Tag: England

Educating for Democracy in England and Finland Principles and culture


Educating for Democracy in England and Finland: Principles and culture By Andrea Raiker (editor), Matti Rautiainen (editor)
2016 | 176 Pages | ISBN: 1138640824 | PDF | 2 MB
With the growth of terrorism, instability in the EU following recession, and the acceleration of support for right-wing political parties in Europe, discussions on the nature of democracy and democratic citizenship have never been more important. Exploring the relationship between democratic values, classroom practices and neo-liberalist ideology in England and in Finland, Educating for Democracy argues that it is the role of governments and the education systems they support to create teachers and students who can voice critically appraised judgements to guide their citizenship.With chapters co-written by English and Finnish authors, this book analyses the history and current state of education systems in England and Finland, with reference to other European countries, in order to establish whether they are effective in creating democratically-minded citizens. Recent years have seen decreasing control of educator professionalism as governments have become more concerned about economic growth, and in some cases, survival. The contributors to this volume question whether educators are becoming less effectual as a result, exploring the idea that democracy is a dying concept, and asking whether educators are now simply creating cogs for the neo-liberalistic/capitalist machine.This book will be essential reading for academics and researchers in the fields of teacher education, education studies and comparative education. It will also be of great interest to those concerned with issues surrounding citizenship, democracy and the role of the government in education.

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Archaeology of Town Commons in England ‘A Very Fair Field Indeed’


Mark Bowden, Graham Brown, Nicky Smith, "Archaeology of Town Commons in England: ‘A Very Fair Field Indeed’"
English | 2009 | ISBN: 184802035X | PDF | pages: 114 | 21.1 mb
Presents an overview of the archaeology of urban common land. By recognising that urban common land represents a valid historical entity, this book contributes towards successful informed conservation. It contains a variety of illustrations, including contemporary and archive photographs.

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Medieval England An Enthralling Overview of the English Middle Ages [Audiobook]


English | ISBN: 9798822612181 | 2022 | 5 hours and 14 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 143 MB
Knights, monks, kings, plague, war, Vikings, revolts, and so much more appear in the six hundred or so years known as the medieval period of English history. This audiobook will separate the myth from reality and reveal what you know about medieval England and what you only think you know. It covers a sweeping overview of the period and dives into many of the fascinating facts and stories that have made people love the Middle Ages for so long.

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The Restoration and the England of Charles II, 2nd Edition


John Miller, "The Restoration and the England of Charles II, 2nd Edition"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0582292239, 1138149659 | 140 pages | EPUB / MOBI | 1 MB
This key Seminar Study was first published as Restoration England: The Reign of Charles II in 1985. Unavailable for several years, the book has now been heavily revised, and expanded, to take account of over ten years of new scholarship. In particular, the Second Edition reflects new work done on political parties, the constitution, taxation, the church, and the legacy of the civil wars. As ever primary documents illustrate points raised in the text and an extensive bibliography directs readers to further reading. New for this edition is a chronology of the main events in Charles II’s reign which, given the thematic treatment of the reign, readers are likely to find particularly useful.

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The Beardsley Industry The Critical Reception in England and France 1893 – 1914 (Routledge Revivals)


The Beardsley Industry: The Critical Reception in England and France 1893 – 1914 (Routledge Revivals) By Jane Haville Desmarais
2019 | 166 Pages | ISBN: 1138341134 | EPUB | 9 MB
First published in 1998, this is the first book to examine the critical reception accorded to Beardsley’s work.For most of his short working life fierce debate raged in Britain over the merit of Aubrey Beardsley’s black and white drawings. Applauded for their technical skill, they were as often deplored for their ‘slimy nastiness’, their fin-de-siècle decadence and their foreign styles. There are ‘tainted whiffs from across the channel which lodge the Gallic germs in our lungs. Our Beardsleys have identical symptoms with Verlaine, Degas, Le Grand, Forain, and might quite well be sick from infection’ stormed Margaret Armour in the Magazine of Art.Jane Haville Desmarais opens with an account of the English response, exploring the fascinating interplay between Beardsley’s exploitation of the new media to shape his public persona and promote his work and the critics’ use of his life and art to articulate the fears and anxieties of the English fin de siècle. The second half of the book moves to France and deals with a different set of preoccupation. The French perceived Beardsley as the natural inheritor of the mantle of Pre-Raphaelitism. His work remained current largely through the interest of the Symbolists and, in particular, Robert de Montesquiou who celebrated Beardsley’s picturing of the fantasy realms of desire. The intriguing study of two very different critical traditions casts light on key issues of art history and literary studies, in particular the relationship between critical response and social perception.With 21 black and white illustrations, the book also has invaluable appendices which include a bibliography of criticism and comment on the work of Aubrey Beardsley between 1893 and 1914.

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