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Richards, Jeffrey

Works: 164 works in 640 publications in 2 languages and 15,115 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Church history  Reviews  Fiction  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Other, Creator, Performer, Contributor, Recipient
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jeffrey Richards
The age of the dream palace : cinema and society in Britain, 1930-1939 by Jeffrey Richards( )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period between the two world wars is often named 'the golden age of the cinema' in Britain. This title examines the role of going to the pictures in people's lives during a tough period when people regularly spent a few pence to purchase ready-made dreams watching Gracie Fields, Robert Donat and the other stars of the day
A night to remember : the definitive Titanic film by Jeffrey Richards( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the five epic films interpreting the tragic events of the Titanic, 'A Night to Remember' (1958) is often considered to be the definitive version. Here, Richards analyses the film, unravels its production history and reception, and compares it with other Titanic films
Britain can take it : the British cinema in the Second World War by Anthony Aldgate( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the outbreak of the Second World War all cinemas in Britain were closed. Ten days later they were opened again as a valuable way of boosting morale. This text charts this momentous period through the eyes of 13 key films. Scripts, box-office returns, official Home Office documents and censorship archives are included
The railway station : a social history by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de rol van het spoorwegstation in de maatschappij vanaf het ontstaan van de spoorwegen
Best of British : cinema and society from 1930 to the present by Anthony Aldgate( )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This widely-used text book for film history has been brought up to date introducing three new chapters with an accessible format, providing a valuable resource section for teachers, students and scholars
Diana, the making of a media saint by Antonia Fraser( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural critics across disciplines present this discussion of the myth of Diana, her career, appeal and iconicity for scholars and general readers alike
Consul of God : the life and times of Gregory the Great by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and German and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popes and the papacy in the early Middle Ages, 476-752 by Jeffrey H Richards( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex, dissidence, and damnation : minority groups in the Middle Ages by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the authorities in medieval Europe, both secular and ecclesiastical, dissent struck at the roots of an ordered, settled world. To allow a single heretic to escape just punishment would, it was believed, result in the decay and dissolution of the whole structure of society. So dissent was to be extirpated--initially by reason and argument, then with increasing savagery: by torture and imprisonment, fire and the sword. In examining the wretched lives of heretics, witches, Jews, lepers, and homosexuals, Jeffery Richards has uncovered a common motive for their persecution: supposed sexual aberrance."--Back cover
Visions of yesterday by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film is an important source of social history, as well as having been a popular art form from the early twentieth century. This study shows how a society, consciously or unconsciously, is mirrored in its cinema. It considers the role of the cinema in dramatizing popular beliefs and myths, and takes three case studies - American populism, British imperialism, German Nazism - to explain how a nation's pressures, tensions and hopes come through in its films. Examining the American cinema is accomplished by analysing the careers of three great directors, John Ford, Frank Capra and Leo McCarey
Swordsmen of the screen, from Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to the principal subjects if the swashbucklers - pirates, highwaymen, cavaliers and knights. The result is to recall, however fleetingly, the golden days of the silver screen. Reviews of the original edition:'An intelligent, scholarly, well-written account of adventure films, this work is
Hollywood's ancient worlds by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few genres have been subject to such critical scorn as the Ancient World epics. Yet they have regularly achieved huge box office success. This book tells the history of the Ancient World epic from the silent screen successes of Intolerance and The King of Kings through the 'golden age of the epic' in the 1950s (Quo Vadis, Ben-Hur, Spartacus, Cleopatra, etc.) to the 1990s revival with Gladiator, its successors in cinema (Alexander, Troy, 300) and on television (Rome)."--Jacket
Imperialism and music : Britain, 1876-1953 by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study considers the relationship between British imperialism and music. With its unique ability to stimulate the emotions and to create mental images, music was used to dramatize, illustrate and reinforce the components of the ideological cluster that constituted British imperialism in its heyday: patriotism, monarchism, hero-worship, Protestantism, racialism and chivalry. It was also used to emphasise the inclusiveness of Britain by stressing the contributions of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland to the imperial project
Films and British national identity : from Dickens to Dad's army by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book seeks to examine the ways in which the cinema has defined, mythified and disseminated British national identity during the course of the twentieth century
Imperialism and juvenile literature( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mid-nineteenth century saw the creation of mass-produced juvenile literature whose form and ethos were to remain dominant until the 1950s, shaping the perceptions, attitudes and values of successive generations. The need to combat the perceived moral threat of the 'penny dreadfuls', the increasing availability of formal education after 1870 and the development of new printing technology all combined to promote, in books and magazines, a new genre of 'healthy' adventure fiction, geared to the inculcation of the national ideology - imperialism, a cluster of ideas which included, in various proportions, patriotism, militarism, racialism, Christianity, hero-worship and manliness. This cluster of ideas centred on the global concept of Britain's role in the maintenance of order and the spread of civilisation. In this book acknowledged experts in the field examine the articulation and diffusion of imperialism through juvenile literature, demonstrating that it acted not just as a mirror it age but as an active agency constructing and perpetuating a view of the world in which imperialism was an integral part of the cultural and psychological formation of successive generations of young people. It charts the changes and developments, continuities and contradictions through studies of individual authors, themes and genres and the strategies of production. To complement the concentration on boys' literature there is an essay on imperialist literature for girls and, for comparison, a study of the diffusion of imperial ideas in the dominions. Authoritative and accessible, it will appeal to academics and students of history, sociology, literature and popular culture as well as to the interested general reader
Happiest days : the public schools in English fiction by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British cinema and society, 1930-1970 by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ruskin and the Victorian theatre by Katherine Newey( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This the first sustained study of the interest of John Ruskin in the theatre of his time. It examines Ruskin's active engagement with and influence on the Victorian popular theatre. Ruskin was an enthusiastic and catholic theatre-goer, enjoying pantomime as much as Shakespeare. Through the lens of Ruskin's discussions of pantomime, melodrama, Shakespearean tragedy, and painting and the stage, Newey and Richards offer a new view of the late Victorian stage focusing on London's West End in its heyday"--
Ruskin, the theatre and Victorian visual culture( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together original research in theatre and the visual arts, around the common object of a revaluation of the intersections of the theatre and visual culture. Contributors are drawn from a stimulating mix of highly esteemed and established scholars (such as Shearer West, Jim Davis, Richard Foulkes and David Mayer) and new scholars, bringing fresh research materials into the mix."
Cinema and radio in Britain and America, 1920-60 by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cinema and radio in Britain and America, 1920-60 charts the evolving relationship between the two principal mass media of the period. It explores, for the first time in print, the creative symbiosis that developed between the two, including regular film versions of popular radio series as well as radio versions of hit films. This fascinating volume, now available in paperback, examines specific genres (comedy and detective stories) to identify similarities and differences in their media appearances, and in particular issues arising from the nature of film as predominantly visual and radio as exclusively aural. Richards also highlights the interchange of personnel, such as Orson Welles, between the two media. Throughout the book runs the theme of comparison and contrast between the experiences of the two media in Britain and America. The book culminates with an in-depth analysis of the media appearances of three enduring mythic figures in popular culture: Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Students, scholars and lay enthusiasts of cinema history, cultural history and media studies will find this an accessible yet scholarly read." -- Publisher's description
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A night to remember : the definitive Titanic film
A night to remember : the definitive Titanic filmBritain can take it : the British cinema in the Second World WarThe railway station : a social historyBest of British : cinema and society from 1930 to the presentDiana, the making of a media saintSex, dissidence, and damnation : minority groups in the Middle AgesHollywood's ancient worldsImperialism and music : Britain, 1876-1953
Alternative Names
Jeffrey Richards British historian

Jeffrey Richards historiador britànic

Jeffrey Richards historiador británico

Jeffrey Richards historiador británicu

Jeffrey Richards historien britannique

Richards, J.

Richards, Jeffrey

Richards Jeffrey Michael

Richards, Jeffrey Michael 1945-

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