The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain

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Kenneth O. Morgan
Oxford University Press, 2000 - 646 sivua
This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Encompassing political, social, economic, and cultural developments throughout the British Isles, the dramatic narrative is taken upin turn by ten leading historians who offer the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in an authoritative form, illuminating their text with carefully chosen pictures and maps.A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of a continuous turmoil of change in every period, and the wider social context of political and economic tension is made clear. But consensus, no less than conflict, is a part of the story: in focusing on elements of continuity down the centuries, theauthors bring out that special awareness of nationality and patriotism which has been such a distinctive feature of British society. By relating both these factors in the British experience, and by exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and thewider world, this comprehensive work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British society.
 

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THE ANGLOSAXON PERIOD c 4401066
52
THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES 10661290 Io 4
104
THE LATER MIDDLE AGES 12901485
111
THE TUDOR AGE 14851603 22 3
223
THE STUARTS 16031688
286
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 16881789
352
REVOLUTION AND THE RULE OF LAW 17891851
419
THE LIBERAL AGE 18511914
463
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 19141991
523
Further Reading
593
Chronology
607
Genealogies of Royal Lines
621
Prime Ministers 17211991
627
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Professor Kenneth O. Morgan, FBA, was Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford, 1966-89; Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1989-95; and Senior Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, 1993-5. He is now Research Professor of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Honorary Fellow of The Queen's College. He is the author of many major works on British history, including Consensus and Disunity: the Lloyd George Coalition Government, 1918-22; Rebirth of a Nation: Wales, 1880-1980; Labour in Power 1945-51; Labour People: Leaders and Lieutenants, Hardie to Kinnock; and The People's Peace: British History, 1945-1990 (all published by OUP in paperback).

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