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Making aristocracy work : the peerage and the political system in Britain, 1884-1914, Andrew Adonis

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Making aristocracy work : the peerage and the political system in Britain, 1884-1914
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Making aristocracy work
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the peerage and the political system in Britain, 1884-1914
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Andrew Adonis
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eng
Summary
Making Aristocracy Work explores the political role of the British peerage in the thirty years before the First World War. It charts its transition from ruling class to embattled faction, analysing the response of the peers to the challenge of democracy and their impact on the constitutional order which emerged from the turbulent politics of the late Victorian and Edwardian era. The book opens with a study of the House of Lords, assessing its strengths and weaknesses as a political institution and offering new interpretations of the constitutional crises of 1884-5 and 1909-11. It proceeds to assess the wider activity of the peerage in national, local, and imperial government, and the changing nature of its mentalite as a political elite. The evolution of the peerage is no simplistic story of descent from power to impotence, argues Dr Adonis. Under Lord Salisbury, the peers met challenges to their political standing with a determination to refashion their authority and safeguard their influence. They partially succeeded in so doing, and their efforts - successful or not - left a heavy imprint on Britain's fledgling democracy. A readable book thoroughly grounded in the aristocracy's rich archives, Making Aristocracy Work is an important contribution to our understanding of the development of Britain's modern political system
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1963-
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Adonis, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JN621
LC item number
.A36 1993
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
  • Great Britain
  • Nobility
  • Nobility
  • Adel
  • Politiek gedrag
  • Hogerhuis
  • Adel
  • Politisches System
  • Nobility
  • Politics and government
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
  • Great Britain
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Making aristocracy work : the peerage and the political system in Britain, 1884-1914, Andrew Adonis
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-303) and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 311 p.
Isbn
9780198203896
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(acid-free paper)
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92040926
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ill.
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  • (OCoLC)27012779
  • (OCoLC)ocm27012779
Label
Making aristocracy work : the peerage and the political system in Britain, 1884-1914, Andrew Adonis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-303) and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 311 p.
Isbn
9780198203896
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92040926
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27012779
  • (OCoLC)ocm27012779

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