A History of Britain: The British Wars 1603–1776 by Simon Schama
By Simon Schama
Simon Schama explores the forces that tore Britain aside in the course of centuries of dynamic switch - remodeling outlooks, allegiances and boundaries.
From the start of July 1637, battles raged on for 2 hundred years - either at domestic and in another country, on sea and on land, up and down the size of burgeoning Britain, throughout Europe, the USA and India. such a lot will be wars of religion - waged on wide-ranging grounds of political or non secular conviction. yet as wars of non secular passions gave option to campaigns for revenue, the British humans did come jointly within the imperial firm of 'Britannia Incorporated'.
The British Wars is a narrative of revolution and response, proposal and disenchantment, of development and disaster, and Schama's evocative narrative brings it vividly to existence.
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Christusmonogramm’, LCI 1 (1974, repr. 1990), 456–8; H. v. v. ‘Kreuz I’, 25–8. 41 S. Heid, ‘Vexillum Crucis. Das Kreuz als Religions-, Missions- und Imperialsymbol in der fru¨hen Kirche’, RivAC 78 (2002), 191–259, esp. 204–9. caskets decorated with biblical scenes 19 relatively many representations in Roman art have caused scholars to think that the Traditio legis is of Roman origin. In the ivory casket from Samagher, whose lid shows the Traditio legis, the back panel represents a liturgical ceremony taking place in what is thought to be the shrine of the apostle in the old S.
Peter, in semiproskynesis pose, is seen in full proﬁle on Christ’s left. In his left arm he cradles a 23 Rev. 1: 8. See also 21: 6 and 22: 13. E. v. ‘A und O’, RAC 1 (1950), 1–4. 25 Acc. no. 2; B. Brenk, ‘Ein Scheinsarkophag im Metropolitan Museum in New York’, in V. ), Kolloquium u¨ber spa¨tantike und fru¨hmittelalterliche Skulptur (Mainz: von Zabern, 1970), 2. 43–53; Rep. II, no. 131. 26 The vine scroll may appear for purely decorative purposes, as on the bronze bucket from the Museo Sacro in the Vatican (Inv.
Geburtstag (Munich: Ed. Maris, 1988), 108–9; J. G. Deckers, ‘ Vom Denker zum Diener, Bemerkungen zu den Folgen der konstantinischen Wende im Spiegel der Sarkophagplastik’, in B. ), Innovation in der Spa¨tantike. Kolloquium Basel 6. und 7. Mai 1994 (Wiesbaden: Reichert, 1996), 149–51. 33 The lid of the Ravenna casket is missing, but it could well have been decorated by a cross with an Alpha and Omega. See the discussion of the decoration programme below. For further discussion of the iconography of the marble reliquary and especially the Ascension scene see section B in this chapter.