Download British History 1815-1914 by Norman McCord PDF

By Norman McCord

This absolutely revised and up to date variation of Norman McCord's authoritative creation to nineteenth-century British heritage has been prolonged to hide the interval as much as the outbreak of the 1st global warfare in 1914. The authors chart the improvement of a contemporary nation outfitted with a wide and increasing forms, the growth of in another country territories into one of many world's maximum empires, and alterations in faith, social attitudes, and culture.
British heritage 1815-1914, moment version, divides the period into 4 chronological sessions, with chapters at the political history, administrative improvement, and social, fiscal, and cultural alterations in every one interval. This re-creation explores such significant subject matters because the vast raise in inhabitants, the query of sophistication, the scope of nation job, and the advance of consumerism, relaxation, and leisure. that includes a opt for bibliography and biographical appendix, this quantity presents the final word creation to British background among the top of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the 1st international conflict.

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Download Sources for Modern Irish History 1534-1641 by R. W. Dudley Edwards, Mary O'Dowd PDF

By R. W. Dudley Edwards, Mary O'Dowd

The Tudor revival of presidency and management in eire dramatically elevated the volume of written resources bearing on eire. This e-book makes an attempt to survey this documentary fabric. It analyses of the written assets for early glossy Irish historical past for the interval 1534-1641. It discusses the different sorts of assets to be had and in addition offers descriptions of transcripts, copies and summaries of manuscript fabric which has been destroyed. this can be very precious, simply because a lot of the unique documentation for this era was once destroyed while the general public checklist place of work in Dublin used to be burnt, firstly of the civil struggle in 1922. the ultimate bankruptcy within the booklet comprises an overview of the historiography of early smooth Irish heritage. within the gentle of the necessity for historians to appreciate the executive equipment which produced the records they use, the ebook additionally contains an account of the civil and ecclesiastical management of early smooth eire.

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Download British Musical Modernism: The Manchester Group and their by Philip Rupprecht PDF

By Philip Rupprecht

British Musical Modernism explores the works of 11 key composers to bare the speedy shifts of expression and strategy that remodeled British artwork tune within the post-war interval. Responding to radical avant-garde advancements in post-war Europe, the Manchester staff composers - Alexander Goehr, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Harrison Birtwistle - and their contemporaries assimilated the serial-structuralist preoccupations of mid-century internationalism to an artwork grounded in resurgent neighborhood traditions. In shut readings of a few thirty-five rankings, Philip Rupprecht lines a modernism suffused with the formal beauty of the Fifties, the exuberant theatricality of the Sixties, and - within the works of David Bedford and Tim Souster - the pop, minimalist, and live-electronic instructions of the early Seventies. surroundings music-analytic insights opposed to a broader social-historical backdrop, Rupprecht lines a British musical modernism that used to be instantly a collective creative exercise, and a sounding delusion of nationwide identification.

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Download No Quarter Given: The Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward by Christian Aikman, Alastair Livingstone, Elizabeth Stuart PDF

By Christian Aikman, Alastair Livingstone, Elizabeth Stuart Hart

A special ancient list compiled from the rolls made via the Hanoverian military of the Duke of Cumberland after the conflict of Culloden in 1746. each Scottish regiment current on the conflict has been recorded and the subsequent are distinct: Stewarts of Appin, Atholl Brigade, Bannerman of Elsick's, Cameron of Locheil's, Chisholm of Strathglass', Duke of Perth's, Earl of Cromartie's, Forfarshire (Ogilvy's), Frasers of Lovat, Gordon of Glenbucket's, Lord Lewis Gordon's, delivers of Glenmoriston, Grante's Artillery, MacDonald of Clanranald's, MacDonald of Glencoe's, MacDonnell of Glengarry's, MacDonnell of Keppoch's, MacGregor's, Mackinnon's, girl Mackintosh's, MacLachlan's, MacLean's, MacLeod of Raasay's, Macpherson of Cluny's, Manchester, Monaltrie's and Balmoral, John Roy Stuart (Edinburgh) and Stoneywood's (Aberdeen). The cavalry comprises: Fitzjames' Horse, Hussars, Kilmarnock's Horse, The Lifeguards (Elcho's Troop, Balmerino's Troop), Perthshire Horse, Pitsligo's Horse and the Ecossais Royale. it is a precise and crucial list of this significant interval of British background. Now it's totally listed.

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Download Culloden 1746 by Stuart Reid PDF

By Stuart Reid

Culloden Moor is the final and some of the most recognized battles in British heritage. On sixteen April 1746 the Duke of Cumberland's govt military defeated the Jacobite rebels led by means of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. during this concise account Stuart Reid, the best authority on Culloden, units out in a picture and simply understood method the pursuits and deployments of the opposing armies and describes intimately the shut and lethal wrestle that undefined. His account accommodates the result of the newest documentary and archaeological examine and he offers an entire travel of the battlefield in order that viewers can probe for themselves the historical floor on which this momentous occasion took place.

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"The writer is among the so much an expert at the army heritage of Scotland.....Readers of this ebook are given a digital conflict journey, the narrative being so good written, I definitely felt as is i used to be strolling alongside the traces of British Infantry ready nervously for the highlanders to charge...Read this and indubitably you'll want to learn the topic additional and maybe be encouraged to go to the particular location...I have nice excitement to suggest this to an individual drawn to army history.Military Modelcraft foreign

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Download Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 by William Dalrymple PDF

By William Dalrymple

From William Dalrymple—award-winning historian, journalist and go back and forth writer—a masterly retelling of what used to be maybe the West’s maximum imperial catastrophe within the East, and an immense parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has awesome relevance to our personal time.

With entry to newly came across basic assets from information in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and India—including a chain of formerly untranslated Afghan epic poems and biographies—the writer provides us the main rapid and finished account but of the outstanding first conflict for Afghanistan: the British invasion of the distant country in 1839. Led by means of lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed helmets, and dealing with little resistance, approximately 20,000 British and East India corporation troops poured during the mountain passes from India into Afghanistan with the intention to reestablish Shah Shuja ul-Mulk at the throne, and as their puppet. yet after little greater than years, the Afghans rose in solution to the decision for jihad and the rustic exploded into uprising. this primary Anglo-Afghan warfare ended with a whole military of what used to be then the main strong army country on the earth ambushed and destroyed in snowbound mountain passes by way of easily outfitted Afghan tribesmen. just one British artificial it through.

But Dalrymple takes us past the naked define of this notorious conflict, and with penetrating, balanced perception illuminates the uncanny similarities among the West’s first disastrous entanglement with Afghanistan and the location at the present time. He delineates the simple proof: Shah Shuja and President Hamid Karzai proportion an identical tribal background; the Shah’s vital rivals have been the Ghilzai tribe, who this day make up the majority of the Taliban’s foot infantrymen; an identical towns garrisoned through the British are at the present time garrisoned through overseas troops, attacked from a similar jewelry of hills and excessive passes from which the British confronted assault. Dalryrmple additionally makes transparent the byzantine complexity of Afghanistan’s age-old tribal rivalries, the stranglehold they've got at the politics of the country and the ways that they ensnared either the British within the 19th century and NATO forces within the twenty-first.

trained by means of the author’s decades-long firsthand wisdom of Afghanistan, and fantastically formed by means of his hallmark presents as a story historian and his singular eye for the evocation of position and tradition, The go back of a King is either the definitive research of the 1st Anglo-Afghan struggle and a piece of beautiful topicality.

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Download Making British Culture: English Readers and the Scottish by David Allan PDF

By David Allan

Making British tradition explores an under-appreciated think about the emergence of a recognisably British tradition. in particular, it examines the studies of English readers among round 1707 and 1830 as they grappled, in quite a few situations, with the good effusion of Scottish authorship – together with the hard-edged highbrow achievements of David Hume, Adam Smith and William Robertson in addition to the extra obtainable contributions of poets like Robert Burns and Walter Scott – that distinctive the age of the Enlightenment.

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Download Scotland: A History by Jenny Wormald PDF

By Jenny Wormald

В этой книге объединены несколько статей – плоды исследований известных ученых, специалистов по шотландской истории – от римской эпохи до сегодняшнего дня. Сборник предлагает возможность ознакомиться с историей Шотландии, опираясь не только на старинные мифы, легенды и романы, но и гораздо более достоверные знания, позволяющие понять роль и значение Шотландии – весьма успешного и процветавшего королевства, занимавшего важное место в европейской политике.Образцы сканов: Содержание:

Contents
List of color Plates vii
List of Maps ix
List of participants xiii
Introduction 1
1. Origins: Scotland to 1100
KATHERINE FORSYTH
2. The Emergence of a geographical region, 1100–1300
KEITH STRINGER
3. Survival and Revival: overdue Medieval Scotland
MICHAEL BROWN AND STEVE BOARDMAN
4. Renaissance and Reformation: The 16th Century
ROGER MASON
5. self assurance and Perplexity: The 17th Century
JENNY WORMALD
6. Scotland remodeled: The Eighteenth Century
RICHARD B. SHER
7. Workshop of Empire: The 19th Century
I. G. C. HUTCHISON
8. The Turbulent Century: Scotland due to the fact that 1900
RICHARD FINLAY
9. The Scottish Diaspora
DAVID ARMITAGE
10. Scotland’s Stories
SALLY MAPSTONE
Further Reading
Chronology

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