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The Origins, Theory and Practice of Nationalism and Socialism between 1789 - 1950
by F. G. Stapleton
This book is concerned with mapping out the emergence of the Left and Right in Europe since the French Revolution. It is an accessible and popular history of the development of popular politics on the right, left and centre.
This book is concerned with mapping out the emergence of the Left and Right in Europe since the French Revolution. In the first section, it examines the evolution of Nationalism up to 1945. In the second, it examines Socialism and Communism over the same period and in the third, Social Democracy. At the end of each section a case study state is chosen against which the theory is examined in practice.
This text is an accessible and popular history of the development of popular politics on the right, left and centre. It has been well researched and had been interspersed with a generous sampling of suitable primary gobbets to enhance understanding. Time lines and definitions have also been added to promote an easier absorption of information to the reader. At the end of all chapters diagrammatic mind maps summarise the information imparted.
- Explains in full emergence of left/right political ideologies in Europe (1789-1950)
- Practical application of political ideologies during this period
- Social cultural political and economic factors that lay behind the ideological movements
- All chapters are enhanced with 1. Potted biographies 2. Timelines 3. Key word definitions 4. A* extra information 5. End of chapter mind maps to aid revision. 6. Learning zones which provide students with self-help information to aid comprehension 7. Extensive glossary 8. Supplementary reading lists. 9. Extensive usage of primary source documents to enhance essay construction. 10. Clear secondary source references to aid students in understanding of the major historiographical arguments that dominated the period
- Each chapter teaches the student a different set of historical advance level skills crucial to exam success
Key benefits to students
- Comprehensive over view of British and European political history between French revolution and the cold war
- The book is thematically constructed to separate the evolution of nationalism Marxism/communism and social democracy,
- Learning zones can be used by teachers for detailed homework assignments or by students who require personal independent learning 4Through the use of quotations biographies timelines glossaries etc students will find a mass of extra information beyond the average text book to aid grade progress
- Text book questions have been based and structured to enhance students’ critical faculties so as to prepare them fully for the exam.
- The thematic nature of the text allows both teachers and students to dip in and out of sections that will be of most use to them
- Each chapter delineates both key learning objectives and the key advance history skills. Therefore as the student progressed through the chapter they automatically begin to enhance the skills required at advanced level
- End of chapter activities will in turn test the extent to which both content and skills have been mastered.
- The text has been generously complemented with a comprehensive range of both primary and secondary sources. This will enhance students by 1. Enabling them to practice documentary criticism and 2. Impress examiners by their extensive referencing of secondary source historiography
Key benefits to teachers.
- Text can be used by teachers sequentially dependent upon whether the exam board concentrate on either 19th or 20th Centuries
- Text can be used as a supplementary resource to enhance other board recommended sources.
- The text is a superb resources for those teachers who wish to promote independent learning
- Text can be purchased by individual students to aid individual progress
- The text due to its comprehensive mind maps will be excellent for directed revision of the core course
- This would be key and useful resource for hard pressed teachers to use on a weekly/monthly time frame for home learning
- Individual chapters can be used by students as the basis from which seminar discussions can ensue
- The extra information in each chapter will make higher grade access more likely
- Learning zone and mind map sections form the basis upon which staff can easily prepare time tests and exam practice
Examination boards the resource is suitable for.
Following the directives of A level boards’ examiners’ reports to promote students to use general text books rather than creating a dependency on board nominated texts, this book provides A level history students with an extensive history of the political emergence of nationalism and socialism between 1789 and 1950. Whilst therefore it has not been directed at any one major board syllabus I have clarified below the range of examination topics for which the book would be crucial. I have highlighted where the text should be of primary importance to a student’s understanding of the topic but also where it would be of secondary importance to a topic where general reading is vital. It should be noted however that in some cases the knowledge base is so extensive that on certain boards it could be used to cover 2 topics. The book has not selected specific skills to suit particular boards. Instead the skills and concepts that are covered are common to all boards and in some cases add to the skills base which can only enhance a student’s potential grade allocation.