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Cannadine, David 1950-

Works: 148 works in 735 publications in 6 languages and 22,953 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, win, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Restager , Creator
Classifications: HT653.G7, 941.08
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Most widely held works about David Cannadine
Most widely held works by David Cannadine
The decline and fall of the British aristocracy by David Cannadine( )

65 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the British aristocracy lost much of their prosperity, prestige, and political significance between 1870 and 1940
Mellon : an American life by David Cannadine( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of nineteenth and twentieth-century American financier Andrew W. Mellon, examining such aspects as his childhood in Pittsburgh; the building of his fortune; his personal life; his term as Secretary of the Treasury; his tax evasion trial, which ended in a not guilty verdict; and his creation of the National Gallery of Art
Britain in "decline"? by David Cannadine( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this elegantly written work, Cannadine neatly captures the essence of and makes his own provocative contributions to a major historiographical controversy over the decline of Britain, and personalizes it through penetrating portraits of three seemingly unrelated political leaders: Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, and Margaret Thatcher. The argument that British decline was and is inevitable -- but also that the decline is geopolitical and not personal in terms of individual standards of living -- is a convincing one, and Cannadine's ability to juxtapose this decline against the aggressive policies of these three twentieth-century leaden adds an element of irony to his tale. Included in this work is a thoughtful discussion of how historical writing is shaped by and perhaps also shapes its environment. Cannadine offers suggestions on how we might go about rewriting the history of Britain as we enter a new century and a new millennium. These insights and comments are particularly important as they come from the General Editor of the new Penguin History of Britain series, through which Cannadine's theories about and approaches to the writing of history are being put into practice. While the work is limited to a discussion of British history, the observations Cannadine offers might equally well be applied students of American or other national histories
Ornamentalism : how the British saw their empire by David Cannadine( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, David Cannadine investigates the ideologies and social attitudes at the heart of the Empire. One of them was, undoubtedly, race. But even more pervasive was class - a traditional vision of hierarchy and subordination, derived from the sense the British had of their own society, which they exported and analogized to the ends of the earth and back again." "This was how the British made, ran and visualized their Empire. And this in turn helps us to understand many of its seemingly baffling oddities, such as the ostentatiously elaborated monarchy and the exceptionally complex honours system, both of which the British continue to live with, long after most other nations who were once part of the Empire have given them up."--Jacket
In Churchill's shadow : confronting the past in modern Britain by David Cannadine( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book David Cannadine reconnects the inhabitants of Britain with just what an odd and interesting a place they really live in. It brings together some of this most brilliant writing on Britain's past, and on the obsession with that past, which continues despite all efforts to shake it off." "Church dominates these pages. As modern Britain's savior, but also as a self consciously Victorian figure from another age, he sums up the strange cross currents of British life. Cannadine is equally compelling on the institutions and individuals who epitomize a realm caught between the past and the present - the National Trust, Gilbert and Sullivan, Ian Fleming, Noel Coward, G.M. Trevelyan, Stanley Baldwin and the iconic Palace of Westminster itself."--Jacket
The undivided past : humanity beyond our differences by David Cannadine( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides an impassioned, controversial plea for us to recognize the importance of writing history - from world-famous historian David Cannadine. The book is an agonized attempt to understand how so much of the writing of history has been driven by a fatal desire to dramatize differences - to create an 'us versus them'
Blood, toil, tears and sweat : the speeches of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill's great wartime speeches are brought together along with a sampling of earlier speeches and a few from his later years
Aspects of aristocracy : grandeur and decline in modern Britain by David Cannadine( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this stylish and provocative book, the eminent historian David Cannadine brings his characteristic wit and acumen to bear on the British aristocracy, probing behind the legendary escapades and indulgences of aristocrats such as Lord Curzon, the Hon. C.S. Rolls (of Rolls Royce), Winston Churchill, Harold Nicolson, and Vita Sackville-West, and changing our perceptions of them - transforming wastrels into heroes and the self-satisfied into the second-rate. Cannadine begins by investigating the land-owning classes as a whole during the last two hundred years, describing their origins, their habits, their increasing debts, and their involvement with the steam train, the horseless carriage, and the aeroplane. He next focuses on patricians he finds particularly fascinating: Lord Curzon, an unrivalled ceremonial impresario and inventor of traditions; Lord Strickland, part English landowner and part Mediterranean nobleman, who was both an imperial proconsul and prime minister of Malta; and Winston Churchill, whom Cannadine sees as an aristocratic adventurer, a man who was burdened by, more than he benefitted from, his family connections and patrician attitudes. Cannadine then moves from individuals to aristocratic dynasties. He reconstructs the extraordinary financial history of the dukes of Devonshire, narrates the story of the Cozens-Hardys, a Norfolk family who played a remarkably varied part in the life of their county, and offers a controversial reappraisal of the forebears, lives, work, and personalities of Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West - a portrait, notes Cannadine, of more than a marriage. Written with sympathy and irony, devoid of snobbery or nostalgia, and handsomely illustrated, Cannadine's book is sure both to enlighten and delight
What is history now? by David Cannadine( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"E. H. Carr's What is History? was published by Macmillan in 1961. To mark its 40th anniversary, the Institute of Historical Research, together with Palgrave (Macmillan's global academic imprint) and Trinity College, Cambridge, mounted a two-day conference reviewing the state of the discipline. Ten internationally renowned scholars, speaking from a range of historical vantage points, asked - and sought to answer - Carr's question for a new generation of historians: what does it mean to study history at the start of the twenty-first century? The resulting volume will stand alongside Carr's classic, paying tribute to his seminal enquiry while moving the debate into new territory, to ensure its freshness and relevance for a new century of historical study."--Jacket
History in our time by David Cannadine( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cannadine's subject is nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain ... [with] subjects as varied as suicide and divorce, patriotism and empire, class and privacy, and ... 'Victorian values.'"--Jacket
G.M. Trevelyan : a life in history by David Cannadine( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Described by a contemporary as "probably the most widely read historian in the world; perhaps in the history of the world," Trevelyan acted as a public moralist, public teacher and public benefactor, wielding unchallenged cultural authority among the governing and the educated classes of his day for over fifty years. Trevelyn's optimism and secure cultural bearings sorely tested in his own time by two world wars, speak of a lost way of life. He was a member by birth of the aristocracy of privilege and intellect. He was at home in the circles of high politics during the period from the First World War into the age of Churchill. And yet the churning social and cultural currents of the postwar years would erode the peak of influence Trevelyan had attained, creating a far different intellectual landscape. The author, whose great theme is the decline of a self-confident Britain, continues that story here with the focus on Trevelyan. -- from Book Jacket
The rise and fall of class in Britain by David Cannadine( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Encompassing social, intellectual, and political history, Cannadine uncovers the meanings of class from Adam Smith to Karl Marx to Margaret Thatcher, showing the key moments in which thinking about class shifted, such as the aftermath of the French Revolution and the rise of the Labour Party in the early twentieth century. He cogently argues that Marxist attempts to view history in terms of class struggle are often as oversimplified as conservative approaches that deny the central place of class in British life. In conclusion, Cannadine considers whether it is possible or desirable to create a "classless society," a pledge made by John Major that has continued to resonate even after the conservative defeat. Until we know what class really means - and has meant - to the British, we cannot seriously address these questions."--Jacket
Rituals of royalty : power and ceremonial in traditional societies by David Cannadine( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorious Century : the United Kingdom, 1800-1906 by David Cannadine( Book )

17 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nineteenth-century Britons experienced an astonishing and unprecedented series of changes. Cities swelled to previously unimaginable sizes, there were great leaps forward in science and technology that, when coupled with a growing religious skepticism, rendered the intellectual landscape increasingly unrecognizable. Most of the countries in the world that experienced these changes were racked by political and social unrest. However, Britain maintained a stable polity at home and, as a result, quickly found ascendancy on the world stage. In Victorious Century, leading historian David Cannadine weaves a bold, fascinating new narrative of nineteenth-century Britain. He shows us a country that saw itself at the summit of the world, one that had become the most expansive empire in history, the leader of the new global economy and the owner of the largest navy ever built. And yet it was also a society permeated with doubt, fear and introspection; one that recognized the tenuousness of its position as a great power and moral force. Incorporating all of the latest scholarship, Cannadine recounts the relish, humor and staginess of the age, alongside the dilemmas faced by Britain's citizens--problems we remain familiar with today. The result is an authoritative and captivating history that will be essential reading for anyone interested in how the nineteenth century shaped the world in which We now live, as well as those interested in the challenges and constraints faced by any country in a position of global leadership."--Jacket
The pleasures of the past by David Cannadine( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty essays and reviews written between 1981 and 1987 ranging across the political, economic, social, urban and cultural history of modern Britain
The first modern society : essays in English history in honour of Lawrence Stone by Lawrence Stone( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the urban past : essays in urban history by H. J Dyos( Book )

16 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1960s and 1970s, the growth of interest in the urban past was one of the most prominent developments in historical studies in the United Kingdom. In large part, this was due to the work of the late H. J. Dyos, Professor of Urban History at the University of Leicester, as teacher, writer and propagandist. This book brings together some of Dyos's most important and influential essays, written over nearly thirty years. At one level, this book may be read as a fitting memorial to the work, influence and writings of a first-rate historian; at another, it furnishes an indispensable guide to the study of urban development and the nineteenth-century city and to the perspective which that study affords on the urban present
History and the media( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been a noticeable boom in the inclusion of historical analysis and commentary in various forms of mass media. In this collection, leading commentators and historians explore the increased attention paid to history by programme makers and newspaper writers and editors
Class in Britain by David Cannadine( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain has been described as the most classridden society under the sun. Cannadine sets out to banish the ignorance surrounding class and people's views on class by looking at how different generations have viewed it from the 18th century to the 20th
Patricians, power, and politics in nineteenth century towns( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mellon : an American life
Mellon : an American lifeBritain in "decline"?Ornamentalism : how the British saw their empireIn Churchill's shadow : confronting the past in modern BritainBlood, toil, tears and sweat : the speeches of Winston ChurchillAspects of aristocracy : grandeur and decline in modern BritainWhat is history now?History in our time
Alternative Names
Cannadine, David N. 1950-

Cannadine, David Nicholas 1950-

Cannadine David Nicholas Sir

David Cannadine historiador británico

David Cannadine historicus uit Engeland

David Cannadine historien britannique

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Кеннедайн, Дэвид

ديفيد كانادين، 1950-

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キャナダイン, D.