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The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Brian Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is the first study of how one of the world's major universities has responded to the formidable challenges offered by the 20th century. It is a generously illustrated and scholarly book which ... More


The Background, 1914–1936

Alan F. Wilt

in Food for War: Agriculture and Rearmament in Britain before the Second World War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208716
eISBN:
9780191717024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208716.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a background on the coming together of food and agriculture with rearmament during the last half of the 1930s. What happened in food and agriculture during the First World War, ... More


Blue Solitudes: The Mediterranean and the Shaping of Victorian Britain, 1830–60

Robert Holland

in The Warm South: How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300235920
eISBN:
9780300240870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235920.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter details British engagement with the Mediterranean from 1830 to 1860. Any discussion of Victorian cultural life is hindered by a stereotype: that it was an age of intimidating confidence ... More


Shelley Burning: The Mediterranean and British Culture

Robert Holland

in The Warm South: How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300235920
eISBN:
9780300240870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235920.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the origins of British engagement with the Mediterranean, going back to August 1822, when Lord George Byron, his friend Edward Trelawny, a gaggle of Tuscan soldiers, and a ... More


Public Spectacles: 1931–1940

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter demonstrates how the period between 1931 and 1940 was pervaded with a number of state-funded public entertainments that were organized to celebrate key events in the colony's history, or ... More


Communal priorities: conflict and domestic anti-semitism

Richard Bolchover

in British Jewry and the Holocaust: With a New Introduction: With a New Introduction

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774808
eISBN:
9781800340022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774808.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the major concerns of Anglo-Jewish life during the war. Throughout the period of the Second World War, the Anglo-Jewish community was mainly preoccupied with internal conflict, ... More


Why Shariʿa in Britain?

John R. Bowen

in On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691158549
eISBN:
9781400881055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158549.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter provides a background of British Islam. In Britain, Islam is fractured, divergent, and institutionally creative. The legal pluralism of the Indies administration, the fractious character ... More


Into the Past: A Brief Foreword

Nicholas Freeman

in 1895: Drama, Disaster and Disgrace in Late Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640560
eISBN:
9780748651399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640560.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to serve as a subjective composite of a year that took millions of subtly distinct forms even as clocks and calendars divided it into the ... More


Listening-In, Tuning Out: Leonard Woolf’s Criticism of the BBC During the 1930s

Luke Reader

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

During the 1930s and 1940s, Leonard Woolf appeared regularly on British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio, lecturing on topics as diverse as the British Empire, democracy, Jean Jacques Rousseau, ... More


Evaluation and perspectives

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter evaluates Blair’s form of management in relation to the goals covered in Chapter 4 and a realist’s view of its controlling organisational successes. It is argued here that these ... More


Individual and Local Reactions to the NWAC

in Patriotism and Propaganda in First World War Britain: The National War Aims Committee and Civilian Morale

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318306
eISBN:
9781846317811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317811.011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines public responses to the National War Aims Committee (NWAC). It suggests that while there were some suspicions of bias or atypicality, evidence suggests that the NWAC retained a ... More


Parliament and the State

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the nineteenth-century parliamentary novel. It shows that in treating Parliament and the political process as the fulcrum of Britain's ‘condition’, parliamentary novels both did ... More


Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation

Anton Howes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691182643
eISBN:
9780691201900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182643.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

From its beginnings in a coffee house in the mid-eighteenth century, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce has tried to improve British life in every way ... More


All Hail the Alma Mater: Writing College Histories in the U.S.

Joel T. Rosenthal

in History of Universities: Volume XXVII/2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198709817
eISBN:
9780191804199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198709817.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter surveys college and university histories written over the last two centuries about American institutions. College histories illustrate proof of the loyalty and pride generated by ... More


Peacemaking in London

Michael Llewellyn-Smith

in Venizelos: The Making of a Greek Statesman 1864-1914

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197586495
eISBN:
9780197610824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197586495.003.0038
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter outlines the issues for decision in December 1912-early 1913, at the peace conferences for which Sir Edward Grey had offered London as venue. These were, for Venizelos 1) the future of ... More


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