Author: Jürgen Jahnke
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
This first sub-volume of the travelogues includes Travels in England in 1782 and the associated essay “Letter from London.” Moritz describes his travels, undertaken “mainly on foot” in letters to a friend in Berlin. The text has been edited in accordance with the sources, including all variants, and is presented with extensive biographical, geographical, cultural-historical, and language-related commentary.
Author: E.L. Presseisen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
It has not been my intention to write a definitive study of appeasement. Such a work would have to include the French variety, Stalin's appeasement of Hitler between 1939 and 1941, or the appeasement of Japan in 1938 and 1939. I chose the British case for a number of reasons. The opportunity of a comparative model was a challenge, British appeasement was well known, and the structure of the British government remained rather the same in the intervening period between Waterloo and Dunkirk. I admit that Amiens and Munich represent the most dramatic episodes in the story of appeasement, but then the British struggles against Bonaparte and Hitler were of epic proportions. It was of course unnecessary "to prove" appeasement at Munich, but very few historians had looked at the treaty of Amiens in this way. Much of my research effort was therefore devoted to examining the published material of the earlier period. While I have used some original Addington documents, this work is not primarily an inquiry into unpublished sources but a rein terpretation of well known events that were made public long ago. The flood of publications and revelations of the 1930's continues unabated. I have tried to use the latest studies, especially those that have benefited from the thirty year rule. My debts of gratitude extend over a long period since two stints as chairman of the department have delayed this book by at least four years.
Author: Frank M. Stenton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 1970-02-18
Discussing the development of English society, from the growth of royal power to the establishment of feudalism after the Norman Conquest, this book focuses on the emergence of the earliest English kingdoms and the Anglo-Norman monarchy in 1087. It also describes the chief phases in the history of the Anglo-Saxon church, drawing on many diverse examples; the result is a fascinating insight into this period of English history.