Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837 / Edition 3

Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837 / Edition 3

by Linda Colley
     
 

How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? This brilliant and seminal book examines how a more cohesive British nation was invented after 1707 and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade, and empire. Lavishly illustrated and powerful, Britons remains a major contribution to our understanding of

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How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? This brilliant and seminal book examines how a more cohesive British nation was invented after 1707 and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade, and empire. Lavishly illustrated and powerful, Britons remains a major contribution to our understanding of Britain’s past, and continues to influence ongoing controversies about this polity’s survival and future. This edition contains an extensive new preface by the author.

“A sweeping survey, . . . evocatively illustrated and engagingly written.”—Harriet Ritvo, New York Times Book Review

“Challenging, fascinating, enormously well informed.”—John Barrell, London Review of Books

 

“Linda Colley writes with clarity and grace...Her stimulating book will be, and deserves to be influential”—E. P. Thompson, Dissent

Linda Colley is Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University.

Winner of the Wolfson History Prize

A New York Times Notable Book

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300152807
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
469
Sales rank:
603,391
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Born in Britain, Linda Colley has taught and written on history and current events on both sides of the Atlantic. Previously at Cambridge, Yale, and the London School of Economics, she is now Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

1Protestants11
2Profits55
3Peripheries101
4Dominance147
5Majesty195
6Womanpower237
7Manpower283
8Victories?321
AppThe geography of loyalty in 1745376
AppMen at arms throughout Great Britain, May 1804378
AppVolunteers and their chosen sphere of action in 1798382

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