England and Europe 1485-1603

Author: Susan Doran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317888111

Category: History

Page: 152

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This Seminar Study introduces students to England's foreign policy during the reigns of the Tudor monarchs. In this succinct introduction the author addresses the key questions facing students - for example, to what extent did monarch or minister make policy. Each reign is analysed in turn providing a narrative and explanation of the major events and policy decisions throughout the Tudor period.

Henry VII

Author: Roger Lockyer,Andrew Thrush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894324

Category: History

Page: 142

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This study reassesses the policies of the founder of the Tudor dynasty and shows how Henry worked within existing traditions rather than breaking with the past. Every facet of the reign is considered including the nature of government - both at central and local level, financial policy, relations with the Church, foreign policy, economic affairs and concludes by assessing Henry as a 'new monarch'.

Elizabethan Parliaments 1559-1601

Author: Michael A.R. Graves,Roger Lockyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317887360

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 7593

Michael Graves provides a clear summary of conflicting interpretations of Elizabethan parliaments and presents a new perspective, striking a balance between business and politics.

Eastern Europe 1945-1969

From Stalinism to Stagnation

Author: Ben Fowkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317881753

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 9235

Here is an essential short guide to the history of Eastern Europe under the early decades of communist rule. The study explores the communists attempt to transpose a uniform economic and social system across the region copied from the Soviet model. Dr Fowkes shows how this did not always succeed and he reveals the local variations which became more pronounced after the death of Stalin. The book includes detailed analysis of the dramatic events in Poland and Hungary and in the assessment section there is a useful summary of the strengths and weaknesses of the communist model in its heyday. It is an illuminating study, full of maps and photographs as well as over 30 documents (most previously unavailable in English) which brings this complex subject alive. and helps us to understand the special conditions the people of the region have faced in catching up with the West both in terms of material prosperity and more recently in the establishment of democratic political systems.

Tudor Rebellions

Revised 5th Edition

Author: Anthony Fletcher,Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786381X

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 1387

The Tudor age was a tumultuous one – a time of the Reformation, conspiracies, uprisings and rebellions. The Tudor Rebellions gives a chronological run-down of the major rebellions and throws light on some of the main themes of Tudor history, including the dynasty’s attempt to bring the north and west under the control of the capital, the progress of the English Reformation and the impact of inflation, taxation and enclosure on society. Successive versions of Tudor Rebellions have been central to understanding Tudor politics since 1968, when Anthony Fletcher first published his book. Now nearly four decades later, Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch has once more thoroughly revised and expanded this classic text to take into account exciting and innovative work on the subject in recent years.

Die Reformation

1490 - 1700

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch,Bernd Leineweber,Helke Voß-Becher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423346535

Category: Reformation

Page: 1021

View: 4417

Revolution and Terror in France, 1789-1795

Author: D. G. Wright

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582003798

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 545

Dr Wright tackles the many controversies surrounding the French Revolution. He also reviews the arguments of leading historians, and analyses some of the key documentary evidence on which they have based their judgements.

Napoleon and Europe

Author: D. G. Wright

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780582354579

Category: History

Page: 137

View: 3866

This study provides both an introduction to, and an overview of, Napoleon's impact on France and Europe. It explores his origins and personality, assesses his contribution to the crucial changes in the conduct of warfare during this period, and examines the reasons for the ultimate defeat of his armies and the collapse of the Empire. It concludes with a brief study of the Napoleonic legend and the historical controversies which surround it.

Britain Before the Reform Act

Politics and Society, 1815-1832

Author: Eric J. Evans

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: 9780582002654

Category: History

Page: 138

View: 8554

This book explains how Britain survived during the period between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the First Reform Act. It looks at important social and political developments, including the effects of the Industrial Revolution and incorporates supporti

The Reign of Mary I

Author: Robert Tittler

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582061071

Category: History

Page: 116

View: 2318

In this study, Robert Tittler, an expert in Marian research, provides an important reappraisal of Mary's reign - often written off as a failure. He considers whether her reign can be so easily dismissed as an unproductive interruption of the Tudor dynasty, or whether Mary's reign played a more distinctive part in this period of history.

The Restoration and the England of Charles II

Author: John Miller

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman


Category: History

Page: 134

View: 4729

Chronicles the twenty-five year reign of Charles II under whose rule Parliament kept most of the powers it had won under Cromwell and shared governing authority with the king.

The Second World War in Europe

Author: S. P. Mackenzie

Publisher: Addison-Wesley


Category: History

Page: 150

View: 8085

Unlike most other books on the subject this is a very welcome short book on the Second World War in Europe. Dr MacKenzie covers concisely all the major military campaigns, the important economic and social aspects of the war, and wartime diplomacy. After an opening chapter on the origins of the war, there are two main chronological chapters - providing a clear narrative and analysis of events- and two thematic ones looking at issues such as bararism and the Holocaust and strategic bombing and the U-Boat War. This is the ideal text for anyone studying the Second World War for the first time: succinct, up-to-date, and always highly readable.

The Holocaust

The Third Reich and the Jews

Author: David Engel

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: History

Page: 148

View: 9738

This text offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the infamous event. The author examines how 5.8 million European Jews could die at the hands of the Third Reich during World War Two.

France, 1870-1914

Author: Robert Gildea

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: History

Page: 128

View: 3856

The period 1870 - 1914 in France saw the consolidation of republican government and the recovery of national self-confidence. Though political crises such as the Dreyfus Affair threatened to tear it apart, the Republic established firm parliamentary rule, built up an Empire and an army which was to see it through the Great War. The new edition of this key text - first published as The Third Republic From 1870 to 1914 - offers a clear introduction to the period and incorporates the latest research.

The European Union Since 1945

Author: Alasdair Blair

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582423930

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 3623

An authoritative and accessible account of the historical development of the European Union since 1945. Relevant and important to current European affairs The EU is a unique body whose influence permeates beyond its own borders Provides historical perspective to EU Looks forward to discuss the future of the EU

Poverty and Poor Law Reform in Britain

From Chadwick to Booth, 1834-1914

Author: David Englander

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman


Category: History

Page: 142

View: 1131

The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 is one of the most important pieces of social legislation ever enacted. Its principles and the workhouse system dominated attitudes to welfare provision for the next 80 years. This new Seminar Study explores the changing ideas to poverty over this period and assesses current debates on Victorian attitudes to the poor. David Englander reviews the old system of poor relief; he considers how the New Poor Law was enacted and received and looks at how it worked in practice. The chapter on the Scottish experience will be particularly welcomed, as will Dr Englander's discussion of the place of the Poor Law within British history.

Eastern Europe Since 1970

Author: Bülent Gökay

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582328587

Category: History

Page: 171

View: 7445

From the hardening grip of Soviet domination under Brezhnev to the collapse of communism and its aftermath, Bulent Gokay provides the essential introduction to Eastern Europe in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 spelt the end of reformist communism and the tightening of Soviet control throughout Eastern Europe. In spite of this, several countries within the Soviet Bloc managed to retain varying degrees of independence over the next two decades. Focusing on the struggle towards economic and social modernisation in the region and the competing influences of East and West in a dangerous Cold War. Bulent Gokay shows how individual circumstances and diverse national characteristics made a uniform application of the Soviet model impossible, and charts the growing resistance to domination and the momentous events which finally toppled Soviet power in the region.

Peter the Great

Author: William Marshall

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582003552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 149

View: 8187

SEMINAR STUDIES IN HISTORYEdited by Roger Lockyer(Emeritus Reader in History, in the University of London)This famous series examines key themes in British, European and World history in short, succinct volumes. The text is supported by primary material in a Documents section, a full bibliography and an index; where appropriate there are maps, chronologies and glossaries. All the books in the series are written by experts in the field who are not only familiar with the latest research but have often contributed to it. Works of scholarship in their own right, the books also provide a survey of current historical interpretations. Longman has now inaugurated a major programme of renewal and expansion for Seminar Studies, with many new titles and new editions in the pipeline. Existing books are being re-presented in a larger, more reader-friendly format as they reprint; and new books and new editions are being reset into an entirely new page design. Peter the Great was an unusual man and a most unusual tsar. His reign (1682-1725) had a momentous impact on the development of modern Russia and a study of it is crucial for an understanding of Russia's development from backwater to twentie