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Introduction

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter begins by addressing the question of whether the loss of imperial power and the end of empire hade any significant impact on British culture and identity after 1945. It then ... More


The Post-War People’s Empire

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows how adventure tales of the Second World War in the 1950s offered a new energizing myth of nation. If wartime imagery represented a high point in inclusive imagery of Britishness, ... More


Introduction

David French

in Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the historiography of the army after 1945. It explains how and why it has been largely forgotten by historians of post‐war Britain, and explains how those few who have written ... More


Elegies for Empire: The Romance of Manliness

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Churchill's funeral, exploring its significance as a marker not only of the eclipse of a ‘people's war’, but also of the final demise of narratives of a ‘people's empire’. Its ... More


Afterword

Alice Jenkins

in Space and the 'March of Mind': Literature and the Physical Sciences in Britain 1815-1850

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209927
eISBN:
9780191706431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209927.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. This book describes a very particular moment in the history of British scientific culture. The interactions of literature and science ... More


The People’s Empire and the People’s War

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the role of propaganda in showing the war effort as a ‘people's war’. Much imagery of a ‘people's war’ focused on the home front. In contrast, the imperial war effort was ... More


Colonial Wars

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on narratives of colonial wars in the 1950s. The siege narrative of colonial wars in the 1950s took a different trajectory from Second World War narratives, which increasingly ... More


Coronation Britain

WENDY WEBSTER

in Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

The narrative of a ‘people's empire’ had little currency in Britain after the mid-1950s. This chapter looks at Coronation year in 1953 as a moment that marked a post-war high-point in this narrative. ... More


Introduction: the cultural construction of the British world

Barry Crosbie and Mark Hampton

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter introduces the main historiographic themes of the book. It makes a case for understanding the British world system not merely as a contingent series of migrations, economic exchanges, ... More


Introduction

Martin McLaughlin

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about British academics and critics' reflections on Italian poet Petrarch and his legacy in British culture. This book explores ... More


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