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Penguin UK, 2016. — 128 p. Known as 'the anarchy', the reign of King Stephen (1135-1141) saw England plunged into a civil war that illuminated the fatal flaw in the powerful Norman monarchy: without rules ordering succession, conflict within William the Conqueror's family was inevitable. But there was another problem: Stephen himself. With the nobility of England and Normandy...
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Allen Lane, 2015. — 128 p. — (Penguin Monarchs). William II (1087-1100), or William Rufus, will always be most famous for his death: killed by an arrow while out hunting, perhaps through accident or perhaps murder. But, as John Gillingham makes clear in this elegant book, as the son and successor to William the Conqueror it was William Rufus who had to establish permanent Norman...
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Tempus, 2004. — 287 p. William the Conqueror (c.1028-1087) was a formidable personality, whose political imagination and ruthless will were the driving force of the Norman Conquest of England. In this biography, David Bates describes the full scope of William’s achievements in both Normandy and England, setting them firmly in the context of Europe in an age of change and turmoil....
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Yale University Press, 2012. — 320 p. — (The English Monarchs). The powerful and innovative King AEthelstan reigned only briefly (924-939), yet his achievements during those eventful fifteen years changed the course of English history. He won spectacular military victories (most notably at Brunanburh), forged unprecedented political connections across Europe, and succeeded in...
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Yale University Press, 2016. — 400 p. — (English Monarchs). An imaginative reassessment of AEthelred "the Unready," one of medieval England's most maligned kings and a major Anglo-Saxon figure The Anglo-Saxon king AEthelred "the Unready" (978-1016) has long been considered to be inscrutable, irrational, and poorly advised. Infamous for his domestic and international failures,...
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Orion Pub Co, 2003. — 376 p. Making use of every possible contemporary source - diaries, memoirs, advice books, government papers, almanacs, even the Register of Patents - Liza Picard presents an enthralling picture of how life in London was really lived in the 1600s: the houses and streets, gardens and parks, cooking, clothes and jewellery, cosmetics, hairdressing, housework,...
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St. Martin's Griffin, 2005. — 368 p. This picture of the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603) is the result of Liza Picard's curiosity about the practical details of daily life that almost every history book ignores. As seen in her two previous, highly acclaimed books-Restoration London and Dr. Johnson's London-she has immersed herself in contemporary sources of every kind. She...
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Greenwood Press, 2010. — 276 p. Students, teachers, and interested readers will find in this resource a vivid and intimate account of life in the Elizabethan age. The first book on Elizabethan England to rise out of the living history movement, it combines a unique hands-on approach with the best of current research. Organized for easy reference, it is enlivened with how-to...
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Greenwood Press, 2007. — 261 p. England witnessed an overall rising standard of living in the seventeenth century. Still very much an agrarian society, approximately 80% of the population lived in rural settlements, and even citydwellers were in walking distance of farmland. However, as the the century came to an end a growing proportion of the population was living in urban...
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Yale University Press, 2017. — 272 p. — (The English Monarchs Series). A seminal biography of the underappreciated eleventh-century Scandinavian warlord-turned-Anglo-Saxon monarch who united the English and Danish crowns to forge a North Sea empire. Historian Timothy Bolton offers a fascinating reappraisal of one of the most misunderstood of the Anglo-Saxon kings: Cnut, the...
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Penguin UK, 2016. — 160 p. The formation of England happened against the odds — the division of the country into rival kingdoms, the assaults of the Vikings, the precarious position of the island on the edge of the known world. But King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex, his son Eadweard expanded it, and his grandson Æthelstan (Athelstan) finally united Mercia and Wessex,...
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Greenwood Press, 2009. — 302 p. Experience the medieval world firsthand in this indispensable hands-on resource, and examine life as it was actually lived. The first book on medieval England to arise out of the living history movement, this volume allows readers to understand-and, if possible, recreate-what life was like for ordinary people in the days of Geoffrey Chaucer. Readers...
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Amberley Publishing, 2012. — 256 p. Samuel Pepys's London was a turbulent, boisterous city, enduring the strains caused by foreign wars, the Great Plague and the Great Fire, yet growing and prospering. The Restoration in 1660 brought the reopening of the theatres, with women appearing on the stage for the first time, and the period saw the development of English opera and the...
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St. Martin's Griffin, 2007. — 416 p. For readers who enjoy their history told with a sense of gusto, verve, and a keen eye for detail, Liza Picard brings Victorian London to fruitful life. With her trademark wit and passionate interest in the quirky realities of everyday life, Liza Picard vividly recalls all the splendors and horrors of Victorian life. As suburbs expanded and...
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The Boydell Press, 2008. — 228 p. In 1277 the recently crowned king of England, Edward I, invaded Wales; his army, large for the time, was none the less modest by his later standards. Most of his countrymen had not been on active service outside the realm for twenty years and more, if at all, yet over the course of the following four decades, up to the battle of Bannockburn in...
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Cambridge University Press, 2008. — 544 p. A major study of the transformation of early modern London. By focusing on policing, prosecution, and the language and perceptions of the authorities and the underclasses, Paul Griffiths explores the swift growth of London and the changes to its cultures, communities, and environments. Through a series of thematic chapters he maps problem...
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Диссертация на соискание ученой степени кандидата исторических наук: 07.00.03 — Всеобщая история (новое и новейшее время). — Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет. — СПб., 2017. — 208 с. Научный руководитель: кандидат исторических наук, доцент Борисенко В.Н. Актуальность темы диссертационного исследования. В начале XXI в. Средиземное море продолжает играть важную роль в...
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Диссертация на соискание ученой степени кандидата исторических наук: 07.00.03 — Всеобщая история (новая и новейшая история). — Российский государственный педагогический университет им. А. И. Герцена. — СПб., 2018. — 270 с. Научный руководитель: доктор исторических наук, профессор Дронова Н.В. Актуальность темы исследования. Британская империя – государственное образование,...
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Диссертация на соискание ученой степени кандидата исторических наук: 07.00.03 — Всеобщая история. — Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет. — СПб., 2017. — 222 с. Научный руководитель: доктор исторических наук, профессор Худолей К.К. Актуальность темы исследования. В 90-е гг. произошел качественный прорыв в процессах европейской интеграции. Результатом стало подписание...
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Диссертация на соискание учёной степени кандидата исторических наук: 07.00.03. — Всеобщая история (Новая и новейшая история). — Балтийский федеральный университет. — Калининград, 2017. — 192 с. Научный руководитель: доктор исторических наук, профессор Сергеев В.В. Актуальность темы. Изучение социокультурной адаптации наших соотечественников за рубежом по сей день не теряет своей...
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Диссертация на соискание ученой степени кандидата исторических наук: 07.00.03 —Всеобщая история (Новая и Новейшая история). — Балтийский федеральный университет. — Калининград, 2017. — 219 с. Научный руководитель: доктор исторических наук, профессор Сергеев В.В. Актуальность. Викторианская эра представляет собой одну из наиболее сложных и значительных вех в истории Великобритании...
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Pen and Sword, 2014. — 256 p. There have been many books on Britain's Roman roads, but none have considered in any depth their long-term strategic impact. Mike Bishop shows how the road network was vital not only in the Roman strategy of conquest and occupation, but influenced the course of British military history during subsequent ages. The author starts with the pre-Roman...
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Диссертация на соискание учёной степени кандидата политических наук: 23.00.02 — Политические институты, процессы и технологии. — Институт Европы РАН. — Москва, 2019. — 227 с. Научный руководитель: доктор исторических наук, профессор Фадеева Л.А. Современная Шотландия является одним из самых динамично развивающихся региональных феноменов Европы, который представляет собой авангард...
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Leiden: Brill, 2015. — 484 p. — (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition). Eleven major scholars of the Anglo-Saxon period consider Alfred the Great, his cultural milieu, and his achievements. With revised or revived views of the Alfredian revival, the contributors help set the agenda for future work on a most challenging period. The collection features the methods of...
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Диссертация на соискание ученой степени кандидата исторических наук: 07.00.03 — Всеобщая история (новая и новейшая история). — Балтийский федеральный университет. — Калининград, 2019. — 277 с. Научный руководитель: кандидат исторических наук, профессор Золов А.В. Тема Второй мировой войны по-прежнему остается в ряду наиболее значимых в истории ХХ в. Одной из ведущих стран-участниц...
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Диссертация на соискание ученой степени кандидата исторических наук: 07.00.03 — Всеобщая история (новейший период). — Институт Европы РАН. — Москва, 2019. — 156 с. Научный руководитель: доктор политических наук, Громыко А.А. Актуальность проблемы. Британская политика обороны и безопасности – один из самых актуальных аспектов современной истории политического развития...
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Blackwell Publishing, 2003. — 665 p. This authoritative survey of Britain in the later Middle Ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading figures in the field. Covers social, economic, political, religious, and cultural history in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Provides a guide to the historical debates over the later Middle Ages. Addresses questions at the leading edge...
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Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. — 320 p. Reflecting the profound impact of critical theory on the study of the humanities, this collection of original essays examines the texts and artifacts of the Anglo-Saxon period through key theoretical terms such as ‘ethnicity’ and ‘gender’. Explores the interplay between critical theory and Anglo-Saxon studies. Theoretical framework will appeal to...
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Edinburgh University Press, 2010. — 199 p. In Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830, Erik Simpson proposes the mercenary as a meeting point of psychological, national, and ideological issues that connected the severed nations of Britain and America following the American Revolution.When writers treat the figure of the mercenary in literary works, the general...
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University of Nebraska Press, 2009. — 326 p. In Queens and Power in Medieval and Early Modern England, Carole Levin and Robert Bucholz provide a forum for the underexamined, anomalous reigns of queens in history. These regimes, primarily regarded as interruptions to the normal male monarchy, have been examined largely as isolated cases. This interdisciplinary study of queens...
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Arden Shakespeare, 2004. — 315 p. — (Arden Shakespeare: Arden Critical Companions). Shakespeare, like many of his contemporaries, was concerned with the question of the succession and the legitimacy of the monarch. From the early plays through the histories to Hamlet, Shakespeare's work is haunted by the problem of political legitimacy. Shakespeare and Reniassance Politics...
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Seaforth Publishing, 2009. — 224 p. In the sixteenth century England turned from being an insignifcant part of an offshore island into a nation respected and feared in Europe. This was not achieved through empire building, conquest, large armies, treaties, marriage alliances, trade or any of the other traditional means of exercising power. Indeed England was successful in few of...
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Edinburgh University Press, 2010. — 237 p. — (Societies at War). For Britain the Second World War exists in popular memory as a time of heroic sacrifice, survival and ultimate victory over Fascism. In the Irish state the years 1939-1945 are still remembered simply as 'the Emergency'. Eire was one of many small states which in 1939 chose not to stay out of the war but one of the...
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Oxford University Press, 2009. — 338 p. Political parties formed the cornerstone of the liberal democracy for which Britain claimed it was fighting in the Second World War. However, that conflict represented the most sustained challenge to the British party system during the twentieth century. War forced the suspension of normal electoral politics, and exerted considerable extra...
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London: Continuum, 2008. — 238 p. Using government records, private letters and diaries and contemporary media sources, this book examines the key themes affecting the relationship between Britain and the Dominions during the Second World War, the Empire's last great conflict. It asks why this political and military coalition was ultimately successful in overcoming the challenge...
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Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. — 263 p. Blake, Nation and Empire challenges the orthodoxy of the politics of William Blake as exclusively radical, defined by his participation in the revolutionary ferment of the 1790s. It examines his work in the context of emergent discourses of nation and empire, and of the construction of a public sphere, and restores the longevity to his artistic...
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Диссертация на соискание ученой степени кандидата исторических наук: 07.00.03. — Всеобщая история (История Средних веков). — Московский педагогический государственный университет. — Москва, 2017. — 291 с. Научный руководитель: доктор исторических наук, профессор Лабутина Т.Л. Актуальность исследования. Следует признать, что в последние десятилетия интерес российских ученых к...
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Диссертация на соискание ученой степени кандидата исторических наук: 07.00.03 - Всеобщая история. — МГУ им. М.В. Ломоносова. — М.: 2014. — 323 с. Научный руководитель: доктор исторических наук, Дмитриева О.В. Предметом настоящего исследования является репрезентация власти Генриха VIII в сфере международных отношений в первой половине XVI в. Этот период стал важным этапом в...
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Диссертация на соискание ученой степени кандидата исторических наук: 07.00.03 — Всеобщая история (новая и новейшая история Западной Европы и Америки). — Орловский государственный университет. — Брянск, 2019. — 248 с. Научный руководитель: доктор исторических наук, профессор Гелла Т.Н. Актуальность темы. В числе приоритетных направлений современных научных исследований находятся...
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Диссертация на соискание учёной степени доктора исторических наук: 07.00.03 — Всеобщая история (новая и новейшая история Западной Европы и Америки). — Брянский государственный университет. — Брянск, 2018. — 508 с. Научный консультант: доктор исторических наук, доцент Артамошин С. В. К концу периода Нового времени, Британская империя являлась крупнейшим в мире государственным...
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Диссертация на соискание ученой степени кандидата исторических наук: 07.00.03 — Всеобщая история (новое и новейшее время) — Томский государственный университет. — Томск, 2019. — 198 с. Научный руководитель: доктор исторических наук, доцент Хахалкина Е.В. Актуальность и научная значимость темы. Последняя треть XX – начало XXI вв. для Великобритании прошли под знаком...
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Atlantic Books, 2019. — 752 p. Throughout history there have been many long-running rivalries between party leaders, but there has never been a connection like that between Clement Attlee and Winston Churchill, who were leaders of their respective parties for a total of thirty-five years. Brought together in the epoch-making circumstances of the Second World War, they forged a...
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