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: Shows how American artists, photographers, and graphic designers helped to shape public perceptions about World War I. This book considers how flag-based patriotic imagery prompted Americans to intervene in Europe in 1917, and contemplates the corrosive effects of the war on soldiers who lost their faces on the battlefield.
Описание: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War. In `Dynamic of Destruction`, award-winning historian Alan Kramer traces the beginning of a different style of war, without the rules that had governed military conflict before the First World War - a more total war, in which enemy civilians and their entire culture were now `legitimate` targets.
Описание: This volume gives students and researchers an insight into British central government in 1914, how and why it altered during the war years and what permanent changes remained when the war was over. The war saw the scope of governmental intervention widened in an unprecedented manner. The contributors to this book analyse the reasons for this expansion and describe how the changes affected the government machine and the lives of the citizens. They consider why some innovations did not survive the coming of peace while others permanently transformed the duties and procedures of government.
Описание: The first comprehensive examination and comparison of the indigenous peoples of the five British dominions during the First World War.
Автор: Tal Название: The American Civil War in British Culture ISBN: 1137489251 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137489258 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 7479 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book explores the continuous British fascination with the American Civil War from the 1870s to the present. Analysing the War`s place in British political discourse, military writing, intellectual life and popular culture, it traces the sources of Britons` appeal to the American conflict and their use of its representations at home and abroad.
Описание: This book illustrates the relationship between British military policy and the development of British war aims during the opening years of the First World War. Basing his work on a wide range of unpublished documentary sources, David French reassesses for the benefit of students and scholars alike what was meant by `a war of attrition?.
Описание: British Policy and European Reconstruction after the First World War is a study of the political economy of Europe after 1919. Dr Orde provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of reconstruction: financial stabilization, credit, trade and development. She shows how policies were much affected by the connected problems of reparations and war debts. In all this, Britain, as a major trading nation and financial centre, weakened by the war but less physically damaged than many belligerents, played a crucial role which has not hitherto received comprehensive treatment. Dr Orde examines the period between 1919 and 1924 in great detail, placing subsequent events in the historical context of wartime planning and concludes with the international economic conference of 1927. Special attention is paid to public policies and private institutions, particularly banking.
Описание: This volume comprehensively describes how British farmers coped with the problems of shortage of labour and other factors of production, as well as assessing how well agriculture performed as a supplier of food to the nation. Use of previously neglected records provides much evidence on issues such as the deployment of substitute labour and the introduction of the tractor into British farming for the first time. Challenging accepted view on the period, the author shows that shortages of labour and other factors of production had only a slight effect on farm output and the national food supply.
Описание: British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. These distinctive tensions are expressed in a range of cultural arenas, such as art, sport, journalism, fashion, education, and race. This Companion addresses these and other major aspects of British culture, and offers a sophisticated understanding of what it means to study and think about the diverse cultural landscapes of contemporary Britain. Each contributor looks at the language through which culture is formed and expressed, the political and institutional trends that shape culture, and at the role of culture in daily life. This interesting and informative account of modern British culture embraces controversy and debate, and never loses sight of the fact that Britain and Britishness must always be understood in relation to the increasingly international context of globalisation.
Автор: Christopher David P. Название: British Culture ISBN: 0415810825 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415810821 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 12018 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This third edition of British Culture is the complete introduction to culture and the arts in Britain today. Extensively illustrated and offering a wider range of topics than ever before, David P. Christopher identifies and analyses key areas in language, literature, film, TV, social media, popular music, sport and other fields, setting each one in a clear, historical context. British Culture enables students of British society to understand and enjoy a fascinating range of contemporary arts through an examination of current trends, such as the influence of business and commerce, the effects of globalization and the spread of digital communications. This new edition features: fully revised and updated chapters analyzing a range of key areas within British culture new chapters on cyberculture, heritage and festivals extracts from novels and plays. This student-friendly edition also strengthens reading and study skills through follow-up activities, weblinks and suggestions for further research. David P. Christopher's book is an engaging analysis of contemporary life and arts and, together with its companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/christopher), is essential reading for every student of modern Britain.
Описание: Boasting more than 970 alphabetically-arranged entries, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture surveys British cultural practices and icons in the
latter half of the twentieth century. Examining both high culture and popular culture, and encompassing the more institutional as well as alternative aspects of British culture (from
architecture to pubs, film to internet to current takes on the monarchy), the Encyclopedia casts its net over the whole range of British contemporary life. These entries provide insight
into a culture which is dynamic, eclectic and in a constant state of flux.
A comprehensive system of cross-referencing and a thematic contents list assists readers to identify
entries from particular fields. Entries range from short biographical synopses of the careers of key individuals to longer overview essays which explore the main issues within
contemporary cultural debates. Bringing together subjects rarely found in one volume, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture defines "culture" in its broadest
Readership: This Encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in British culture and also provides a cultural context for students of English, Modern History
and Comparative European Studies. Consultant editors: Andor Gomme Keele University Peter Bailey John
Moores University Jo Croft John Moores University Margaret Marshment John Moores University Frank McDonou
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