Defining the Self in Late Medieval England. Examining the place that naval symbols occupied in British wartime political culture, Timothy Jenks argues that these were more relevant to patriotic discourse than the more commonly explored 'apotheosis' of the Hanoverian monarchs. Genki 1 Work Book 2nd Edition: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If you are interested in a book that uses the word "naumachia" a million times, this is also the book for you.
He engages with arguments concerning popular patriotism and the relative cohesiveness of British society. Most importantly, the book establishes the centrality of naval symbolism to the political culture of Georgian Britian. At the same time, it reveals the social practices and discourses that consistently interacted to delimit and restrain a variety of projects ostensibly designed to foster patriotism and national identity.
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Table Of Content Introduction1. The 'Glorious Firsts of June'2. Naval Triumph and the Public Sphere4. Reviews "An eminently readable challenge to naval histories that are less attentive to the numerous tensions implicit in victory culture.
Sinnema, American Historical Review. Campbell Biology by Peter V. Urry and Steven A. Wasserman , Hardcover 8. Patriotism, Cultural Politics, and the Royal Navy Cambridge University Press, Scholars have long wondered how the ideological wreck of seventeenth-century England developed enough cultural cohesion to become the most powerful nation-state of the nineteenth century.
Linda Colley's Britons has dominated this discussion for the last fifteen years. Colley argues that the shared experience of continuous war with eighteenth-century France forged a nationalism that transcended Britain's ancient regional, ethnic, and class divisions.
Timothy Jenks joins the welter of scholarly response to Colley's thesis, using a study of naval symbolism in public discourse to refine Colley's vision of late-Georgian patriotic culture. He establishes beyond doubt that the navy was a key element in that identity.
The navy's strategic importance to an island kingdom and its success in that role combined neatly with its symbolic potential as an analogue to British society as a whole. Rhetorically, the country could become the ship of state, and crew life aboard a man o' war in which Jack Tar followed his aristocratic officers to shared glory could become a potent analogue to British society.
Small wonder that during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the navy figured prominently in British culture, from parliamentary elections to newspapers, theater productions to poetry, street celebrations to state funerals. As the navy's meaning was up for grabs, political parties deployed naval stereotypes differently in their propaganda.
Loyalists, Whigs, and radicals each put their own spin on naval victories from the Glorious First of June to Trafalgar, on naval celebrities such as Howe and Cochrane, on naval practices such as promotion and recruitment, and on naval events such as the mutinies of and Nelson's funeral. This political partisanship was evidently synonymous with class interest; the government was the tool of aristocratic hierarchy, while its radical opponents voiced the apparently uniform concerns of a "plebeian" class.
The Whigs and middling sorts both tend to fade from the picture when this dialectic rears its fuzzy head.