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Part 2 great britain This page intentionally left blank 2 Pomp and Circumstance Oh, the brave Music of a distant Drum! Omar Khayyám, The Rubáiyát When war broke out in August 1914 a number of British composers, some of whom had been vacationing or attending the Wagner festival at Bayreuth, found themselves in Germany. Over the next weeks and months some 4,000 English men were rounded up and incarcerated at a makeshift prisoner-of-war camp for civilians at Ruhleben, site of a racetrack near Berlin. In time an active educational program was launched, courses in

C H A P T E R T W O Great Britain Small Worlds, Collegiate Worlds Studies of higher education in Britain have typically overlooked educa- tion beyond the bachelor's degree. Comprehensive volumes of thought- ful analysis have commented at best for only a page or two on "post- graduate study" or "postgraduate courses," British terms referring to graduate education and programs.1 At the same time, throughout the twentieth century Britain has had its share of brilliant scholars and scientists and world-famous laboratories located on and off university campuses

CHAPTER 7 Management and Traditionalism in Great Britain We often hear, nowadays, of what is called "Scientific Management," by which some American "Efficiency Engi- neers" claim to work marvels. SIDNEY WEBB, 1917' British management attitudes in the nineteenth century appear to have been shaped primarily by the stability of the class structure and by the generally pragmatic approach which characterized British political thought. To begin with, the general stability of the British government and class structure created a climate of pragmatic con

5 The Allies: Great Britain and Free France A l t h o u g h engaged in common struggle against the Axis powers, the Allies found it much more difficult to work together in Asia than in Europe. China understandably treated the Pacific War as central. The United States ac- cepted the primacy of the European War, yet insisted that the Japanese advance not only be halted but rolled back decisively. Great Britain worried that America would allocate too many resources to the Pacific before Germany was vanquished. The Free French were interested in participating

VII NEW LIGHT ON GEORGE I OF GREAT BRITAIN Ragnhild M. Hat ton The picture of George I which seems possibly indeliby etched on the minds of English and American students alike is oversimpli- fied to the point of caricature. The lines are few but bold. He was fifty-four years old when he came to the throne, set in his ways, and unable as well as unwilling to adapt to British ways and tra- ditions. He was uninterested in Britain, had not wanted to take on the succession, and spent most of his reign escaping to Han- over, his beloved electorate, for the

supplement to collective bargaining, though the form it takes varies from one country to another. Because of these underlying resemblances, the contrast that emerges under closer scrutiny is the more useful. We are likely to learn less from France and Italy or the Low Countries than from Britain and Scandinavia. In Britain, a common language and system of laws render the institutions that have grown up of particular interest to us. 42 Great Britain and Scandinavia There is available an extensive body of literature on recent industrial relations in these

A P P E N D I X A Treaty between Great Britain and Lagos, i January 1852 Commodore Henry William Bruce, Commander-in-chief of Her Majesty's ships and vessels on the West Coast of Africa, and John Beecroft, Esquire, Her Majesty's Consul in the Bights of Benin and Biafra, on the part of Her Majesty the Queen of England, and the King and Chiefs of Lagos and of the neighbourhood, on the part of themselves and of their country, have agreed upon the following Articles and Conditions:— Article I The export of slaves to foreign countries is for ever abolished

P A R T Comparative Analysis of Laws Relating to Political Crime and Their Administration in France, Germany, and Great Britain, 1770-1970 S E C T I O N O N E : Prologue _ — _ C H A P T E R 3 The Procedural and Substantive Law of Political Crime Immediately Prior to the French Revolution (1770-1789) During the twenty years preceding the French Revolution the ideas of En- lightenment philosophers, which had been brewing in the minds of Europeans for over half a century, began to influence events, language, and law. Prior to this time—except in England

Egypt, Great Britain, and the Mastery of the Sudan
Series: Colonialisms, 2
Centrist Liberalism Triumphant, 1789–1914