A critical assessment of one of Britain's foremost historians and university leaders of the second half of the 20th century.
About the author
Jennifer Aston, University of Oxford, UK Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University, Australia David Cannadine, Princeton University, USA Francesca Carnevali, University of Birmingham, UK Malcolm Chase, University of Leeds, UK Matthew Cragoe, University of Sussex, UK Martin Hewitt, University of Huddersfield, UK John McIlroy, Middlesex University, UK Rohan McWilliam, Anglia Ruskin University, UK Siân Nicholas, Aberystwyth University, UK James Raven, University of Essex, UK Jean Seaton, University of Westminster, UK and is the Official Historian of the BBC, UK James Thompson, University of Bristol, UK Daniel Weinbren, The Open University, UK
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Monique Taylor analyses the policy rationale and institutional underpinnings of China's state-led or neomercantilist oil strategy, and its development, set against the wider context of economic transformation as the country transitions from a centrally planned to market economy.
A wide-ranging new survey of the role of the sea in Britain's global presence in the 19th century. Mostly at peace, but sometimes at war, Britain grew as a maritime empire in the Victorian era. This collection looks at British sea-power as a strategic, moral and cultural force.
From the 14th-century king consorts of Navarre to the modern European prince consorts of the 20th century, the male consort has been a peculiar yet recurrent historical figure. In this impressively broad collection, leading historians of monarchy analyze how male partners of female rulers have negotiated their unique roles throughout history.
This volume explores Brazil's perspectives on the global order. The authors demonstrate that even as Brazil seeks greater recognition on the world stage, it also brings important challenges to the US-led liberal international order.
The integration of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States international financial system was arguably one of the most profound changes experienced by the world economy in the 1990s. This book examines these countries in reforming their financial systems in the fist decade of transition. Through case studies as well as more thematic approaches contributors deal with crucial elements of building a market-based financial system, the transformation of the banking sector, and non-bank reform and regulation of financial markets. They emphasise the importance of institution-building to the process of financial sector transformation and highlight the lessons to be learned from transitional financial experiences.
Popular Politics in Nineteenth Century England provides an accessible introduction to the culture of English popular politics between 1815 and 1900, the period from Luddism to the New Liberalism. This is an area that has attracted great historical interest and has undergone fundamental revision in the last two decades. Did the industrial revolution create the working class movement or was liberalism (which transcended class divisions) the key mode of political argument? Rohan McWilliam brings this central debate up to date for students of Nineteenth Century British History. He assesses popular ideology in relation to the state, the nation, gender and the nature of party formation, and reveals a much richer social history emerging in the light of recent historiographical developments.
What came before 'postmodernism' in historical studies? By thinking through the assumptions, methods and cast of mind of English historians writing between about 1870 and 1970, this book reveals the intellectual world of the modernists and offers a full analysis of English historiography in this crucial period. Modernist historiography set itself the objective of going beyond the colourful narratives of 'whigs' and 'popularizers' in order to establish history as the queen of the humanities and as a rival to the sciences as a vehicle of knowledge. Professor Bentley does not follow those who deride modernism as 'positivist' or 'empiricist' but instead shows how it set in train brilliant new styles of investigation that transformed how historians understood the English past. But he shows how these strengths were eventually outweighed by inherent confusions and misapprehensions that threatened to kill the very subject that the modernists had intended to sustain.
Margaret Garner was the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture just outside of Cincinnati, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery. Her story has inspired Toni Morrison’s Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera. Yet, her life has defied solid historical treatment. In Driven toward Madness, Nikki M. Taylor brilliantly captures her circumstances and her transformation from a murdering mother to an icon of tragedy and resistance.
Taylor, the first African American woman to write a history of Garner, grounds her approach in black feminist theory. She melds history with trauma studies to account for shortcomings in the written record. In so doing, she rejects distortions and fictionalized images; probes slavery’s legacies of sexual and physical violence and psychic trauma in new ways; and finally fleshes out a figure who had been rendered an apparition.
Mona McKee is a frustrated bit-player in 1940s Hollywood. Currently a former child actress struggling to find success, now it seems that Mona has fallen pregnant--despite being a virgin. When a collection of her personal effects falls into blogger Bryce Polk's hand, he finds himself an unlikely investigator, putting together the pieces of a deadly mystery from the past. The Extra Girl is from Killers, an EPIC Press series.
In the 1870s, some find a new life in the West, while some just find the Drakes--A family of criminals, who lure travelers into their home, rob and then murder them. When their crimes come to light, the people of the nearest settlement form up a posse. The Drakes flee, but the hunting party is hot on their heels, and nothing but blood will satisfy the mob. The Hunting Party is from Killers, an EPIC Press series.
A robotics genius, Edmond West has developed a plan to create the world’s first Artificial Intelligence truly indistinguishable from a human being. His Bots will eradicate global slavery and allow humanity to channel its darkest impulses safely, harming only these soulless machines. His greatest success, however, may also be his undoing. He’s finally created the perfect humanoid robot; perfectly intuitive, perfectly emotive… and perfectly unpredictable. Emergent Behavior is Book #1 from Bots, an EPIC Press series.
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