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Historical Problems: Studies and Documents


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One of George Allen & Unwin’s flagships, the Historical Problems series, authored by some stellar names, combines generous collections of documents with introductory essays long enough to explore the various themes widely and deeply. In this collection of 12 volumes, originally published between 1969 and 1977 topics include:

  • The complexities of Tudor finance and the working of the Treasury
  • Military strategy against Napoleon
  • The theory of royal supremacy in the Elizabethan church
  • The dynastic rivalry between the Houses of York and Tudor
  • The English economy in Tudor times
  • Bismarckian politics and the impact for Germany and Europe
  • The significance of the dissolution of the monasteries in the reformation.

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Britain at Bay Defence Against Bonaparte, 1803-14

Britain at Bay: Defence Against Bonaparte, 1803-14

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By Richard Glover
July 26, 2021

In the years 1803-5 Napoleon Bonaparte built 4 new harbours on his channel coast and assembled enough landing craft to put an army of over 165,000 men ashore on English beaches. Was this threat to Britain really serious and should we dismiss it as pure Bluff? Why was it never revived after ...

Germany in the Age of Bismarck

Germany in the Age of Bismarck

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By W. M. Simon
July 26, 2021

Originally published in 1968, this was the first time that a comprehensive selection of documents on Germany in the Age of Bismarck had been made available to students and other readers in the English language. The documents were chosen to illuminate not only Bismarck’s own personality and policies...

Government and Society in France 1461-1661

Government and Society in France: 1461-1661

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By J. H. Shennan
July 26, 2021

Originally published in 1969, this volume provides a lucid analysis of French government and society over two centuries, from the late medieval period to the beginning of Louis XIV’s personal rule. It takes up the essential arguments, contributes some novel interpretations, challenges some ...

Historical Problems Studies and Documents

Historical Problems: Studies and Documents

1st Edition

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By Various Authors
July 26, 2021

One of George Allen and Unwin’s flagships, the Historical Problems series, authored by some stellar names, combines generous collections of documents with introductory essays long enough to explore the various themes widely and deeply. In this collection of 12 volumes, originally published ...

Politics and the Public Conscience Slave Emancipation and the Abolitionst Movement in Britain

Politics and the Public Conscience: Slave Emancipation and the Abolitionst Movement in Britain

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By Edith F. Hurwitz
July 26, 2021

It was the vitality of British Protestantism in its relationship with the state which largely accounts for the achievement of emancipation and the success of the British Anti-Slavery Movement. This book, originally published in 1873, analyses the factors which made the Anti-Slavery Movement so ...

The Age of Lloyd George The Liberal Party and British Politics, 1890-1929

The Age of Lloyd George: The Liberal Party and British Politics, 1890-1929

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By Kenneth O. Morgan
July 26, 2021

Originally published in 1971, this book traces the revival, triumph, division and decline of the British Liberal Party in the late 19th & 20th centuries. It does so by focusing on the career of David Lloyd George, itself the decisive agent for change in this period. The first part of the book ...

The Coming of the Friars

The Coming of the Friars

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By Rosalind B. Brooke
July 26, 2021

Originally published in 1975, this book helps students understand why the Movements of the 12th century remained much more enclosed and monastic or turned to heresy; How much the new orders of Friars owed to the earlier movements and to what extent they arose from the personal inspiration of ...

The Crown Lands 1461-1536 An Aspect of Yorkist and Early Tudor Government

The Crown Lands 1461-1536: An Aspect of Yorkist and Early Tudor Government

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By B.P. Wolffe
July 26, 2021

Originally published in 1970, this volume examines the history of the Yorkist and early Tudor royal landed estate, conducted in the light of its role in earlier medieval history and especially in Lancastrian government. It provides material with which to understand the nature and origins of the ...

The Dissolution of the Monasteries

The Dissolution of the Monasteries

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By Joyce Youings
July 26, 2021

Originally published in 1971 this book begins with the assumption that the Dissolution of the Monasteries was neither an integral nor an essential part of the English reformation. This book pursues the story chronologically and thus helps students re-discover what contemporaries knew was happening ...

The Royal Supremacy in the Elizabethan Church

The Royal Supremacy in the Elizabethan Church

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By Claire Cross
July 26, 2021

Originally published in 1969 this book considers the theoretical extent of the royal supremacy in the Elizabethan church and examines how far this supremacy was effective in practice. The first part considers the reactions of Catholics and of moderate and more enthusiastic Protestants, both ...

The Treasury 1660-1870 The Foundations of Control

The Treasury 1660-1870: The Foundations of Control

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By Henry Roseveare
July 26, 2021

Originally published in 1973, this book provides an account of the Treasury’s early evolution within a clearly defined period, from its emergence as a department in the reign of Charles II to the point in 1870 when its powers and internal organization were comparatively mature. By taking this broad...

Trade and Industry in Tudor and Stuart England

Trade and Industry in Tudor and Stuart England

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By Sybil M. Jack
July 26, 2021

Originally published in 1977, this book investigates the controversial question as to whether England has seen two industrial revolutions, whether economic changes in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England deserve to be distinguished as a period in which an economic ‘revolution’ nearly ...

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