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Exile and gender II : politics, education and the arts
edited by Charmian Brinson, Jana Barbora Buresova, Andrea Hammel
Leiden ; Brill Rodopi, [2017]
Volume 18 in the series 'Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies' is entitled 'Exile and Gender II: Politics, Education and the Arts'. It is edited by Charmian Brinson, Jana Barbora Buresova and Andrea Hammel, and is intended as a companion volume to Volume 17, which focused on literature and the press. This new volume considers the life and work of exiled women politicians, academics and artists, among others, examining the ways ? both positive and negative - in which their exile affected them. The sixteen contributions, which are in English or German, set out to throw new light on aspects of gendered relations and experiences of women in exile in Great Britain and Ireland.
Baker Berry DA125.G4 E95 2017

Dislocating the Orient : British maps and the making of the Middle East, 1854-1921
Foliard, Daniel, author
Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, 2017
Introduction -- From Sebastopol to Suez (1854 -- 1869) -- The mid-Victorian perspective: a fragmented East -- Labeling the East -- Maps for the masses? -- A shifting East in the age of high imperialism (1870 -- 1895) -- Oriental designs -- Virtual travel in the age of high imperialism -- The fabric of the Middle East (1895 -- 1921) -- Seeing red? -- Enter Middle East -- Falling into places -- General conclusion.

While the twentieth century's conflicting visions and exploitation of the Middle East are well documented, the origins of the concept of the Middle East itself have been largely ignored. With 'Dislocating the Orient', Daniel Foliard tells the story of how the land was brought into being, exploring how maps, knowledge, and blind ignorance all participated in the construction of this imagined region. Foliard vividly illustrates how the British first defined the Middle East as a geopolitical and cartographic region in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through their imperial maps. Until then, the region had never been clearly distinguished from "the East" or "the Orient." In the course of their colonial activities, however, the British began to conceive of the Middle East as a separate and distinct part of the world, with consequences that continue to be felt today. As they reimagined boundaries, the British produced, disputed, and finally dramatically transformed the geography of the area both culturally and physically - over the course of their colonial era. Using a wide variety of primary texts and historical maps to show how the idea of the Middle East came into being, 'Dislocating the Orient' will interest historians of the Middle East, the British empire, cultural geography, and cartography.
Baker Berry DA47.9.M628 F65 2017

Love, madness, and scandal : the life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck
Luthman, Johanna, author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
The high society of Stuart England found Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck (1602-1645) an exasperating woman. She lived at a time when women were expected to obedient, silent, and chaste, but Frances displayed none of these qualities. Her determination to ignore convention contributed in no small measure to a live of high drama, one which encompassed kidnappings, secret rendezvous, an illegitimate child, accusations of black magic, imprisonments, disappearances, and exile, not to mention court appearances, high-speed chases, a jail-break, deadly disease, royal fury, and-- by turns-- religious condemnation and conversion. On one level a thrilling tale of love and sex, kidnapping and elopement, the life of Frances Coke Villiers is also the story of an exceptional woman, whose personal experiences intertwined with the court politics and religious disputes of a tumultuous and crucially formative period in English history.
Baker Berry DA390.1.P87 L88 2017

The Foreign Office, commerce and British foreign policy in the twentieth century
John Fisher, Effie G.H. Pedaliu, Richard Smith, editors
London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Baker Berry DA566.7 .F67 2016

Empire and revolution : the political life of Edmund Burke
Bourke, Richard
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015
Introduction -- Part I. Reason and prejudice: early formation, 1730-1750 -- The Blackwater, Ballitore, Trinity, and the reformer -- Part II. Antinomianism and enlightenment: intellectual formation, 1750-1765 -- Natural society and natural religion, 1750-1756 -- The philosophical enquiry: science of the passions, 1757 -- Conquest and assimilation, 1757-1765 -- Part III. Party, sovereignty and empire, 1765-1774 -- Party, popularity and dissent: Britain and Ireland, 1765-1774 -- Collision with the colonies, 1765-1774 -- A revolution in ideas: the Indian empire, 1766-1774 -- Part IV. Conquest, conciliation and representation, 1774-1785 -- Representation and reform: Britain and Ireland, 1774-1784 -- Consent and conciliation: America, 1774-1783 -- A dreadful state of things: Madras and Bengal, 1777-1785 -- Part V. Whiggism, Jacobinism, Indianism and ascendancy, 1785-1797 -- The advent of crisis: Britain, India and France, 1785-1790 -- The opening of the Hastings Impeachment, 1786-1788 -- The great primaeval contract: reflections on the revolution in France, 1790 -- Whig principles and Jacobin dogma, 1791-1793 -- The pursuit of Hastings, 1788-1796 -- Revolutionary crescendo: Britain, Ireland and France, 1793-1797 -- Conclusion.

Edmund Burke (1730-97) lived during one of the most extraordinary periods of world history. He grappled with the significance of the British Empire in India, fought for reconciliation with the American colonies, and was a vocal critic of national policy during three European wars. He also advocated reform in Britain, pressed for constitutional change in Ireland, and became a central protagonist in the great debate on the French Revolution. Drawing on the complete range of printed and manuscript sources, Empire and Revolution offers a vivid reconstruction of the major concerns of this outstanding statesman, orator, and philosopher. In restoring Burke to his original political and intellectual context, this book strips away the accumulated distortions that have marked the reception of his ideas. In the process, it overturns the conventional picture of a partisan of tradition against progress. In place of the image of a backward-looking opponent of popular rights, it presents a multifaceted portrait of one of the most captivating figures in eighteenth-century life and thought. While Burke was a passionately energetic statesman, he was also a deeply original thinker. Empire and Revolution depicts him as a philosopher-in-action who evaluated the political realities of the day through the lens of Enlightenment thought, variously drawing on the ideas of such figures as Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Hume. A boldly ambitious work of scholarship, this book challenges us to rethink the legacy of Burke and the turbulent era in which he played so pivotal a role. -- from dust jacket.
Baker Berry DA506.B9 B66 2015

Henry VI : a good, simple and innocent man
Ross, James, 1976- author
[London] : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016
Introduction: the enigma of Henry VI -- Behind the facade: Henry's character and capability -- Policy and profligacy, 1436-1453 -- Collapse and catastrophe, 1453-1461 -- Conclusion: death and afterlife.
Baker Berry DA257 .R67 2016

The greedy queen : eating with Victoria
Gray, Annie, author
London : Profile Books, 2017
Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Childhood; Chapter 3: Dining style; Chapter 4: Kitchens; Chapter 5: Cooks; Chapter 6: Private palaces; Chapter 7: Motherhood; Chapter 8: Ordinary eating; Chapter 9: Extraordinary eating; Chapter 10: The wider world of food; Chapter 11: The ageing Queen; Epilogue: how to end an age; Appendix: annotated and modernised recipes; Select bibliography; Notes; List of illustrations; Colour Plates; Index

"In the 19th century, a revolution took place in how we ate - from the highest table in the land to the most humble. Annie Gray's book is both a biography of Britain's most iconic monarch, and a look at the changing nature of cooking and eating in the Victorian era. From her early years living on milk and bread under the Kensington system, to her constant indigestion and belligerent over-eating as an elderly woman, her diet will be examined, likes and dislikes charted, and the opinions of those around her considered. More than that, though, this book will take a proper look below stairs. Victoria was surrounded by servants, from ladies-in-waiting, to secretaries, dressers and coachmen. But there was another category of servant, more fundamental, and yet at the same time more completely hidden: her cooks. From her greed to her selfishness at the table, her indigestion and her absolute reliance on food as a lifelong companion, with her when so many others either died or were forced away by political factors, Victoria had a huge impact on the way we all eat today. Annie Gray gives us a new perspective on Britain's longest reigning monarch, viewing her through the one thing more dear to her than almost anything else: her stomach."--Publisher's description.
Baker Berry DA555 .G73 2017

England in Europe : English royal women and literary patronage, c.1000-c.1150
Tyler, E. M. 1965- author
Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2017]
"In England in Europe, Elizabeth Tyler focuses on two histories: the Encomium Emmae Reginae, written for Emma the wife of Æthelred II and Cnut, and The Life of King Edward, written for Edith the wife of Edward the Confessor. Tyler offers a bold literary and historical analysis of both texts and reveals how the two queens actively engaged in the patronage of history-writing and poetry to exercise their royal authority. Tyler's innovative combination of attention to intertextuality and regard for social networks emphasizes the role of women at the centre of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman court literature. In doing so, she argues that both Emma and Edith's negotiation of conquests and factionalism created powerful models of queenly patronage that were subsequently adopted by individuals such as Queen Margaret of Scotland, Countess Adela of Blois, Queen Edith/Matilda, and Queen Adeliza. England in Europe sheds new light on the connections between English, French, and Flemish history-writing and poetry and illustrates the key role Anglo-Saxon literary culture played in European literature long after 1066"--
Baker Berry DA160 .T95 2017

County Louth and the Irish Revolution, 1912-1923
editors Donal Hall & Martin Maguire
Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland : Irish Acedmic Press, 2017
Baker Berry DA990.L89 C58 2017

Clement Attlee : the man who made modern Britain
Bew, John, author
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Part One. Patriot, citizen, soldier, 1889-1918 -- Introduction: the red flag -- 'With apologies to Rudyard Kipling' -- News from nowhere -- The soldier -- Part Two. The making of a politician, 1918-1931 -- Looking backward -- Building Jerusalem -- Fame is the spur -- Part Three. Albion's troubles, 1931-1940 -- The Bullion family -- The anti-Cromwell -- The Major Attlee company and the clenched-fist salute -- A word to Winston -- Part Four. Finest hour, 1940-1945 -- All behind you, Winston -- The hunting of the snark -- The invisible man -- Part Five. New Jerusalem, New Deal, 1945-1947 -- To hope till hope creates -- English traits, American problems -- The British New Deal -- Empire into commonwealth -- Part Six. After New Jerusalem, 1948-1955 -- In Barchester all is not well -- Taxis, teeth and hospital beds -- The pilgrim's progress -- Part Seven. Mission's end, 1955-1967 -- Few thought he was even a starter -- Epilogue: the promised land.
Baker Berry DA585.A8 B49 2017

Cromwell at war : the Lord General and his military revolution
Bennett, Martyn, author
London : I.B. Tauris, 2017
Baker Berry DA426 .B45 2017

A stain in the blood : the remarkable voyage of Sir Kenelm Digby
Moshenska, Joseph, 1983- author
London : Windmill Books, 2017
Baker Berry DA396.D5 M67 2017

Oliver Cromwell : England's Protector
Horspool, David, 1971- author
[London] UK : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017
Although he styled himself 'His Highness', adopted the court ritual of his royal predecessors, and lived in the former royal palaces of Whitehall and Hampton Court, Oliver Cromwell was not a king - in spite of the best efforts of his supporters to crown him. Yet, as David Horspool shows in this illuminating new portrait of England's Lord Protector, Cromwell, the Puritan son of Cambridgeshire gentry, wielded such influence that it would be a pretence to say that power really lay with the collective. The years of Cromwell's rise to power, shaped by a decade-long civil war, saw a sustained attempt at the collective government of England; the first attempts at a real Union of Britain; the beginnings of empire; a radically new solution to the idea of a national religion; atrocities in Ireland; and the readmission to England of the Jews, a people officially banned for over three and a half centuries. At the end of it, Oliver Cromwell had emerged as the country's sole ruler: to his enemies, and probably to most of his countrymen, his legacy looked as likely to last as that of the Stuart dynasty he had replaced.
Baker Berry DA426 .H67 2017

Al-Britannia, my country
Fergusson, James, 1966- author
London : Bantam Press, 2017
In this groundbreaking book, James Fergusson travels the length of Britain to explore our often misunderstood Muslim communities, and to experience life on both sides of our increasingly segregated society. Over the last ten years the Islamic population in the UK has doubled, and it is set to do so again in the next five. A societal shift of this size and speed has inevitably brought growing pains, with the impact on Britain's traditions, on our schools, on our courts, on the way we think and act as a nation at home or abroad, likely to become ever more profound. As well as painful - because in the eyes of many people, Islam has a problem: the extremist views of a tiny minority, which, when translated into action, can and increasingly do result in catastrophic violence. The danger of this extremist threat is that we are collectively starting to lose faith in the cultural diversity that has glued our nation together for so long. Our tolerance of others, so often cited as a 'fundamental British value,' and for many Britons a source of quiet celebration and pride, is at risk. In his search to answer important questions about Britain's future, Fergusson finds a cauldron of tolerance and intolerance, kindness and ugliness, fear and friendship, and ultimately shines a light on the reality of life in Britain today.
Baker Berry DA125.M87 F47 2017

Diary of a wartime affair : the true story of a surprisingly modern romance
Bates, Doreen, 1906-1994, author
[London] Viking, 2016
London in 1934. Clever young civil servant Doreen Bates is working in the same office as E, an older married man. In the years just before the war, they develop an irresistible attraction to one another and strike up a passionate affair. Doreen records it all with startling candour in her diary secret midnight walks, countryside escapades and stolen moments of intimacy. But Doreen starts to long for a child with E. Despite all the taboos of the time, and against the wishes of E, she is determined to become a mother even though she knows that her decision will provoke anger and shame from her family, friends and colleagues. Eventually she gets pregnant and is amazed when twins are born during the war. However, Doreen faces an uncertain future; will E ever leave his wife and join his new family? This is the story of a young woman forging her own path in a period of turbulence and uncertainty.
Baker Berry DA585.B28 A3 2016

Advancing empire : English interests and overseas expansion, 1613-1688
Roper, L. H. author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Foundations -- The expansion of English interests : America -- The expansion of English interests : Guinea -- The expansion of English interests : Asia -- Civil War and English overseas interests -- New modelers -- Interregnum, restoration, and English overseas expansion -- Anglo-Dutch climax -- A new empire? -- Bibliography -- Index.

"In Advancing Empire, L. H. Roper explores the origins and early development of English overseas expansion. Roper focuses on the networks of aristocrats, merchants, and colonial-imperialists who worked to control the transport and production of exotic commodities, such as tobacco and sugar, as well as the labor required to produce them. He is primarily interested in the relationship between the English state and the people it governed, the role of that state in imperial development, the socio-political character of English colonies and English relations with Asians, Africans, American Indians, and other Europeans overseas. The activities stimulated the expansion and integration of global territorial and commercial interests that became the British Empire in the eighteenth century. In exploring these activities from a wider perspective, Roper offers a novel conclusion that revises popular analyses of the English Empire and of Anglo-America"--
Baker Berry DA16 .R58 2017

Ceremony and civility : civic culture in late medieval London
Hanawalt, Barbara A., 1941- author
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, [2017]
Chapter 1: The Urban Environment -- Chapter 2: The City and the Crown -- Chapter 3: Civic Rituals and Elected Officials -- Chapter 4: Rebellion and Submission -- Chapter 5: Gilds as Incubators for Citizenship -- Chapter 6: Civic Lessons for the Masses -- Conclusion -- Glossary.

"Medieval London, like all premodern cities, had a largely immigrant population--only a small proportion of the inhabitants were citizens--and the newly arrived needed to be taught the civic culture of the city in order for that city to function peacefully. Ritual and ceremony played key roles in this acculturation process. In Ceremony and Civility, Barbara A. Hanawalt shows how, in the late Middle Ages, London's elected officials and elites used ceremony and ritual to establish their legitimacy and power. In a society in which hierarchical authority was most commonly determined by inheritance of title and office, or sanctified by ordination, civic officials who had been elected to their posts relied on rituals to cement their authority and dominance. Elections and inaugurations had to be very public and visually distinct in order to quickly communicate with the masses: the robes of office needed to distinguish the officers so that everyone would know who they were. The result was a colorful civic pageantry. Newcomers found their places within this structure in various ways. Apprentices entering the city to take up a trade were educated in civic culture by their masters. Gilds similarly used rituals, oath swearing, and distinctive livery to mark their members' belonging. But these public shows of belonging and orderly civic life also had a dark side. Those who rebelled against authority and broke the civic ordinances were made spectacles through ritual humiliations and public parades through the streets so that others could take heed of these offenders of the law. An accessible look at late medieval London through the lens of civic ceremonies and dispute resolution, Ceremony and Civility synthesizes archival research with existing scholarship to show how an ever-shifting population was enculturated into premodern London"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DA680 .H36 2017

Young & damned & fair : the life and tragedy of Catherine Howard at the court of Henry VIII
Russell, Gareth, author
London : William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017
England July 1540: it is one of the hottest summers on record and the court of Henry VIII is embroiled, once again, in political scandal. Anne Cleves is out. Thomas Cromwell is to be executed and, in the countryside, an aristocratic teenager named Catherine Howard prepares to become fifth wife to the increasingly unpredictable monarch... In the five centuries since her death, Catherine Howard has been dismissed as 'a wanton', 'inconsequential' or a naive victim of her ambitious family, but the story of her rise and fall offers not only a terrifying and compelling story of an attractive, vivacious young woman thrown onto the shores of history thanks to a king's infatuation, but an intense portrait of Tudor monarchy in microcosm: how royal favour was won, granted, exercised, displayed, celebrated and, at last, betrayed and lost. The story of Catherine Howard is both a very dark fairy tale and a gripping political scandal.
Baker Berry DA333.H7 R87 2017

Margaret Thatcher : a life and legacy
Cannadine, David, 1950- author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Few modern women have had as great a political impact as Margaret Hilda Roberts, the grocer's daughter from Grantham who, as Margaret Thatcher, became Britain's first woman prime minister. The longest serving British premier of the twentieth century, Mrs Thatcher has been the subject of both adulation and vilification. In Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy, the leading historian Sir David Cannadine sets Margaret Thatcher in the context of recent British history. With elegance, wit, and historical insight, Cannadine charts Mrs Thatcher's upbringing and influences, her political career and life after politics, the impact of her policies, and her personal reputation and political legacy. The book also features a glossary of key terms, a chronology, a 'dramatis personae' of significant figures of the period, and a guide to further reading. Written by one of our foremost international historians, it is an essential work for anyone interested in the life and work of a towering-and often controversial- figure in modern British history, as well as students, academics, and researchers in the fields of modern history and politics.
Baker Berry DA591.T47 C37 2017

John Selden and the western political tradition
Haivry, Ofir, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction: "Glory of the English nation" : the life, works and ideas of John Selden -- Selden and the early modern crisis of knowledge and obligation -- Selden and the early modern dispute about the foundations of political order -- Law "fitted to the genius of the nation": Selden's theory of national tradition in law and politics -- Selden and the "universal philosophy of morals" drawn from the Hebrew tradition -- A "single sword": Selden's theory of religion and state -- Conclusion: John Selden and the tradition of historical constitutionalism.

"Legal and political theorist, common lawyer and parliamentary leader, historian and polyglot, John Selden (1584-1654) was a formidable figure in Renaissance England, whose real importance and influence are now being recognized once again. John Selden and the Western Political Tradition highlights his important role in the development of such early modern political ideas as modern natural law and natural rights, national identity and tradition, the political integration of church and state, and the effect of Jewish ideas on Western political thought. Selden's political ideas are analysed in the context of his contemporaries Grotius, Hobbes and Filmer. The book demonstrates how these ideas informed and influenced more familiar works of later thinkers like Burke"--
Baker Berry DA390.1.S4 H35 2017

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