nationhood of the past and present. Thoroughly updated throughout to take into account recent social, political and cultural changes within Britain and examine the rise of multi-ethnic Britain, this revised edition also contains a completely new set of illustrations, including sixteen maps.
Описание: English Accents and Dialects is an essential guide to contemporary social and regional varieties of English spoken in the British Isles today. Together with invaluable overviews of numerous regional accents and dialects, this fifth edition providesa detailed description of key features of Received Pronounciation (RP) as well as several major non-standard varieties of English.Key features: main regional differences are followed by a survey of speech in over 20 areas of the UK and Ireland, audio samples of which are available to download at www.routledge.com/cw/hughes recent findings on London English, Aberdeen English and Liverpool English contains new entries on Hull, Manchester, Carlisle, Middlesbrough, Southampton, London West Indian, Lancashire and the Shetlands additional exercises with answers online accompany the new varieties clear maps throughout for locatingparticular accents and dialects. This combination of reference manual and practical guide makes this fifth edition of English Accents and Dialects a highly useful resource providing a comprehensive and contemporary coverage of speech in the UK and Ireland today.
Автор: Ward, Paul Название: Unionism in the british isles ISBN: 140393827X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781403938275 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 12539 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Ward (history, U. of Huddersfield) profiles eight politicians three Scottish, three Welsh, and two Northern Irish during the middle of the 20th century who contributed to debates about relations between the four nations that make up The United Kingdom. Considering only those aspects of their political and personal lives relating to the Union, he
Описание: The 19th century was Britain`s moment as a world power, not only politically, but due to a vast range of activities and achievements. This book describes the force and complexity of that experience and to cover the political, economic and cultural history of the British Isles between 1815 and 1901.
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