The Mid-Victorian Generation, 1846-1886

Author: K. Theodore Hoppen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198731993

Category: History

Page: 787

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This volume in the New Oxford History of England covers the period from the repeal of the Corn Laws to the dramatic failure of Gladstone's first Home Rule Bill. Theo Hoppen examines the influence of developments in religion, economics, science, and the arts, intermeshed with a detailed social and political analysis of the period. His magisterial study goes beyond coverage of England alone to investigate the distinct but interconnected histories of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Empire abroad.
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Krone, Kirche und Verfassung

Konservatismus in den englischen Unterschichten 1815–1867

Author: Jörg Neuheiser

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647370096

Category: History

Page: 349

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Warum kommt es in England im 19. Jahrhundert zu keiner Revolution? Historiker verbinden die auffällige Stabilität der englischen Gesellschaft mit einem doppelten Problem: Schon sehr früh gab es in England eine Arbeiterbewegung, die gemeinsam mit den Liberalen Reformen forderte und auch revolutionäre Vorstellungen entwickelte. Trotz einer nach 1815 scheinbar stark radikalisierten Bevölkerung blieb eine Revolution aber aus, und eine Arbeiterpartei entstand in England später als in anderen europäischen Staaten. Seit 20 Jahren wird dieser Widerspruch üblicherweise mit der Komplexität sozialer und politischer Identitätsbildung innerhalb der Unterschichten erklärt. Verwiesen wird auf die lange dominante Tradition des englischen Liberalismus und Radikalismus, der auch die Reformbewegungen der Arbeiterschaft prägte.
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Victorian Literature

Author: David Amigoni

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074868803X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 3220

The work of Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Thomas Hardy, Thomas Carlyle and Mathew Arnold are explored in relation to ideas about fiction, journalism, drama, poetry, new women, gothic, horror and the Victoria
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Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856

Author: Trevor Royle

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466887850

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6215

Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856 by Trevor Royle The Crimean War is one of history's most compelling subjects. It encompassed human suffering, woeful leadership and maladministration on a grand scale. It created a heroic myth out of the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade and, in Florence Nightingale, it produced one of history's great heroes. New weapons were introduced; trench combat became a fact of daily warfare outside Sebastopol; medical innovation saved countless soldiers' lives that would otherwise have been lost. The war paved the way for the greater conflagration which broke out in 1914 and greatly prefigured the current situation in Eastern Europe.
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The Life and Times of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Author: R. Angus Buchanan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852855253

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2628

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Neue politische Literatur

Berichte über das internationale Schrifttum

Author: Erwin Stein,Helmut Ridder

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

View: 7036

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Ehrbare Spekulanten

Author: Andreas Fahrmeir

Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag


Category: London (England)

Page: 596

View: 7698

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Auf der Suche nach dem "wahren" Liberalismus

demokratische Bewegungen und liberale Politik im viktorianischen England

Author: Detlev Mares

Publisher: N.A


Category: Democracy

Page: 373

View: 6154

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Karl Marx/Friedrich Engels, Werke, Artikel, Entwürfe. September 1867 bis März 1871

Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels,Institut marksizma-leninizma (Moscow, Russia),Institut für Marxismus-Leninismus beim ZK der SED

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 5793

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The Highly Civilized Man

Author: Dane Kennedy

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674018624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

View: 545

In an insightful biography, the author offers an examination of Richard Burton that explores how his contribution to Victorian Britain's most contentious debates provides a panoramic perspective on the world of the Victorians.
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Die radikale Herausforderung

die politische Kultur der englischen Konservativen zwischen ländlicher Tradition und industrieller Moderne, 1846-1868

Author: Andreas Rödder

Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 9783486566550

Category: Conservatism

Page: 574

View: 6317

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: German literature

Page: N.A

View: 5348

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The Heretic in Darwin’s Court

The Life of Alfred Russel Wallace

Author: Ross A. Slotten

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 7291

During their lifetimes, Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection. Together, the two men spearheaded one of the greatest intellectual revolutions in modern history, and their rivalry, usually amicable but occasionally acrimonious, forged modern evolutionary theory. Yet today, few people today know much about Wallace. The Heretic in Darwin's Court explores the controversial life and scientific contributions of Alfred Russel Wallace—Victorian traveler, scientist, spiritualist, and co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of natural selection. After examining his early years, the biography turns to Wallace's twelve years of often harrowing travels in the western and eastern tropics, which place him in the pantheon of the greatest explorer-naturalists of the nineteenth century. Tracing step-by-step his discovery of natural selection—a piece of scientific detective work as revolutionary in its implications as the discovery of the structure of DNA—the book then follows the remaining fifty years of Wallace's eccentric and entertaining life. In addition to his divergence from Darwin on two fundamental issues—sexual selection and the origin of the human mind—he pursued topics that most scientific figures of his day conspicuously avoided, including spiritualism, phrenology, mesmerism, environmentalism, and life on Mars. Although there may be disagreement about his conclusions, Wallace's intellectual investigations into the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe itself remain some of the most inspired scientific accomplishments in history. This authoritative biography casts new light on the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace and the importance of his twenty-five-year relationship with Charles Darwin.
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Making English Morals

Voluntary Association and Moral Reform in England, 1787–1886

Author: M. J. D. Roberts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139454216

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Campaigns for moral reform were a recurrent and distinctive feature of public life in later Georgian and Victorian England. Anti-slavery, temperance, charity organisation, cruelty prevention, 'social purity' advocates, and more, all promoted their causes through mobilisation of citizen volunteer support. This 2004 book sets out to explore the world of these volunteer networks, their foci of concern, their patterns of recruitment, their methods of operation and the responses they aroused. In its exploration of this culture of self-consciously altruistic associational effort, the book provides a systematic survey of moral reform movements as a distinct tradition of citizen action over this period, as well as casting light on the formation of a middle-class culture torn, in this stage of economic and political nation-building, between acceptance of a market-organised society and unease about the cultural consequences of doing so. This is a revelatory book that is both compelling and accessible.
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Königin Viktoria und ihre Zeit

Author: E. J. Feuchtwanger,Christian Müller

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 177

View: 5294

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Britain Yesterday and Today

1830 to the Present

Author: Walter L. Arnstein

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division


Category: Education

Page: 545

View: 7295

This text, which is the fourth volume in the best-selling History of England series, tells how a small and insignificant outpost of the Roman empire evolved into a nation that has produced and disseminated so many significant ideas and institutions. This is the only comprehensive text available for the History of England survey course that has been revised and updated to include coverage of the entire 20th century.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Cambridge History of Law in America

Author: Michael Grossberg,Christopher Tomlins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521803063

Category: History

Page: 869

View: 5136

This volume covers American law in the nineteenth century and describes the development of modern legal systems.
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