English History 1914-1945


Author: A. J. P. Taylor
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192801406
Category: Social Science
Page: 719
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This book chronicles three decades largely overshadowed by war and mass unemployment. It was a period that saw in England the formation of a national government, the only genuine incidence of three-party politics, the fruition of campaigns for trades union recognition, women's suffrage, and Irish independence, and abroad withdrawal from the Gold Standard and involvement in collective security. Written in Taylor's customary provocative style, this is historical writing at its best. - ;This book begins on 4 August 1914, the day Britain entered the 'Great War', and describes the three decades of unparalleled upheaval and change up to the defeat of Japan in 1945, which marked the end of the Second World War. Twin themes of international conflict and mass unemployment in England predominate - besides giving a full account of foreign and domestic politics which were elaborated to deal with them, Taylor also pays particular attention to the impact of events on everyday lives. This book is an essential work from one of the finest historians of the twentieth century, which no one interested in the affairs of the UK will want to be without. -

A Concise History of Britain, 1707-1975


Author: W. A. Speck
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521367028
Category: History
Page: 210
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Looks at the people and events that shaped British history

Pacifism in Britain, 1914-1945

The Defining of a Faith
Author: Martin Ceadel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 342
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Modern Historians on British History 1485-1945 (Routledge Revivals)

A Critical Bibliography 1945-1969
Author: G.R. Elton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113698920X
Category: History
Page: 252
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The twenty-five year period following the Second World War saw an enormous expansion of activity in the writing of the history of modern Britain, and with that expansion a major transformation of the state of knowledge in many parts of the area. First published in 1970, this Revivals reissue, which includes an extensive coverage of books and a reasonable selection of articles, endeavours both to survey the work done and to reduce it to some comprehensible order. It indicates achievements and probable lines of development, and collects the materials that have grown around the main controversies. Omitted are local history (in the main) and the history of empire and commonwealth, except where the latter really arises out of the affairs of the mother country. There are special sections on social history, the history of ideas, Scotland and Ireland.

Troublemaker

The Life and History of A. J. P. Taylor
Author: Kathleen Burk
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300094534
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 491
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A.J.P. Taylor was arguably the most influential and popular British historian of the 20th century. This biography explores Taylor's activities as historian, Oxford don, broadcast journalist, husband and friend during a brilliant life punctuated by success, failure and frequent controversy.

Dienstmädchen-Emigration

die Flucht jüdischer Frauen aus Österreich und Deutschland nach England 1938/39
Author: Traude Bollauf
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 364350196X
Category: England
Page: 354
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Englands politische Universitätsjugend, 1931-1940

ein Beitrag zur Erforschung politischer Kollektivmentalitäten im Europa der dreissiger Jahre
Author: Matthias Schüth
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825855666
Category: College students
Page: 390
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Die Büchse der Pandora

Geschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges
Author: Jörn Leonhard
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406661920
Category: History
Page: 1157
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Der Erste Weltkrieg sprengte alles, was sich die Welt vor 1914 hatte vorstellen können. Er wirkte wie die Büchse der Pandora – jenes mythische Schreckensgefäß, aus dem alle Übel der Welt entwichen, als man gegen den Rat der Götter seinen Deckel hob. Jörn Leonhard erzählt die Geschichte des Krieges so vielschichtig wie nie zuvor. Er führt den Leser auf vergessene Schlachtfelder und versetzt ihn abwechselnd in die Hauptstädte aller beteiligten Staaten. So entfaltet dieses Buch ein beeindruckendes Panorama. Es zeigt, wie die Welt in den Krieg hineinging und wie sie aus ihm als eine völlig andere wieder herauskam. Es nimmt nicht nur die Staaten und Nationen in den Blick, sondern auch die Imperien in Europa und weit darüber hinaus. Es beschreibt die dynamische Veränderung der Handlungsspielräume, die rasanten militärischen Entwicklungen und die immer rascheren Wandlungen der Kriegsgesellschaften. Und es lässt die Erfahrungen ganz unterschiedlicher Zeitgenossen wieder lebendig werden: von Militärs, Politikern und Schriftstellern, Männern und Frauen, Soldaten und Arbeitern. Jörn Leonhard ist eine zeitgemäße und moderne Geschichte des Ersten Weltkriegs gelungen, die es so bisher noch nicht gegeben hat: europäisch vergleichend, global in der Perspektive, souverän in der Darstellung.

Das Deutschlandbild in der britischen Presse 1912-1919


Author: Martin Schramm
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 305008717X
Category: History
Page: 598
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Auf einer umfassenden Quellenbasis setzt sich Martin Schramm erstmals ausführlich mit der Vorgeschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges und seinem Ablauf aus der Sicht der britischen Presse auseinander. Dabei tritt zunächst ein zunehmend positives Bild Deutschlands in den beiden Jahren vor Kriegsausbruch zutage. Es bedurfte dann nicht unwesentlicher Eingriffe von Seiten der Politik, um den Widerstand vieler Zeitungen in der Julikrise 1914 zu brechen und auf den Regierungskurs einzuschwören. Die massiven Propagandaanstrengungen der Briten im Ersten Weltkrieg werden erst verständlich, wenn deren Zustandekommen und die Zielsetzung klar sind: So setzte bereits kurz nach Kriegsbeginn eine an die Kreuzzüge erinnernde Kampagne in der Öffentlichkeit ein, an deren Ende die völlige Unterwerfung des unmenschlichen Kaiserreiches stehen sollte. Damit wurde nicht nur der Rückhalt für den Diktatfrieden von Versailles geschaffen, sondern auch die Basis für das langanhaltende und immer aufs neue aufbrechende Misstrauen zwischen den beiden Völkern.

Classical Music Radio in the United Kingdom, 1945–1995


Author: Tony Stoller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319647105
Category: History
Page: 297
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This book is the first comprehensive account of classical music on all British radio stations, BBC and commercial, between 1945 and 1995. It narrates the shifting development of those services, from before the launch of the Third Programme until after the start of Classic FM, examining the output from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives, as well as recounting some of the stories and anecdotes which enliven the tale. During these fifty years, British classical music radio featured spells of broad, multi-channel classical music radio, with aspirational and mainstream culture enjoying positive interactions, followed by periods of more restricted and exclusive output, in a paradigm of the place of high culture in UK society as a whole. The history was characterised by the recurring tensions between elite and popular provision, and the interplay of demands for highbrow and middlebrow output, and also sheds new light on the continuing relevance of class in Britain. It is an important and unique resource for those studying British history in the second half of the twentieth century, as well as being a compelling and diverting account for enthusiasts for classical music radio.

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.

Das Empire als Aufgabe des Historikers

Historiographie in imperialen Nationalstaaten: Großbritannien und Frankreich 1919-1968
Author: Anne Friedrichs
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593394812
Category: History
Page: 370
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Historiker stellen sinnstiftende Erzählungen für ihre Gesellschaften bereit. Wie diese in imperialen Nationalstaaten konstruiert sind, untersucht Anne Friedrichs anhand von Handbüchern und prominenten Schriften britischer und französischer Historiker. Insbesondere zeigt sie, wie der Wandel der Imperien und ihrer Beziehungen nach dem Ersten und dem Zweiten Weltkrieg sowie während der Dekolonisierung reflektiert, gedeutet und aktiv mitgestaltet wurde. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Johannes-Zilkens-Promotionspreis für Wissenschaftsgeschichte 2012.

Designing Modern Britain


Author: Cheryl Buckley
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861894716
Category: Design
Page: 258
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British culture is marked by indelible icons—red double-decker buses, large oak wardrobes, and the compact sleekness of the Mini. But British industrial and product design have long lived in the shadows of architecture and fashion. Cheryl Buckley here delves into the history of British design culture, and in doing so uniquely tracks the evolution of the British national identity. Designing Modern Britain demonstrates how interior design, ceramics, textiles, and furniture craft of the twentieth century contain numerous hallmark examples of British design. The book explores topics connected to the British design aesthetic, including the spread of international modernism, the eco-conscious designs of the 1980s and 1990s, and the influence of celebrity product designers and their labels. Buckley also investigates popular nostalgia in recent times, considering how museum and gallery exhibitions have been instrumental in reimagining Britain’s past and how the heritage industry has fueled a growing trend among designers of employing images of British culture in their work. A thoughtful look at the aesthetic heritage of a nation that has left its footprint around the globe, Designing Modern Britain will be a valuable text for students and professionals in design.

Margot Asquith's Great War Diary 1914-1916

The View from Downing Street
Author: Michael Brock,Eleanor Brock
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191017086
Category: History
Page: 520
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Margot Asquith was the wife of Herbert Henry Asquith, the Liberal Prime Minister who led Britain into war in August 1914. Asquith's early war leadership drew praise from all quarters, but in December 1916 he was forced from office in a palace coup, and replaced by Lloyd George, whose career he had done so much to promote. Margot had both the literary gifts and the vantage point to create, in her diary of these years, a compelling record of her husband's fall from grace. An intellectual socialite with the airs, if not the lineage, of an aristocrat, Margot was both a spectator and a participant in the events she describes, and in public affairs could be an ally or an embarrassment - sometimes both. Her diary vividly evokes the wartime milieu as experienced in 10 Downing Street, and describes the great political battles that lay behind the warfare on the Western Front, in which Asquith would himself lose his eldest son. The writing teems with character sketches, including Lloyd George ('a natural adventurer who may make or mar himself any day'), Churchill ('Winston's vanity is septic'), and Kitchener ('a man brutal by nature and by pose'). Never previously published, this candid, witty, and worldly diary gives us a unique insider's view of the centre of power, and an introduction by Michael Brock, in addition to explanatory footnotes and appendices written with his wife Eleanor, provide the context and background information we need to appreciate them to the full.

The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958


Author: John Pollard
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191026581
Category: Religion
Page: 576
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The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958 examines the most momentous years in papal history. Popes Benedict XV (1914-1922), Pius XI (1922-1939), and Pius XII (1939-1958) faced the challenges of two world wars and the Cold War, and threats posed by totalitarian dictatorships like Italian Fascism, German National Socialism, and Communism in Russia and China. The wars imposed enormous strains upon the unity of Catholics and the hostility of the totalitarian regimes to Catholicism lead to the Church facing persecution and martyrdom on a scale similar to that experienced under the Roman Empire and following the French Revolution. At the same time, these were years of growth, development, and success for the papacy. Benedict healed the wounds left by the 'modernist' witch hunt of his predecessor and re-established the papacy as an influence in international affairs through his peace diplomacy during the First World War. Pius XI resolved the 'Roman Question' with Italy and put papal finances on a sounder footing. He also helped reconcile the Catholic Church and science by establishing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and took the first steps to move the Church away from entrenched anti-Semitism. Pius XI continued his predecessor's policy of the 'indigenisation' of the missionary churches in preparation for de-colonisation. Pius XII fully embraced the media and other means of publicity, and with his infallible promulgation of the Assumption in 1950, he took papal absolutism and centralism to such heights that he has been called the 'last real pope'. Ironically, he also prepared the way for the Second Vatican Council.