The British Isles Since 1945


Author: Kathleen Burk
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199248384
Category: History
Page: 277
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Since 1945 Great Britain has gone through many changes: the loss of an empire, economic decline and resurgence, entry into Europe, evolution into a multicultural society, and devolution, to name only the more obvious. In this book, six distinguished historians each take a theme - politics, international relations, high, middle , and low culture, social and economic policies, the nature of civil society, and Ireland - and set out the fundamental nature and development of each. These are set within the wider context of the Cold War, and its impact both internationally and domestically; of the impact on politics, economics and foreign policy of the decline of the pound and the attempts to arrest this; and finally, of the growing impact of Europe.

Primary Care Centres


Author: Geoffrey Purves
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136436723
Category: Architecture
Page: 216
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Primary Care Centres explores the process of planning and designing buildings for frontline medical practice. Taking as a starting point the concept that good design contributes directly to healthy living, the book shows beneficial effects that a good design brief can bring to the staff, patients and visitors of health care facilities. It outlines principles for designs that are both practical and useful. International case studies of healthcare facilities in the UK, US, Japan and South Africa provide technical detail and give best practice examples of well-designed healthy living centres, with an emphasis on building performance and catering for the latest government policy developments. This new edition provides trusted guidance on investing in effective architecture for architects and project managers involved in the design of healthcare facilities. Dr Geoffrey Purves is Chairman of Purves Ash LLP, a firm of Architects in Newcastle upon Tyne. He has held a range of professional appointments with the Royal Institute of British Architects and is an Honorary Research Associate at Durham University.

Neue politische Literatur

Berichte über das internationale Schrifttum
Author: Erwin Stein,Helmut Ridder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social sciences
Page: N.A
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The United Kingdom

England
Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing
ISBN: 1615309756
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 400
View: 7253

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Despite its comparatively small size, England has been a nation of considerable stature on the international stage for much of its history. As the home of parliamentary government, William Shakespeare, and the English language, England has been an influential player in the political and cultural development of nations the world over. The story of England is captured in this compelling volume, which provides an overview of its rich past, remarkable present, and promising future.

The Seventeenth Century


Author: Jenny Wormald
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 294
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Aimed at undergraduates studying the history of the British Isles in the 17th century, this book covers the period 1603-1688. Further reading is included, as well as a chronology and index.

Britain in the Twentieth Century


Author: Ian J. Cawood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136406883
Category: History
Page: 496
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Britain in the Twentieth Century is a new approach to teaching and learning twentieth century British history at A level. It meets the needs of teachers and students studying for today's revised AS and A2 exams. In a unique style, Britain in the Twentieth Century focuses on the key topics within the period. Each topic is then comprehensively explored to provide background, essay writing advice and examples, source work and historical skills. From 1900 to the new millennium, the key topics featured include: * Britain in a new century, 1900-1914 * the First World War and its impact * inter-war domestic problems * British foreign policy, 1919-1939 * Britain and the Second World War * social and economic change, 1945-1979.

A Short History of Parliament

England, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scotland
Author: Clyve Jones
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 184383717X
Category: History
Page: 386
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A comprehensive history of parliament in the British Isles from the earliest times, covering all aspects of parliament as an institution.

Brockhaus Enzyklopädie

in vierundzwanzig Bänden
Author: F.A. Brockhaus Wiesbaden (Firm)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783765311000
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, German
Page: N.A
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The Isles

A History
Author: Norman Davies
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330475703
Category: History
Page: N.A
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The bestselling and controversial new history of the 'British Isles', including Ireland from the author of Europe: A History. Emphasizing our long-standing European connections and positing a possible break-up of the United Kingdom, this is agenda-setting work is destined to become a classic. 'If ever a history book were a tract for the times, it is The Isles: A History ... a masterwork.' Roy Porter, The Times 'Davies is among the few living professional historians who write English with vitality, sparkle, economy and humour. The pages fly by, not only because the pace is well judged but also because the surprises keep coming.' Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Sunday Times 'A book which really will change the way we think about our past . marvellously rich and stimulating' Noel Malcolm, Evening Standard 'A historiographical milestone.' Niall Ferguson, Sunday Times 'The full shocking force of this book can only be appreciated by reading it.' Andrew Marr, Observer 'It is too soon to tell if [Norman Davies] will become the Macaulay or Trevelyan of our day: that depends on the reading public. He has certainly made a good try. This is narrative history on the grand scale - compulsively readable, intellectually challenging and emotionally exhilirating.' David Marquand, Literary Review

Fighting fascism: the British Left and the rise of fascism, 1919-39


Author: Keith Hodgson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847797571
Category: History
Page: 256
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In the years between the two world wars, the parties of the left had to confront new and frightening movements which were intent on their complete destruction. Fascism triumphed in Italy, Germany, Spain and elsewhere, coming to power after intense struggles with the labour movements of those countries. Yet in Britain, the left was able to confront the challenge of fascism effectively by understanding the nature of the threat, and by evolving tactics which played a crucial role in preventing British fascist movements from growing and developing as they had elsewhere. This book examines the analyses of fascism put forward by British socialists and communists, explains the anti-fascist strategies they proposed, and assesses the reasons for their effectiveness. In recounting the theories and actions of the Labour Party, the TUC, the Communist Party of Great Britain and other left-wing groups, the work seeks to explain their different approaches, while at the same time highlighting the common thread that linked all their interpretations of fascism. The author seeks to redress an imbalance which has led to the ideas and actions of British anti-fascists being less well covered than those of their counterparts in Europe. The work is also a contribution to the ongoing debate regarding the nature of fascism, and of its neglected antithesis, anti-fascism. It will appeal to students and scholars of British history and politics in the inter-war period, as well as to those interested in the political ideologies of the left and the right.

Oxford Dictionary of English


Author: Angus Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199571120
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 2069
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics


Author: Iain McLean,Alistair McMillan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018279
Category: Political Science
Page: 624
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This best-selling dictionary contains over 1,700 entries on all aspects of politics. Written by a leading team of political scientists, it embraces the whole multi-disciplinary specturm of political theory including political thinkers, history, institutions, and concepts, as well as notable current affairs that have shaped attitudes to politics. An appendix contains timelines listing the principal office-holders of a range of countries including the UK, Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and China. Fully revised and updated for the 3rd edition, the dictionary includes a wealth of new material in areas such as international relations, political science, political economy, and methodologies, as well as a chronology of key political theorists. It also boasts entry-level web links that don't go out of date. These can be accessed via a regularly checked and updated companion website, ensuring that the links remain relevent, and any dead links are replaced or removed. The dictionary has international coverage and will prove invaluable to students and academics studying politics and related disciplines, as well as politicians, journalists, and the general reader seeking clarification of political terms.

Britische Geschichte für Dummies


Author: Seán Lang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527643060
Category: History
Page: 430
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Schillernd ist sie, die Britische Geschichte. Erst waren dort die Kelten, dann unterwarfen die Römer die Insel, auf sie folgten die Angelsachsen und schließlich die Normannen. Schlussendlich entwickelte sich Britannien zu einem Weltreich. Warum? Sean Lang erzählt die Geschichte um Boudicca, Richard Löwenherz, Heinrich VIII. und seine Frauen, Maria Stuart und Elizabeth I. Er schildert stets mit einem Augenzwinkern Britanniens Weg zur Macht und lässt dabei auch die Schurken und Schwerenöter nicht aus. So können Sie sich mit diesem Buch schnell und umfassend über die Geschichte unserer Freunde auf der Insel informieren.