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The Resource A history of the modern British Isles, 1914-1999 : circumstances, events, and outcomes, Arthur Marwick

A history of the modern British Isles, 1914-1999 : circumstances, events, and outcomes, Arthur Marwick

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A history of the modern British Isles, 1914-1999 : circumstances, events, and outcomes
Title
A history of the modern British Isles, 1914-1999
Title remainder
circumstances, events, and outcomes
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Marwick
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This book presents a "total history" of the British Isles from the outbreak of the First World War through to the late 1990s. Written by one of the pioneers of twentieth-century history, the volume offers readers a multi-layered narrative combining social, economic, cultural and political perspectives on this era of significant and rapid change. The author describes the "big events" that dominated British politics through the twentieth-century. He gives due weight to developments outside England in Scotland and Wales, and provides substantial coverage of the Irish question, highlighting the extent to which Ireland has been a preoccupation throughout the period. Alongside this narrative, Professor Marwick explains the underlying forces operating at each stage, linking these long-term "circumstances" to the political decisions of the time. This dual approach allows for penetrating analysis and reflection, helping to create for the reader a full picture of British life in the period. For instance, the book offers not only a discussion of the politics of the First and Second World Wars, but also an analysis of the economic and ideological repercussions of the wars and their consequences for British society at large. The volume also covers themes such as the cultural revolution, women's and gay liberation, economic recession and recovery, and social change in the 1990s. Professor Marwick writes in an engaging way, suitable for general readers and students. Throughout he emphasizes the "reflexive quality" of the book, inviting readers to reflect on the nature of historical study and to participate actively in the historical enquiry. -- Back cover
  • This book presents a "total history" of the British Isles from the outbreak of the First World War through to the late 1990s. Written by one of the pioneers of twentieth-century history, the volume offers readers a multi-layered narrative combining social, economic, cultural and political perspectives on this era of significant and rapid change. The author describes the "big events" that dominated British politics through the twentieth-century. He gives due weight to developments outside England in Scotland and Wales, and provides substantial coverage of the Irish question, highlighting the extent to which Ireland has been a preoccupation throughout the period. Alongside this narrative, Professor Marwick explains the underlying forces operating at each stage, linking these long-term "circumstances" to the political decisions of the time. This dual approach allows for penetrating analysis and reflection, helping to create for the reader a full picture of British life in the period. For instance, the book offers not only a discussion of the politics of the First and Second World Wars, but also an analysis of the economic and ideological repercussions of the wars and their consequences for British society at large. The volume also covers themes such as the cultural revolution, women's and gay liberation, economic recession and recovery, and social change in the 1990s.Professor Marwick writes in an engaging way, suitable for general readers and students. Throughout he emphasizes the "reflexive quality" of the book, inviting readers to reflect on the nature of historical study and to participate actively in the historical enquiry. -- Back cover
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DLC
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1936-2006
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Marwick, Arthur
Dewey number
941.082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566
LC item number
.M345 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History of the modern British Isles
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  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
Label
A history of the modern British Isles, 1914-1999 : circumstances, events, and outcomes, Arthur Marwick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-396) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: War, 1914-1918. 1. Irish Nationalists, Ulstermen and the War Against the German Empire: Ireland and Germany --- 2. The Limits on, and the Possibilities of, Change: Fundamental Circumstances governing Change --- 3. The Politics of Total War: The Liberal Government 1914-15 ---- Part II: Between Two Wars, 1919-1939. 4. The Structural, Ideological and Institutional Context: Hard Facts --- 5. The Pendulum that Wouldn't Swing: High Politics 1919-1939: Ireland --- 6. Modernism and Mass Society: Modernism in the Arts ---- Part III: War and Aftermath, 1939-1955. 7. World War: The Phoney War --- 8. The Context of Change: Demographics of War --- 9. Labour Takes Power and Hands it Back to the Conservatives: General Elections 1945-55 --- 10. Society in the Aftermath of War: Science and Technology ---- Part IV: Affluent Britain, 1955-1974. 11. Structural, Ideological, and Institutional Imperatives --- 12. The Politics of Consensus: Suez. Macmillan as Prime Minister --- 13. The Cultural Revolution: The Basics of Cultural Transformation. Consumerism and Youth ---- Part V: The Ending of Consensus and The 'Thatcher Revolution', 1975-1990. 14. Ideology, Economy and the Advent of Thatcherism: Key Circumstances --- 15. The Collapse of Labour and the Triumph of Thatcher: The Third Wilson Government --- 16. The People Versus Their Rulers: A Fractured Society ---- Part VI: The Nineties: Nasty, then Nice? 17. Recession, Recovery - and Recession? --- 18. John Major and a Society at Odds with Itself: The Rise of John Major --- 19. Consensus Regained?
Control code
42072266
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780631195214
Isbn Type
(hardbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
99043623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)42072266
Label
A history of the modern British Isles, 1914-1999 : circumstances, events, and outcomes, Arthur Marwick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: War, 1914-1918. 1. Irish Nationalists, Ulstermen and the War Against the German Empire: Ireland and Germany --- 2. The Limits on, and the Possibilities of, Change: Fundamental Circumstances governing Change --- 3. The Politics of Total War: The Liberal Government 1914-15 ---- Part II: Between Two Wars, 1919-1939. 4. The Structural, Ideological and Institutional Context: Hard Facts --- 5. The Pendulum that Wouldn't Swing: High Politics 1919-1939: Ireland --- 6. Modernism and Mass Society: Modernism in the Arts ---- Part III: War and Aftermath, 1939-1955. 7. World War: The Phoney War --- 8. The Context of Change: Demographics of War --- 9. Labour Takes Power and Hands it Back to the Conservatives: General Elections 1945-55 --- 10. Society in the Aftermath of War: Science and Technology ---- Part IV: Affluent Britain, 1955-1974. 11. Structural, Ideological, and Institutional Imperatives --- 12. The Politics of Consensus: Suez. Macmillan as Prime Minister --- 13. The Cultural Revolution: The Basics of Cultural Transformation. Consumerism and Youth ---- Part V: The Ending of Consensus and The 'Thatcher Revolution', 1975-1990. 14. Ideology, Economy and the Advent of Thatcherism: Key Circumstances --- 15. The Collapse of Labour and the Triumph of Thatcher: The Third Wilson Government --- 16. The People Versus Their Rulers: A Fractured Society ---- Part VI: The Nineties: Nasty, then Nice? 17. Recession, Recovery - and Recession? --- 18. John Major and a Society at Odds with Itself: The Rise of John Major --- 19. Consensus Regained?
Control code
42072266
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780631195214
Isbn Type
(hardbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
99043623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)42072266

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