Professor Jon Parry
The history of British politics and political ideas in the nineteenth century. As far as domestic politics are concerned, my main interests include the history of parliamentary politics and of Liberalism and Conservatism, together with debates about the constitution, parliament, the monarchy, English national identity and the relationship between religion and politics. I have also written extensively on British politics and Europe in the nineteenth century, and am currently writing a book on Britain and the Ottoman Middle East, 1798-1854. I have recently published articles on the British, Baghdad and steam power, 1820-60, and on Disraeli and the East. I have a side interest in the history of mountaineering in the nineteenth century.
Aspects of nineteenth-century Britain, primarily: British parliamentary politics; debates about domestic and foreign policy issues; British attitudes to European and Middle Eastern politics, culture and travel.
My current Special Subject (third-year undergraduates) is called 'The British and the Ottoman Middle East, 1798-1850'. Past courses include 'The British and Europe, 1815-1906', 'Democracy in theory and practice: an Anglo-American perspective', and 'Culture Wars in mid-Victorian England 1848-59'.
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Cambridge CB2 1RF