Ulysses Quicksilver, dandy, adventurer and agent of the throne.
Author: Jonathan Green
Ulysses Quicksilver, dandy, adventurer and agent of the throne. A steam-punk hero in a dark alternative universe where Queen Victoria has ruled for 160 years, sinister powers plot against the British Empire and dinosaurs roam the Challenger enclosure at London Zoo. FROM THE COLD WASTES, A DEADLY THREAT ARISES! Magna Britannia reels from the events that saw some of its citizens mutated into hideous insect hybirds. The streets sre awash with rumors of a dark new religion created from destruction surrounding St Paul's Catherdal. In Europe the spectre of war reaers its ugly head, a war fought by unnatural beings. In the centre of the chaos, hero of the Empire, Ulysses Quicksilver must maintain his clam, while madness reigns and he fights to protect civilisation itself! Ulysses Quicksilver, dandy, adventurer and agent of the throne. A steam-punk hero in a dark alternative universe where Queen Victoria has ruled for 160 years, sinister powers plot against the British Empire and dinosaurs roam the Challenger enclosure at London Zoo.
Britannia's. Instrument. The closing years of Pax Britannica were marked by long
shadows over the imperial scene and darkening clouds forming on the horizon.
The story of the rise of the imperial Germany navy with Wilhelm II's support and ...
Author: B. Gough
This book by world-expert Barry Gough examines the period of Pax Britannica , in the century before World War I. Following events of those 100 years, the book follows how the British failed to maintain their global hegemony of sea power in the face of continental challenges.
Author: Muriel E. ChamberlainPublish On: 2014-09-25
POPULAR RADICALISM: The Working Class Experience, 1780–1880 D.G.
Wright IMPERIAL MERIDIAN: The BritishEmpire and theWorld 1780–1830 C.A.
Bayly 'PAX BRITANNICA'? British Foreign Policy, 1789–1914 Muriel E.
Author: Muriel E. Chamberlain
Pax Britannica? is a study of Britain's international role and foreign policy during the century of her imperial greatness. The study shows how her foreign policy was affected, and to some extent, dictated by her domestic political issues. In her stimulating and readable study, Dr Chamberlain explains the how the whole nature of foreign-policy making changed in the nineteenth century. Once the preserve of a small handful of monarchs and professional diplomats, it was transformed by the expansion of the fanchise, the influence of the press and the mobilisation of public opinion by men such as Disraeli and Palmerston.
Pax Britannica was not a boastful fraud. Thanks largely to British power, since the
Napoleonic Wars the Western world had enjoyed one of its more tranquil periods.
There had been the Crimean War, the American Civil War, the ...
Author: Jan Morris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The second instalment of the Pax Britannica Trilogy by Jan Morris, recreates the British Empire at its dazzling climax - the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a festival of imperial strength, unity, and splendour. This classic work of history portrays a nation at the very height of its vigour and self-satisfaction, imposing on the rest of the world its traditions and tastes, its idealists and rascals. The Pax Britannica Trilogy also includes Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress and Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat. Together these three works of history trace the dramatic rise and fall of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. Jan Morris is world-renowned for her collection of travel writing and reportage, spanning over five decades and including such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, A Writer's World and most recently, Contact! 'In scholarship and humour this portrait of the British Empire before its decline and fall might, without undue optimism, be placed upon the same shelf as Edward Gibbon's history. As a survey of its subject, I doubt that Pax Britannica can ever, in this generation be surpassed.' Financial Times
Pax. Britannica. in. the. Persian. Gulf. On 8 January 1968, Shaykh ʿIsa bin
Salman Al Khalifah, the ruler of Bahrain, listened to British Minister of State
Goronwy Roberts tell him that the British would be withdrawing their military
forces from the ...
British forces conducted operations short of war in Northern Ireland for twenty-five years, yet they were unable to defeat the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA). In this heretofore unpublished dissertation from 1994, McFate identifies how certain cultural, legal, and political factors contributed to the longevity of violence in Northern Ireland. Viewing counterinsurgency as a self-reproducing cultural system with its own complex logic, McFate argues that limitations on violence prescribed by the counterinsurgency principle of minimum force paradoxically resulted in a very high degree of sustainability of conflict. Certain other factors—such as emergency security legislation, reverence of military competence, and geo-strategic compression of violence within a cordon sanitaire—enabled normalization and reproduction of the conflict. In opposition to this order, the 1981 Republican hungerstrikes used the silence of the body to incriminate the state, 'embodying' a resistance to the war system of counterinsurgency.
According to Trevor-Roper, this action, which had the surreptitious
encouragement of the French, threatened to upset the Treaty of Paris (1763), a
Treaty which he regards as having 'settled the world' and as establishing the Pax Britannica.
Author: Anthony Barnett
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Political Science
On April 2 1982 Argentine forces seized the British-dependent Falkland Islands. Within 48 hours a British task force was sailing for the South Atlantic. One in five Britons opposed this war; but Argentina's surrender 74 days later set Margaret Thatcher on course for her second election victory. Anthony Barnett's Iron Britannia, first published in 1982, turned down the din of war and diagnosed something rotten in the British state. This new edition offers a new extended preface by Barnett, addressing UK foreign policy post-Falklands; plus additional texts Barnett wrote at the time. 'A furious, sometimes gleeful and often witty polemic against the decaying British political system which the conflict revealed.' Neal Ascherson, London Review of Books 'Anthony Barnett makes a variety of telling points... Most tellingly of all, the concept he puts forward of 'Churchillism', the rhetoric of national unity which overrides party and class considerations.' Geoffrey Wheatcroft, Times Literary Supplement 'Done with almost Swiftian vigour. I warmly recommend it.' John Fowles, Guardian
The Pax Romana, Britannica and Americana Ali Parchami ... For all the linguistic
and ideological similarities between the two concepts, the world of the Pax Britannica was very different from that of the Romana. Unlike ancient Rome,
Author: Ali Parchami
This book examines the language and the ideology of the Pax Romana, the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana within the broader contexts of 'hegemony' and 'empire'. It addresses three main themes: a conceptual examination of the way in which hegemony has been justified; a linguistic study of how the notion of pax (usually translated as peace) has been used in ancient and modern times; and a study of the international orders created by Rome and Britain. Using an historiographical approach, the book draws upon texts from Greco-Roman antiquity, and sources from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries to show how the pax ideology has served as a justification for hegemonic foreign policy, and as an intellectual exercise in power projection. From Tacitus' condemnation of what he described as 'creating a wilderness and calling it peace', to debates about the establishment of a Pax Americana in post-Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the book shows not only how the governing elite in each of the three hegemonic orders prescribed to a loose interpretation of the pax ideology, but also how their internal disagreements and different conceptualisations of pax have affected the process of 'empire-building'. This book will be of interest to students of international history, empire, and International Relations in general.
Author: Matthew P. LlewellynPublish On: 2014-06-11
... relations with the motherland and furthered Britain's territorial claims overseas.
4 Even outside of the framework of empire, the British exported, both directly and
indirectly, their games to the farthest reaches of the globe. In the Pax Britannica, ...
Author: Matthew P. Llewellyn
On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 summer Olympic Games to the city of London, opening a new chapter in Great Britain’s rich Olympic history. Despite the prospect of hosting the summer Games for the third time since Pierre de Coubertin’s 1894 revival of the Olympic movement, the historical roots of British Olympism have received limited scholarly attention. With the conclusion of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the passing of the baton to London, Rule Britannia remedies that oversight. This book uncovers Britain’s early Olympic involvement, revealing how the British public, media, and leading governmental officials were strongly opposed to international Olympic competition. It explores how the British Olympic Association focused on three main factors in the midst of widespread national opposition: it embraced early Olympian spectacles as a platform for maintaining a sporting union with Ireland, it fostered a greater sense of imperial identity with Britain’s white dominions, and it undertook an ambitious policy of athletic specialization designed to reverse the nation’s waning fortunes in international sport. This book was previously published as a special issue of International Journal of the History of Sport.
... of the world of Pax Britannia, Human Nature is his third novel for Abaddon
Books and the fourth in the series. To find out more about the world of Pax Britannia, set your Babbage engine's etherrelay to www.paxbritanniablog.
Author: Jonathan Green
Publisher: Abaddon Books
Action and adventure in a new Age of Steam! In two scant months the nation, and all her colonies, will celebrate 160 years of Queen Victoria's glorious reign. But all is not well at the heart of the empire. It begins with a break-in at the Natural History Museum. A night watchman is murdered. An eminent Professor of Evolutionary Biology goes missing. Then a catastrophic Overground rail-crash unleashes the dinosaurs of London Zoo. But how are all these events connected? Is it really the work of crazed revolutionaries? Or are there yet more sinister forces at work? Enter Ulysses Quicksilver - dandy, rogue and agent of the throne. It is up to this dashing soldier of fortune to solve the mystery and uncover the truth before London degenerates into primitive madness and a villainous mastermind brings about the unthinkable. The downfall of the British empire!
Chapter 13 (Gesoriacum, on the Gaulish coast, opposite Britannia) Word of the
impending campaign had already spread ... encouraging them to spread the
word and their particular brand of 'Pax Britannia' among the more reticent tribes.
Author: S.J.A. Turney
Publisher: Victrix Books
in 55 BC Caesar's army gathers in the north of Gaul, preparing to drive invading Germanic peoples from Gaul and traverse the dangerous northern sea to punish the tribes of Britannia for assisting Gaulish rebels.
of the twilight of the Edwardian era which marked the high water- mark of Pax Britannia, John Maynard Keynes wrote in his great book on The Economic
Consequences of the Peace: What an extraordinary episode in the economic
progress of ...
Author: Deepak Lal
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Reviving the Invisible Hand is an uncompromising call for a global return to a classical liberal economic order, free of interference from governments and international organizations. Arguing for a revival of the invisible hand of free international trade and global capital, eminent economist Deepak Lal vigorously defends the view that statist attempts to ameliorate the impact of markets threaten global economic progress and stability. And in an unusual move, he not only defends globalization economically, but also answers the cultural and moral objections of antiglobalizers. Taking a broad cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach, Lal argues that there are two groups opposed to globalization: cultural nationalists who oppose not capitalism but Westernization, and "new dirigistes" who oppose not Westernization but capitalism. In response, Lal contends that capitalism doesn't have to lead to Westernization, as the examples of Japan, China, and India show, and that "new dirigiste" complaints have more to do with the demoralization of their societies than with the capitalist instruments of prosperity. Lal bases his case on a historical account of the rise of capitalism and globalization in the first two liberal international economic orders: the nineteenth-century British, and the post-World War II American. Arguing that the "new dirigisme" is the thin edge of a wedge that could return the world to excessive economic intervention by states and international organizations, Lal does not shrink from controversial stands such as advocating the abolishment of these organizations and defending the existence of child labor in the Third World.
Pax Britannia is an exciting new Science Fiction series, set on an alternative
Earth where the British Empire still reigns and steam technology rules.
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Author: Jonathan Green
Publisher: Abaddon Books
Dandy, detective and adventurer Ulysses Quicksilver tackles the enemies of the crown in this thrilling collection of three complete short stories drawn from the steampunk Pax Britannia Ulysses Quicksilver novels. In 'Fruiting Bodies' a gruesome death leads Ulysses and his manservant Nimrod to the glasshouses of Kew, bringing them face to face with the horrors lurking within. A Hallowe'en seance leads our intrepid duo into a close encounter with the world beyond in 'Vanishing Point', whilst in 'White Rabbit' Ulysses journeys into a world of madness and murder, meeting some sinisterly familiar characters along the way. This collection is the perfect starting point for readers new to the exciting world of Pax Britannia! 'Fruiting Bodies' was first published in the novel 'El Sombra', 'Vanishing Point' was first published in the novel 'Leviathan Rising' and 'White Rabbit' was first published in the novel 'Blood Royal'.
Christian men and women longed for a pax Britannia which, like the pax Romana
1500 years earlier, would give the gospel a chance to take root around the world.
In God's providence, and in the fullness of time, one of the most towering ...
Author: John W. Howe
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
--What is Anglicanism and how is it distinctive? --Where did it come from and where is it ? --Which beliefs, values, and practices stand at the heart of this important, global Communion? --How can its rich heritage help it move into the future? This book is an essential guide to the Anglican tradition for anyone who has ever wondered what Anglicanism-the largest Protestant denomination in the world-is all about. Now fully updated and significantly revised, this second edition of Our Anglican Heritage gives voice to the strong and vibrant evangelical roots of Anglican Christianity. Events at the start of the twenty-first century have threatened to tear the Communion apart. The authors of this book, both Episcopal clergy, each responded to the crisis in different ways. One, a bishop, chose to stay in the Episcopal Church. The other chose to lead his congregation out of the Episcopal Church and into another Anglican Province. This book is a reflection of the strong faith and heritage they still share, and a recommitment to the biblical principles that still undergird and enliven Anglicanism.
... and who knows where else. Meanwhile, the "internal colonies" in the
metropoles smolder, dreaming of a rebirth in "the fire next time." A European
politician nourishing revanchist dreams of pax Britannia once harangued her
taxpayers again ...
Author: Epifanio San Juan
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Category: Political Science
Gathering together classic and new essays by the internationally renowned US-based Filipino artist and thinker E. San Juan Jr., Working through the Contradictions addresses major issues of cultural theory, comparative politics, and international relations. Committed to the ideal of a popular, egalitarian democracy, San Juan exposes the limits of the current vogue of transnationalism, cosmopolitan humanitarianism, and varieties of dissensual multiculturalism. Opposing the triumphalist discourse of US-centered globalization, San Juan reaffirms the value and power of a historical materialist critique of the new world order. Connecting the theoretical debates in American Studies to the recent US intervention in the Philippines against the Abu Sayyaf guerillas, Spinoza's philosophy to current racism against Asian Americans, European surrealism to Caribbean history, San Juan's dialectical method illuminates the contractions of thought and practice that open up opportunities for social transformation and spiritual renewal.
ack in the misty days of yore, when Pax Britannia ruled this part B of the world, a
sportsman with the proper connections could invade even the uplands of Tibet in
search of the ovis ammon, the great Tibetan sheep, or even the wild yak.
Author: Andrew M. McDearmid
Category: Sports & Recreation
Dr. Andrew McDearmid spent twenty-five years in Asia as a missionary educator. As a lifelong sportsman he was called upon to stalk man-eating tigers and killer elephants in the jungles of India. There are plenty of hunting tips tucked away and a sportsman will find that Indian prices are moderate for those who know how.
Contrary to the Pax Britannia image projected by the colonial administration, the
British rule was opposed by armed resistance and revolts from deposed
chieftains, uprooted zamindars, ex-soldiers, peasantry, artisans and the like.
Author: M. K. Agarwal
Continuing the narrative from Volume One of: From Bharata to India, this second volume spans the years from the Muslim conquests down to the present era. The Volume begins by contrasting the stifling theocracy of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism and Christianity), and of Islam, to the pristine ideation of compassion, love and universal wellbeing inherent in the Vedic world. The forced conversion of “pagan” peoples and their places of worship was consequently institutionalized by intolerance, savagery, barbarism, cruelty, and unparalleled brutality. This cultural and religious Invasion shook the very foundations of the Vedic patrimony as the native Hindus adapted Alien lifestyles where Vedic values were repackaged as European and/ or Islamic. Consequently, the modern Indians began to despise what had once been their own legacy, the Cradle of civilization, and embraced imported modes of behavior. The transformed, native polity, supported by foreign vested interests, exploited their own country even more than the alien invaders. As the Western world frees itself from the shackles of Middle Age conformism and depravity, this second volume concludes that the eternal values of Vedic Bharata are to inspire the nascent Civilization of tomorrow. Eastern introspection will replace, then, the Western tradition of a ’wholly other’ divinity.
... and the world with one world-wide superpower needed to enforce free
commerce on the seas and international law and tranquility; and Pax Britannia
lasted for almost 100 years. United States foreign policy had to change with the
Author: Lawrence Lenz
Publisher: Algora Publishing
"Through its military policy and foreign policy, America attained superpower status in a remarkably short period of time. Nations survive based on their ability to provide internal order and external defense. Unfortunately, foreign policy goals are not always attained, and sometimes those goals are based on questionable concepts. Power and Policy examines the relationship of the US military and naval power with its foreign policy objectives, exploring the policies and the use of force that propelled the United States into the first ranks of world power. The book asks when military action is needed and how such action can change the very context within which foreign policy unfolds. The study focuses on twelve major decisive events in history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including: a hurricane in Samoa and its effect on the German and US navies, the outcomes that followed the Spanish-American War, the role of Panama in the development of a trans-continental powerhouse, the US approach to southern neighbors including Nicaragua and Mexico, maneuvering for a stronger global position at the conclusion of World War I, and the establishment of naval parity with Great Britain. The facts, background and analysis enable readers to understand interventions that defined and then re-defined United States foreign policy for the rest of the 20th century."--Publisher's description.
... St. 13–14 Pax Britannia, 129–32 Peasants Revolt, 42–44 Penn, William, 223
Philip II, King of Spain, 57, 65–67 Pitt, William,(the elder) 103, 229 Pitt, William (
the younger), 115–16 Pope, Alexander, 89 Population, 40, 49–50, 111–12 Potter,
Author: Lacey Baldwin Smith
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction and hypocrisy. But their history has been a spectacular one. The guiding principle of this book’s heretical approach is that “history is not everything that happened, but what is worth remembering about the past.. . .”. Thus, its chapters deal mainly with “Memorable History” in blocks of time over the centuries. The final chapter “The Royal Soap Opera,” recounts the achievements, personalities and idiocies of the royal family since the arrival of William the Conqueror in 1066. Spiced with dozens of hilarious cartoons from Punch and other publications, English History will be a welcome and amusing tour of a land that has always fascinated Anglophiles and Anglophobes alike.