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Cannadine, David 1950-

Works: 130 works in 674 publications in 5 languages and 21,807 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Cross-cultural studies  Miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Restager , 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 1,596 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 )

62 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the outset of the 1870s, the British aristocracy could rightly consider themselves the most fortunate people on earth: they held the lion's share of land, wealth and power in the world's greatest empire. By the end of the 1930s they had lost not only a generation of sons in the First World War, but also much of their prosperity, prestige and political significance. David Cannadine shows how this shift came about and how it was reinforced in the aftermath of the Second World War. Lucidly written and sparkling with wit, The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy is a landmark study that dramatically changes our understanding of British social history
Ornamentalism : how the British saw their empire by David Cannadine( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Cannadine looks at the British Empire from a new perspective -- through the eyes of those who created and ruled it -- and offers fresh insight into the driving forces behind the Empire. Arguing against the views of Edward Said and others, Cannadine suggests that the British were guided not so much by race as by class. The British wanted to domesticate the exotic world of their colonies and to reorder the societies they ruled according to an idealized image of their own class hierarchies. In reestablishing the connections between British society and colonial society, Cannadine shows that Imperialists lathed Indians and Africans no more nor less than they loathed the great majority of Englishmen, and were far more willing to work with maharajahs, kings, and chiefs of whatever race than with "sordid" white settlers. Revolted by the triumph of democracy in Britain itself, the Empire's rulers embraced a feudal vision of the colonies which successfully endured until the 1950s."--Jacket
The undivided past : humanity beyond our differences by David Cannadine( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,001 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"
Blood, toil, tears and sweat : the speeches of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 960 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 781 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 Edward Hallett Carr( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 762 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
G.M. Trevelyan : a life in history by David Cannadine( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 757 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 )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 741 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
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 739 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
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 689 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 628 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 )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 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 )

14 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and the media( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 451 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 420 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 )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making history now and then : discoveries, controversies, and explorations by David Cannadine( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together David Cannadine's most important reflections on how history has been written and made in Britain in the twentieth century. Empire, monarchy, parliament, the economy, culture, heritage and tradition: Cannadine casts his eye over some of the central topics of our age and their treatment by historians down the years, delivering rich insights into the nature and profession of history itself. Most of the essays included here were produced during his decade-long association with the Institute of Historical Research in London and they are framed by his inaugural and valedictory lectures there. The result is a remarkably coherent collection, which demonstrates yet again why Cannadine is one of the most thoughtful, original, incisive and readable historians of our time. - Publisher
Britain in "decline"? by David Cannadine( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mellon : an American life
Alternative Names
Cannadine, David N. 1950-

Cannadine, David Nicholas 1950-

David Cannadine historiador británico

David Cannadine historicus uit Engeland

David Cannadine historien britannique

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ديفيد كانادين، 1950-

캐너다인, 데이비드 1950-

キャナダイン, D.



The decline and fall of the British aristocracyOrnamentalism : how the British saw their empireBlood, toil, tears and sweat : the speeches of Winston ChurchillAspects of aristocracy : grandeur and decline in modern BritainWhat is history now?G.M. Trevelyan : a life in historyThe rise and fall of class in BritainIn Churchill's shadow : confronting the past in modern Britain