Britain Since 1789

A Concise History

Author: Martin Pugh

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312223595

Category: History

Page: 254

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An "introduction to the fundamental social, political and economic changes that took place in Great Britain from the late eighteenth century to the present day."--Cover.
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Ein Königreich für Tiere

Die Geschichte der britischen Tierrechtsbewegung

Author: Mieke Roscher

Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 382885429X

Category: Nature

Page: 581

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Tierversuche, Massentierhaltung, Pelztierzucht oder die traditionelle Fuchsjagd mit Hunden - es gibt vieles, gegen das britische Tierrechts-Aktivisten zu Felde ziehen. Die Befreiungs-Aktionen der Animal Liberation Front sind nur die schrillsten Ereignisse dieser Art. Die Tier-rechtsbewegung ist mit ihrem radikalen Auftreten eine der brisantesten gesellschaftspoliti-schen Erscheinungen in Großbritannien. Mit Vehemenz fordert sie eine Diskussion über das Verhältnis von Mensch und Tier und entsprechende Gesetze. Allerdings liegen die ideologischen Ursprünge der Tierrechtsbewegung - von der Forschung bislang weitgehend übersehen - bereits in der Sozialbewegung des frühen neunzehnten Jahr-hunderts. Mit der Tierrechtsfrage wurden seinerzeit zentrale Diskurse über den tief greifenden Wandel der Gesellschaft aufgegriffen. Der Bewegung gelang es, Tierschutz als Zivilisie-rungsmission par excellence und als Element patriotischer Selbstvergewisserung zu etablie-ren. Mieke Roscher schließt die eklatante Forschungslücke. Sie zeigt Kontinuitäten und Transfor-mationsprozesse in der Entwicklung der Tierrechtsbewegung bis zur Gegenwart auf in Bezug auf deren organisatorische und methodische Ausrichtung, soziale Konstituierung, ideologische Untermauerung und öffentliche Rezeption.
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The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Twentieth Century

Author: Mark Clapson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134476957

Category: History

Page: 424

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The Routledge Companion to Twentieth-Century Britain is a jargon-free guide to the social, economic and political history of Britain since 1900. Opening with a general introduction and overview of twentieth century Britain, the book contains a wealth of chronologies, facts and figures, introductions to major themes, the historiography of twentieth century Britain, a guide to sources and resources, biographies of the most important figures and a dictionary of key terms, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to this key period of change and development in this most urban of nations. From the outbreak of World War One, to the introduction of the NHS, to the first television set, this book covers in detail some of the most important events that shaped twentieth-century Britain. Topics discussed include: class: the working and middle classes gender: women’s history ethnicity: immigration and the idea of multicultural Britain social policy: poverty and welfare economic paradox: decline and affluence economic change: manufacturing and services popular culture: music, fashion, sports, screen liberalisation: Victorian Values and permissiveness political parties: the major and minor parties governments: achievements and problems the wider world: Ireland; decolonization; European integration. Packed with useful information, this guide will be an indispensable reference tool for all those seeking an introduction to twentieth century British history.
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Britain Since the Seventies

Politics and Society in the Consumer Age

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861892010

Category: History

Page: 232

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Jeremy Black presents a comprehensive political, social, cultural and economic history of Great Britain from the 1970s to the present day.
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Britain's Hidden Role in the Rwandan Genocide

The Cat's Paw

Author: Hazel Cameron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113628740X

Category: Law

Page: 160

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Britain’s Hidden Role in the Rwandan Genocide examines the role of the United Kingdom as a global elite bystander to the crime of genocide, and its complicity, in violation of international criminal laws during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. As prevailing accounts confine themselves to the role and actions of the United States and the United Nations, the full picture of Rwanda’s genocide has yet to be revealed. Hazel Cameron demonstrates that it is the unravelling of the criminal role and actions of the British that illuminates a more detailed answer to the question of ‘why’ the genocide in Rwanda occurred. In this book, she provides a systematic and detailed analysis of the policies of the British Government towards civil unrest in Rwanda throughout the 1990s that culminated in genocide. Utilising documentary evidence obtained as a result of Freedom of Information requests to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as well as material obtained through extensive interviews - with British government cabinet members, diplomats, Ambassadors to the United Nations Security Council, prisoners in Rwanda convicted of being leaders and organisers of genocide, and victims and survivors of genocide in Rwanda – the author finds that the actions of the British and French governments, both before and during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, were disassociated from human rights norms. It is suggested herein that the decision-making of the Major government during the period of 1990 – 1994 was for the advancement of the interrelated goals of maintaining power status and ensuring economic interests in key areas of Africa. This account of the legal culpability of the powerful within the corridors of government, in both London and Paris, shows that these behaviours cannot be conceptualised under existing notions of state crime. This book serves to illuminate the inadequacies and limitations of a concept of state crime in international law as it currently stands, and will be of considerable interest to anyone concerned with the misuse of state power.
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A Concise History of the French Revolution

Author: Sylvia Neely

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742534117

Category: History

Page: 287

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This concise yet rich introduction to the French Revolution explores the origins, development, and eventual decline of a movement that defines France to this day. Through an accessible chronological narrative, Sylvia Neely explains the complex events, conflicting groups, and rapid changes that characterized this critical period in French history. She traces the fundamental transformations in government and society that forced the French to come up with new ways of thinking about their place in the world, ultimately leading to liberalism, conservatism, terrorism, and modern nationalism. Throughout, the author focuses on the essential political events that propelled the Revolution, at the same time deftly interweaving the intellectual, social, diplomatic, military, and cultural history of the time. Neely explains how the difficult choices made by the royal government and the revolutionaries alike not only brought on the collapse of the Old Regime but moved the nation into increasingly radical policies, to the Terror, and finally to the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. Written with clarity and nuance, this work offers a deeply knowledgeable understanding of the political possibilities available at any given moment in the course of the Revolution, placing them in a broad social context. All readers interested in France and revolutionary history will find this an engaging and rewarding read.
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Revolution und Emanzipation

Geschlechterordnungen in Europa um 1800

Author: Katharina Rennhak,Virginia Richter

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412112042

Category: Ethnicity in literature

Page: 304

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Die Elenden

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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The Making of Modern Britain

The Age of Empire to the New Millennium

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 273

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This highly illustrated volume traces the social and cultural history of Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Die kürzeste Geschichte Deutschlands

Author: James Hawes

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843717389

Category: History

Page: 336

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Auf 250 Seiten einmal durch 2000 Jahre deutscher Geschichte: Überzeugend und souverän führt James Hawes von den alten Römern bis in die Gegenwart. Eine große Tour durch die Jahrhunderte, die in einer leidenschaftlichen Hommage an die Bundesrepublik endet. Der Sieg gegen die Römer im Teutoburger Wald, die barbarische Grausamkeit des Dreißigjährigen Kriegs, der Aufstieg des militaristischen Preußens im 18. Jahrhundert — wie Blitzlichter scheinen diese historischen Ereignisse in James Hawes’ fulminantem Parforceritt durch die deutsche Geschichte auf. Die alles beherrschende Frage, die sich wie ein roter Faden durch die Seiten zieht: Gehört das Herzstück Europas zum Westen oder zum Osten? Für Hawes ist klar, dass dieses Land zum Westen zählt. Die Bundesrepublik, so wie wir sie kennen, sieht er in der Tradition des wahren, historischen Deutschlands, dem Staatshörigkeit, puritanischer Eifer und narben gesichtiger Militarismus stets fremd waren. Hawes ist sich sicher: Deutschland ist heute »Europas größte Hoffnung«.
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A Short History of the French Revolution

Author: Jeremy D. Popkin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 168

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For courses on the French Revolution.Written for today's undergraduates, this up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Period offers a shorter, concise alternative to the longer, detailed texts more appropriate for advanced study. This text introduces students to the major events that comprise the story of the French Revolution; to the different ways in which historians have interpreted them; to the political, social, and cultural origins of the Revolution; and to the latest methodological approaches.
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The Rocky Road to the Great War

The Evolution of Trench Warfare to 1914

Author: Nicholas Murray

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612341055

Category: History

Page: 320

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Nicholas Murray's The Rocky Road to the Great War examines the evolution of field fortification theory and practice between 1877 and 1914. During this period field fortifications became increasingly important, and their construction evolved from primarily above to below ground. The reasons for these changes are crucial to explaining the landscape of World War I, yet they have remained largely unstudied. The transformation in field fortifications reflected not only the ongoing technological advances but also the changing priorities in the reasons for constructing them, such as preventing desertion, protecting troops, multiplying forces, reinforcing tactical points, providing a secure base, and dominating an area. Field fortification theory, however, did not evolve solely in response to improving firepower or technology. Rather, a combination of those factors and societal ones-for example, the rise of large conscript armies and the increasing participation of citizens rather than subjects-led directly to technical alterations in the actual construction of the fieldworks. These technical developments arose from the second wave of the Industrial Revolution in the late nineteenth century that provided new technologies that increased the firepower of artillery, which in turn drove the transition from above- to belowground field fortification. Based largely on primary sourcesùincluding French, British, Austrian, and American military attache reports-Murray's enlightening study is unique in defining, fully examining, and contextualizing the theories and construction of field fortifications before World War I.
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Bibliographic Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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America

A Concise History

Author: James A. Henretta,David Brody,Lynn Dumenil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780312256128

Category: United States

Page: 958

View: 6425

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Tropical Babylons

Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680

Author: Stuart B. Schwartz

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807895628

Category: History

Page: 368

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The idea that sugar, plantations, slavery, and capitalism were all present at the birth of the Atlantic world has long dominated scholarly thinking. In nine original essays by a multinational group of top scholars, Tropical Babylons re-evaluates this so-called "sugar revolution." The most comprehensive comparative study to date of early Atlantic sugar economies, this collection presents a revisionist examination of the origins of society and economy in the Atlantic world. Focusing on areas colonized by Spain and Portugal (before the emergence of the Caribbean sugar colonies of England, France, and Holland), these essays show that despite reliance on common knowledge and technology, there were considerable variations in the way sugar was produced. With studies of Iberia, Madeira and the Canary Islands, Hispaniola, Cuba, Brazil, and Barbados, this volume demonstrates the similarities and differences between the plantation colonies, questions the very idea of a sugar revolution, and shows how the specific conditions in each colony influenced the way sugar was produced and the impact of that crop on the formation of "tropical Babylons--multiracial societies of great oppression. Contributors: Alejandro de la Fuente, University of Pittsburgh Herbert Klein, Columbia University John J. McCusker, Trinity University Russell R. Menard, University of Minnesota William D. Phillips Jr., University of Minnesota Genaro Rodriguez Morel, Seville, Spain Stuart B. Schwartz, Yale University Eddy Stols, Leuven University, Belgium Alberto Vieira, Centro de Estudos Atlanticos, Madeira
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