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  • Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart Britainby Mark Knights

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 55.00

    This book argues that the period from 1675 was the second stage of a 17th-century revolution that ran on until 1720. It traces the development of the public as an arbiter of politics, the growth of a national political culture, the shift towards a representative society, and a political enlightenment rooted in local and national partisan conflict.... more...

  • Lord Salisbury on Politicsby Paul Smith

    Cambridge University Press 1972; US$ 70.00

    A selection of Lord Salisbury's articles in the Quarterly Review. more...

  • Queen Victoriaby E. Gordon Browne

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    One of the most storied and influential rulers in modern history, Queen Victoria's long reign defined the character of the nineteenth century throughout much of Europe. This insightful and comprehensive biography from E. Gordon Browne presents a first-hand account of the queen and the myriad social, political, and cultural changes wrought by the... more...

  • The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867by Asa Briggs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The Age of Improvement has long established itself as a classic of modern historical writing. Widely read and quoted it has had a unique influence on teaching and research.  This second edition draws on the great volume of new research - produced by Lord Briggs amongst others, since its original publication. The book stresses both the underlying... more...

  • The Politics of Declineby Jim Tomlinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The key aim of this new book is to show how economic decline has always been a highly politicised concept, forming a central part of post-war political argument. In doing so, Tomlinson reveals how the term has been used in such ways as to advance particular political causes. more...

  • Britain in the Ninetiesby Hugh Berrington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This volume looks at the changes in British politics and government since the accession of Mrs Thatcher in 1979, and in particular at the 1990s. Its aim is to explore some of these changes and to emphasize the recurring paradoxes in political developments. more...

  • Geschichte Großbritanniens im 20. Jahrhundertby Franz-Josef Brüggemeier

    C.H. Beck 2010; US$ 24.99

    Hauptbeschreibung Um 1900 war Großbritannien auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Macht und besaß ein riesiges Empire. Kein anderes Land hatte damals einen ähnlich hohen Grad an Urbanisierung und Industrialisierung erreicht. Auch Konsumgesellschaft und Populärkultur waren deutlich weiter entwickelt. Nirgendwo sonst vollzogen sich aber... more...

  • Britain and the World since 1945by Alasdair Blair

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This Seminar Studies title is a succinct study of modern British foreign policy, focusing on the period from 1945 to the present day. Since the end of the Second World War, Britain has been engaged in international conflicts from the Suez Crisis to the Gulf War and has actively sought involvement in transnational and global affairs. Starting... more...

  • William Blakeby John Lucas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The collection of essays presented in this volume represents some of the best recent critical work on William Blake as poet, prophet, visual artist, and social and political critic of his time. The critical range that is represented includes examples of Marxist, New Historicist, Feminist and Psychoanalytical approaches to Blake. Taken together, the... more...

  • Elizabeth Iby Anne Somerset

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine... more...