The Pre-Reformation Church in England 1400-1530


Author: Christopher Harper-Bill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317888146
Category: History
Page: 150
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Offers a concise synthesis of the valuable research accomplished in recent years which has transformed our view of religious belief and practice in pre-Reformation England. The author argues that the church was neither in a state of crisis, nor were its members clamouring for change, let alone `reformation' during the early years of Henry VIII's reign.

Imagining a Medieval English Nation


Author: Kathy Lavezzo
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452905088
Category: History
Page: 356
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The first comprehensive analysis of English national identity in the late Middle Ages. During the late Middle Ages, the increasing expansion of administrative, legal, and military systems by a central government, together with the greater involvement of the commons in national life, brought England closer than ever to political nationhood. Examining a diverse array of texts--ranging from Latin and vernacular historiography to Lollard tracts, Ricardian poetry, and chivalric treatises--this volume reveals the variety of forms "England" assumed when it was imagined in the medieval West. These essays disrupt conventional thinking about the relationship between premodernity and modernity, challenge traditional preconceptions regarding the origins of the nation, and complicate theories about the workings of nationalism. Imagining a Medieval English Nation is not only a collection of new readings of major canonical works by leading medievalists, it is among the first book-length analyses on the subject and of critical interest.

The Shaping of a Community

The Rise and Reformation of the English Parish, C.1400-1560
Author: Beat A. Kümin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781859281642
Category: Social Science
Page: 362
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This is a close examination of the communal life, especially the financial life, of late medieval and Tudor parishes. Predominantly a work of social history, it also sheds new light on the popular religious attitudes of the period. Beat Kumin focuses his study on the role of the laity and, in particular, on the office of churchwarden. He assesses and evaluates the rising levels of parish income, the importance of the social context of the parish for fund-raising activities and the growing expenditure on priests, voluntary activities and administrative duties. The final section of his study discusses the Reformation-related reduction in religious options and the accelerating trend towards oligarchical parish regimes and official local government responsibilities. Throughout, the English experience is put into sharper contrast by comparisons with local ecclesiastical life on the Continent, and appendices provide a detailed financial analysis for a large number of parishes.

Medieval History


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Middle Ages
Page: N.A
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Albion


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Vols. for 1969-1970 consist of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies, Pacific Northwest Section; summer 1971-winter 1972 consists of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1979-winter 1980 includes proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1983- includes proceedings of the North Americna Conference on British Studies.

Poverty and Poor Law Reform in Britain

From Chadwick to Booth, 1834-1914
Author: David Englander
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 142
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The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 is one of the most important pieces of social legislation ever enacted. Its principles and the workhouse system dominated attitudes to welfare provision for the next 80 years. This new Seminar Study explores the changing ideas to poverty over this period and assesses current debates on Victorian attitudes to the poor. David Englander reviews the old system of poor relief; he considers how the New Poor Law was enacted and received and looks at how it worked in practice. The chapter on the Scottish experience will be particularly welcomed, as will Dr Englander's discussion of the place of the Poor Law within British history.

The Reign of Mary I


Author: Robert Tittler
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780582061071
Category: History
Page: 116
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In this study, Robert Tittler, an expert in Marian research, provides an important reappraisal of Mary's reign - often written off as a failure. He considers whether her reign can be so easily dismissed as an unproductive interruption of the Tudor dynasty, or whether Mary's reign played a more distinctive part in this period of history.

Britain Before the Reform Act

Politics and Society, 1815-1832
Author: Eric J. Evans
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
ISBN: 9780582002654
Category: History
Page: 138
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This book explains how Britain survived during the period between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the First Reform Act. It looks at important social and political developments, including the effects of the Industrial Revolution and incorporates supporti

The Parish in English Life, 1400-1600


Author: Katherine L. French,Gary G. Gibbs,Beat A. Kümin
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719049538
Category: History
Page: 276
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The first comprehensive survey of the religious, social and cultural life of late medieval and Reformation parishes covers town and country, northern as well as southern communities, and provides an indication of the European setting just before and just after the enormous social and religious changes of the 16th century. 15 illustrations.

The Second World War in Europe


Author: S. P. Mackenzie
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 150
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Unlike most other books on the subject this is a very welcome short book on the Second World War in Europe. Dr MacKenzie covers concisely all the major military campaigns, the important economic and social aspects of the war, and wartime diplomacy. After an opening chapter on the origins of the war, there are two main chronological chapters - providing a clear narrative and analysis of events- and two thematic ones looking at issues such as bararism and the Holocaust and strategic bombing and the U-Boat War. This is the ideal text for anyone studying the Second World War for the first time: succinct, up-to-date, and always highly readable.

A History of Lancaster, 1193-1993


Author: Stephen Constantine,Andrew White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781853310522
Category: Lancashire (England)
Page: 254
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Telling the Story

Gospel, Mission and Culture
Author: Andrew Walker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christian sociology
Page: 239
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Japan in Transformation, 1952-2000


Author: Jeff Kingston
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780582418752
Category: History
Page: 230
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The author explores the character of Japan in the second half of the 20th century, a tumultuous period that has altered the way the Japanese view the world and act in it.

Peter the Great


Author: William Marshall
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780582003552
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 149
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SEMINAR STUDIES IN HISTORYEdited by Roger Lockyer(Emeritus Reader in History, in the University of London)This famous series examines key themes in British, European and World history in short, succinct volumes. The text is supported by primary material in a Documents section, a full bibliography and an index; where appropriate there are maps, chronologies and glossaries. All the books in the series are written by experts in the field who are not only familiar with the latest research but have often contributed to it. Works of scholarship in their own right, the books also provide a survey of current historical interpretations. Longman has now inaugurated a major programme of renewal and expansion for Seminar Studies, with many new titles and new editions in the pipeline. Existing books are being re-presented in a larger, more reader-friendly format as they reprint; and new books and new editions are being reset into an entirely new page design. Peter the Great was an unusual man and a most unusual tsar. His reign (1682-1725) had a momentous impact on the development of modern Russia and a study of it is crucial for an understanding of Russia's development from backwater to twentie

France, 1870-1914


Author: Robert Gildea
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 128
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The period 1870 - 1914 in France saw the consolidation of republican government and the recovery of national self-confidence. Though political crises such as the Dreyfus Affair threatened to tear it apart, the Republic established firm parliamentary rule, built up an Empire and an army which was to see it through the Great War. The new edition of this key text - first published as The Third Republic From 1870 to 1914 - offers a clear introduction to the period and incorporates the latest research.

The Birth of Industrial Britain

Economic Change 1750-1850
Author: Kenneth Morgan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 147
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A concise analysis of Britain's transformation from a pre-industrial economy to the 'workshop of the world', this study reflects the latest thinking on the subject and argues that the changes were far more gradual than was previously believed. The Covern

Britain and Ireland

From Home Rule to Independence
Author: Jeremy Smith
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 163
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Jeremy Smith explores relations between Britain and Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century with a story that still raises deep passions and bitter disagreements both among historians and within wider public opinion. This examination attempts to chart a more dispassionate course between the various contending positions and has enormous relevance to the unfolding events in both Northern Ireland and Britain as the united Kingdom moves towards a federal constitutional structure. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. Incorporates a large amount of research on Irish history during the last two decades and gives particular focus to the dramatic events between the Easter rising of 1916 and the intense negotiations surrounding the Treaty in the autumn of 1921. For those interested in the history between Ireland and Britain.

The Birth of Industrial Britain

Social Change, 1750-1850
Author: Kenneth Morgan
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 171
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The companion volume to The Birth of Industrial Britain: Economic Change, together they provide a comprehensive guide to Britain's development as the first industrial power. This volume focuses on the social impact of early industrializaton on the population and looks at living standards, work and leisure, crime and the law, religion, education, the Poor Law and popular protest. An excellent introduction providing a clear and readable account for students of modern British social and economic history.

The Holocaust

The Third Reich and the Jews
Author: David Engel
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 148
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This text offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the infamous event. The author examines how 5.8 million European Jews could die at the hands of the Third Reich during World War Two.

Napoleon and Europe


Author: D. G. Wright
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780582354579
Category: History
Page: 137
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This study provides both an introduction to, and an overview of, Napoleon's impact on France and Europe. It explores his origins and personality, assesses his contribution to the crucial changes in the conduct of warfare during this period, and examines the reasons for the ultimate defeat of his armies and the collapse of the Empire. It concludes with a brief study of the Napoleonic legend and the historical controversies which surround it.