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Cannadine, David 1950-

Works: 111 works in 604 publications in 5 languages and 20,488 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Restager , Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: HT653.G7, 305.520941
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Most widely held works about David Cannadine
Most widely held works by David Cannadine
Mellon : an American life by David Cannadine( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,626 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
The decline and fall of the British aristocracy by David Cannadine( Book )

56 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornamentalism : how the British saw their empire by David Cannadine( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,199 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
The undivided past : humanity beyond our differences by David Cannadine( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and confrontation--religion, nation, class, gender, race, and civilization--David Cannadine questions just how determinative each of them has really been. For while each has motivated people dramatically at particular moments, they have rarely been as pervasive, as divisive, or as important as is suggested by such simplified polarities as 'us versus them, ' 'black versus white, ' or 'the clash of civilizations.' For most of recorded time, these identities have been more fluid and these differences less unbridgeable than political leaders, media commentators--and some historians--would have us believe. Throughout history, in fact, fruitful conversations have continually taken place across these allegedly impermeable boundaries of identity: the world, as Cannadine shows, has never been simply and starkly divided between any two adversarial solidarities but always an interplay of overlapping constituencies. Yet our public discourse is polarized more than ever around the same simplistic divisions, and Manichean narrative has become the default mode to explain everything that is happening in the world today. With wide-ranging erudition, David Cannadine compellingly argues against the pervasive and pernicious idea that conflict is the inevitable state of human affairs. The Undivided Past is an urgently needed work of history, one that is also about the present--and the future
Aspects of aristocracy : grandeur and decline in modern Britain by David Cannadine( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 789 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
G.M. Trevelyan : a life in history by David Cannadine( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 766 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
In Churchill's shadow : confronting the past in modern Britain by David Cannadine( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 759 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
What is history now? by Edward Hallett Carr( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 759 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
The rise and fall of class in Britain by David Cannadine( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 745 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 )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History in our time by David Cannadine( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 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
The pleasures of the past by David Cannadine( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 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 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and the media( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patricians, power, and politics in nineteenth century towns( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class in Britain by David Cannadine( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 424 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
Lords and landlords : the aristocracy and the towns, 1774-1967 by David Cannadine( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain in decline : economic policy, political strategy, and the British state by David Cannadine( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 149 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
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Mellon : an American life
Alternative Names
Cannadine, David N. 1950-

Cannadine, David Nicholas 1950-

David Cannadine British historian

David Cannadine historicus uit Engeland

Девід Кеннедайн

ديفيد كانادين، 1950-

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The decline and fall of the British aristocracyOrnamentalism : how the British saw their empireAspects of aristocracy : grandeur and decline in modern BritainG.M. Trevelyan : a life in historyIn Churchill's shadow : confronting the past in modern BritainWhat is history now?The rise and fall of class in BritainRituals of royalty : power and ceremonial in traditional societies