Floating Commonwealth by Christopher Harvie
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Floating Commonwealth
By Christopher Harvie

A Floating Commonwealth

Politics, Culture, and Technology on Britain's Atlantic Coast, 1860-1930

By (author) See other recent books by Christopher Harvie
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $199.95
Your Price: $179.95 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $20.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $9.00 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Floating Commonwealth by Christopher Harvie

Book Description

Christopher Harvie offers a new portrait of society and identity in high industrial Britain by focusing on the sea as connector, not barrier. Atlantic and 'inland sea' together, Harvie argues, created a 'floating commonwealth' of port cities and their hinterlands whose interaction, both with one another and with nationalist and imperial politics, created an intense political and cultural synergy. At a technical level, this produced the freight steamer and the efficient types of railways which opened up the developing world, as well as the institutions of international finance and communications in the age of 'telegrams and anger'. And ultimately, the resources of the Atlantic cities, their shipyards and works, enabled Britain to win withstand the test of the First World War. Meanwhile, as Harvie shows, the continuous attempt to make sense of an ever-changing material reality also stimulated the discourses on which social criticism and literary modernism were based, from Carlyle to James Joyce - although the ultimate outcome, of slump and emigration, would leave enduring problems in the years to come.

Buy Floating Commonwealth book by Christopher Harvie from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780198227830
ISBN-10: 0198227833
Format: Hardback
(271mm x 161mm x 24mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Christopher Harvie

No Gods and Precious Few Heroes by Christopher Harvie No Gods and Precious Few Heroes, Paperback (April 2016)

An introductory history that takes Scotland through two world wars and subsequent social exhaustion, through the re energising adjustments loosely referred to as 'the sixties' to a final endgame of Union versus Independence.

Scotland: A Short History by Christopher Harvie Scotland: A Short History, Paperback (July 2014)

The complete short history of Scotland - from the retreat of the ice-caps to the Independence Referendum of 2014

Floating Commonwealth by Christopher Harvie Floating Commonwealth, Paperback (May 2012)

This is a new portrait of society and identity in high industrial Britain, focusing on the sea as connector, not barrier. It argues that the port cities and their hinterlands formed a 'floating commonwealth' whose interaction with one another and with nationalist and imperial politics created an intense political and cultural synergy.

» View all books by Christopher Harvie

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Floating Commonwealth book by Christopher Harvie and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Christopher Harvie

Christopher Harvie is Professor of British Studies at TubingenUniversity, Germany, having previously taught at the Open University. He is Honorary Professor of Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and also at Strathclyde University, Glasgow.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Christopher Harvie close
No Gods and Precious Few Heroes by Christopher Harvie
Scotland: A Short History by Christopher Harvie
Floating Commonwealth by Christopher Harvie
Thirty-Nine Steps by Christopher Harvie
Scotland and Nationalism by Christopher Harvie
Making of Modern Tourism by Christopher Harvie
Nineteenth-century Britain: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Harvie
Road to Home Rule by Christopher Harvie
Rise of Regional Europe by Christopher Harvie
Centre of Things by Christopher Harvie
Centre of Things by Christopher Harvie
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close