A Companion to Early Twentieth-Century Britain


Author: Chris Wrigley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470998814
Category: History
Page: 608
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This Companion brings together 32 new essays by leading historians to provide a reassessment of British history in the early twentieth century. The contributors present lucid introductions to the literature and debates on major aspects of the political, social and economic history of Britain between 1900 and 1939. Examines controversial issues over the social impact of the First World War, especially on women Provides substantial coverage of changes in Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as in England Includes a substantial bibliography, which will be a valuable guide to secondary sources

A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain


Author: Chris Williams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405143096
Category: History
Page: 624
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A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain presents 33 essaysby expert scholars on all the major aspects of the political,social, economic and cultural history of Britain during the lateGeorgian and Victorian eras. Truly British, rather than English, in scope. Pays attention to the experiences of women as well as ofmen. Illustrated with maps and charts. Includes guides to further reading.

A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Britain


Author: H. T. Dickinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470998873
Category: History
Page: 584
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This authoritative Companion introduces readers to the developments that lead to Britain becoming a great world power, the leading European imperial state, and, at the same time, the most economically and socially advanced, politically liberal and religiously tolerant nation in Europe. Covers political, social, cultural, economic and religious history. Written by an international team of experts. Examines Britain's position from the perspective of other European nations.

The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Twentieth Century


Author: Mark Clapson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134476957
Category: History
Page: 424
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The Routledge Companion to Twentieth-Century Britain is a jargon-free guide to the social, economic and political history of Britain since 1900. Opening with a general introduction and overview of twentieth century Britain, the book contains a wealth of chronologies, facts and figures, introductions to major themes, the historiography of twentieth century Britain, a guide to sources and resources, biographies of the most important figures and a dictionary of key terms, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to this key period of change and development in this most urban of nations. From the outbreak of World War One, to the introduction of the NHS, to the first television set, this book covers in detail some of the most important events that shaped twentieth-century Britain. Topics discussed include: class: the working and middle classes gender: women’s history ethnicity: immigration and the idea of multicultural Britain social policy: poverty and welfare economic paradox: decline and affluence economic change: manufacturing and services popular culture: music, fashion, sports, screen liberalisation: Victorian Values and permissiveness political parties: the major and minor parties governments: achievements and problems the wider world: Ireland; decolonization; European integration. Packed with useful information, this guide will be an indispensable reference tool for all those seeking an introduction to twentieth century British history.

A Companion to Latin American History


Author: Thomas H. Holloway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391640
Category: History
Page: 544
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The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest

A Companion to Europe, 1900 - 1945


Author: Gordon Martel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391671
Category: History
Page: 584
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This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars. Provides an overview of current thinking on the period. Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time. Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry. Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.

The Land Without Music

Music, Culture and Society in Twentieth-century Britain
Author: Andrew Blake
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719042997
Category: Music
Page: 256
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In this pioneering cultural history, Andrew Blake examines the many ways in which twentieth century Britons have tried to find a distinctive musical voice. Musicians (including the new populations from the former colonies) have proposed 'national' musics for Britain as a whole and its constituent parts. Working in dialogue with European classical or American popular musics, the British produced the folk revivals of the 1920s and 1950s, the pastoral symphonies of the 1920s, the pop of the 1960s and of course Britpop in the 1990s. By surveying the debates surrounding the status of such artists and styles as the Beatles, Birtwistle, Blur and Bhangra, Andrew Blake emphasises the importance of music as a generator of value and identity. Including ground-breaking analyses of jazz-rock, ambient, the 'landscape with music' of the festival, and the Proms, this book will interest musicians, historians and those interested in contemporary culture.

A Companion to the Victorian Novel


Author: Patrick Brantlinger,William Thesing
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470997206
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 528
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The Companion to the Victorian Novel provides contextual and critical information about the entire range of British fiction published between 1837 and 1901. Provides contextual and critical information about the entire range of British fiction published during the Victorian period. Explains issues such as Victorian religions, class structure, and Darwinism to those who are unfamiliar with them. Comprises original, accessible chapters written by renowned and emerging scholars in the field of Victorian studies. Ideal for students and researchers seeking up-to-the-minute coverage of contexts and trends, or as a starting point for a survey course.

A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry


Author: Neil Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405113618
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 626
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This broad-ranging Companion gives readers a thorough grounding in both the background and the substance of eighteenth-century poetry in all its rich variety. An up-to-date and wide-ranging guide to eighteenth-century poetry. Reflects the dramatic transformation which has taken place in the study of eighteenth-century poetry over the past two decades. Opens with a section on contexts, discussing poetry's relationships with patriotism, politics, science, and the visual arts, for example. Discusses poetry by male and female poets from all walks of life. Includes numerous close readings of individual poems, ranging from Pope's The Rape of the Lock to Mary Collier's The Woman's Labour. Includes more provocative contributions on subjects such as rural poetry and the self-taught tradition, British poetry 'beyond the borders', the constructions of femininity, women as writers and women as readers. Designed to be used alongside David Fairer and Christine Gerrard's Eighteenth-century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology (Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 2003).

A Companion to the History of the Book


Author: Simon Eliot,Jonathan Rose
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356585
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 616
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From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt


Author: Serge Ricard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444344218
Category: History
Page: 608
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A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt is the first comprehensive anthology to encompass Roosevelt as whole, highlighting both his personality and his skilled diplomacy. Revitalizes and internationalizes scholarship on this most popular and highly-rated American president Covers many aspects of Roosevelt’s personality and his policies, domestic and foreign, to create a complete picture of the man Provides scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic, from established Roosevelt specialists, respected scholars, and a new generation of historians A new and fresh historiographical exploration of Roosevelt’s life and ideas, political career and achievements, and his legacies

Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939


Author: Annmarie Hughes
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748641866
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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This work offers a unique contribution to gender and Scottish history breaking new ground on several fronts: there is no history of inter-war women in Scotland, very little labour or popular political history and virtually nothing published on women, the home and family. This book is a history of women in the period which integrates class and gender history as well as linking the public and private spheres. Using a gendered approach to history it transforms and shifts our knowledge of the Scottish past, unearthing the previously unexplored role which women played in inter-war socialist politics, the General Strike and popular political protest. It re-evaluates these areas and demonstrates the ways in which gender shaped the experience of class and class struggle. Importantly, the book also explores the links between the public and private spheres and addresses the concept of masculinity as well as femininity and pays particular reference to domestic violence. The strength of the book is the ways in which it illuminates the complex interconnections of culture and economic and social structure. Although the research is based on Scottish evidence, it also uses material to address key debates in gender history and labour history which have wider relevance and will appeal to gender historians, labour historians and social and cultural historians as well as social scientists.

A Companion to Contemporary Britain 1939 - 2000


Author: Paul Addison,Harriet Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405141409
Category: History
Page: 600
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A Companion to Contemporary Britain covers the key themesand debates of 20th-century history from the outbreak of the SecondWorld War to the end of the century. Assesses the impact of the Second World War Looks at Britain’s role in the wider world, including thelegacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘specialrelationship’ with the United States, and integration withcontinental Europe Explores cultural issues, such as class consciousness,immigration and race relations, changing gender roles, and theimpact of the mass media Covers domestic politics and the economy Introduces the varied perspectives dominating historicalwriting on this period Identifies the key issues which are likely to fuel futuredebate

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction


Author: N.A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405192445
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1536
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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

A Companion to British Art

1600 to the Present
Author: Dana Arnold,David Peters Corbett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118313771
Category: Art
Page: 592
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This companion is a collection of newly-commissioned essays writtenby leading scholars in the field, providing a comprehensiveintroduction to British art history. A generously-illustrated collection of newly-commissionedessays which provides a comprehensive introduction to the historyof British art Combines original research with a survey of existingscholarship and the state of the field Touches on the whole of the history of British art, from800-2000, with increasing attention paid to the periods after1500 Provides the first comprehensive introduction to British art ofthe eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, one of themost lively and innovative areas of art-historical study Presents in depth the major preoccupations that have emergedfrom recent scholarship, including aesthetics, gender, Britishart’s relationship to Modernity, nationhood and nationality,and the institutions of the British art world

The Cambridge Companion to Vaughan Williams


Author: Alain Frogley,Aidan J. Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107650267
Category: Music
Page: 350
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An icon of British national identity and one of the most widely performed twentieth-century composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams has been as much misunderstood as revered; his international impact and enduring influence on areas as diverse as church music, film scores and popular music has been insufficiently appreciated. This volume brings together a team of leading scholars, examining all areas of the composer's output from new perspectives, and re-evaluating the cultural politics of his lifelong advocacy for the music-making of ordinary people. Surveys of major genres are complemented by chapters exploring such topics as the composer's relationship with the BBC and his studies with Ravel; uniquely, the book also includes specially commissioned interviews with major living composers Peter Maxwell Davies, Piers Hellawell, Nicola Lefanu and Anthony Payne. The Companion is a vital resource for all those interested in this pivotal figure of modern music.

A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages


Author: S. H. Rigby,Historical Association (Great Britain)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 688
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This authoritative survey of Britain in the later middle ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading international specialists in the field. The volume is broad-ranging, discussing the social, economic, political, religious and cultural history of England, Scotland, and Wales from 1100 to 1500. It also includes full coverage of Ireland during the period. The chapters guide readers through the different perspectives from which historians have approached late medieval Britain and examine ways in which current debates might be resolved. The volume is ideal for upper-level students seeking an overview of the later middle ages and the historiographic controversies surrounding the era. At the same time, the contributions address questions at the leading edge of scholarship, and will therefore also be of interest to advanced researchers in the field.

A Companion to British Literature, Volume 4

Victorian and Twentieth-Century Literature, 1837 - 2000
Author: Robert DeMaria, Jr.,Heesok Chang,Samantha Zacher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118731786
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 664
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