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Smith, Paul 1937-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 150 publications in 4 languages and 6,536 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Historical films  Constitution  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JN125, 342.42
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Smith
Bagehot : the English constitution by Walter Bagehot( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walter Bagehot's anatomy of the English constitution is a classic of English political writing. In this new Cambridge Texts edition it appears for the first time in its original (1867) book version, with Bagehot's original conclusion, and the substantial introduction written for the second edition of 1872. Paul Smith's introduction places Bagehot's views in the context of contemporary events and prevalent views of the working of the constitution, indicating their relation to his developing ideas on the anthropological and sociological springs of authority. He assesses the accuracy of Bagehot's account of parliamentary government in operation, and the way in which Bagehot exemplifies the difficulties faced by British liberalism in coming to terms with the approach of democracy. All the usual student-friendly features of the Cambridge Texts series are present, including a select bibliography and brief biographies of key figures, and annotation which explains some of Bagehot's more arcane contemporary allusions."--BOOK JACKET
Government and the armed forces in Britain, 1856-1990 by Paul Smith( )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a period that began with Britain controlling a worldwide empire and included two world wars, followed by the Cold War and massive expenditure on nuclear armaments, the relationship between the politicians and the generals has been central to British history. While it is correctly assumed that the Armed Forces have never threatened British political stability in modern times, the relationship between the Commanders and their political masters is a major, if underemphasised, theme of British history." "Although in theory the politicians decided strategy and the armed forces implemented it, in practice decisions often depended on the personalities and experience of those involved. Asquith, the epitome of the civilian, left major strategic decisions in the hands of the military; while Churchill, an ex-soldier and ex-First Lord of the Admiralty, rode roughshod over professional advice. In a period when arms became ever more technologically sophisticated, there was also the problem of how far politicians could decide on strategies proposed by the armed forces other than by the crude yardstick of cost." "The essays in Government and the Armed Forces in Britain, 1856-1990 provide a coherent account not only of the major decision-making of warfare but also of the changes in the organisation and control of the Armed Forces."--Jacket
The Historian and film( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film is increasingly engaging the attention of students of history at all levels. In its manifold forms from the newsreel to the 'feature', it is a major source of evidence for, and an important influence upon, contemporary history, and a vivid means of bringing the recent past to life. For earlier periods, it provides a medium in which the often widely dispersed visual evidences of the past can be brought together for the student. It offers the historian a new form in which to interpret and present his subject, and, as television has shown, it is by far the most important vehicle for the presentation of history to mass audiences. The analysis of its content and impact and the exploration of its uses are especially fitted to bring history into an interdisciplinary relationship with other fields, from sociology to the visual arts
Disraeli : a brief life by Paul Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this account of Benjamin Disraeli's life, Paul Smith looks at his character as a fusion of Jewishness and Anglicanism, outsider and insider, nationalist and European, Romantic and Tory; and shows how this formed his "appeal as an original and a card, the most piquant joker in the pack", a faintly raffish outsider who scaled the highest peaks of public life. --From publisher's description
Disraelian Conservatism and social reform by Paul SMITH( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book discusses the party's course of evolution in its Disraelian period by focusing on a central theme of 'Disraelian' Conservatism -- social reform
Lord Salisbury on politics; a selection from his articles in the Quarterly review, 1860-1883 by Robert Cecil Salisbury( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leader of the Conservative party for seventeen years and prime minister for fourteen, the third Marquis of Salisbury was one of the most successful political practitioners of modern times, as well as a major international statesman. Yet he was also a prolific and pungent writer on politics. The large body of journalism which he produced during the first thirty years of his career enables us to examine in detail the views on politics and society which underlay his practical action. While his brand of Conservatism was conventional in its conclusions, it was distinguished by the highly sceptical and utilitarian mode of reasoning through which it sought to reach them, and by its insistence on a crudely conceived class struggle as the driving force of history and politics. Its central theme was hostility to 'democracy'; and when, after 1867, 'democracy' seemed to have arrived, it questioned how far the system of parliamentary government could work tolerably under the new dispensation
The self-fashioning of Disraeli : 1818-1851( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Disraeli remains a commanding figure in the history and ideology of the British Conservative party, and a remarkable example of ascent to high office from outside the traditional elite. This is the first book to bring together specialists in history, literary studies and psychiatry to show how he successfully fashioned his personality in the formative years up to his emergence as Conservative leader in the House of Commons
Ethnic groups in international relations by European Science Foundation( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historian and film by Paul Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English constitution by Walter Bagehot( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Bagehot's The English Constitution (1867) is the best account of the history and workings of the British political system ever written. As arguments raged in mid-Victorian Britain about giving the working man the vote, and democracies overseas were pitched into despotism and civil war, Bagehot took a long, cool look at the "dignified" and "efficient" elements which made the English system the envy of the world. His analysis of the monarchy, the role of the prime minister and cabinet, and comparisons with the American presidential system are astute and timeless, pertinent to current discussions surrounding devolution and electoral reform. Combining the wit and panache of a journalist with the wisdom of a man of letters steeped in evolutionary ideas and historical knowledge, Bagehot produced a book which is always thoughtful, often funny, and surprisingly entertaining. This edition reproduces Bagehot's original 1867 work in full, and introduces the reader to the dramatic political events that surrounded its publication
Ship arrest handbook by Paul Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Salisbury on politics; a selection from his articles in the Quarterly Review, 1860-1883 by Paul Smith( )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disraeli: his personality and ideas. Disraeli: his political career by Vernon Bogdanor( Recording )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics by Paul Smith( )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government & Armed Forces in Britain, 1856-1990 by Paul Smith( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a period that began with Britain controlling a world-wide empire and included two world wars, followed by the Cold War and massive expenditure on nuclear armaments, the relationship between the politicians and the generals has been central to British history. While it is correctly assumed that the Armed Forces have never threatened British political stability in modern times, the relationship between the military and their political masters is a major, if under-emphasised, theme of British history. While in theory the politicians decided strategy and the military implemented it, in practice
Disraeli, the fashioning of the self( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic groups in international relations( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On politics ; a selection from his articles in the Quarterly Review, 1960-1883 by Robert Cecil Salisbury( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Simulating the urban economy : experiments with input-output techniques by Paul Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Four essays by Robert Cecil Salisbury( Book )

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

 
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Government and the armed forces in Britain, 1856-1990The Historian and filmDisraeli : a brief lifeLord Salisbury on politics; a selection from his articles in the Quarterly review, 1860-1883The self-fashioning of Disraeli : 1818-1851The historian and filmThe English constitutionShip arrest handbook
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