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The Discovery of Islands: Essays in British History


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August 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Linked essays presenting British history as oceanic and global, rather than simply history.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface and acknowledgements; Part I. The Field Proposed: 1. The Antipodean perception; 2. British history: a plea for a new subject; Part II. The Three Kingdoms and the English Problem: 3. The field enlarged: an introduction; 4. Two kingdoms and three histories? Political thought in British contexts; 5. The Atlantic archipelago and the War of the Three Kingdoms; 6. The third kingdom in its history; Part III. Empire and Rebellion in the First Age of Union: 7. Archipelago, Europe and Atlantic after 1688; 8. The significance of 1688: some reflections on Whig history; 9. Empire, state and confederation: the war of American independence as a crisis in multiple monarchy; 10. The Union of 1801 in British history; Part IV. New Zealand in the Strange Multiplicity: 11. The neo-Britains and the three empires; 12. Tangata whenua and Enlightenment anthropology; 13. Law, sovereignty and history in a divided culture: the case of New Zealand and the Treaty of Waitangi; Part V. Britain, Europe and Post-Modern History: 14. Sovereignty and history in the late twentieth century; 15. Deconstructing Europe; 16. The politics of the new British history; 17. Conclusion: history, sovereignty, identity; Bibliographies; Index.

Portrait

J. G. A.Pocock is Harry C. Black Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, and one of the leading historians of ideas in the world.

Pressestimmen

"This collection of essays will prove a valuable resource... (A)n engaging and thought provoking contribution to a growing body of work concerned with rethinking the meaning of British history" Todd Webb, Canadian Journal of History
EAN: 9780521850957
ISBN: 0521850959
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2005
Seitenanzahl: 344 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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