Culture and Class in English Public Museums, 1850-1914 by Kate Hill

By Kate Hill

The 19th century witnessed a flowering of museums in cities and towns throughout Britain. in addition to delivering a spotlight for collections of artifacts and a spot of academic game, this paintings argues that municipal museums had an additional, social function. In a scenario of speedy city progress, allied to social and cultural alterations on a scale hitherto unknown, it used to be inevitable that conventional classification and social hierarchies could come less than huge, immense strain. hence, city elites started to glance to new equipment of controlling and defining the city atmosphere. One such manifestation of this was once the expansion of the general public museum. In past centuries museums have been the defend of realized and first rate minority, but by means of the top of the 19th century one of many relevant rationales of museums was once the schooling, or 'improvement', of the operating sessions. within the regulate of museums too there has been a corresponding shift clear of deepest aristocratic management, towards a middle-class civic directorship and a growing to be specialist physique of curators. This paintings is partially a learn of the construction authority and autonomy by way of museum curators. extra importantly notwithstanding, it truly is concerning the stablization of middle-class identities by way of the tip of the 19th century round new hierarchies of cultural capital. Public museums have been a massive think about developing the id and authority of sure teams with entry to, and regulate over, them. by means of interpreting city identities in the course of the cultural lens of the municipal museum, we will re-examine and higher comprehend the subtleties of nineteenth-century city society.

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The Continental Commitment: Britain, Hanover and by Jeremy Black

By Jeremy Black

Recent debates approximately British political and army ideas, derived particularly from dissension approximately Britain’s dating with Europe and from war of words over the Iraq struggle, has ended in a better understanding of the complex nature of the idea that of ‘national interests’.



This significant new paintings grants an extended view of this factor, its dual strands are captured by means of an evaluation either one of the Continental dedication and British interventionism within the 18th Century. the level to which Britain’s upward push to superpower prestige in the US and Asia was once regarding the Continental connection, and her Hanoverian pursuits, is a valuable subject of this research, as is the connection among the household place of the Crown and its pursuits as Electors of Hanover.



The factor of Continental interventionism opens up the query of ways alliances generate their very own pressures, whilst that they're presupposed to aid triumph over demanding situations; whereas additionally indicating how the household aid for alliances shifts, growing its personal dynamics that during flip have an effect on the overseas dimension.



This e-book might be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy, British overseas coverage, British heritage and war and clash studies.

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Winning the Peace: The British in Occupied Germany, by Christopher Knowles

By Christopher Knowles

via adopting a special biographical technique, this booklet examines the goals and intentions of twelve vital and influential people who labored for the British army executive in occupied Germany through the first 3 years after the tip of the second one global conflict. British coverage used to be unique, and the British quarter used to be the biggest and economically most crucial of all 4 zones. even though the 3 Western Allies all resulted in an analogous position with the production of an autonomous Federal Republic of (West) Germany in 1949, they took assorted paths to get there. The position of the British has been a lot misunderstood.

Winning the Peace moves a stability among prior self-congratulatory money owed of the British career, and the later extra serious historiography. It highlights range of goals and private backgrounds and in so doing explains many of the complexities and obvious contradictions in British career coverage. The booklet concludes that, regardless of variety between these studied, all twelve contributors a coverage defined because the 'three Rs' - Reconstruction, Renewal and Reconciliation - instead of the 'four Ds' - De-militarisation, De-nazification, De-industrialisation, and Democratisation - highlighted in past histories of the occupation.

when reflecting at the position of human service provider, Christopher Knowles examines why contributors occasionally didn't in achieving what they initially meant, and the way their goals and perceptions replaced over the years to bare broader political, sociological and cultural forces, outdoors their direct regulate. This ebook is an leading edge learn for these attracted to the Allied career, the post-war background of Germany and the examine of army career generally.

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Henry VIII and History by Thomas S. Freeman,Thomas S, Mr Freeman,Thomas, Professor

By Thomas S. Freeman,Thomas S, Mr Freeman,Thomas, Professor Betteridge

Henry VIII continues to be the main iconic and debatable of all English Kings. For over four-hundred years he has been lauded, reviled and mocked, yet hardly neglected. In his many guises - version Renaissance prince, Defender of the religion, rapacious plunderer of the Church, overweight Bluebeard-- he has featured in different works of truth and faction, in books, magazines, work, theatre, movie and tv. but regardless of this perennial fascination with Henry the fellow and monarch, there was little entire exploration of his historiographic legacy.

Therefore students will welcome this assortment, which gives a scientific survey of Henry's recognition from his personal age via to the current. Divided into 3 sections, the quantity starts with an exam of Henry's attractiveness within the interval among his dying and the outbreak of the English Civil warfare, a time that used to be to create some of the tropes that will dominate his ancient legacy. the second one part bargains with the extra evolution of his attractiveness, from the recovery to Edwardian period, a time while Catholic commentators and girls writers begun entering into the mainstream of English print tradition. the ultimate part covers the 20th and twenty-first centuries, which witnessed an explosion of representations of Henry, either in print and on screen.

Taken jointly those reviews, via a exceptional staff of overseas students, supply a full of life and fascinating review of the way Henry's recognition has been used, abused and manipulated in either academia and pop culture because the 16th century. they supply interesting insights into how he has been reinvented at diverse occasions to mirror the cultural, political and spiritual calls for of the instant; occasionally as hero, occasionally as villain, yet consistently as an unmistakable and iconic determine within the historic landscape.

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King James VI and I: Selected Writings by Neil Rhodes,Jennifer Richards

By Neil Rhodes,Jennifer Richards

'Yet hath it been ever esteemed a question commendable to gather [works] jointly, and include them into one physique, that we may perhaps behold immediately, what divers Off-springs have proceeded from one braine.' This statement from the Bishop of Winchester in his preface to King James's 1616 Workes is very applicable, due to the fact James's writings move the limits of such a lot of various fields. whereas numerous different monarchs engaged in literary composition, King James VI and that i stands proud as 'an inveterate scribbler' and is definitely the main broadly released of all British rulers. King James VI and that i presents a huge consultant collection of King James's writings on a variety of secular and non secular issues. every one textual content is equipped in complete, growing a useful reference device for sixteenth and seventeenth century students operating in several disciplines and a desirable assortment for college students and normal readers drawn to early glossy historical past and literature. not like different variations of James's writings, that have been limited to a unmarried element of his paintings, the current version brings jointly for the 1st time his poetry and his spiritual writing, his political works and his treatises on witchcraft and tobacco, in one quantity. What makes this number of James's writings in particular major is the individuality of his place as either author and ruler, an writer of incontestable authority. All his authorly roles, as poet, polemicist, theologian, political theorist and political orator are expert through this truth. James's writings have been additionally necessarily encouraged by means of the conditions of his reigns and this quantity displays the turbulent problems with faith, politics and nationhood that his 3 kingdoms.

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The Anglo-Dutch Wars of the Seventeenth Century (Modern Wars by J.R. Jones

By J.R. Jones

This examine of the Anglo--Dutch Wars (1652-54, 1665-67, 1672-74) units them of their naval, political and financial contexts. Competing basically over alternate, either governments have been crucially stimulated through mercantile pursuits and via the consultant associations that have been primary to England and the Dutch Republic. Professor Jones compares the effectiveness of the governments stressed - English with Dutch, Commonwealth with restored monarchy, Republican with Orangist - and the results on their economies; and examines the significance of the wars in accelerating the formation of a pro officer corps and developing conflict strategies that might suffer through the age of sail.

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John Witherspoon's American Revolution: Enlightenment and by Gideon Mailer

By Gideon Mailer

In 1768, John Witherspoon, Presbyterian chief of the evangelical renowned celebration faction within the Scottish Kirk, grew to become the varsity of latest Jersey's 6th president. At Princeton, he mentored constitutional architect James Madison; as a brand new Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, he used to be the single clergyman to signal the assertion of Independence. even though Witherspoon is frequently considered the manager conduit of ethical experience philosophy in the US, Mailer's complete research of this founding father's writings demonstrates the resilience of his evangelical ideals. Witherspoon's Presbyterian evangelicalism competed with, mixed with, or even outmoded the civic impression of Scottish Enlightenment concept within the British Atlantic world.

John Witherspoon's American Revolution examines the relationship among patriot discourse and long-standing debates--already significant to the 1707 Act of Union--about the connection between piety, ethical philosophy, and political unionism. In Witherspoon's brain, americans grew to become diverse from different British topics simply because extra of them were woke up to the sin they shared with every person. satirically, acute cognizance in their ethical depravity legitimized their circulate to independence by way of making it a concerted ethical motion recommended via the Holy Spirit. Mailer's exploration of Witherspoon's idea and effect means that, for the founders in his circle, civic advantage rested on own spiritual awakening.

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Settler Anxiety at the Outposts of Empire: Colonial by Kenton Storey

By Kenton Storey

During the 1850s and 1860s, there has been massive anxiousness between British settlers over the opportunity of Indigenous uprising and violence. but, publicly admitting to this worry might have long gone counter to Victorian notions of racial superiority. during this attention-grabbing publication, Kenton Storey demanding situations the concept a chain of colonial crises within the mid-nineteenth century ended in a decline within the approval for humanitarianism around the British Empire. in its place, he demonstrates how colonial newspapers in New Zealand and on Vancouver Island appropriated humanitarian language as a method of justifying the growth of settlers’ entry to land, selling racial segregation and allaying fears of strength Indigenous resistance.

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