Category: England

Viking Kings of Britain and Ireland: The Dynasty of Ivarr to by Clare Downham

By Clare Downham

Vikings plagued the coasts of eire and Britain within the 790s. over the years, their raids grew to become extra severe and by way of the mid-ninth century vikings had verified a couple of settlements in eire and Britain and had develop into seriously concerned with neighborhood politics. a very winning viking chief named Aivarr campaigned on either side of the Irish Sea within the 860s. His descendants ruled the key seaports of eire and challenged the ability of kings in Britain through the later 9th and 10th centuries. In 1014, the conflict of Clontarf marked a recognized level within the decline of viking strength in eire when the conquest of britain in 1013 via the Danish king Sveinn Forkbeard marked a watershed within the historical past of vikings in Britain.The descendants of Aivarr persevered to play an important position within the heritage of Dublin and the Hebrides till the 12th century, yet they didn't threaten to crush the most important kingships of england or eire during this later interval as that they had performed earlier than. This publication offers a political research of the deeds of Aivarr's relatives from their first visual appeal in Insular files all the way down to the 12 months 1014. Such an account is important in gentle of the flurry of latest paintings that has been performed in different components of Viking Studies.Recent theoretical methods to the topic have raised many attention-grabbing questions concerning id, fabric tradition and constructions of authority. Archaeological reveals and excavations have additionally provided almost certainly radical insights into viking payment and society. according to those advancements Clare Downham offers a reconsideration of occasions in keeping with modern written debts. it is going to entice a variety of those people who are curious to understand extra concerning the background of vikings in Britain and eire.

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Savages within the Empire: Representations of American by Troy Bickham

By Troy Bickham

In 1720s London, a widely known band of younger ruffians gave themselves crescent tattoos and embellished turbans in honor in their so-called "mohamattan [Muslim]" Indian namesakes, the Mohawk. Few Britons spotted the gang's flawed muddling of North American and Indian subcontinent geographies and cultures. Even fewer cared in an age within which "Indian" used to be a catch-all time period utilized to theatre characters, philosophies, and gadgets whose simply universal attribute usually used to be that they weren't ecu. but simply thirty years later, while the North American empire had entered middle level, Londoners got Iroquois tomahawks at auctions; provincial newspapers debated Cherokee politics; girls shopkeepers learn aloud newspaper money owed of frontier battles as their husbands counted the takings; church congregations listened to the sermons of yankee Indian converts; households toured museum shows of yank Indian artefacts; and Oxford dons wagered their bottles of port at the consequence of yankee wars. targeting the query, 'How did the British who remained in Britain understand American Indians, and the way did those perceptions mirror and have an effect on British culture?', Savages in the Empire explores either how Britons engaged with the peripheries in their Atlantic empire with out leaving domestic, and, both very important, how their solid figuring out considerably affected the British and their swiftly increasing global. It attracts from quite a lot of proof to contemplate an array of eighteenth-century contexts, together with fabric tradition, print tradition, imperial executive coverage, the Church of England's missionary endeavours, the Scottish Enlightenment, and the general public outcry over using American Indians as allies throughout the American warfare of Independence. by means of chronicling and exploring discussions and representations of yank Indians in those contexts, Troy Bickham unearths the proliferation of empire-related matters in eighteenth-century British tradition in addition to the existing pragmatism with which Britons approached them.

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Die Universitäten in Amerika · England · Deutschland by Abraham Flexner

By Abraham Flexner

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer ebook documents mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

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The Jewish Heritage in British History: Englishness and by Tony Kushner

By Tony Kushner

"In the modern British context, ‘heritage’ is a hugely politicized and contentious term", Tony Kusher writes in his advent to this edited choice of essays with regards to Jewish historical past, therefore atmosphere the tone for a publication as a lot attracted to the upkeep because it is the knowledge of this culture.

This ebook offers a extra theoretical framework for the pursuit of Jewish historiography and history upkeep in Britain. The essays amassed the following glance either to the earlier and to the longer term, discussing the character of the Jewish historical past that has already been produced and looking out towards probabilities of destiny improvement. Kushner has accumulated quite a lot of topics from social background to structure to the query of Jewish women.

This booklet might be of curiosity to scholars of social historical past and ethnic experiences, rather Jewish historical past in London and Manchester. it will likely be additionally of a few use to these attracted to structure.

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Charles I and the People of England by David Cressy

By David Cressy

The tale of the reign of Charles I - throughout the lives of his humans.

Prize-winning historian David Cressy mines the widest variety of archival and revealed resources, together with ballads, sermons, speeches, letters, diaries, petitions, proclamations, and the court cases of secular and ecclesiastical courts, to discover the aspirations and expectancies not just of the king and his fans, but additionally the unruly energies of lots of his matters, exhibiting how royal authority was once constituted, in peace and in struggle - and the way it all started to disintegrate.

A combination of micro-historical research and constitutional conception, parish politics and ecclesiology, army, cultural, and social historical past, Charles I and the folks of England is the 1st significant try and attach the political, constitutional, and non secular historical past of this significant interval in English historical past with the adventure and aspirations of the remainder of the inhabitants. From the king and his ministers to the typical dealings and evaluations of parishioners, petitioners, and taxpayers, David Cressy re-creates the broadest attainable landscape of early Stuart England, because it slipped from complacency to revolution.

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A Regimental Affair (Matthew Hervey, Book 3) by Allan Mallinson

By Allan Mallinson

ALLAN MALLINSON’S an in depth Run factor and Honorable corporation stirred readers and critics with the army adventures of younger Captain Matthew Hervey on the conflict of Waterloo and amid the cruel terrain and treacherous intrigues of India. Now, in 1817, Hervey returns to an England whose hard-won peace is shaken by way of the misery and discord of its humans. or even as he's stuck up within the turbulent sunrise of a brand new period, he needs to strive against a planned try to orchestrate his personal ruin.

The honors he received in India fell in need of Captain Matthew Hervey’s private desire–to go back to his loved sixth gentle Dragoons. yet now situations enable him to renew command of the unit–and to marry the attractive woman Henrietta Lindsay, whom he has enjoyed considering that adolescence. in the meantime, besides the fact that, his soldier’s middle is pierced via the sight of fellows in British scarlet crippled within the provider of king and state, now forgotten and dispose of, decreased to begging and petty crime. it's no ask yourself that rabble-rousers clamor for reform and that lawlessness is erupting in every single place, from the towns to the countryside.

As for Hervey’s personal cavalry, guarding Regency Brighton and ambushing French smugglers in dead night coves, he reveals them, too, drastically replaced. Their new lieutenant colonel, Lord Towcester, is a cold-eyed martinet–vain, inept, and bigoted–who cares much less for the welfare of his males than for preserving the shine on their glowing brass buttons. furthermore, it quickly turns into transparent that he'll cease at not anything to result in Hervey’s shame and downfall. For during this younger officer, a struggle hero and previous aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington, Towcester sees all that he himself as soon as forfeited via cowardice.

But the scandal that haunts Towcester is an outdated and mystery one and to show it can rate Hervey his rank, the command of his loved Sixth–and the ability to help his radiant, passionate bride. Even the captivating and made up our minds Henrietta, no longer above a bit politicking in excessive locations to correct wrongs, is not able to diplomatically placed a cease to Towcester’s vendetta.

As the commercial Revolution builds and foodstuff riots fall down to rioting Luddite mobs, Hervey’s troop is published to counter the specter of a basic revolt. yet his box strategies and peacekeeping imaginative and prescient are jeopardized by way of enemies either inside of and with no. after which destiny calls his regiment to the darkish frozen wastes of a far off frontier, the place one other people’s lifestyle is being destroyed via the march of switch, and the place tragedy and bloodshed will strength a showdown among Hervey and his nemesis.

A Regimental Affair is a gorgeous tapestry of shiny characters, rousing motion, and genuine ancient element that re-creates an international of well mannered English drawing rooms, poverty-stricken London streets, and frozen battlefields, the place human ardour and blind destiny provide beginning to the future of a nation–and a hero.

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Royalists and Royalism during the English Civil Wars by Jason McElligott, David L. Smith

By Jason McElligott, David L. Smith

A lot ink has been spent on money owed of the English Civil Wars of the mid-seventeenth century, but royalism has been mostly missed. This 2007 quantity of essays by way of prime students within the box seeks to fill that major hole in our knowing via targeting those that took up fingers for the king. The royalists defined weren't reactionary, absolutist extremists yet pragmatic, reasonable males who weren't so various in temperament or history from the majority of those that made up our minds to aspect with, or have been compelled via situations to part with, Parliament and its military. The essays strength us to imagine past the simplistic dichotomy among royalist 'absolutists' and 'constitutionalists' and recommend as an alternative that allegiances have been even more fluid and contingent than has hitherto been famous. this can be a significant contribution to the political and highbrow historical past of the Civil Wars and of early smooth England extra quite often.

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Gender and Empire (The Oxford History of the British Empire by Philippa Levine

By Philippa Levine

Focusing the views of gender scholarship at the examine of empire produces an unique quantity filled with interesting new insights concerning the behavior of fellows in addition to girls. Bringing jointly disparate fields - politics, drugs, sexuality, formative years, faith, migration, and plenty of extra issues - this new choice of essays demonstrates the richness of learning empire during the lens of gender. This extra inclusive examine empire asks not just why the empire was once ruled through males, yet how that domination affected the behavior of imperial politics. The clean, new interpretations of the British Empire provided the following will curiosity readers throughout a variety, and should show the energy of this leading edge procedure and the hot historic questions it increases.

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From Performance to Print in Shakespeare’s England by Peter Holland, Stephen Orgel (eds.)

By Peter Holland, Stephen Orgel (eds.)

What can the published texts of performs from Shakespeare's time say approximately functionality? How have revealed performs been learn and interpreted? This number of essays considers the facts of early smooth published performs and their histories of creation and reception, studying a large choice of instances, from early functionality to the psychology of Hamlet.

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