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A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World
     

A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World

by Simon Schama
 
This extraordinary new narrative of Britain's epic history accompanied a 14-part BBC television series hosted by Simon Schama, acclaimed historian and author of Rembrandt's Eye. With a text that is as lively as it is learned, and a wealth of vivid colour illustration, Schama tells a story that encompasses both the wide-screen view and the close-up.

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This extraordinary new narrative of Britain's epic history accompanied a 14-part BBC television series hosted by Simon Schama, acclaimed historian and author of Rembrandt's Eye. With a text that is as lively as it is learned, and a wealth of vivid colour illustration, Schama tells a story that encompasses both the wide-screen view and the close-up.

In this volume Schama takes us from the Stone Age to the court of Queen Elizabeth I, giving new life to familiar characters. This is history with an attitude. From Viking massacres to mass slaughter at the hands of Richard I, Schama does not gloss over the nastier sides of the story, and neither does he ignore the foul deeds of the many figures who have been counted among the heroes of British history. Behind it all, he marvels at the emergence, through civil war and dynastic struggle, of the modern British state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780563384977
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date:
10/19/2000
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University; a bestselling, prize-winning author and broadcaster; and an art critic and cultural essayist for The New Yorker whose writing has also appeared regularly in The New Republic, The Guardian, and The New York Review of Books.

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