Collecting the interpretations of outstanding writers on the literature and history of modern Britain, this book deals with a rich variety of themes, some familiar, many unexpected, taking the reader on a highly engaging excursion through British life and intellectual biography. The scope includes not only the personalities, politics, and culture of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, but also the interaction of British and other societies throughout the world.
|Publisher:||University of Texas Press|
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About the Author
William Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Cultures at the University of Texas at Austin and Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford. His books include Imperialism at Bay and The British Empire in the Middle East. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford History of the British Empire.
Table of Contents
- List of Authors
- Linda Colley, "The Significance of the Frontier in British History"
- Jack Greene, "The British Revolution in America"
- Walter L. Arnstein, "Queen Victoria's Other Island"
- Reba Soffer, "Was It Possible to be a Good Catholic, a Good Englishman, and a Good Historian?"
- R. W. B. Lewis, "Henry James: The Victorian Scene"
- Thomas Pinney, "In Praise of Kipling"
- S. P. Rosenbaum, "Leonard and Virginia Woolf at Hogarth Press"
- Mark Kinkead-Weekes, "Beyond Gossip: D. H. Lawrence's Writing Life"
- Bernard Crick, "Orwell and the Business of Biography"
- Peter Stansky, "Nineteen Eighty-Four Ten Years Later"
- Philip Ziegler, "Mountbatten Revised"
- John Grigg, "Myths about the Approach to Indian Independence"
- Warren F. Kimball, "'A Victorian Tory': Churchill, the Americans, and Self-Determination"
- John Ramsden, "'That Will Depend on Who Writes the History': Winston Churchill as His Own Historian"
- Paul Addison, "British Historians and the Debate over the 'Post-War Consensus'"
- Noel Annan, "Our Age Revisited"
- Samuel H. Beer, "The Rise and Fall of Party Government in Britain and the United States, 1945–1996"
- John W. Cell, "Who Ran the British Empire?"
- Anthony Hopkins, "From Africa to Empire"
- Joanna Hitchcock, "British and North American University Presses"
- British Studies at the University of Texas, 1975-1998