The 19th century was, to a large extent, the ‘British century’. Great Britain was the great world power and its institutions, beliefs and values had an immense impact on the world far beyond its formal empire. Providence and Empire argues that knowledge of the religious thought of the time is crucial in understanding the British imperial story. The churches of the United Kingdom were the greatest suppliers of missionaries to the world, and there was a widespread belief that Britain had a divine mission to spread Christianity and civilisation, to eradicate slavery, and to help usher in the millennium; the Empire had a providential purpose in the world. This is the first connected account of the interactions of religion, politics and society in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales between 1815 and 1914. Providence and Empire is essential reading for any student who wishes to gain an insight into the social, political and cultural life of this period.
Religion, Politics and Society in the United Kingdom, 1815-1914
Author: Stewart Brown
The period from 1066 to 1272, from the Norman Conquest to the death of Henry III, was one of enormous political change in England and of innovation in the Church as a whole. Religion, Politics and Society 1066-1272 charts the many ways in which a constantly changing religious culture impacted on a social and political system which was itself dominated by clerics, from the parish to the kingdom. Examining the various ways in which churchmen saw their relation to secular power, Henry Mayr-Harting introduces many of the great personalities of the time, such as Thomas Becket and Robert Grosseteste. At the same time he shows how religion itself changed over the course of two centuries, in response to changing social conditions – how rising population fuelled the economic activities of the monasteries, and how parish reform demanded a more educated clergy and by this increased the social prestige of the Church. Written by an acknowledged master in the field, this magisterial account will be an unmissable read for all students of Norman and Plantagenet England and of the history of the medieval Church as a political, social and spiritual force.
Author: Henry Mayr-Harting
Category: English language
In his New History of England, leading historian Jeremy Black takes a cool and dispassionate look at the vicissitudes of over two millennia of English history.
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
This completes the publication of the charters associated with one of the wealthiest and most important monasteries of late Anglo-Saxon England. Part 1 (ISBN 0-19-726217-1) included the first 50 texts. Part 2 publishes the remaining 101 documents, which are crucial for understanding the abbeys development after its refoundation as a Benedictine house around 955 and its primary role in the tenth-century reform of the Anglo-Saxon church.
Author: Susan E. Kelly,British Academy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Business & Economics
This study, a revisiting of the author's PhD thesis, looks at Royal landholding in the Wessex shires of Hampshire and Dorset in the later Anglo-Saxon period. It analyses the techniques used for estate management across the different categories of landholding and examines the role of role agents. Of primary importance is evidence from Domesday Book backed up with other charters and wills. Ultimately conclusions are drawn about the nature of Royal power and the development of the Anglo-Saxon state.
land, politics and family strategies
Author: Ryan Lavelle
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
Category: Social Science
Author: British Library. Lending Division
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
a slight sketch and criticism of the social and political conditions in the British Islands (herein called Britain) from the year 56 B.C. to the accession of Henry II to the throne of England in 1154 A.D.
Author: John Wynne Jeudwine
Category: Great Britain
Author: Robert Watt
Category: English literature
King of the English 978-1016
Author: Ryan Lavelle
Publisher: Tempus Pub Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Rose Arny
Category: American literature
A fascinating chronology of world history ranges from the dawn of humankind to the present day, examining important events, milestones, ideas, personalities, and more that occurred simultaneously in different regions of the world, and includes dozens of maps, informational sidebars, artifacts, and coverage of local customs, lifestyles, climate, and other topics. 35,000 first printing.
An Illustrated Timeline
Author: Neil Kagan
Publisher: National Geographic
Die Erzählungen, von denen nicht alle als Original gelten, sind in eine Rahmenhandlung eingebunden, die von einer Pilgergruppe auf ihrem Weg von Southwark, einem Vorort von London, nach Canterbury handelt, wo sie das Grabmal von Thomas Becket in der Kathedrale von Canterbury besichtigen wollen. Der Wirt, Harry, des Tabard Inn schlägt den dreißig Pilgern vor, auf dem Hin- und Rückweg je zwei Geschichten zu erzählen, und verspricht dem besten Erzähler als Preis eine Gratismahlzeit.
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Author: Anton Scharer,Georg Scheibelreiter