By Jamie C. Kassler
By Jamie C. Kassler
By Stephen Baxter
By Janet Burton,Karen Stöber
By Geoffrey, Dr Hicks
The Derbys of Knowsley corridor were ignored by means of historians to an staggering measure. In family political phrases, the legacies of Disraeli and his Conservative successors have lengthy obscured their Lancastrian aristocratic predecessors. so far as international coverage is worried, 20th century politics and scholarship have frequently recommended crude polarities: for instance, the belief of 'appeasement' as opposed to Churchillian belligerence has its 19th century identical in Aberdeen's obvious competition with Palmerston. The subtleties of alternative perspectives, corresponding to these represented by way of the Derbys, have both been missed or misunderstood. moreover, the truth that a lot an important archival and editorial paintings has in basic terms been performed within the final twenty years has had an important impact.
Examining a variety of themes in family and international coverage, this assortment brings a clean method of the political historical past of the 19th and early 20th centuries via a chain of leading edge essays. it's going to attract people with an curiosity within the decline of the aristocracy, Victorian excessive politics and the politics of the areas, in addition to the Conservative culture in overseas policy.
By Shompa Lahiri
By Mark Radford
By Donald MacKenzie Schurman,John Beeler
By Beat A. Kümin
By Róisín Healy
This booklet explores the assertions made through Irish nationalists of a parallel among eire lower than British rule and Poland lower than Russian, Prussian and Austrian rule within the lengthy 19th century. Poland loomed huge within the Irish nationalist mind's eye, regardless of the low point of direct touch among eire and Poland as much as the twenty-first century. Irish women and men took a prepared curiosity in Poland and lots of believed that its event reflected that of eire. This view rested totally on a historic coincidence—the lack of sovereignty suffered via Poland within the ultimate partition of 1795 and by means of eire within the Act of Union of 1801, following unsuccessful rebellions. It additionally drew on a typical dedication to Catholicism and a shared adventure of non secular persecution. This learn exhibits how this parallel proved politically major, permitting Irish nationalists to problem the legitimacy of British rule in eire through arguing that British governments have been hypocritical to sentence in Poland what they themselves practised in Ireland.
By David Allan
Making British Culture explores an under-appreciated think about the emergence of a recognisably British tradition. in particular, it examines the reports of English readers among round 1707 and 1830 as they grappled, in various conditions, with the nice effusion of Scottish authorship – together with the hard-edged highbrow achievements of David Hume, Adam Smith and William Robertson in addition to the extra available contributions of poets like Robert Burns and Walter Scott – that distinctive the age of the Enlightenment.