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Richards, Jeffrey

Works: 157 works in 588 publications in 2 languages and 17,539 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Church history  Reviews  Fiction  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Other, Performer, Recipient
Classifications: PN1995.9.S6, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jeffrey Richards
Britain can take it : the British cinema in the Second World War by Anthony Aldgate( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 966 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 and a principal source of recreation for the nation at war. Feature films were not just escapist entertainment; they provided instruction and information, and over the next six years, some 300 feature films and thousands of short films and news reels were produced in what is now seen as British cinema's 'finest hour'. "Britain Can Take It" charts this momentous period through the eyes of thirteen key films. Aldgate and Richards make use of key resources, from scripts and box-office returns to official Home Office documents and censorship archives, to bring these films to vivid life. In telling their stories, the authors also recreate the society, the politics and war-time conditions in which they appeared and flourished. This new edition of "Britain Can Take It" features a new chapter on Launder and Gilliat's 1943 film on women factory workers, "Millions Like Us."
The railway station : a social history by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de rol van het spoorwegstation in de maatschappij vanaf het ontstaan van de spoorwegen
Consul of God : the life and times of Gregory the Great by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and German and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the authorities in medieval Europe, dissent struck at the roots of an ordered, settled world. It was to be crushed - initially by reason and argument, eventually by torture. Jeffrey Richards examines the wretched lives of heretics, witches, Jews, lepers and homosexuals and uncovers a common motive for their persecution: sexual aberrance
Visions of yesterday by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 499 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
The age of the dream palace : cinema and society in Britain, 1930-1939 by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 486 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
Swordsmen of the screen, from Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 409 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
Imperialism and juvenile literature( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperialism and music : Britain, 1876-1953 by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Films and British national identity : from Dickens to Dad's army by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 356 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
Happiest days : the public schools in English fiction by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 331 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 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best of British : cinema and society from 1930 to the present by Anthony Aldgate( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 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
Hollywood's ancient worlds by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 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
Sir Henry Irving : a Victorian actor and his world by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sir Henry Irving: A Victorian Actor and his World, published to mark the centenary of Irving's death, Jeffrey Richards gives an account not only of Irving himself and his career, but also of his impact on Victorian life as a whole."--Jacket
Diana, the making of a media saint( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 231 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
John Ruskin and the Victorian theatre by Katherine Newey( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 222 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 by Anselm Heinrich( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 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."
A night to remember : the definitive Titanic film by Jeffrey Richards( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 193 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
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Imperialism and music : Britain, 1876-1953
Alternative Names
Jeffrey Richards British historian

Jeffrey Richards historien britannique

Richards, J.

Richards, Jeffrey

Richards Jeffrey Michael

Richards, Jeffrey Michael 1945-

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German (8)

The railway station : a social historySex, dissidence, and damnation : minority groups in the Middle AgesThe age of the dream palace : cinema and society in Britain, 1930-1939Imperialism and music : Britain, 1876-1953Films and British national identity : from Dickens to Dad's armyBest of British : cinema and society from 1930 to the presentHollywood's ancient worldsSir Henry Irving : a Victorian actor and his world