John Owen and the Civil War Apocalypse: Preaching, Prophecy by Martyn Calvin Cowan

By Martyn Calvin Cowan

John Owen was once some of the most major figures in Reformed Orthodox theology in the course of the 17th Century, exerting massive non secular and political impression within the context of the British Civil conflict and Interregnum. utilizing Owen’s sermons from this era as a window into the brain of a self-proclaimed prophet, this booklet reports how his apocalyptic interpretation of up to date occasions ended in him making public demands radical political and cultural change.



Owen believed he was once ministering at a special second in historical past, and so the old context within which he writes has to be both thought of along the theological lineage that he attracts upon. Combining those parts, this publication permits a extra nuanced interpretation of Owen’s ministry that encompasses his lofty non secular notion in addition to his passionate issues with extra corporeal events.



This ebook represents a part of a brand new old flip in Owen reports and should be of important curiosity to students of theological historical past in addition to Early sleek historians.

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Sisterhood Questioned: Race, Class and Internationalism in by Christine Bolt

By Christine Bolt

This readable and informative survey, together with either new learn and synthesis, presents the 1st shut comparability of race, classification and internationalism within the British and American women's activities in this interval. Sisterhood wondered assesses the character and influence of divisions within the 20th century American and British women's movements.


In this lucidly written research, Christine Bolt sheds new mild on those modifications, which flourished in an period of political response, fiscal lack of confidence, polarizing nationalism and resurgent anti-feminism. the writer unearths how the conflicts have been seized upon and publicised by means of contemporaries, and the way the activists themselves have been pressured to confront the more and more advanced tensions.


Drawing on a variety of assets, the writer demonstrates that ladies within the 20th century persisted to co-operate regardless of those divisions, and that feminist events remained energetic correct as much as and past the reformist Sixties. it's worthy interpreting for all people with an curiosity in American historical past, British background or women's studies.

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Postwar British Politics: From Conflict to Consensus by Peter Kerr

By Peter Kerr

This publication bargains a clean view of postwar British politics, a great deal at odds to the dominant view in modern scholarship. the writer argues that postwar British politics, as much as and together with the Blair executive, might be principally characterized by way of continuity and a gentle evolution from a interval of clash over the first goals of presidency technique to certainly one of fresh relative consensus. This e-book presents a provocative and demanding account of the old heritage to the election of the Blair executive and may be of curiosity to a large audience.

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The Paris Embassy: British Ambassadors and Anglo-French by R. Pastor-Castro,J. Young

By R. Pastor-Castro,J. Young

This selection of essays seems to be at Anglo-French family from the second one international struggle to the arrival of Margaret Thatcher's executive in a brand new gentle, concentrating on the paintings of Britain's ambassadors to France. particularly, it seems to be at strikes in the direction of deeper eu integration, a key subject in 20th century British international policy.

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Tiny Histories by Dixe Wills

By Dixe Wills

Tiny Histories is a fond, enjoyable and informative examine the likely insignificant coincidences, judgements and tiny moments that caused significant occasions and adjusted the process British background. it would be tough to think while gazing the scoop however the international we are living in is frequently formed no longer via the whim of governments and the choices of global leaders yet by means of tiny, it sounds as if trivial occasions. in lots of instances, they could have huge, immense repercussions that mold either the society we are living in this present day and the folks we're. this can be the fourth publication in Dixe's bestselling Tiny sequence and it makes the fitting reward or self-purchase for heritage buffs, pub-quiz enthusiasts, and trivia-loving mums and dads.

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Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among by Florence D'Souza

By Florence D'Souza

James Tod (1782-1835) spent twenty-two years in India (1800-22), over the past 5 of which he used to be Political Agent of the British executive in India to the Western Rajput States in north-west India. This booklet reviews Tod's relationships with specific Rajput leaders and with the Rajputs as a bunch as a rule, that allows you to greater comprehend his makes an attempt to painting their heritage, geographical moorings and social customs to British and ecu readers.

The e-book highlights Tod's it seems that quite a few motivations in writing at the Rajputs: to deliver wisdom in regards to the them into ecu circles, to illustrate that the Rajputs maintained ancient files from the early heart a while and have been therefore now not a primitive humans with no knowledge in their personal historical past, and to set up attainable ethnic hyperlinks among the warrior-like Rajputs and the peoples of Europe, as additionally among the feudal associations of Rajputana and Europe. Fierce criticisms in Tod's time of his ethnic and institutional hypotheses approximately connections among Rajputs and Europeans illustrate that Tod's texts have been hugely controversial.

The leading edge strategy followed through the writer is going past a binary competition among the colonisers and the colonised in India, by way of concentrating on strains of pleasant exchanges among Tod and his British colleagues and diverse contributors of the kingdoms of western India, with whom they interacted. less than issues like panorama, anthropology, technology, Romantic literature, techniques to executive coverage, and data exchanges in India and in London, this quantity analyses Tod's position as a mediator of information via his travels within the early 19th century.

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Race and Imperial Defence in the British World, 1870–1914 by John C. Mitcham

By John C. Mitcham

the 1st entire account of the cultural and racial origins of the imperial protection partnership among Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Drawing on learn from each nook of the globe, John C. Mitcham merges reports of international relations, safeguard process, and politics with a much wider research of society and pop culture, and in doing so, poses vital questions on race, British id, and the belief of empire. The ebook examines varied matters corresponding to the South African struggle, the Anglo-German naval palms race, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, and the delivery of the Boy Scout circulation, and positions them in the greater phenomenon of British race patriotism that permeated the fin de siècle. most significantly, Mitcham demonstrates how this shared inspiration of 'Britishness' steadily resulted in nearer kinfolk among the self-governing states of the empire, and eventually ended in a remarkably unified attempt in the course of the First international War.

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