How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? In this prize-winning book, Linda Colley explains how a new British nation was invented in the wake of the 1707 Act of Union, and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade and imperial expansion. Here too are numerous individual Britons - heroes and politicians like Nelson and Pitt; bourgeois patriots like Thomas Coram and John Wilkes; artists, writers and musicians who helped to forge our image of Britishness; as well as many ordinary men and women whose stories have never previously been told. Powerful and timely, this lavishly illustrated book is a major contribution to our understanding of Britain's past and to the growing debate about the shape and survival of Britain and its institutions in the future. "The most dazzling and comprehensive study of a national identity yet to appear in any language." Tom Nairn, Scotsman "A very fine book ...challenging, fascinating, enormously well-informed." John Barrell, London Review of Books "Wise and bracing history ...which provides an historical context for debate about British citizenship barely begun." Michael Ratcliffe, Observer "Controversial, entertaining and alarmingly topical ...a delight to read."Philip Ziegler, Daily Telegraph "Uniting sharp analysis, pungent prose and choice examples, Colley probes beneath the skin and lays bare the anatomy of nationhood." Roy Porter, New Statesman & Society
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Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110300107595
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0300107595
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0300107595
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97803001075931.0