Elizabethan Naval Administration (Navy Records Society by C.S. Knighton,David Loades,C S, Dr Knighton,David, Professor

By C.S. Knighton,David Loades,C S, Dr Knighton,David, Professor Loades

This is the 1st basic choice from the immense physique of surviving records approximately Elizabeth’s military. it's a better half to The army of Edward VI and Mary I (Vol.157 within the NRS Series), the place the equipment serving either volumes used to be published, and it enhances the opposite NRS volumes that deal particularly with the Spanish Armada. This assortment concentrates (though now not completely so) at the early years of Elizabeth’s reign whilst there has been no formal battle. From 1558-1585 the military was once serious about a few small-scale campaigns, pursuit of pirates and coffee exhibits of strength. The files chosen emphasize the monetary and administrative approaches that supported those operations, corresponding to mustering, victualing, demobilisation, and send upkeep and service. The fleet different in dimension from approximately 30 to forty five ships throughout the interval and an unlimited volume of upkeep and service was once required. the most part of the quantity is the vastly targeted army Treasurer's account for 1562-3 that is through and collated with the corresponding Exchequer Account. The records illustrate simply how successfully the dockyards functioned. They have been one of many nice early Elizabethan achievements.

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Poetical Dust: Poets' Corner and the Making of Britain by Thomas A. Prendergast

By Thomas A. Prendergast

In the South Transept of Westminster Abbey in London, the our bodies of greater than seventy women and men, basically writers, poets, and playwrights, are interred, with many extra memorialized. From the time of the reburial of Geoffrey Chaucer in 1556, the distance has develop into a sanctuary the place probably the most respected figures of English letters are celebrated and remembered. Poets' nook is now an allure visited through millions of holiday makers every year, yet for far of its heritage it was once additionally the staging floor for an ongoing debate at the nature of British cultural id and where of poetry within the higher political landscape.

Thomas Prendergast's Poetical Dust deals a provocative, far-reaching, and witty research of Poets' nook. overlaying approximately 1000 years of political and literary historical past, the ebook examines the chaotic, occasionally fitful method wherein Britain has consecrated its poetry and poets. no matter if exploring the various burials of Chaucer, the politicking of Alexander Pope, or the absence of William Shakespeare, Prendergast asks us to think about how those relics attest to the vexed, depression ties among the literary corpse and corpus. His considerate, refined dialogue finds Poets' nook to be no longer easily a centuries-old vacation spot for pilgrims and travelers alike yet a monument to literary reputation and the inevitable decay of the our bodies it has either rejected and celebrated.

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Colonization, Piracy, and Trade in Early Modern Europe: The by Estelle Paranque,Nate Probasco,Claire Jowitt

By Estelle Paranque,Nate Probasco,Claire Jowitt

This assortment brings jointly essays interpreting the foreign impact of queens, different woman rulers, and their representatives from 1450 via 1700, an period of increasing colonial job and sea alternate. As Europe rose in prominence geopolitically, a couple of vital women—such as Queen Elizabeth I of britain, Catherine de Medici, Caterina Cornaro of Cyprus, and Isabel Clara Eugenia of Austria—exerted effect over international affairs. normally male-dominated spheres resembling exchange, colonization, conflict, and espionage have been, occasionally for the 1st time, less than the keep an eye on of strong girls. This interdisciplinary quantity examines how they navigated those actions, and the way they're represented in literature. by means of highlighting the hyperlinks among girl energy and international affairs, Colonization, Piracy, and alternate in Early smooth Europe contributes to a fuller figuring out of early glossy queenship.

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Policing Transnational Protest: Liberal Imperialism and the by Daniel Brückenhaus

By Daniel Brückenhaus

Policing Transnational Protest offers an unique point of view at the background of police surveillance of anticolonial activists in France, Britain, and Germany within the first 1/2 the 20th century. Tracing the undertakings of anticolonial activists from Asia, Africa, and the center East in Europe and reconstructing the response of ecu governments, it illuminates the expanding cooperation of the police and mystery companies to watch the actions of the "oriental revolutionaries" and scale back their room to move. yet these efforts had an unintentional inflammatory influence, frightening either supporters and competitors of colonial rule to appreciate the clash in more and more worldwide and trans-imperial phrases. The surveillance additionally exacerbated tensions among Europeans pleasant to the anticolonial reason, and people who prioritized imperial safeguard over civil liberties and nationwide sovereignty. monitoring turning out to be degrees of transnational executive cooperation opposed to anticolonialists, this booklet will pay detailed cognizance to Germany, the place many activists have been capable of perform their political paintings in relative defense after escaping surveillance in Britain and France.

By reading the emergence of ever extra subtle counter-terrorism schemes and surveillance apparatuses, Brückenhaus additionally contributes a pre-history of comparable phenomena characterizing the post-9/11 global. He indicates how, then as now, an intensification of a "war on terror" went hand in hand with matters approximately encroachments on civil liberties, frequently expressed in open protest opposed to such governance measures. Policing Transnational Protest informs present debates approximately intelligence accumulating and surveillance in numerous eu international locations in addition to their new cooperative associate, the United States.

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Voices of Medieval England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: by Linda Mitchell

By Linda Mitchell

This quantity offers a variety of basic files from medieval England, Scotland, eire, and Wales, thereby allowing readers to at once entry information regarding lifestyles some time past within the region.

• offers instruments and methods for successfully comparing the which means and significance of the documents

• permits scholars to successfully include details from fundamental records into a number of tuition and private learn projects

• comprises an "Ask your self" part of questions about the rfile and the resource period in addition to a "Topics to contemplate" part that implies subject matters to discover in an essay, on-line undertaking, or classification presentation

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Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England: Theology and by Helen Foxhall Forbes

By Helen Foxhall Forbes

Christian theology and spiritual trust have been crucially vital to Anglo-Saxon society, and are happen within the surviving textual, visible and fabric proof. this is often the 1st full-length research investigating how Christian theology and spiritual ideals permeated society and underpinned social values in early medieval England. The impact of the early medieval Church as an establishment is generally stated, yet Christian theology itself is mostly thought of to were available merely to a small proficient elite. This e-book exhibits that theology had a far higher and extra major effect than has been acknowledged. An exam of theology in its social context, and the way it used to be sure up with neighborhood specialists and powers, finds a way more refined interpretation of secular techniques, and exhibits how theological debate affected the ways in which spiritual and lay members lived and died. This was once now not a one-way move, even if: this booklet additionally examines how social and cultural practices and pursuits affected the improvement of theology in Anglo-Saxon England, and the way ’popular’ trust interacted with literary and educational traditions. via case-studies, this e-book explores how theological debate and dialogue affected the private views of Christian Anglo-Saxons, together with the place attainable those that couldn't learn. In all of those, it's transparent that theology was once now not indifferent from society or from the studies of lay humans, yet shaped a vital constituent part.

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Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in by E. H. H. Green

By E. H. H. Green

Ideologies of Conservatism charts advancements and alterations within the nature of Conservative political notion and the which means of Conservatism during the 20th century. Ewen Green's penetrating research explores the Conservative brain from the Edwardian certainties of Balfour to the Thatcherite Nineteen Eighties and past. It examines how Conservative thinkers, politicians, and activists sought to outline the issues they confronted, what they inspiration they have been arguing opposed to, and what audiences they have been trying to succeed in. this can be the single examine which blends the heritage of Conservative inspiration with the party's political motion, and it bargains major new insights into the political tradition of the 'Conservative Century'.

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A Political Biography of Daniel Defoe (Eighteenth-Century by P N Furbank,W.R. Owens

By P N Furbank,W.R. Owens

Furbank and Owens try and disentangle the tale of Daniel Defoe’s political occupation, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and undercover agent. They argue that this extraordinary occupation demands a great deal of rethinking, no longer least simply because biography and bibliography are the following inextricably intertwined.

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War, State, and Society in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain by Stephen Conway

By Stephen Conway

This publication explores the effect of the wars of 1739-63 on Britain and eire. The interval used to be ruled through armed fight among Britain and the Bourbon powers, rather France. those wars, specially the Seven Years battle of 1756-63, observed a substantial mobilization of manpower, materiel and cash. that they had very important impacts at the British and Irish economies, on social divisions and the improvement of what we would time period social coverage, on well known and
parliamentary politics, on faith, on nationwide sentiment, and at the nature and scale of Britain's abroad possessions and attitudes to empire.

To struggle those wars, partnerships of varied types have been valuable. Partnership with eu allies was once well-known, no less than by means of components of the political state, to be necessary to the pursuit of victory. Partnership with the North American colonies was once additionally visible as critical to army luck. inside Britain and eire, partnerships have been no less significant. The peoples of the various countries of the 2 islands have been pressured into partnership, or entered into it willingly, with a view to fight
the conflicts of the interval and to withstand Bourbon invasion threats. on the point of 'high' politics, the Seven Years conflict observed the forming of a casual partnership among Whigs and Tories in aid of the Pitt-Newcastle government's prosecution of the struggle. a number of the Protestant denominations -
established church buildings and Dissenters - have been introduced right into a kind of partnership according to Protestant cohesion within the face of the Catholic possibility from France and Spain. And, probably in particular, partnerships have been solid among the British kingdom and native and personal curiosity to be able to safe the required mobilization of fellows, assets, and money.

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Theorist of Maritime Strategy: Sir Julian Corbett and his by J.J. Widen

By J.J. Widen

considering that its book in 1911, Sir Julian's Corbett's a few rules of Maritime approach has remained a key record inside naval strategic pondering. but regardless of his undoubted effect, Corbett's theories haven't been subjected to clinical evaluation and systematic comparability with different naval thinkers. during this review, Dr Widen has supplied a clean interpretation of Corbett's legacy and his persisted relevance as a vintage theorist of naval struggle. Divided into 3 components, the booklet starts off with a quick biographical evaluation of Corbett's lifestyles, highlighting specifically his bibliographic historical past and the impacts on his pondering. The latter sections then describe and check Corbett's perspectives on army and naval concept, respectively. jointly those components symbolize his total concept of maritime method, together with his belief of restricted battle, his highbrow debt to Clausewitz, command of the ocean, his critic of decisive conflict, in addition to the several tools of naval operations. through an intensive review of Corbett's concept of maritime approach, Dr Widén highlights the ongoing relevance of his theories. either the strengths and shortcomings of Corbett's pondering are mentioned and reflections provided on their highbrow, useful and doctrinal price. In so doing, Dr Widen has written a ebook that merits to be learn by means of someone with an curiosity long ago, current or way forward for maritime strategy.

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