Penultimate Adventures with Britannia
Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain
By (author) Roger Louis
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Penultimate Adventures with Britannia by Roger Louis
Book Description"Penultimate Adventures with Britannia" is the sixth volume in Wm. Roger Louis' "Adventures with Britannia" series and, as in the earlier volumes, this is not a sedate guided tour but an exciting journey by a range of distinguished writers and academics through British cultural, intellectual, literary and political life, in its contact with other cultures and with international politics; and the tour is conducted by one of our greatest historians of empire. War and empire dominated the twentieth century and beyond. They continue to shape international history, both politically and culturally. Bernard Porter shows the importance of culture on British imperial history, Priaya Satia's writes on the cultural foundation of British power in Iraq and Geoffrey Wheatcroft deals with the perennial problems of partition, here as experienced in India and Ireland.Dane Kennedy's "The New American Empire" covers the dominating theme in modern international relations. International politics remain centre stage but there are illuminating literary and artistic glances behind the scenes. These include Susan Pedersen's portrait of Frances Stevenson and her influence on Lloyd George even at the height of the First World War, Martin Gilbert on Tolkien and English culture and Hilary Spurling's "Reassessing Paul Scott" - vital for students of modern Indian history. There are fascinating vignettes of the art of Larry Carver on Felix Topolski and Martin Francis on Cecil Beaton. Felipe Fernandez Armesto's "An Accidental Criminal" rounds off a remarkable and rewarding volume and maintains the delightful tradition of Wm. Roger Louis' "Adventures" series.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845117115
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger Louis
Ultimate Adventures with Britannia, Paperback (December 2009)
Includes the personalities, politics and culture of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and the interaction between British and other societies throughout the world. This book features historical themes including Brian Harrison and Dominic Sandbrook on the 1960s and Geoffrey Wheatcroft on Churchill and the Jews.
Penultimate Adventures with Britannia, Hardback (October 2007)
Includes contributions by a range of writers and academics on British cultural, intellectual, literary and political life, in its contact with other cultures and with international politics.
Ends of British Imperialism, Paperback (January 2007)View all books by Roger Louis
Tells the story of the British Empire from its late-nineteenth century flowering. This book traces the British Empire from the scramble for Africa through the Mandates system of 'sacred trust', the turbulent imperial history of the Second World War in Asia and finally to the the unstoppable mid-20th century rush to independence.
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Author Biography - Roger Louis
Wm Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin and Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford. His books include Imperialism at Bay, The British Empire in the Middle East and, most recently, Ends of British Imperialism (I.B.Tauris) . He is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford History of the British Empire.
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