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Liverpool 800: Culture, Character, History

Liverpool 800: Culture, Character, History

by John Belchem


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Liverpool 800: Culture, Character, History

Liverpool celebrates its 800th anniversary in 2007, and will be European Capital of Culture in 2008. As the city reinvents itself and looks forward, it is also learning from its past. Liverpool 800: Culture, Character & History is written by a team of experts, using the latest historical research to explore the city's distinctive culture and character. This is a path-breaking biography of the city, tracing its society, politics, economy and culture over eight centuries. Fully illustrated and powerfully written, it offers new perspectives on a true World City, as it works to make its future as extraordinary as its past. The book's publication will become a centrepiece of the 800 the anniversary Liverpool Year of Heritage celebrations in 2007. Ranging widely over politics and government, famous and infamous personalities, domestic lives and global connections, and culture both high and low, Liverpool 800 offers a warts and all portrait of a city which has inspired contempt ('a black spot on the Mersey') and adulation ('the centre of consciousness of the human universe') but rarely indifference. Elegantly designed and including over 300 illustrations, many of which have never been published before, Liverpool 800 is a superb anniversary celebration of a great city and its people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846310348
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 09/05/2006
Series: Liverpool University Press - Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures Ser.
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 532
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

John Belchem is professor of history at the University of Liverpool and has published widely on nineteenth-century British history. Previous publications include Popular Radicalism in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 1996) and The Penguin Dictionary of Nineteenth Century British History (Penguin, 1997)

Table of Contents

 Introduction   Celebrating Liverpool
                    John Belchem
       Chapter 1   Small Beginnings: Liverpool 1207-1680
                     Jenny Kermode, Janet Hollinshead and Malcolm Gratton
       Chapter 2   Civic Liverpool: 1680-1800
                     Jane Longmore
       Chapter 3   Living in Liverpool: The Modern City
                     Colin G. Pooley
       Chapter 4   Maritime Liverpool
                     Graeme J. Milne
       Chapter 5    Cosmopolitan Liverpool
                     John Belchem and Donald M. MacRaild
       Chapter 6    'City of Change and Challenge': Liverpool since 1945
                      John Murden
                             Further Reading
                             Timeline of notable events
                             Notes on Contributors
                             Subscribers to the limited edition

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