Anglomania: A European Love Affair by Ian Buruma PDF

By Ian Buruma

With its specific historical past of civil liberties and the fragile stability among social order and the unfastened pursuit of self-interest, England has continuously involved its continental neighbours.

Buruma examines the historical past of principles of Englishness and what Europeans have prominent (or loathed) in England around the centuries. Voltaire questioned why British legislation couldn't be transplanted into France, or perhaps to Serbia; Karl Marx inspiration the English have been too silly to begin a revolution; Goethe worshipped Shakespeare; and the Kaiser was once confident that Britain was once run through Jews.

Combining the tales of eu Anglophiles and Anglophobes with thoughts of his personal Anglo-Dutch-German-Jewish kinfolk, this completely unique ebook illuminates the connection among Britain and Europe, revealing how Englishness - and others' perspectives of it - have formed sleek eu history.

Show description

Read or Download Anglomania: A European Love Affair PDF

Similar uk history books

David Simonelli's Working Class Heroes: Rock Music and British Society in the PDF

In operating classification Heroes, David Simonelli explores the impact of rock and roll on British society within the Sixties and '70s. At a time whilst social differences have been turning into tougher to degree, rock musicians looked as if it would include the legendary features of the idealized operating category by means of perpetuating clone of rebellious, irreverent, and genuine musicians.

Download PDF by Barnie Sloane: The Black Death in London

The Black loss of life of 1348–49 could have killed greater than 50% of the ecu inhabitants. This e-book examines the influence of this appalling catastrophe on England's such a lot populous urban, London. utilizing formerly untapped documentary resources along archaeological proof, a remarkably exact photograph emerges of the arriving, period and public reaction to this epidemic and next fourteenth-century outbreaks.

Download PDF by Walter Burt: Dundee Trams & Buses

The Dundee & District Tramways corporation started working a carrier utilizing a horse tram on 30 August 1877. In 1885, steam traction was once brought, and among 1900 and 1902 the procedure used to be electrified, achieving so far as Broughty Ferry and Monifeith at its top. In 1899 the corporate had turn into Dundee urban Tramways, and in October 1956 the tram method was once closed; the entire providers have been now run utilizing the motor buses, which had initially been brought in 1922.

Empire and History Writing in Britain c.1750-2012 by Joanna de Groot PDF

This wide-ranging and available publication examines the results of British imperial involvements on background writing in Britain on account that 1750. It presents a chronological account of the improvement of heritage writing in its social, political, and cultural contexts, and an research of the structural hyperlinks among these involvements and the dominant issues of that writing.

Additional resources for Anglomania: A European Love Affair

Example text

Download PDF sample

Anglomania: A European Love Affair by Ian Buruma

by George

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 40 votes