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.
Edited by esteemed historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this informative volume illuminates the political, social, economic, and cultural developments of the British Isles. Ten leading historians--including Peter Salway, John Morrill, and Morgan himself--provide a penetrating and dramatic narrative, offering the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in authoritative form, complementing their text with carefully chosen pictures and maps. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of continuous turmoil and change in every period of Britain's history. By exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this comprehensive book brings the modern reader face to face with the past and thus the foundations of modern British society.
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Kenneth O. Morgan is honorary Fellow of the Queen's and Oriel Colleges, Oxford. The author of many major works on British history, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1983, and became a life peer in 2000.
Review from other book by this author: "Belongs in every school satchel, on every student's desk, in every library's catalogue... on everyone's coffee table... wherever readers have a real curiosity to discover, in words and pictures, the current stage of historical inquiry in the field of British history" --Peter Clarke, History Today
"Here is a book to intrigue the mind and gladden the eye" --Max Beloff, Art International
"A lively and stimulating overview by a selection of our best historians, scholarly but very readable" --John Kenyon, Observer
"All ten authors... embody the very qualities Kenneth Morgan hopes his quite exceptional history will instil in its readers: clarity, subtlety, enthusiasm and even affection" --TES
"An essential part of the high culture of our times, something which every educated person will be expected to have read" --Vernon Bogdanor, Encounter
"For those who want a one-volume history of Britain this is ideal and with the superb illustrations a bargain" --Glasgow Herald
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0192893262
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 Oxford University Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110192893262
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0192893262 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1052612