The Oxford Illustrated History Of Britain

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The Oxford Illustrated History Of Britain

Author : Kenneth O. Morgan
ISBN : 0192893262
Genre : History
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Examines political, economic, social, and culture changes in Great Britain from Roman times to the present.
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of Britain

Author : Kenneth O. Morgan
ISBN : UOM:39015080820460
Genre : History
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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 identity 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, thislandmark work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British society.The new edition, the first for almost twenty years, brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the changes to British society and culture during the Blair years and the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of Tudor And Stuart Britain

Author : John Morrill
ISBN : 0192893270
Genre : History
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Focuses on the political, social, cultural, and religious changes that occured in Great Britain during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of The British Army

Author : David G. Chandler
ISBN : UOM:39015032148291
Genre : Great Britain
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A beautifully designed volume features colorful descriptions of all the famous battles and campaigns, portraits of the great commanders, insights into the philosophy of British military policy--from political, economic, and military perspectives--and numerous illustrations and maps. UP.
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of Britain

Author : Kenneth O. Morgan
ISBN : 0198226845
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines political, economic, social, and culture changes in Great Britain from Roman times to the present
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of Roman Britain

Author : Peter Salway
ISBN : 0198229844
Genre : Great Britain
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More than three hundred illustrations complement a detailed study of Roman Britain, from the pre-Roman Britons and the expeditions of Julius Caesar to the growing influence of Roman social, cultural, and religious institutions on Britain.
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The Oxford History Of Britain

Author : Kenneth O. Morgan
ISBN : 0192852027
Genre : Grande-Bretagne - Histoire
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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.
Category: Grande-Bretagne - Histoire

The Oxford Illustrated History Of Medieval England

Author : Nigel Saul
ISBN : 0192893246
Genre : History
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An introduction to medieval England surveying the years from the departure of the Roman legions to the Battle of Bosworth covers England's social, cultural, political, and religious life during the Middle Ages.
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of The Royal Navy

Author : Bryan Ranft
ISBN : 0198605277
Genre : History
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Britain is an island nation and throughout history its navy has been of great importance for its defence. As a consequence it has always had a special significance and has over the centuries entrenched itself in the national psyche, making itself manifest not only through the hero-worship ofits principal characters such as Horatio Nelson and Sir Francis Drake but also finding expression through art, music, and literature.Like any great national institution, the navy is a complex web of interconnected histories - operational, strategic, political, economic, administrative, technological, and social. Now updated for its paperback edition, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy, in a series of fourteenchapters, provides a thorough and engaging treatment of these histories, covering every aspect of naval history from the Anglo-Saxon period to the dawn of the new millennium.The book explores:Major action and campaigns - the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the Anglo-Dutch Wars, the Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of Jutland, the Atlantic Campaign of 1939-45, the Falklands conflict, the Gulf War, and attacks on terrorist bases in Afghanistan in 2001.Developments in naval history and technology - navigational advances, surveying, constructional developments, disaster relief, the suppression of the slave trade, and the Strategic Defence Review of 1998.Key personalities - Drake and Nelson, Samuel Pepys, Francis Beaufort, Jackie Fisher, Lord Charles Beresford, Lord Jellicoe.Naval life - recruitment (press gangs, training, education, discipline), tactics, gunnery and armaments, amphibious operations, wages and conditions, victualling and supply.How and when did Britain's perception of the sea change from a thing of fear to a 'moat defence' (in the words of Shakespeare)?How did the navy's administrative systems develop during the Tudor period?During the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, its greatest period of expansion, how did the navy develop strategically and operationally?How successfully did the navy defend the British Empire during the nineteenth century?What role did the navy play in Victorian Britain's thirst for exploring of the world?What technical developments have been important to the navy?What effect did two world wars have on the role of the Royal Navy?What does the modern navy look like now and what about the future?With a full chronology, which has been brought up to date to the end of 2001, an extensive list of further reading, 16 pages of colour plates, 23 maps, 6 special Action Station diagram 'box' features, and around 200 black-and-white integrated illustrations, this is an authoritative and highlyreadable account of a unique fighting service and its people.
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of English Literature

Author : John Anthony Burrow
ISBN : 0192854372
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Traces the development of English literature from Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day, covering such prominent authors as Shakespeare, Milton, Eliot, Spark, and Heaney.
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of Prehistoric Europe

Author : Barry Cunliffe
ISBN : 0192854410
Genre : History
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Provides information on the various peoples who lived in Europe from the earliest times through the rise of classical civilization, as well as those who lived outside the classical world before the fall of the Roman Empire.
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The Oxford History Of Britain The Eighteenth Century And The Age Of Industry

Author : Paul Langford
ISBN : UOM:39015027280075
Genre : Great Britain
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Text based on: The Oxford illustrated history of Britain. Includes bibliographical references. v. 1. Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain / Peter Salway and John Blair -- v. 2. The Middle Ages / John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths -- v. 3. The Tudors and Stuarts / John Guy and John Morrill -- v. 4. The eighteenth century and the age of industry / Paul Langford and Christopher Harvie -- v. 5. The modern age / H.C.G. Matthew and Kenneth O. Morgan.
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of The First World War

Author : Hew Strachan
ISBN : 0192893254
Genre : History
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A comprehensive, illustrated history of World War I, its causes, impact on global politics and economy, military and political strategies, and the legacy it left behind.
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of World War Ii

Author : Richard Overy
ISBN : 9780199605828
Genre : History
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World War Two re-assessed for a new generation, from the 1930s through to the beginnings of the Cold War. This book provides a stimulating and thought-provoking new interpretation of one of the most terrible episodes in world history.
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of Medieval Europe

Author : George Holmes
ISBN : 0192854356
Genre : History
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Numerous illustrations, maps, and genealogies illuminate the often murky period ranging from the fall of Rome to the dawn of the Renaissance, with discussions of religious, political, economic, and social movements.
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A Dictionary Of British History

Author : John Ashton Cannon
ISBN : 9780199550388
Genre : Great Britain
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Who was the first King of England? What prompted the Cat and Mouse Act? When was Wembley stadium demolished? Where did the Rebecca riots take place? How long did the Hundred Years War last?Containing more than 3,800 authoritative entries written by over 100 specialist contributors, this dictionary describes the people and events that have shaped and defined domestic, political, social, and cultural life in Britain since 55 BC. New entries to this edition include Gordon Brown, DavidCameron, Gerry Adams, and Rowan Williams and existing entries on Tony Blair, Iraq, Northern Ireland, and terrorism have been updated. Following the A-Z text is an appendix of recommended web links that provide relevant and useful extra information. Web links are conveniently accessed via theDictionary of British History companion website, where they are regularly checked and kept up to date.Derived from the highly acclaimed The Oxford Companion to British History, A Dictionary of British History has been a leading historical reference work since its publication in 2001. Now thoroughly revised and fully updated, this handy and invaluable A-Z remains essential for anyone studying orwith an interest in British history as well as for those in need of a compact reference book covering 2,000 years of people, events, places, and change.
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of Modern Europe

Author : T. C. W. Blanning
ISBN : 0192854267
Genre : History
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Written by an international team of leading scholars, The Oxford History of Modern Europe traces Europe's turbulent history, from the beginnings of the Revolution in France to the dawn of two World Wars, to the breakup of the Soviet Union, to today's kaleidoscope of nation-states. The achievements and failures of key figures from many arenas--politics, technology, warfare, religion, and the arts among them--are drawn vividly, and social, cultural, and economic insights are included alongside the record of geopolitical strife. We read of the personality cult as exemplified by the Soviet portraits glorifying Lenin; the importance of the nylon stocking in the post-World War II economic boom; the influence of religion as five new nations (Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania, and Albania) emerged between 1871 and 1914--an influence that continues to be both vigorous and deadly; and the confrontation between traditional and modern cultures captured as the railway age began in Russia. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 pictures in color and black and white, this insightful book offers an unparalleled, informed perspective on the history of an ever-changing continent.
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The Oxford Companion To British History

Author : John Cannon
ISBN : 9780199677832
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Here, in a single convenient volume, is the essential reference book for anyone with an interest in British history. First published in 1997, under the editorship of the late John Cannon and in consultation with over 100 distinguished contributors, this Companion has now been updated by Robert Crowcroft to include the very latest scholarship and research. It describes and analyses the people and events that have shaped and defined life in Britain over more than 2,000 years of political, social, and cultural change, encompassing topics as diverse as the War of the Roses, the Blitz, Stonehenge, Henry VIII, the suffragettes, the industrial revolution, the NHS, the Suez Crisis, the TUC, and the Afghan campaign. Over 4,500 entries provide a wealth of fact and insight on all aspects of the subject and from a variety of perspectives, including social, political, military, cultural, economic, scientific, and feminist. Entries cover not only monarchs, battles, and political events, but also the wider aspects of British history over the centuries. New entries on topics such as alternative vote, the 2008 financial crisis, Olympics in Britain, and the Scottish Independence Referendum, and UKIP ensure that the Companion remains relevant and current. Useful appendices include maps and genealogies, as well as a subject index. Coverage includes authors, composers and musicians, legal and technical terms, newspapers and periodicals, ranks and orders, sport and leisure, and scholarship and education. For those who like to explore history on the ground, there are also entries on individual counties, cathedrals, and churches, palaces and royal residences, and a range of other sites of historical significance. As well as providing reliable factual information, the Companion also offers detailed interpretation and analysis, giving readers a sense of how events and personalities relate to each other, whilst its multi-disciplinary approach places topics in a wide context. Whether you need to check the date of the Peasants' Revolt, understand what happened at the Battle of Imphal, find out about the history of maypoles, or compare the careers of successive Princes of Wales, The Oxford Companion to British History is a book no home reference shelf should be without.
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