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Gladstone and Disraeli : Questions and Analysis in History - Stephen J. Lee

Gladstone and Disraeli

Questions and Analysis in History

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Gladstone and Disraeli surveys and compares the careers of these two influential Prime Ministers. Stephen J. Lee examines how Gladstone and Disraeli emerged as leaders of the two leading parties and goes on to consider their time in power, analyzing many different aspects of their careers.

Using a wide variety of sources and historiography, Lee compares and contrasts the beliefs of Gladstone and Disraeli, their effect on the economy, social reform, the Irish problem and parliamentary reform, and on foreign policy.

List of illustrationsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Outline chronology of ministerial postsp. xii
Gladstone and Disraeli before 1868p. 1
Backgroundp. 1
Compare the contributions made to British politics between 1832 and 1868 by Gladstone and Disraelip. 5
How and why have interpretations differed about the achievements of Gladstone and Disraeli before 1868?p. 8
Sources
Disraeli and the Conservative party before 1866p. 15
Interpretations of the influence of Peel on Gladstonep. 20
The ideas of Gladstone and Disraelip. 27
Backgroundp. 27
Compare and contrast the main ideas of Gladstone and Disraelip. 28
How have historians assessed the ideas and attitudes of Gladstone and Disraeli? Why have their explanations differed?p. 32
Sources
'Disraelian Conservatism' and 'Tory Democracy'p. 40
Interpretations of the role of religion in Gladstone's ideasp. 43
Social, economic and institutional reformsp. 46
Backgroundp. 46
Compare the contributions of Gladstone and Disraeli to the development of the British economyp. 49
How have historians viewed the economic, social and institutional reforms of Gladstone and Disraeli?p. 52
Sources
Disraeli's social reformsp. 61
Interpretations of the reforms of Gladstone's first ministry (1868-74) and Disraeli's second ministry (1874-80)p. 64
Constitutional reformp. 66
Backgroundp. 66
Compare the attitudes and policies of Gladstone and Disraeli on the reform of Parliamentp. 70
Examine the views of historians on Gladstone, Disraeli and the Reform Acts of 1867 and 1884p. 72
Sources
Gladstone and parliamentary reformp. 79
Interpretations of Disraeli and the 1867 Reform Actp. 81
Foreign policyp. 85
Backgroundp. 85
Compare the aims of Gladstone and Disraeli in their foreign policies between 1868 and 1885p. 88
How have historians interpreted the involvement of Gladstone and Disraeli in the Eastern Question between 1870 and 1885?p. 90
Sources
The 'Bulgarian Horrors'p. 98
Interpretations of Disraeli and the Treaty of Berlin (1878)p. 101
Imperialism and Empirep. 104
Backgroundp. 104
Compare the records of Gladstone and Disraeli on imperial issuesp. 106
Consider the range of historical viewpoints on the reasons behind the imperial policies of Gladstone and Disraelip. 111
Sources
Problems in the Empirep. 118
Interpretations of motives for Empirep. 121
Irelandp. 124
Backgroundp. 124
Did Disraeli give the Conservative party 'a policy on Ireland'?p. 128
How have historians interpreted the reasons for and effects of Gladstone's pursuit of the policy of Home Rule for Ireland?p. 131
Sources
'Irish Home Rule' and its implications for 'Empire'p. 139
Interpretations of Gladstone and Irelandp. 141
Gladstone, Disraeli and their political partiesp. 145
Backgroundp. 145
Compare the contributions made to their political parties by Gladstone and Disraelip. 150
How have historians interpreted the contributions of Gladstone and Disraeli to their parties?p. 153
Sources
The electoral performance of the Liberals and Conservatives 1865-95p. 165
Gladstone, Disraeli, and 'mass' appealp. 168
Notesp. 171
Select bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780415323567
ISBN-10: 0415323568
Series: Questions and Analysis in History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st May 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1