Civil Wars

A History in Ideas


Author: David Armitage

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300149824

Category: Civil war

Page: 360

View: 9890

A highly original history of the least understood and most intractable form of organised human aggression, from ancient Rome to our present conflict-ridden world We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and isn't, have a long and contested history. Defining the term is acutely political, for ideas about what makes a war "civil" often depend on whether one is ruler or rebel, victor or vanquished, sufferer or outsider; it can also shape a conflict's outcome, determining whether external powers are involved or stand aside. From the American Revolution to the Iraq war, pivotal decisions have hung on such shifts of perspective. The West's age of civil war may be over, but elsewhere it has exploded - from the Balkans to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Sri Lanka and, most recently, Syria. And the language of civil war has burgeoned as democratic politics has become more violently fought. This book's unique perspective on the roots, dynamics and shaping force of civil war will be essential to our ongoing struggles with this seemingly interminable problem.

The Civil Wars Experienced

Britain and Ireland, 1638-1661


Author: Martyn Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134724535

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7994

The Civil Wars Experienced is an exciting new history of the civil wars, which recounts their effects on the 'common people'. This engaging survey throws new light onto a century of violence and political and social upheaval By looking at personal sources such as diaries, petitions, letters and social sources including the press, The Civil War Experienced clearly sets out the true social and cultural effects of the wars on the peoples of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and how common experiences transcended national and regional boundaries. It ranges widely from the Orkneys to Galway and from Radnorshire to Norfolk. The Civil Wars Experienced explores exactly how far-reaching the changes caused by civil wars actually were for both women and men and carefully assesses individual reactions towards them. For most people fear, familial concerns and material priorities dictated their lives, but for others the civil revolutions provided a positive force for their own spiritual and religious development. By placing the military and political developments of the civil wars in a social context, this book portrays a very different interpretation of a century of regicide and republic.

After the Civil Wars

English Politics and Government in the Reign of Charles II


Author: John Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317885538

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 9242

The first study of Restoration England from the point of view of both rulers and ruled, this volume offers a vital reappraisal of seventeenth century England. The civil wars had a traumatic effect on the English people: memories of bloodshed and destruction and the ultimate horror of the execution of Charles I continued to be invoked for decades afterwards. It is often argued that the political and religious fissures created by the wars divided English society irrevocably, as demonstrated by the later bitter conflict between the Whig and Tory parties. After the Civil Wars proposes instead that although there was political conflict, Charles II's reign was not a continuation of the divisions of the civil wars.

The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe

A Biography


Author: Elaine Showalter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451645902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 866

"Authorship of the Battle Hymn of the Republic made [19th-century aspiring poet and playwright Julia Ward Lowe] celebrated and revered. But Julia was also continuing to fight a civil war at home; she became a pacifist, suffragist, and world traveler. She came into her own as a tireless campaigner for women's rights and social reform ... Elaine Showalter tells the story of Howe's determined self-creation and brings to life the society she inhabited and the obstacles she overcame"

The Civil Wars


Author: Appian


ISBN: 1442935383

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6949

Appian has beautifully captured the accounts of great conquerors and leaders. Their conquests, invasions and leadership qualities have been discussed in detail. The historical narrative reads like a novel and this adds to the appeal of the book. Enthralling and informative!

The Civil Wars After 1660

Public Remembering in Late Stuart England


Author: Matthew Neufeld

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 184383815X

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 2840

Drawing upon the interdisciplinary field of social memory studies, this book opens up new vistas on the historical and political culture of early modern England.

The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor

Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old?


Author: Steve Early

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461009

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 5267

From forced trusteeships to hostile inter-union raids, american labor has been gripped by a devastating civil war. Steve Early argues that these polices grow from the strategy of labor management collaboration, and must be replaced with a return to rank and file initiative if the labor movement is ever to stem the tide of its long decline.

The Civil Wars, 1640-9


Author: Angela Anderson

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340850374

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 6621

This second edition introduces the causes of the Civil Wars through an examination of the different historical interpretations presented by historians since the outbreak of war itself. The author then moves on to consider the progression from crisis to conflict, analysing the relative importance of long-term problems and the personality of Charles I, and examining whether or not war was both unexpected and avoidable. The book looks at the impact of war, the reasons for parliamentary victory and its outcome in the execution of the king, before evaluating the conflict's significance for Britain as a whole. The updated study guides provide a firm basis for answering source-based and essay questions.

The Civil Wars

A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1638-1660


Author: John Philipps Kenyon,Jane H. Ohlmeyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192802781

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 4715

'A collection of considerable value' says the TLS of this beautifully illustrated book. Now available in paperback as part of the Oxford Illustrated History series, this book offers a unique analysis of the civil wars as they were fought in the kingdoms ruled by Charles I. Between the years of 1638 and 1660 the countries of England, Scotland, and Ireland were engulfed in a bitter struggle. This was a conflict that has had a profound effect on the course of history, the ramifications ofwhich can still be seen in today's political climate. The impact of such a war on the people caught up in it was huge and reached far beyond the battles that were won and lost. This was a political war as well as a military war. It was a war that began as a clash of ideologies and became a battle for identity. With chapters written by an international team of nine distinguished historians, all experts in their own fields, this book provides on the one hand a detailed analysis of how the 'War of the Three Kingdoms' was contested in each of the Stuart kingdoms, comparing and contrasting their experiences, and on the other an outline of the various civil wars that were fought within these countries. How were the troops raised, trained, clothed, armed, and fed in countries that had little or no experience of combat? What strategies were used to fight the war? What tactics were used by the generals leading the troops? What role did siege warfare play in the development of thewar? What contribution did naval operations make to the course of events on land? How did the war affect the development of military technology during that period? What impact did a decade of brutal war have on the people of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland? What factors led to one side winning and the other loosing? In addition to detailed analysis, the book offers extra material including notes to all chapters, a select bibliography guiding readers to further study, a useful chronology charting events in each of the countries involved against events in the rest of Europe, and an invaluable index. Authoritative, comprehensive, and highly readable, this book provides an indispensable guide to one of the defining periods in British and Irish History.

The Civil Wars of Jonah Moran

A Novel


Author: Marjorie Reynolds

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425178348

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

View: 5564

The author of The Starlite Drive-In returns with a story of family bonds and their power to change our liveshellip;Jessica Moran never felt quite at home in the Northwestern logging town where she grew up, and escaped at a young age to make a new life. But one person keeps her tied to her hometown: her brother, Jonah. Afflicted with a psychological disorder thatrs"s made him the local misfit, alternately teased and tolerated, Jonah has always depended on his big sister for comfort and protection, even after he grew into manhood and she was miles away.This time, though, she may not be able to help him. Jonah has been accused of setting a fire at a halfway house, killing three of the four ex-convicts who lived there-and he would rather retreat into the world of his beloved miniature Civil War soldiers than address the issue. Now, as Jessica reluctantly moves back home, she must face not only Jonahrs"s uncertain future, but the deepest secrets of her own pasthellip;

The Civil Wars of England


Author: John Philipps Kenyon

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9781857994520

Category: Great Britain

Page: 273

View: 2807

One of the bloodiest - and most romanticized - episodes in British history, the Civil War period was also one of the most copmplex. For three hundred years the civil wars have raised as many questions as leading historians could provideanswers; John Kenyon, a leading authority on the Stuart period, interprets that bitter and tormented age for the late twentieth century.

Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars


Author: Edward Newman,Karl DeRouen, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136255788

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

View: 864

This comprehensive new Handbook explores the significance and nature of armed intrastate conflict and civil war in the modern world. Civil wars and intrastate conflict represent the principal form of organised violence since the end of World War II, and certainly in the contemporary era. These conflicts have a huge impact and drive major political change within the societies in which they occur, as well as on an international scale. The global importance of recent intrastate and regional conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nepal, Cote d'Ivoire, Syria and Libya – amongst others – has served to refocus academic and policy interest upon civil war. Drawing together contributions from key thinkers in the field who discuss the sources, causes, duration, nature and recurrence of civil wars, as well as their political meaning and international impact, the Handbook is organised into five key parts: Part I: Understanding and Explaining Civil Wars: Theoretical and Methodological Debates Part II: The Causes of Civil Wars Part III: The Nature and Impact of Civil Wars Part IV: International Dimensions Part V: Termination and Resolution of Civil Wars Covering a wide range of topics including micro-level issues as well as broader debates, Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars will set a benchmark for future research in the field. This volume will be of much interest to students of civil wars and intrastate conflict, ethnic conflict, political violence, peace and conflict studies, security studies and IR in general.

Fanny Kemble's Civil Wars


Author: Catherine Clinton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684844141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 1774

Showcases the life and career of the British stage star turned Georgia plantation mistress, chronicling her empassioned abolitionist writings and turbulent personal life.