Category Archives: Great Britain

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

By Philip Rupprecht

British Musical Modernism explores the works of 11 key composers to bare the fast shifts of expression and approach that reworked British artwork song within the post-war interval. Responding to radical avant-garde advancements in post-war Europe, the Manchester workforce composers - Alexander Goehr, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Harrison Birtwistle - and their contemporaries assimilated the serial-structuralist preoccupations of mid-century internationalism to an paintings grounded in resurgent neighborhood traditions. In shut readings of a few thirty-five rankings, Philip Rupprecht strains 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. environment music-analytic insights opposed to a broader social-historical backdrop, Rupprecht strains a British musical modernism that used to be instantly a collective inventive activity, and a sounding fantasy of nationwide identification.

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Hanoverian dimension british history by Brendan Simms, Torsten Riotte

By Brendan Simms, Torsten Riotte

For greater than one hundred twenty years (1714-1837) nice Britain was once associated with the German voters, later state, of Hanover via own Union. This made Britain a continental ecu kingdom in lots of respects, and diluted her experience of insular apartness. The geopolitical concentration of england was once now as a lot on Germany, at the Elbe and the Weser because it was once at the Channel or abroad. whilst, the Hanoverian connection was once an incredible and hugely arguable consider British excessive politics and renowned political debate. This quantity was once the 1st systematically to discover the topic via a workforce of specialists drawn from the united kingdom, US and Germany. They combine the burgeoning professional literature on features of the private Union into the wider historical past of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. by no means earlier than had the effect of the Hanoverian connection on British politics, monarchy and the general public sphere, been so completely investigated.

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Wellington's Army in the Peninsula 1809-14 by Stuart Reid

By Stuart Reid

This hugely specific research presents a transparent account of ways the British military used to be organised, who commanded it, and the way it functioned within the box throughout the Peninsular struggle. Focusing mostly on infantry, cavalry and artillery, together with overseas devices in British pay, it presents a close and entire order of conflict. Doctrine, education, strategies and gear are mentioned extensive, and clinical companies and engineers also are coated. Concise biographical information of key commanders, over 60 unit tree diagrams, organisational tables, plus a number of illustrations make this an important reference paintings for college kids of this era.

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Enforcing Reformation in Ireland and Scotland, 1550–1700 (St by Crawford Gribben, Elizabethanne Boran, Crawford, Dr Gribben

By Crawford Gribben, Elizabethanne Boran, Crawford, Dr Gribben

The previous couple of years have witnessed a growing to be curiosity within the learn of the Reformation interval in the 3 kingdoms of england, revolutionizing the way students take into consideration the relationships among England, Scotland and eire. however, it's a indisputable fact that the tale of the British Reformation continues to be ruled through stories of britain, an imbalance that this ebook may help to right.

By adopting a world point of view, the essays during this quantity examine the explanations, equipment and impression of imposing the Protestant Reformation in eire and Scotland. The juxtaposition of those international locations illuminates the similarities and changes in their social and political occasions whereas qualifying some of the conclusions of modern historic paintings in every one country.

As good as Investigating what 'reformation' intended within the early glossy interval, and interpreting its literal, rhetorical, doctrinal, ethical and political implications, the amount additionally explores what implementing those a number of reformations might contain. Taken as an entire, this quantity deals a desirable perception into how the political professionals in Scotland and eire tried, with various levels of luck, to impose Protestantism on their international locations. by way of evaluating the 2 events, and putting them within the wider overseas photo, our figuring out of eu confessionalization is extra enhanced.

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Cromwell and the Interregnum: The Essential Readings by David Lee Smith

By David Lee Smith

This booklet brings jointly 8 of the main influential fresh articles on Oliver Cromwell and the Interregnum. Brings jointly seminal articles on Oliver Cromwell and the Interregnum. Illuminates the character of Cromwell and his achievements. contains remedies of eire and Scotland along dialogue of britain. Editorial fabric introduces scholars to the historiographical concerns.

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The Age of Revolution (A History of the English-Speaking by Winston S. Churchill, Jeffrey Webb

By Winston S. Churchill, Jeffrey Webb

Winston S. Churchill's A historical past of the English talking Peoples is the literary masterwork of the 20 th century's maximum ancient determine. starting with Marlborough's victory at Blenheim in 1704 and finishing with Wellington's defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, Churchill recounts Britain's upward push to international management over the process the eighteenth century. during this quantity Churchill presents a very good representation of his designated literary voice, including an advent to his innovations at the forces that form human affairs.

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Tiny Islands by Dixe Wills

By Dixe Wills

From the tiny island that formed the total English language, to the island that terrified Dylan Thomas, there is extra to Britain's tiny islands than chances are you'll imagine! Have your individual tiny experience by way of traveling any of the 60 extraordinary little islands round Britain featured the following. even if Britain boasts enormous quantities of tiny islands, Dixe Wills has chosen basically the superior of them for this publication. came across round the coast, in lakes, in lochs, and on rivers, those little worlds are awaiting you to find them—whether you swim to them, stroll to them at low tide, row to them, or seize a dinky little ferry.

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The Early Information Society: Information Management in by Alistair Black, Dave Muddiman, Helen Plant

By Alistair Black, Dave Muddiman, Helen Plant

No matter if termed the 'network society', the 'knowledge society' or the 'information society', it truly is commonly authorised new age has dawned, unveiled via robust desktop and verbal exchange applied sciences. but for millenia people were recording wisdom and tradition, conducting the dissemination and renovation of data. In "The Early info Society", the authors argue for an previous incarnation of the data age, focusing upon the interval 1900-1960. In aid of this they study the heritage and traditions in Britain of 2 separate yet similar information-rich occupations - info administration and knowledge technology - repositioning their origins sooner than the age of the pc and deciding on the forces using their early improvement. "The Early info Society" deals an old account which questions the newness of the present details society. it is going to be crucial interpreting for college kids, researchers and practitioners within the library and data technological know-how box, and for sociologists and historians drawn to the knowledge society.

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