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The Oxford History of Britain
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192852027, Paperback)The highly-acclaimed Oxford Illustrated History of Britain tells the story of Britain and her peoples over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Now available in an easy-to-read, updated format, The Oxford History of Britain presents the text of this classic in British history.
Ten leading historians--including Peter Salway, John Blair, John Gillingham, Ralph A. Griffiths, John Guy, John S. Morrill, Paul Langford, Christopher Harvie, H.C.G. Matthew, and the editor himself, Kenneth O. Morgan--offer a dramatic narrative of developments throughout the British Isles, based on the fruits of the best modern scholarship. They explore the relationship between the political, economic, social, and cultural transformations in British history in order to reveal not only a vivid and sometimes surprising picture of continuous turmoil and change in every period, but also a pattern of continuity in British cultural and social ideals, as well as the special awareness of nationality and patriotism that characterizes British society. Relating both these strands in the British experience and exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this comprehensive work brings the reader face to face with the past and the foundations of modern British society.
This voume updates the events in Kenneth O. Morgan's final chapter on the twentieth century as well as in the consolidated chronology. Dr. John Guy has also revised his chapter on the Tudor age in light of exciting new developments in the research of the period. The Oxford History of Britain contains 18 maps, genealogies of monarchs, a table of Prime Ministers, and an index, as well as an updated annotated guide to further reading.
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