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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95
Citizens and Subjects is an essay on the nature and condition of democracy in Britain at the end of the twentieth century. It looks at the commonly held view that Britain is a model democracy, exposing it as a dangerous myth that inhibits both radical thought and actual constitutional change. The book looks at the tradition of political and constitutional... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95
The English Civil War remains the most prolonged and traumatic example of internal violence in the history of the state. The Royalist War Effort, 1642-1646 shows the build up to the outbreak of the war, detailing how the war was fought, and how, ultimately, it was won and lost. In his new introduction to this second edition, Ronald Hutton places... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95
This comprehensive survey of English history during the first half of the twentieth century has three main themes: the political and social consequences of the replacement of the Liberal Party by the Labour Party; the continuous development of the welfare state; and the changes in England?s imperial and international position caused by the ambitions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 30.95
The importance of Henry VII is the subject of heated debate. Did his reign mark the start of a new era, or was its prevailing characteristic continunity with the past? The pamphlet: · emphasizes the lasting political stability established during the reign · demonstrates the difference between Henry's policies and those of the Yorkists · shows how successors... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 180.00
Drawing on an array of archival material, this study sheds light on Sir George Russell Clerk, an important, yet forgotten figure in British and European diplomatic history. During the First World War, Clerk was a senior Foreign Office official strongly sympathetic to the cause of the 'oppressed nationalities' of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 30.95
The Labour governments of 1945-51 are among the most important and controversial in modern British history, and have been the focus of extensive research over the last fifteen years. In this study, Robert Pearce makes the results of this research available in a concise and accessible form, whilst encouraging students to formulate their own interpretations.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
In the Cold War battle for hearts and minds Britain was the first country to formulate a coordinated global response to communist propaganda. In January 1948, the British government launched a new propaganda policy designed to 'oppose the inroads of communism' by taking the offensive against it.' A small section in the Foreign Office, the innocuously... more...
Rural Society in the Age of Reason: An Archaeology of the Emergence of Modern Life in the Southern Scottish HighlandsSpringer 2003; US$ 96.00
Essential to a consideration of the structuring of social relationships is the contemporary ideological context through which people explicitly understood their world. This title is particularly concerned with the growth to predominance of the social relations of capitalism. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00
The Third Duke of Portland served twice as Prime Minster and had a long and distinguished political career from 1760s to the 1780s. This study details how he was transformed from a pillar of the grand Whiggery (he was the brother-in-law of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire) into the figurehead for would-be Tories. The book also examines how he played... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 7.99
An account of remarkable economic and social change and an even more remarkable political stability. The authors show the forces behind 19th-century Britain's rise to its imperial zenith, and the continuing tensions within the nations and classes of the "union state". more...