Tag: Anglo

Epistolary Acts Anglo-Saxon Letters and Early English Media


Jordan Zweck, "Epistolary Acts: Anglo-Saxon Letters and Early English Media "
English | ISBN: 1487501005 | 2018 | 240 pages | AZW3 | 562 KB
As challenging as it is to imagine how an educated cleric or wealthy lay person in the early Middle Ages would have understood a letter (especially one from God), it is even harder to understand why letters would have so captured the imagination of people who might never have produced, sent, or received letters themselves.

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Anglo-Korean Relations and the Port Hamilton Affair, 1885-1887


Stephen A. Royle, "Anglo-Korean Relations and the Port Hamilton Affair, 1885-1887 "
English | ISBN: 1848935811 | 2017 | 180 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
In April 1885 the British navy seized the small archipelago of Port Hamilton (now Geomundo) off Korea, an incident dubbed the Port Hamilton Affair. This was part of a larger story of Empire and East Asian geopolitics involving China, Japan, Korea and Russia. At the time Britain and Russia seemed close to war over Afghanistan, and taking the islands, with their sheltered anchorage, would deny them to Russia while they might be useful in any blockade of the Russian fleet in Vladivostok. However, even in this imperial era, there were qualms about seizing inhabited territory belonging to a friendly nation, if only through the precedent it may set for others – particularly Russia – to do the same. Thus, Britain stressed that occupation was temporary and attempted to gain legitimate control anyway, through issuing leases. In the event, after much political posturing from East Asian nations, given that the geopolitical situation improved and there was no war with Russia, the British, after assurances that Russia would not take Port Hamilton, slipped away in February 1887. Geomundo returned to obscurity.

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A Gazetteer of Anglo-Saxon and Viking Sites County Durham & Northumberland


Guy Points, "A Gazetteer of Anglo-Saxon and Viking Sites: County Durham & Northumberland"
English | ISBN: 0955767911 | 2012 | 490 pages | AZW3 | 11 MB
A Gazetteer Of Anglo-Saxon & Viking Sites: County Durham & Northumberland aims to be a comprehensive guide to places, artefacts and material of Anglo-Saxon and Viking interest in County Durham and Northumberland (pre 1974 borders). Four sites in Roxburghshire are included because of their proximity to the Northumberland border. PART 1 provides background material to put the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings into their historical context, plus a glossary of terms, plans and features of Anglo-Saxon churches, and features relating to crossheads, cross-shafts, grave covers and grave markers. PART 2 identifies 123 "sites" with the aim of enabling the reader to know exactly what they are looking for and where exactly to look: there is a site index. In alphabetical order and divided into County Durham, Northumberland and The Borders (Roxburghshire), each entry is: Star rated to indicate the quality of what there is to see and how easy it is to find. Precisely located and described, including measurements and descriptions of decoration where appropriate.

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The Conservative Challenge to Globalization Anglo-American Perspectives


Ray Kiely, "The Conservative Challenge to Globalization: Anglo-American Perspectives"
English | ISBN: 1788210964 | 2020 | 224 pages | EPUB | 406 KB
Ray Kiely examines the conservative discourse of "winners" and "losers" of globalization that has emerged since the financial crisis and which has been used to reflect real and imagined threats to domestic economies and national identity. Both the election of Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit vote are potent examples of the success of this conservative (anti-)globalization rhetoric, which has informed popular mantras of deregulation and economic nationalism.

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Winters in the World A Journey through the Anglo-Saxon Year


English | 2022 | ISBN: 1789146720 | 267 pages | True PDF | 6.21 MB
Winters in the World is a beautifully observed journey through the cycle of the year in Anglo-Saxon England, exploring the festivals, customs and traditions linked to the different seasons. Drawing on a wide variety of source material, including poetry, histories and religious literature, Eleanor Parker investigates how Anglo-Saxons felt about the annual passing of the seasons and the profound relationship they saw between human life and the rhythms of nature.
Many of the festivals we celebrate in Britain today have their roots in the Anglo-Saxon period, and this book traces their surprising history, as well as unearthing traditions now long forgotten. It celebrates some of the finest treasures of medieval literature and provides an imaginative connection to the Anglo-Saxon world.

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Conquered The Last Children of Anglo-Saxon England


Conquered: The Last Children of Anglo-Saxon England by Eleanor Parker
English | February 24, 2022 | ISBN: 1788314506 | True EPUB/PDF | 272 pages | 6.1/23.9 MB
The Norman Conquest is one of the most momentous events in English history and its consequences changed England forever. Indeed, the Battle of Hastings and its aftermath nearly wiped out the leading families of Anglo-Saxon England – so what happened to the children this conflict left behind?

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Race and Power in British India Anglo-Indians, Class and Identity in the Nineteenth Century


Valerie Anderson, "Race and Power in British India: Anglo-Indians, Class and Identity in the Nineteenth Century "
English | ISBN: 1780768796 | 2015 | 344 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
By the nineteenth century the British had ruled India for over a hundred years, and had consolidated their power over the sub-continent. Until 1858, when Queen Victoria assumed sovereignty following the Indian Rebellion, the country was run by the East India Company – by this time a hybrid of state and commercial enterprises and eloquently and fiercely attacked as intrinsically immoral and dangerous by Edmund Burke in the late 1700s. Seeking to go beyond the statutes and ceremony, and show the reality of the interactions between rulers and ruled on a local level, this book looks at one of the most interesting phenomena of British India – the ‘Eurasians’. The adventurers of the early years of Indian occupation arrived alone, and in taking ‘native’ mistresses and wives, created a race of administrators who were ‘others’ to both the native population and the British ruling class. These Anglo-Indian people existed in the zone between the colonizer and the colonized, and their history provides a wonderfully rich source for understanding Indian social history, race and colonial hegemony.

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