The Sixteenth Century

Author: Euan K. Cameron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198731884

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 5329

This new volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series looks at the sixteenth century - one of the most tumultuous and dramatic periods of social and cultural transformation in European history. Six leading experts consider this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual history, and subject traditional explanations of all these areas to revision in light of the most modern scholarship. - ;The sixteenth century witnessed some of the most abrupt and traumatic transformations ever seen in European society and culture. Populatio.
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The British Isles Since 1945

Author: Kathleen Burk

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199248384

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 7368

Since 1945 Great Britain has gone through many changes: the loss of an empire, economic decline and resurgence, entry into Europe, evolution into a multicultural society, and devolution, to name only the more obvious. In this book, six distinguished historians each take a theme - politics, international relations, high, middle , and low culture, social and economic policies, the nature of civil society, and Ireland - and set out the fundamental nature and development of each. These are set within the wider context of the Cold War, and its impact both internationally and domestically; of the impact on politics, economics and foreign policy of the decline of the pound and the attempts to arrest this; and finally, of the growing impact of Europe.
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AQA A-level History: Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy 1603-1702

Author: Angela Anderson,Dale Scarboro

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471837742

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2162

AQA approved Enhance and expand your students' knowledge and understanding of their AQA breadth study through expert narrative, progressive skills development and bespoke essays from leading historians on key debates. - Builds students' understanding of the events and issues of the period with authoritative, well-researched narrative that covers the specification content - Introduces the key concepts of change, continuity, cause and consequence, encouraging students to make comparisons across time as they advance through the course - Improves students' skills in tackling interpretation questions and essay writing by providing clear guidance and practice activities - Boosts students' interpretative skills and interest in history through extended reading opportunities consisting of specially commissioned essays from practising historians on relevant debates - Cements understanding of the broad issues underpinning the period with overviews of the key questions, end-of-chapter summaries and diagrams that double up as handy revision aids
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The seventeenth century

Author: Jenny Wormald

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198731610

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 8312

Aimed at undergraduates studying the history of the British Isles in the 17th century, this book covers the period 1603-1688. Further reading is included, as well as a chronology and index.
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Restoration Politics, Religion and Culture

Britain and Ireland, 1660-1714

Author: George Southcombe,Grant Tapsell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023031354X

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 7179

This indispensable introductory guide offers students a number of highly focused chapters on key themes in Restoration history. Each addresses a core question relating to the period 1660-1714, and uses artistic and literary sources – as well as more traditional texts of political history – to illustrate and illuminate arguments. George Southcombe and Grant Tapsell provide clear analyses of different aspects of the era whilst maintaining an overall coherence based on three central propositions: • 1660-1714 represents a political world fundamentally influenced by the civil wars and interregnum • the period can best be understood by linking together types of evidence too often separated in conventional accounts • the high politics of kings and their courts should be examined within broader social and geographical contexts. Featuring chapters on the exclusion crisis, Charles II and James VII/II, as well as the British dimension, restoration culture, and politics out-of-doors, this is essential reading for anyone studying this fascinating period in British history.
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Changing Genre Conventions in Historical English News Discourse

Author: Birte Bös,Lucia Kornexl

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027268568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 1497

This volume explores the dynamics of genre conventions in historical English news discourse. The contributions cover a wide spectrum of news writing and publication formats: from corantos to modern tabloids, from prototypical hard news stories and crime reports to more specialised genres such as medical and scientific news, advertisements, death notices and spoof news. Investigating linguistic, pragmatic and social factors, the authors trace the triggers, mechanisms and agents of change that have shaped genre conventions in historical news discourse from the 17th century to the present day.
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After Rome

Author: T. M. Charles-Edwards,Thomas Charles-Edwards,Paul Langford

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 759

The chapters in this volume, each written by a leading scholar of the period, analyze in turn the different nationalities and kingdoms that existed in the British Isles from the end of the Roman empire to the coming of the Vikings, the process of conversion to Christianity, the development of art and of a written culture, and the interaction between this written culture and the societies of the day.
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The Eighteenth Century

1688-1815

Author: Paul Langford

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191583200

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 3292

This volume takes a thematic approach to the history of the eighteenth century in the British Isles, covering such issues as domestic politics (including popular political culture), religious developments and change, and social and demographic structure and growth. Paul Langford heads a leading team of contributors, to present a lively picture of an era of intense change and growth in which all parts of Britain and Ireland were increasingly bound together by economic expansion and political unification.
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The School World

A Monthly Magazine of Educational Work and Progress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 1487

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Seventeenth-Century Europe

State, Conflict and Social Order in Europe 1598-1700

Author: Thomas Munck

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230209726

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 3811

This thematically organised text provides a compelling introduction and guide to the key problems and issues of this highly controversial century. Offering a genuinely comparative history, Thomas Munck adeptly balances Eastern and Southern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Ottoman Empire against the better-known history of France, the British Isles and Spain. Seventeenth-Century Europe - gives full prominence to the political context of the period, arguing that the Thirty Years War is vital to understanding the social and political developments of the early modern period - provides detailed coverage of the debates surrounding the 'general crisis', absolutism and the growth of the state, and the implications these had for townspeople, the peasantry and the poor - examines changes in economic orientation within Europe, as well as continuity and change in mental and cultural traditions at different social levels. Now fully revised, this second edition of a well-established and approachable synthesis features important new material on the Ottomans, Christian-Moslem contacts and on the role of women. The text has also been thoroughly updated to take account of recent research.
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A History of the Peoples of the British Isles

From 1688 to 1914

Author: Thomas Heyck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134415214

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 3616

The three volumes of A History of the Peoples of the British Isles weave together the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and their peoples.The authors trace the course of social, economic, cultural and political history from prehistoric times to the present, analyzing the relationships, differences and similarities of the four areas. Volume II focuses on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its main themes are:* the formation of the British nation-state* the spread of English cultural influence and political power throughout the Briti
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The Nineteenth Century

The British Isles, 1815-1901

Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198731434

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 7184

This new eleven-volume series will span the history of the British Isles from the Roman Era to the present. Each volume consists of essays by leading historians who focus on key issues for the period--including society, economy, religion, politics, and culture. The chapters are at once wide-ranging surveys and searching analyses. They are written for the non-specialist but include new and important findings, making them equally valuable for academics across a range of disciplines. The Nineteenth Century is the inaugural volume in the series and covers the peak of Britain's world power. The book sets out to describe the force and complexity of that experience, and to cover, in an interdisciplinary way, the political, economic, and cultural history of the British Isles between 1815 and 1901. It looks at the Victorian economy, as well as Victorian public life, as a cultural and political narrative. It includes chapters on women and domesticity; the interplay of religion, intellect, and science; art; architecture and the city; and the literature, theater, and music of the time. The book provides a vivid portrait of this crucial moment in British history and is ideal for both the student of modern history and the general reader.
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17th Century

Author: Joseph Bergin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198731689

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 4775

The work succeeds in providing insights into what, as Bergin suggests in his introduction, has been a difficult century to classify./ Andrew Spicer, History Vol 87 No 288In this book the seventeenth century, heavy with significance for the future of Europe, is fully explored by Professor Bergin and six major authors as they address, in turn, economy, society, politics, war and international relations, science, thought and culture ('The Age of Curiosity'), and Europe in the wider world. In a set of chapters covering and contrasting the European experience across the full century and the full continent, the reader is offered a rich, lively, and provocative introduction to the period, and students a superbly authoritative context for more detailed work.
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The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

Author: Ralph Alan Griffiths

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198731429

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 961

The late Middle Ages was a period marked by This book encompasses the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and also considers the relationships between the different parts of the British Isles. Six chapters examine key themes in turn: society and population, economic life,religion, intellectual and cultural life and cultural expression kingdoms and dominions at peace and at war, and kingship and government. Specially commissioned from six leading historians, these chapters provide lively and authoritative coverage of the main developments of the period. Includingmaps, a chronology, and an introduction and conclusion by Ralph Griffiths to draw together key points, this book provides an integrated and accessible account of British history in the later Middle Ages.
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The Peoples of the British Isles: From 1688 to 1870

Author: Stanford E. Lehmberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780534150792

Category: History

Page: 415

View: 1522

A history of Britain from the Glorious Revolution and the Protestant Settlement to the height of Empire.
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The British Isles, 1901-1951

Author: Christopher Dougherty

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 2525

The British Isles entered the twentieth century as a single state, 'Great Britain and Ireland, ' with a 'British Empire' greater in extent and larger in population than the world had ever seen. The first fifty years of the new century saw vast change both at home and abroad. Each chapter in this volume focuses on a specific aspect of the rapidly changing historical landscape of British history in this period: politics, economics, society, culture, the wars, and foreign policy, combining specialist attention to each area with an emphasis on ...
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The British Problem c-1534-1707

State Formation in the Atlantic Archipelago

Author: Brendan Bradshaw,John Stephen Morrill

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349247316

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 344

View: 2578

Part of the "Problems in Focus" series of historical studies, this title looks at the various religious, social, political and cultural "problems" which occured in English history from 1534 to 1707.
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The School World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 6719

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Appletons' Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events

Embracing Political, Military, and Ecclesiastical Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 2841

Posted in Encyclopedias and dictionaries