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Colley, Linda

Overview
Works: 58 works in 312 publications in 5 languages and 7,438 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Captivity narratives  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Composer
Classifications: DA485, 941.07
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Most widely held works by Linda Colley
Britons : forging the nation, 1707-1837 by Linda Colley( Book )

53 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this splendidly wide-ranging and compelling book, Linda Colley recounts how a new British nation was invented in the wake of the Act of Union between England and Wales and Scotland in 1707. She describes how a succession of major wars with Catholic France - culminating in the epic conflict with Napoleon - served as both a threat and a tonic, forcing the diverse peoples of this deeply Protestant culture into closer union and reminding them of what they had in common. She shows how the world-wide empire, which was the prize of so much successful warfare, gave men and women from different ethnic and social backgrounds a powerful incentive to be British. In the process, she not only demonstrates how an overarching British identity came to be superimposed on to much older regional and national identities, but she also illumines why it is that these same older identities - be it Scottishness or Welshness or Englishness or regionalism of one kind or another - have re-emerged and become far more important in the late twentieth century. An integral part of Colley's story are the aspirations, ambitions and antics of individual Britons. She supplies masterly vignettes of well-known heroes and politicians like Horatio Nelson and William Pitt the Younger, of bourgeois patriots like Thomas Coram and John Wilkes, and of artists and writers who helped forge our image of Britishness - William Hogarth, Benjamin West, David Wilkie, J.M.W. Turner, Charlotte Bronte and Walter Scott. She draws on paintings, plays, cartoons, diaries, almanacs, sermons and songs to bring vividly to life an array of men and women who have previously been left out of the historical record, from the British army officers who staged a medieval tournament in Philadelphia to defy the American 'rebels', to the women who raised money for a nude statue of the duke of Wellington, to the hundreds of thousands of working men who volunteered to fight the French in 1803. Throughout, she analyses patriotism rather than assumes its existence, and shows it to have been a remarkably diverse and often rational phenomenon. Finely written and lavishly illustrated, this highly original and timely book is a major contribution to our understanding of Britain's past and to the contemporary debate about the shape and identity of Britain in the future
The ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh : a woman in world history by Linda Colley( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of one of the eighteenth century's most remarkable women, Elizabeth Marsh, a Jamaica-born explorer, adventurer, and writer, detailing her world travels, her personal relationships, and her exploits in light of the dramatic changes of the period
Captives by Linda Colley( Book )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-examines the history of the British empire from the perspective of those held captive, exploring the dynamics between invader and invaded, the character of cross-cultural conflicts, and the meaning of empire
In defiance of oligarchy : the Tory Party, 1714-60 by Linda Colley( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In English history the years between 1714 and 1760 are peculiar in two ways. They have received only scant attention from historians, and they witnessed the exclusion of the tory sector of the nation's landed elite from all central as well as from prime local offices. In this book Linda Colley explores the fate of the tory party which has dominated both Parliament and the constituencies throughout of the reigns of William III and Anne. She refutes any simple identification of the party with cryto-Jacobitism, and explains both the ideological, electoral, and organisational factors which enabled it to survive under the early Hanoverians, and the circumstances which prevented it from regaining total or limited access to the political centre. Like canaries down a mine, the proscribed tories are also used to gauge the atmosphere of their high-and low-political environment. By examining the tory party's persistent if unavailing parliamentary lobbies and opinion, Dr Colley brings into question many of the current orthodoxies about England's political stability under George I and George II, and casts doubt on the repidity and novelty of political and social developments thereafter
Lewis Namier by Linda Colley( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acts of union, acts of disunion by Linda Colley( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Catalan and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a year that sees a Scottish referendum on independence, the author analyses some of the forces that have unified Britain in the past. She examines the mythology of Britishness, and how far and why it has faded. She discusses the Acts of Union with Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and their limitations, while scrutinizing England's own fractures
Britons : forging the nation, 1707-1837 : with a new preface by the author by Linda Colley( )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britons : forging the nation, 1707-1837 by Linda Colley( Book )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a compact edition of a major work, contributing to our understanding of Britain's past and to the growing debate about the shape and survival of Britain and its institutions in the future
A taste for empire and glory : studies in British overseas expansion, 1660-1800 by Philip Lawson( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking stock of Taking Liberties : a personal view by Linda Colley( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crown pictorial : art and the British monarchy : Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, December 5, 1990-February 17, 1991( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'odissea di Elizabeth Marsh : sogni e avventure di una viaggiatrice instancabile by Linda Colley( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igirisu kokumin no tanjō = Britons by Linda Colley( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Linda Colley combines imperial, political, social and cultural history to analyse the evolution of Britishness, evoking its enduring tensions as well as its powerful characteristics."--Jacket
Prigionieri : l'Inghilterra, l'Impero e il mondo : 1600-1850 by Linda Colley( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The significance of the frontier in british history by Linda Colley( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another making of the English working class : the lash and the imperial soldiery by Linda Colley( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the limits of national culture by Linda Colley( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leben und Schicksale der Elizabeth Marsh : eine Frau zwischen den Welten des 18. Jahrhunderts by Linda Colley( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crown pictorial : art and the British monarchy : Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, December 5, 1990 - February 17, 1991( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facts of life and living : a curriculum that promotes social and sexual awareness for persons with developmental disabilities by Linda Colley( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Britons : forging the nation, 1707-1837
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The ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh : a woman in world historyCaptivesIn defiance of oligarchy : the Tory Party, 1714-60Britons : forging the nation, 1707-1837A taste for empire and glory : studies in British overseas expansion, 1660-1800Taking stock of Taking Liberties : a personal view
Alternative Names
Colley, Linda, 1949-

Linda Colley Brits historica

Linda Colley historiadora británica

Linda Colley historienne britannique

Linda Jo Colley

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