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.

A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Europe, 1789 - 1914


Author: Stefan Berger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140515232X
Category: History
Page: 560
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This Companion provides an overview of European history during the 'long' nineteenth century, from 1789 to 1914. Consists of 32 chapters written by leading international scholars Balances coverage of political, diplomatic and international history with discussion of economic, social and cultural concerns Covers both Eastern and Western European states, including Britain Pays considerable attention to smaller countries as well as to the great powers Compares particular phenomena and developments across Europe

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.

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

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 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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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

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 Folklore


Author: Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444354388
Category: Social Science
Page: 696
View: 334

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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century British and Irish Women's Poetry


Author: Jane Dowson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139824856
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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This Companion provides new ways of reading a wide range of influential women's poetry. Leading international scholars offer insights on a century of writers, drawing out the special function of poetry and the poets' use of language, whether it is concerned with the relationship between verbal and visual art, experimental poetics, war, landscape, history, cultural identity or 'confessional' lyrics. Collectively, the chapters cover well established and less familiar poets, from Edith Sitwell and Mina Loy, through Stevie Smith, Sylvia Plath and Elizabeth Jennings to Anne Stevenson, Eavan Boland and Jo Shapcott. They also include poets at the forefront of poetry trends, such as Liz Lochhead, Jackie Kay, Patience Agbabi, Caroline Bergvall, Medbh McGuckian and Carol Ann Duffy. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this book is aimed at students and poetry enthusiasts wanting to deepen their knowledge of some of the finest modern poets.

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature


Author: Adam Piette
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748653937
Category: History
Page: 600
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The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ

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 Arthurian Literature


Author: Helen Fulton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470672374
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 592
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This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamental understanding of Arthurian literature and explores why it is still integral to contemporary culture. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the most recent works Features an impressive range of well-known international contributors Examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon, including film and computer games Underscores an understanding of Arthurian literature as fundamental to western literary tradition

A Companion to Stuart Britain


Author: Barry Coward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047099889X
Category: History
Page: 592
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Covering the period from the accession of James I to the death of Queen Anne, this companion provides a magisterial overview of the ‘long' seventeenth century in British history. Comprises original contributions by leading scholars of the period Gives a magisterial overview of the ‘long' seventeenth century Provides a critical reference to historical debates about Stuart Britain Offers new insights into the major political, religious and economic changes that occurred during this period Includes bibliographical guidance for students and scholars