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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


Imperial Defence

David Killingray

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0022
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Empires are gained by force and need to be maintained by force, and it was ever so true with the British Empire. The term ‘Imperial defence’ gained a specific meaning in the last decades of the 19th ... More


5 Christian Belief and Rabbinic Faith

Adiel Schremer

in Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195383775
eISBN:
9780199777280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383775.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter raises the question whether rabbinic texts that seem to be relating to issues standing at the heart of the Jewish and Christian debate throughout the ages—such as Christology and the ... More


Power, Sex, and Empire

David J. Mattingly

in Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160177
eISBN:
9781400848270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160177.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the workings of power on the body and the centrality of power as a sociological and historical theme. It explores the dynamics of power in imperial situations and assesses the ... More


Ruling Regions, Exploiting Resources

David J. Mattingly

in Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160177
eISBN:
9781400848270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160177.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In recent years, debate has started to explore the tensions between global and local aspects of the Roman economic world. This chapter argues that the Roman economy is not only best understood as an ... More


India

JUDITH M. BROWN

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0018
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter primarily focuses on the political dimensions of India's experience, though these, of course, reflected the changing realities of social and economic power. After a brief ‘scene-setting’ ... More


Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Wendy Webster

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226641
eISBN:
9780191718069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226641.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

Did loss of imperial power and the end of empire have any significant impact on British culture and identity after 1945? Within a burgeoning literature on national identity and what it means to be ... 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


Imperial Power in Constantinian and Byzantine Churches

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in Sacred Power, Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314694
eISBN:
9780199851867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314694.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the representation of imperial power in Constantinian and Byzantine churches. Roman Emperor Constantine was involved in the construction of many of the most influential of his ... More


Trusteeship, Anti-Slavery, and Humanitarianism

Andrew Porter

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Throughout the nineteenth century, territorial conquest, white settlement, commercial growth, economic development, and above all issues of slavery and the slave trade, raised questions about the ... More


World-Wide War and British Expansion, 1793–1815

Michael Duffy

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a description on the great conflict with Revolutionary and Napoleonic France. Britain’s long wars against Revolutionary France and against Napoleon (1793–1802, 1803–14, 1815) ... More


Epilogue

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/9780199226641.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This epilogue focuses on Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher was often portrayed in the media, like Churchill, as a politician who did not betray the nation. She could be trusted to deliver on a promise to ... More


Archive Stories: Gender in the Making of Imperial and Colonial Histories

Antoinette Burton

in Gender and Empire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249503
eISBN:
9780191697821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249503.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter addresses a dimension of imperial history rarely talked about: the role of imperial archives in shaping the imaginations of historians who rely upon them for the stories they tell, the ... More


British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Stephen Foster

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The maps that laid out the evolution of America from colony to an imperial power in its own right were mostly the work of the Harvard scholar-entrepreneur A. B. Hart, often denominated the creator of ... More


Arcanum Imperii: The Powers of Augustus

Hannah M. Cotton and Alexander Yakobson

in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299905
eISBN:
9780191707803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299905.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reassesses the very careful formulation of Augustus' imperial powers and his repeated formal refusals of power. What matters is political tradition and the acceptable representation of ... More


Pound's Savage Ratios

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter follows the development of Ezra Pound's modernist poetry as it responds to the culture of Great War Britain. As an American in London, Pound is alert to the postures of the partisan ... More


Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Wayne E. Lee (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The early modern period (c. 1500–1800) of world history is characterized by the establishment and aggressive expansion of European empires, and warfare between imperial powers and indigenous peoples ... More


Breakdown of Imperial Organization

Muzahpar Alam

in The Crisis of Empire in Mughal North India: Awadh and Punjab, 1707-48

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198077411
eISBN:
9780199082384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077411.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter outlines developments in and around the centre in the post-Aurangzeb period to set the scene for discussing the problems of imperial power, political formations in the regions and the ... More


Conclusion

Muzahpar Alam

in The Crisis of Empire in Mughal North India: Awadh and Punjab, 1707-48

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198077411
eISBN:
9780199082384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077411.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the final phase of the decline of the Mughal empire in the eighteenth century. It argues that this decline was manifested in Awadh and Punjab in a kind of political ... More


The Imperial Court, the New Subadars and the Region

Muzahpar Alam

in The Crisis of Empire in Mughal North India: Awadh and Punjab, 1707-48

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198077411
eISBN:
9780199082384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077411.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on the changing relationships between provincial governors and the Mughal court. In Awadh, new subadar was involved in court politics in an attempt to reinforce his ... More


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