Author: Panikos Panayi
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
Category: Social Science
For most of the nineteenth century, Germans represented the largest continental immigrant population in Britain, yet to date no study has concentrated on them. They entered the country for a combination of religious, political and economic reasons and established themselves in thriving immigrant communities. Hostility towards them spread throughout the 1800s and escalated with the growth of Anglo-German hostility in the period leading up to the outbreak of World War I. This thoroughly researched study fills a gap in the modern history of Britain and the history of German immigrant communities. It will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about Anglo-German relations, migration and ethnicity.
Öffentlichkeit und Diplomatie in den deutsch-britischen Beziehungen (1896-1912)
Author: Dominik Geppert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Deutsch-britische "Pressekriege" begannen seit dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts das Gefüge von Öffentlichkeit und Diplomatie zu destabilisieren. Und so waren auch die internationalen Beziehungen seither geprägt durch den Wandel von politischer Kommunikation, Medienstrukturen und Informationstechnologie. Wie reagierten Diplomatie und Politik auf das neue mediale Umfeld? Welche Auswirkungen hatte das Zusammenspiel der Presse mit anderen Teilbereichen von Öffentlichkeit wie Parlamenten, politischen Parteien, Verbänden und Straßendemonstrationen? Welche Effekte hatte die beschleunigte globale Kommunikation auf die Funktionsfähigkeit etablierter Abstimmungsmechanismen? Dominik Gepperts Buch gibt erstmals systematische, quellengestützte Antworten auf diese zentralen Fragen nach dem Wesen der Außenpolitik im Zeitalter der Massenöffentlichkeit. Es erweitert die Forschungen zum deutsch-britischen Verhältnis in der wilhelminischen Epoche um die zentrale Dimension der Pressebeziehungen.
Nationalismus in Deutschland und Großbritannien im Ersten Weltkrieg
Author: Sven Oliver Müller
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
»Nation als Waffe und Vorstellung« beschäftigt sich mit der politischen Legitimation konkurrierender Interessen in der deutschen und britischen Gesellschaft des Ersten Weltkriegs. Unter den Bedingungen des totalen Kriegs wurde die wechselseitige Berufung auf die »Nation« gleichzeitig eine Angelegenheit der Regierung, der Konservativen und der Arbeiterbewegung. Müllers Untersuchung zeigt an zentralen politischen Problemfeldern – Feindbilder, nationale Minderheiten, Kriegsziele, Streiks, Wahlrechtsreform, Wehrpflichtdebatte – welche Wahrnehmungen und Handlungsspielräume das Deutungsmuster »Nation« den kollektiven Akteuren in beiden Ländern eröffnete. Deutlich wird dabei: Die Berufung auf die Nation entwickelte sich nicht nur zu einem Integrationsfaktor, sondern ebenso zur Quelle destabilisierender Konflikte.
The Vegetarian Movement in Nineteenth-century Britain
Author: James Gregory
Nineteenth-century Britain was one of the birthplaces of modern vegetarianism in the west, and was to become a reform movement attracting thousands of people. From the Vegetarian Society's foundation in 1847, men, women and their families abandoned conventional diet for reasons as varied as self-advancement via personal thrift, dissatisfaction with medical orthodoxy, repugnance towards animal cruelty and the belief that carnivorism stimulated alcoholism and bellicosity. They joined in the pursuit of a more perfect society in which food reform combined with causes such as socialism and land reform._x000D_ _x000D_ James Gregory provides an extensive exploration of the movement, with its often colourful and sometimes eccentric leaders and grass-roots supporters. He explores the rich culture of branch associations, competing national societies, proliferating restaurants and food stores and experiments in vegetarian farms and colonies. _x000D_ _x000D_ 'Of Victorians and Vegetarians' examines the wider significance of Victorian vegetarians, embracing concerns about gender and class, national identity, race and empire and religious authority. Vegetarianism embodied the Victorians' complicated response to modernity. While some vegetarians were averse to features of the industrial and urban world, other vegetarian entrepreneurs embraced technology in the creation of substitute foods and other commodities. Hostile, like the associated anti-vivisectionists and anti-vaccinationists, to a new ‘priesthood’ of scientists, vegetarians defended themselves through the new sciences of nutrition and chemistry. _x000D_ _x000D_ 'Of Victorians and Vegetarians' uncovers who the vegetarians were, how they attempted to convert their fellow Britons (and the world beyond) to their ‘bloodless diet’ and the response of contemporaries in a variety of media and genres. Through a close study of the vegetarian periodicals and organisational archives, extensive biographical research and a broader examination of texts relating to food, dietary reform and allied reform movements, James Gregory provides us with the first fascinating foray into the impact of vegetarianism on the Victorians. In doing so he gives revealing insights into the development of animal welfare, other contemporary reform movements and the histories of food and diet._x000D_
The Beginning of Modern British Politics
Author: Maurice Cowling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is primarily an account of the initiatives of politicians and their reactions to one another.
Historical and Contemporary Contexts
Author: Jeremy MacClancy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
This articulate and authoritative survey of both the popular and academic trends in anthropology demonstrates the broad relevance of anthropological knowledge and argues for a more inclusive conception of the discipline that engages the public imagination. Demonstrates the evolving social contexts of British anthropological theory and practice from the mid-19th century Highlights the importance of popular anthropology in forming and sustaining the professional discipline Explores the past and present cross-fertilization of anthropologists, scientists and prominent literary figures Assesses the pioneering efforts online to advance the role of anthropology in public debates Appeals to a broader readership interested in cultural and intellectual history
Author: F. McDonough
Offering first major study of the views of the Conservative Party towards the key aspects of Anglo-German relations from 1905 to 1914, it examines the Conservative response to the German threat, and argues that it showed a marked absence of open hostility towards Germany.
Author: Harry Blamires
Category: Literary Criticism
First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Zara S. Steiner,Keith Neilson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
How and why did Britain become involved in the First World War? Taking into account the scholarship of the last twenty-five years, this second edition of Zara S. Steiner's classic study, thoroughly revised with Keith Neilson, explores a subject which is as highly contentious as ever. While retaining the basic argument that Britain went to war in 1914 not as a result of internal pressures but as a response to external events, Steiner and Neilson reject recent arguments that Britain became involved because of fears of an 'invented' German menace, or to defend her Empire. Instead, placing greater emphasis than before on the role of Russia, the authors convincingly argue that Britain entered the war in order to preserve the European balance of power and the nation's favourable position within it. Lucid and comprehensive, Britain and the Origins of the First World War brings together the bureaucratic, diplomatic, economic, strategical and ideological factors that led to Britain's entry into the Great War, and remains the most complete survey of the pre-war situation.
The Social and Foreign Policy Vision of Geopolitics in the Twentieth Century
Author: Mark Polelle
Publisher: Lexington Books
In this book, Mark R. Polelle presents an overview of the evolution of geopolitical thought in three national contexts the United States, Britain, and Germany from 1870 to the present. Polelle examines in particular the rise of the defense intellectual and shows how the measurement of national power has changed. Geopolitics early in the century assumed the centrality of space and territory, but we close the century with despacialized concerns over geo-economic conflicts (e.g., that between Japan and the United States). Polelle explains this shift by putting it into historical context. His use of both historical and geographical methods makes Raising Cartographic Consciousness a valuable book for historians, geographers, and political scientists."
Author: Peter E. Hodgkinson
Recent studies of the British Army during the First World War have fundamentally overturned historical understandings of its strategy and tactics, yet the chain of command that linked the upper echelons of GHQ to the soldiers in the trenches remains poorly understood. In order to reconnect the lines of communication between the General Staff and the front line, this book examines the British army’s commanders at battalion level, via four key questions: (i) How and where resources were found from the small officer corps of 1914 to cope with the requirement for commanding officers (COs) in the expanding army; (ii) What was the quality of the men who rose to command; (iii) Beyond simple overall quality, exactly what qualities were perceived as making an effective CO; and (iv) To what extent a meritocracy developed in the British army by the Armistice. Based upon a prosopographical analysis of a database over 4,000 officers who commanded infantry battalions during the war, the book tackles one of the central historiographical issues pertaining to the war: the qualities of the senior British officer. In so doing it challenges lingering popular conceptions of callous incompetence, as well more scholarly criticism that has derided the senior British officer, but has done so without a data-driven perspective. Through his thorough statistical analysis Dr Peter Hodgkinson adds a valuable new perspective to the historical debate underway regarding the nature of British officers during the extraordinary expansion of the Army between 1914 and 1918, and the remarkable, yet often forgotten, British victories of The Hundred Days.
Right-wing Media and how it Corrupts Democracy
Author: David Brock
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Category: Political Science
A former right-wing journalist offers inside information on the tactics utilized by the conservative media to influence American consciousness, analyzing right-wing media theories to identify their role in such events as the disputed 2000 election and the war with Iraq. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.