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 up in 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, the authors 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 the wider world, this comprehensive work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British society.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0192893262
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: New. From the arrival of the Roman legions to the presnet day, The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain tells the complete and enthralling story of Britain and her people over two thousand years, beautifully supplemented by over 200 blackand white illustrations and 24 pages of vivid color plates. Edited by the distinguished historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this acclaimed work has been completely updated for this revised edition. Since publication of the hardcover in 1984, the book has sold almost half a million copies in its illustrated editions, as well as a further 170,000 in unillustrated editions, making this impressive work one of the most widely read references on Britain's tumultuous history. Codice libro della libreria GBR042
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97801928932601.0