The British Isles Since 1945 / Edition 1

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Overview


Since 1945 Great Britain has experienced the loss of the empire, economic decline and recovery, entry into Europe, evolution into a multicultural society and devolution. In this book, six distinguished historians each take a theme and set out the fundamental nature and development of each.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199248384
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: Short Oxford History of the British Isles Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of maps
List of contributors
Introduction 1
1 Governors, governance, and governed: British politics since 1945 19
2 Economic growth, economic decline 63
3 Tradition and transformation: society and civil society in Britain, 1945-2001 91
4 Two cultures - one - or many? 127
5 Britain and the world since 1945: narratives of decline or transformation? 157
6 Ireland 1945-2001: between 'Hope and History' 187
Conclusion: fin de siecle 229
Further Reading 235
Chronology 243
Maps 258
Index 265
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