The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain

The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain

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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. Encompassing political, social, economic, and cultural developments throughout the British Isles, the dramatic narrative is taken up in turn by ten leading historians who offer the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in an authoritative form, illuminating their text with carefully chosen pictures and maps. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of a continuous turmoil of change in every period, and the wider social context of political and economic tension is made clear. But consensus, no less than conflict, is a part of the story: in focusing on elements of continuity down the centuries, the authors bring out that special awareness of nationality and patriotism which has been such a distinctive feature of British society. By relating both these factors in the British experience, and by exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this comprehensive work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British more

Product details

  • Paperback | 662 pages
  • 188 x 242 x 34mm | 1,542.21g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • numerous colour and halftone illustrations throughout
  • 0192893262
  • 9780192893260
  • 2,073,238

About Kenneth O. Morgan

Kenneth O. Morgan is honorary Fellow of the Queen's and Oriel Colleges, Oxford. The author of many major works on British history, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1983, and became a life peer in more

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