The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain / Edition 2

The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain / Edition 2

by Kenneth O. Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199544751

ISBN-13: 9780199544752

Pub. Date: 04/01/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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.

Edited by esteemed historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this informative volume illuminates the political, social, economic, and cultural developments of the British Isles. Ten leading historians including Peter

Overview

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.

Edited by esteemed historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this informative volume illuminates the political, social, economic, and cultural developments of the British Isles. Ten leading historians including Peter Salway, John Morrill, and Morgan himself provide a penetrating and dramatic narrative, offering the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in authoritative form, complementing their text with carefully chosen pictures and maps. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of continuous turmoil and change in every period of Britains history. By exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this comprehensive book brings the modern reader face to face with the past and thus the foundations of modern British society.

The new edition brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the changes to British society and culture during the Blair years and examining the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199544752
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Roman Britain
The Anglo-Saxon Period
The Early Middle Ages
The Later Middle Ages
The Tudor Age; The Stuarts
The Eighteenth Century
Revolution and the Rule of Law
The Liberal Age
The Twentieth Century
Further Reading
Chronology
Genealogies of Royal Lines
Prime Ministers
Acknowledgements of Sources
Index.

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