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Archives and Information in the Early Modern World

Archives and Information in the Early Modern World

Kate Peters, Alexandra Walsham, and Liesbeth Corens (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266250
eISBN:
9780191869181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266250.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This volume investigates the relationship between archives and information in the early modern world. It explores how the physical documentation that proliferated on an unprecedented scale between ... More

Fighting for FranceViolence in Interwar French Politics

Fighting for France: Violence in Interwar French Politics

Chris Millington

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266274
eISBN:
9780191869204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266274.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Fighting for France is the first book to examine the violent confrontations between political groups in interwar France. A range of groups at the political extremes employed physical aggression ... More

The First World WarLiterature, Culture, Modernity

The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Santanu Das and Kate McLoughlin (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266267
eISBN:
9780191869198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266267.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Literary and cultural-historical debate about the First World War has focused on whether the conflict inaugurated a new modernity (in Paul Fussell’s terms, a specifically ironic consciousness) or ... More

Parliamentary Elections in RussiaA Quarter-Century of Multiparty Politics

Parliamentary Elections in Russia: A Quarter-Century of Multiparty Politics

Derek S. Hutcheson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266281
eISBN:
9780191869211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266281.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The focus of the book is on the seven rounds of parliamentary elections that have taken place in Russia since 1993. After the chaos that followed the collapse of the USSR, a new Russian political ... More

Defining the Discographic SelfDesert Island Discs in Context

Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The radio programme Desert Island Discs has run almost continuously since 1942, and represents a unique record of the changing place of music in British society. In 2011, recognising its iconic ... More

Heroic ShāktismThe Cult of Durgā in Ancient Indian Kingship

Heroic Shāktism: The Cult of Durgā in Ancient Indian Kingship

Bihani Sarkar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266106
eISBN:
9780191865213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266106.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book tells the story of Durgā, the buffalo-demon-slaying deity dear to Indic rulers, between the 3rd and the 12th centuries CE, as she transformed from a Vaiṣṇava, to a Śaiva and finally to a ... More

The Practical TurnPragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century

The Practical Turn: Pragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century

Cheryl Misak and Huw Price (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266168
eISBN:
9780191865237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266168.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The pragmatist approach to philosophical problems focuses on the role of disputed notions—for example, truth, value, causation, probability, necessity—in our practices. The insight at the heart of ... More

Russian Music since 1917Reappraisal and Rediscovery

Russian Music since 1917: Reappraisal and Rediscovery

Patrick Zuk and Marina Frolova-Walker (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266151
eISBN:
9780191860034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266151.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This volume of essays provides an overview of the transformation that the study of Russian music since 1917 has undergone since glasnost’, both in Russia itself and outside it. Prior to this, ... More

The Middle Ages in the Modern WorldTwenty-first century perspectives

The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Bettina Bildhauer and Chris Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266144
eISBN:
9780191860027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Middle Ages continue to provide an important touchstone for the way the modern West presents itself and its relationship with the rest of the globe. This volume brings together leading scholars ... More

Challenging the ModernConservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Nicholas Attfield

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266137
eISBN:
9780191865206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266137.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book challenges commonplace conceptions of musical conservatism during Germany’s Weimar Republic (1918–33). Its primary goal is to offer scrutiny of uncritical links often made by musicologists ... More

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