Tag Archives: Gran Bretagna

Manuscripts Online: l’Inghilterra tra il 1000 e il 1500

Manuscripts

Manuscripts Online è un motore di ricerca web che fornisce accesso a risorse digitali già presenti in rete.

Il progetto, sviluppato dal HRI-Humanities Research Institute dell’Università di Sheffield con la collaborazione di numerose altre istituzioni, è finalizzato a facilitare l’accesso a fonti primarie, manoscritti, documenti storici e incunaboli prodotti in Inghilterra nel periodo che va dall’anno 1000 al 1500.

Manuscripts Online è stato ufficialmente lanciato sul web il 4 marzo 2013.

>> Consulta qui l’elenco delle risorse indicizzate dal motore di ricerca.

Manuscripts Online enables you to search a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500. The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers.

This freely available literary resource has been developed by the University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute (HRI) and has been funded by Jisc, an organisation aiming to make the United Kingdom the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

Manuscripts Online was created by a partnership between the Universities of SheffieldLeicesterBirminghamYorkGlasgow and Queen’s University Belfast.

URL: <http://www.manuscriptsonline.org/>

The Archives Hub: fondi archivistici delle istituzioni di ricerca del Regno Unito

The Archives Hub è un portale che dà accesso alla descrizione di migliaia di fondi archivistici conservati presso oltre 180 istituzioni universitarie e di ricerca del Regno Unito.

The Archives Hub è un progetto finanziato dal JISC.

Dalla pagina delle FAQ:

The Archives Hub provides descriptions of archives held in UK universities and colleges and a number of research institutes and museums. It does not hold any archives but rather provides a means to cross-search descriptions of archives. In order to find out more about a collection and about access arrangements, you will need to contact the repository that holds the material. The Hub descriptions always include a link to the contact details from the repository name. Click on this link to get to the Archon entry for the repository, which provides email, telephone number, website and address details. Archon is The National Archives’ directory of archive repositories.

URL: <http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/index.html>

E-book gratuiti della Manchester University Press

La Manchester University Press offre sul suo sito alcuni ebook gratuiti su temi di politica estera.

  EU security governance / Emil Kirchner, James Sperling

EU security governance informs the current debates about security within Europe and between Europe and the United States. The book is divided into six chapters: a conceptual introduction to the problem of European security governance; four substantive chapters that investigate the security policies of assurance, protection, prevention and compellence; and a conclusion that identifies the limitations and promise of the EU as a security actor.

EU security governance is well suited to faculty and students (both advanced undergraduates and post-graduates) in the fields of European Studies, European Integration, European Politics and International Relations”.

Indice
List of figures, tables and appendices
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1. Introduction:  the EU and the governance of European security
2. Policies of prevention:  pre-empting disorder along the periphery 
3. Policies of assurance: peace-building in south eastern Europe
4. Policies of protection: meeting the challenge of internal security
5. Policies of compellance:   projecting force into an uncertain world 
6. Conclusion:  securing Europe in the 21st century
Bibliography
Index

Emil Kirchner è professore di studi europei all’Università di Essex.

  Devolution and power in the United Kingdom / Alan Trench

“Presenting original research, this book is the first comprehensive examination of intergovernmental relations in the devolved UK. It also examines how the UK’s practices relate to those practised in other decentralised and federal states, and adopts a resource dependency framework to examine the impact of devolution on the territorial distribution of power in the United Kingdom. It explains the paradox of autonomy and control as a form of ‘conditional autonomy’, which has been possible because of the benign political circumstances that have accompanied devolution’s early years – but which may not survive in rougher conditions”.

Indice
1. Introduction: territory, devolution and power in the United Kingdom – Alan Trench
2. The United Kingdom as a state of unions: unity of government, equality of political rights and diversity of institutions – James Mitchell
3. The framework of devolution: the formal structure of devolved power – Alan Trench
4. Funding devolution: the power of money – David Bell and Alex Christie
5. The politics of devolution finance and the power of the treasury – Alan Trench
6. The practical outcomes of devolution: policy-making across the UK – Alan Trench and Holly Jarman
7. The fragile divergence machine: citizenship, policy divergence, and devolution – Scott L. Greer
8. Washing dirty linen in private: the processes of intergovernmental relations and the resolution of disputes – Alan Trench
9. The parties and intergovernmental relations – Martin Laffin, Eric Shaw & Gerald Taylor
10. The European Union, devolution and power – Charlie Jeffery & Rosanne Palmer
11. The United Kingdom as a federalised or regionalised union – Ronald Watts
12. Conclusion: devolution and the territorial distribution of power in the UK – Alan Trench
Index

Alan Trench è Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Constitution Unit, University College London).

“Annual Register” digitalizzato (1758-1778)

Sono disponibili in versione elettronica ad accesso libero le prime venti annate del famoso Annual Register, l’almanacco fondato da Edmund Burke che dal 1758 offre il punto di vista degli osservatori britannici sugli eventi nazionali e internazionali accaduti nell’anno corrente.

Annual Register è una fonte ricchissima di informazioni sulla storia della Gran Bretagna e su eventi di risonanza mondiale. Offre importanti testimonianze anche su aspetti meno studiati come il clima, i disastri ecologici, le arti, la società e il costume, fornendo un quadro complessivo sull’atteggiamento e le reazioni dei contemporanei rispetto agli avvenimenti descritti.

Le annate dal 1758 al 1778 sono consultabili a partire dalla pagina: <http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/ilej/pbrowse.pl?item=title&id=ILEJ.5.&title=Annual+Register>

La digitalizzazione fa parte di un progetto denominato Intenet Library of Early Journals (ILEJ) al quale partecipano le Università di Birningham, Leeds, Manchester e Oxford ed è disponibile sul server della Oxford Digital Library (ODL).