This book explores the impact of the Lesson Books of the National Board of Education in Ireland in the nineteenth century. The author contextualizes the books used in national schools as well as across the wider British Empire: in doing so, he highlights the influence of the religious, social, political and cultural realms of the time. Firmly grounding the volume in its historical context, the author goes on to explore the contemporary moral climate and social influences, including imperialism, morality, rote-learning and socialization. Through meticulous analysis of each Lesson Book, the author traces the evolution of education in Ireland as a reflection of contemporary society, as it changes and transforms in line with cultural, religious and social changes. This pioneering and comprehensive volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of education in Ireland as well as education in the British Empire more widely.
Erscheinungsdatum: 15.03.2007, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Empire On The Seven Seas - The British Empire 1784-1939, Autor: Adams, James Truslow, Verlag: Cousens Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 404, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 513 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 09.06.2010, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The present state of the British Empire in Europe, America, Africa and Asia. Containing a concise account of our possessions in every part of the globe. ..., Autor: Goldsmith, Oliver, Verlag: Gale ECCO, Print Editions, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: SOCIAL SCIENCE // General, Rubrik: Politikwissenschaft // Soziologie, Seiten: 500, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 885 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 01.02.2008, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Slavery and the British Empire, Titelzusatz: From Africa to America, Autor: Morgan, Kenneth, Verlag: OUP UK, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // World, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 232, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 292 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
This book examines literary texts by British colonial servant and settler writers, including Anthony Burgess, Graham Greene, William Golding, and Alan Sillitoe, who depicted the impact of decolonization in the newly independent colonies and at home in Britain. The end of the British Empire was one of the most significant and transformative events in twentieth-century history, marking the beginning of a new world order and having an indelible impact on British culture and society. Literary responses to this moment by those from within Britain offer an enlightening (and often overlooked) exploration of the influence of decolonization on received notions of "race" and class, while also prefiguring conceptions of multiculturalism. As Matthew Whittle argues in this sweeping study, these works not only view decolonization within its global context (alongside the aftermath of the Second World War, the rise of America, and mass immigration) but often propose a solution to imperial decline through cultural renewal.
From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British Empire was the biggest political entity in the world. The territories forming this empire ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world's major continental land masses. The British Empire left its mark on the world in a multitude of ways, many of them permanent. In this Very Short Introduction, Ashley Jackson introduces and defines the British Empire, reviewing its historiography by answering a series of key questions: What was the British Empire, and what were its main constituent parts? What were the phases of imperial expansion and contraction and the general causes of expansion and contraction? How was the Empire ruled? What were its economic effects? What were the cultural implications of empire, in Britain and its colonies? What was lifelike for people living under imperial rule? What are the legacies of the British Empire and how should we view its place in world history?
While the gender and age of the girl may seem to remove her from any significant contribution to empire, this book provides both a new perspective on familiar girls' literature, and the first detailed examination of lesser-known fiction relating the emergence of fictional girl adventurers, castaways and 'ripping' schoolgirls to the British Empire.
A View of the British Empire - Vol. 2 is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1785.Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres.As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature.Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.
This book examines imperial and nationalist discourses surrounding three contemporaneous and unsuccessful mid-nineteenth-century colonial uprisings against the British Empire: the Sepoy Rebellion (1857) in India, the Morant Bay Rebellion (1865) in Jamaica, and the Fenian Rebellion (1867) in Ireland. In reading these three mid-century rebellions as flashpoints for the varying yet parallel attempts by imperialist colonialists, nationalists, and socialists to transform the oppressed colonized worker (the subjected laborer) into one whose identity is created and limited by labor (a laboring subject), this book also tracks varying modes of resistance to those attempts in all three colonies. In drawing from a range of historical, literary, and visual sources outside the borders of the Anglophone literary canon, this book contends that these texts not only serve as points of engagements with the rebellions but also constitute an archive of oppression and resistance.
Erscheinungsdatum: 29.09.2011, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Development Of The British Empire, Autor: Robinson, Howard, Verlag: Munshi Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 536, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 707 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The rise and fall of the British Empire profoundly shaped the history of modern Scotland and the identity of its people. From the Act of Union in 1707 to the dramatic fall of the British Empire following the Second World War, Scotland's involvement in commerce, missionary activity, cultural dissemination, emigration, and political action could not be dissociated from British overseas endeavours. In fact, Scottish national pride and identity were closely associated with the benefits bestowed on this small nation through its access to the British Empire. By examining the opinions of Scots towards the empire from numerous professional and personal backgrounds, Scotland emerges as a nation inextricably linked to the British Empire. Whether Scots categorized themselves as proponents, opponents, or victims of empire, one conclusion is clear: they maintained an abiding interest in the empire even as it rapidly disintegrated during the twenty-year period following the Second World War. In turn, the end of the British Empire coincided with the rise of Scottish nationalism and calls for Scotland to extricate itself from the Union. Decolonization had a major impact on Scottish political consciousness in the years that followed 1965, and the implications for the sustainability of the British state are still unfolding today.
A Short History of the British Empire - From May 1792, to the Close of the Year 1793 is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1794.Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.