Pax Britannia

Pax Britannia

Author: Jonathan Green

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ISBN: OCLC:1185361141

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Pax Britannica

Pax Britannica

Even in noting general works on the subject that relate to the years of Pax Britannica, 1815–1914, the historian is struck with the mass of materials.

Author: B. Gough

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137313157

Category: History

Page: 374

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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.
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Pax Britannica

Pax Britannica

... RADICALISM: The Working Class Experience, 1780–1880 D.G. Wright IMPERIAL MERIDIAN: The BritishEmpire and theWorld 1780–1830 C.A. Bayly 'PAX BRITANNICA'?

Author: Muriel E. Chamberlain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317870616

Category: History

Page: 232

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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.
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Pax Britannica

Pax Britannica

... and interested only in their beloved Navy: in those days naval officers began their careers at 12 or 13, when they joined the training ship Britannia, ...

Author: Jan Morris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571265978

Category: History

Page: 576

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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
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Pax Britannica

Pax Britannica

“Rule Britannia,” said Doyle. “Yes, we could, but there is probably a password, probably several, most likely negotiated with the account holder and each ...

Author: Paul Dalzell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728308685

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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Forget anything you know about history in the last 400 years. England’s Glorious Revolution failed. A descendant of the Stewarts, King James the Fifth occupies the British throne in 2006 and the British Empire is the dominant world power. The British Empire monopoly on nuclear weapons is challenged by the theft of five atom bombs. Imperial Secret Service Chief, Sir Anthony Raja, summons Mick Doyle to recover the missing weapons, suspected to be hidden in a German run gold mine in British New Guinea. Doyle is warned at the beginning of the mission that ‘everything in New Guinea will be trying to kill him.’ It seems as if New Guinea is trying to make good on that promise. The recovery of the nuclear weapons is the toughest mission Doyle has ever undertaken. From the start, the mission is dogged by bad-luck and an ingenious enemy, always one-step ahead. His team must survive hostile New Guinea warriors, man-eating sharks and crocodiles, venomous snakes and a Chinese military force allied to the Germans.
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Hegemonic Peace and Empire

Hegemonic Peace and Empire

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'.

Author: Ali Parchami

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138819719

Category: History

Page: 272

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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.
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The Ulysses Quicksilver Short Story Collection

The Ulysses Quicksilver Short Story Collection

This collection is the perfect starting point for readers new to the exciting world of Pax Britannia!

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Abaddon Books

ISBN: 9781849972567

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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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'.
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PAX BRITANNIA HUMAN NATURE

PAX BRITANNIA  HUMAN NATURE

In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire's rule is still going strong.

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Abaddon

ISBN: 1905437862

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire's rule is still going strong. Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th birthday, kept alive by advanced steam technology. London is a fantastical sprawling metropolis where dirigibles roam the skies, robot bobbies enforce the law and dinosaurs are on display in London zoo. Welcome to Magna Britannia, a steam driven world full of fantastical creations and shady villains. Here dashing dandies and mustachioed villains battle for supremacy while below the city strange things stir in the flooded tunnels of the old London Underground. The Whitby Mermaid has been stolen from Cruickshank’s Cabinet of Curiosities and consulting detective Gabriel Wraith is on the case. And he’s not the only one, for wherever there is a mystery to be solved, Ulysses Quicksilver is never far away. What does the theft of the mermaid have to do with the mysterious House of Monkeys? And what of the enigmatic criminal known as the Magpie? Ulysses embarks upon an adventure that takes him to Whitby where the mermaid was supposedly caught. But there are worse things awaiting him there than mermaids. The moors of Ghestdale are haunted by the savage Barghest beast, while in the abandoned mines beneath the Umbridge estate, abominations lurk in the darkness. And Ulysses Quicksilver is about to discover that the worst horrors are those spawned by Man’s own selfish nature.
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PAX BRITANNIA EL SOMBRA

PAX BRITANNIA  EL SOMBRA

He defies death! He defies man! No trap can hold the masked daredevil, the saint of ghosts men know as El Sombra!

Author: Al Ewing

Publisher: Abaddon

ISBN: 190543734X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 149

Highly collectable Steampunk series In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire's rule is still going strong. Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th birthday, kept alive by advanced steam technology. London is a fantastical sprawling metropolis where dirigibles roam the skies, robot bobbies enforce the law and dinosaurs are on display in London zoo. Welcome to Magna Britannia, a steam driven world full of fantastical creations and shady villains. Here dashing dandies and mustachioed villains battle for supremacy while below the city strange things stir in the flooded tunnels of the old London Underground. Stormtroopers diving out of the sun to prey on the innocent! Engines of Mass Destruction tearing apart homes and families! The monstrous torture-parlours of Master Minus and his Palace Of Beautiful Thoughts! There is no escape from The Ultimate Reich! But there is El Sombra! With his razor sharp wit and his sword will he liberate this small Mexican town from the mechanized horror that threatens it?
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Pax Britannia

Pax Britannia

Now, Arthur must marshal his forces for the final battle. But for all his strength, he has yet to realize that his greatest enemy is the one that dwells within himself... PAX BRITANNIA Volume III of the DARK BRITANNIA saga

Author: Bill Coffin

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ISBN: 1936519224

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

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THE END IS NEAR Despite Arthur Pendragon's triumphant return to Mythic Britannia, the wicked Morgana has tightened her grip on the realm. She has turned Britannia into a blighted wasteland, and emptied her lands of people. Now, she has begun the thralling of all of Europa while her consort and champion, the traitorous Gawain, has grown more powerful than any knight that has ever lived. Fed by the foul Arcadian magicks, he is invincible. Now, Arthur must marshal his forces for the final battle. But for all his strength, he has yet to realize that his greatest enemy is the one that dwells within himself... PAX BRITANNIA Volume III of the DARK BRITANNIA saga
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PAX BRITANNIA UNNATURAL HISTORY

PAX BRITANNIA  UNNATURAL HISTORY

In a few months the nation will celebrate one hundred and sixty years of Queen Victoria's reign, but a murder, missing persons, and rail-crash, threaten the celebrations and the peace of Victoria's realm.

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Abaddon

ISBN: 1905437102

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In a few months the nation will celebrate one hundred and sixty years of Queen Victoria's reign, but a murder, missing persons, and rail-crash, threaten the celebrations and the peace of Victoria's realm.
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Pax Omega

Pax Omega

A GALAXY SPANNING ADVENTURE !

Author: Al Ewing

Publisher: Abaddon Books

ISBN: 9781849973472

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A GALAXY SPANNING ADVENTURE ! Doc Thunder ? the gold-bearded, bronze-muscled Hero of New York ? in his last stand against a deadly foe whose true identity will shock you to your core! El Sombra ? the masked avenger, the laughing killer they call the Saint of Ghosts ? in his final battle against the forces of the Ultimate Reich! The Scion of Tomorrow, the steel-clad Locomotive Man, in a showdown with cosmic science on the prairies of the Old West! Jacob Steele, the time-lost gunfighter, defends the 25th Century against the massed armies of the Space Satan! And a deadly duel of minds and might between the Red King and Red Queen in the mystery palaces of One Million AD!
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Anno Frankenstein

Anno Frankenstein

Ulysses Quicksilver, agent of the crown, jumps into a time vortex pursuing Daniel Dashwood, a madman bent on sharing modern technology with Hitler's forces and changing history to suit his evil ends.

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Abaddon Books

ISBN: 9781849972697

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Ulysses Quicksilver, agent of the crown, jumps into a time vortex pursuing Daniel Dashwood, a madman bent on sharing modern technology with Hitler's forces and changing history to suit his evil ends. Rewind several decades, to the time of the Second Great War, to Darmstadt. The Nazis are battling the steampunk empire of Magna Britannia, cooking up necrotic super-soldiers in the gothic towers of Castle Frankenstein. In the forests outside the castle, other forces are gathering. Ulysses' father is there, proving that dashing good looks and a talent for swashbuckling adventures run in the family, and wondering why his British masters have partnered him with weakling scientist Dr. Jekyll. The ladies of the Monstrous Regiment are also there to help, but there may be other gothic monsters in the hills...
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Pax Britannica in South Africa

Pax Britannica in South Africa

Middlesex Regt . 1 exempting one from the general denunciation , " that when Oct. - Nov . 1901 PAX BRITANNICA 179.

Author: Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher-Vane (5th bart.)

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ISBN: SRLF:A0008306094

Category: South African War, 1899-1902

Page: 380

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Categories: South African War, 1899-1902

The Ancient World

The Ancient World

Pax Romana and Pax Britannia The Pax Britannia refers to a 100-year period when the British Empire reached its point of greatest expansion.

Author: Sarolta Anna Takacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317458395

Category: History

Page: 720

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Designed to meet the curriculum needs of students from grades 7-12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores the history and civilizations of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 1000 CE. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe. Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include Link in Time, Link in Place, Ancient Weapons, Turning Points, and Great Lives. Each volume also includes maps, timelines and illustrations; and a glossary, bibliography and indexes complete the set.
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Pax Britannica The Climax of an Empire

Pax Britannica  The Climax of an Empire

There were few ferocious cartoonists to rip away the shams of Empire : Punch seldom went further than gentle chaff , and Max Beerbohm's mock - Britannia was ...

Author: James Morris

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Effervescent Adventures with Britannia

Effervescent Adventures with Britannia

... 'From Birmingham to British Studies' Paul Schroeder (University of Illinois), The Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana: Empire, Hegemony, ...

Author: Roger Louis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838608460

Category: History

Page: 400

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Effervescent Adventures with Britannia is the latest addition to Wm Roger Louis's stimulating and acclaimed series, Adventures with Britannia. It draws upon a distinguished array of writers and scholars - historians, political scientists, journalists, novelists, biographers and English literature specialists - to guide the reader through a fascinating labyrinth of British culture, history and politics. Together, they provide a unique insight into the pivotal themes - political, literary and cultural - which have shaped British state and society. The subjects covered include a new analysis of Jack the Ripper by Richard Davenport-Hines, a new appraisal of Harold Nicholson and Royal Biography by Jane Ridley and a new account of Evelyn Waugh in North America by Martin Stannard. In literature, Patrick French writes on V.S. Naipul; in history Andrew Lownie offers new perspectives on Guy Burgess and in politics Kenneth O. Morgan considers what will become of Britain after Brexit. Collectively, the chapters combine a rich mix of original ideas, historical and literary allusion, personality and anecdote, to provide an intellectual adventure into the mainsprings of modern British and international society.
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Pax Britannica a Selection of Articles Fron History Today

Pax Britannica  a Selection of Articles Fron History Today

Sir Henry Newbolt was still singing the praises of Britannia undiminished . Then let memory tell thy heart , ' England ! 9 Edward Crankshaw , The Forsaken ...

Author: Milton Israel

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ISBN: UOM:39015065859129

Category: Great Britain

Page: 138

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Categories: Great Britain

Hegemonic Peace and Empire

Hegemonic Peace and Empire

The Pax Romana, Britannica and Americana Ali Parchami. 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 ...

Author: Ali Parchami

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134007042

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 699

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.
Categories: History

The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus Volume 1

The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus  Volume 1

BUT ULYSSES DIDN'T really come together properly as a character until I sat down to write the pitch for the first Pax Britannia book Unnatural History.

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Abaddon Books

ISBN: 9781849975469

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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ACTION AND ADVENTURE IN A NEW AGE OF STEAM! Join Ulysses Quicksilver – dandy, adventurer and agent of the crown – as he battles the enemies of the Empire in this collection of rip-roaring steampunk adventures. This action-packed tome brings you three sensational tales... UNNATURAL HISTORY: Queen Victoria is celebrating the 160th year of her reign, but all is not well at the heart of the empire. An eminent professor of evolutionary biology goes missing. A catastrophic Overground rail-crash unleashes the dinosaurs of London Zoo. Is this the work of crazed revolutionaries, or are more sinister forces at work? For Ulysses the game is afoot! LEVIATHAN RISING: It’s all aboard the Neptune, the latest in submersible cruise-liners, for a jolly ocean jaunt. But what starts out as a holiday quickly turns into a voyage of terror for Ulysses and his companions. A brutal murder is committed and then an act of sabotage plunges the Neptune into the abyssal depths. There a deadly secret awaits them, as the Leviathan awakes! HUMAN NATURE: The Whitby Mermaid is stolen from Cruickshank’s Cabinet of Curiosities and Ulysses Quicksilver is soon on the case. What does the theft have to do with the mysterious House of Monkeys? And what of the enigmatic criminal known as the Magpie? Ulysses’ investigation takes him to Whitby, where something sinister lurks on the moors, carefully choosing its victims!
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