The Politics of Patriotism
English Liberalism, National Identity and Europe, 1830-1886
By (author) Jonathan Parry
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Politics of Patriotism by Jonathan Parry
Book DescriptionBetween the 1830s and 1880s European problems had a profound impact on British politics. Jonathan Parry examines the effect on the British Liberal movement of the most significant of these, such as the 1848 Revolutions, the unification of Italy, the Franco-Prussian War and the Eastern Question, arguing that these European problems made patriotism a major political question: governments were judged by their success in promoting British interests abroad, but also by the purity, potency and 'Englishness' of the political values they represented. This volume makes a major contribution towards understanding three important aspects of nineteenth-century British history: British attitudes to Europe, contemporary notions of national identity, and the nature and dynamic of British Liberalism. Setting foreign and domestic policy discussions in a patriotic framework, Parry offers an analysis of the ideas that influenced the Liberal political coalition and the turning-points affecting its vigour and unity as a political movement.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521839341
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan Parry
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Politics of Patriotism, Paperback (November 2008)
Parry offers an analysis of the ideas that influenced the Liberal political coalition between the 1830s and 1880s.
Questions of Anthropology, Hardback (July 2007)
Anthropology seems to shy away from the big, comparative questions that ordinary people in many societies find compelling. This title contains essays that explore birth, death and sexuality, puzzles about the relationship between science and religion, questions about the nature of ritual, work and genocide, and our personal fears and desires.
Rise and Fall of Liberal Government in Victorian Britain, Paperback (March 1996)» View all books by Jonathan Parry
Between 1830 and 1886, Liberals dominated British politics. Focusing on the strategies of successive Liberal leaders, this study gives an overview of that dominance and argues that liberalism was a much more coherent force than has generally been recognized by historians.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Parry
Jonathan Parry is Reader in Modern British History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Pembroke College.
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