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A World by Itself: A History of the British Isles e-book

Author:

Jonathan Clark

Language:

English

Category:

History

Subcategory:

Europe

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1466 kb

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Rating:

4.8

Publisher:

Random House UK (January 7, 2010)

Pages:

752

ISBN:

0434009016

A World by Itself: A History of the British Isles e-book

by Jonathan Clark


So Jonathan Clark writes in his powerful opening to this confident and fascinating history of Britain.

So Jonathan Clark writes in his powerful opening to this confident and fascinating history of Britain. It is sold by its publishers as a "definitive" new take on our islands' story, and the six authors certainly make the case for the importance of their subject. In Clark's volume the authors concentrate on the four kingdoms, with the politico-religious interactions between Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England (as well as the American colonies) driving the narrative. As such it fits well with the current vogue for Atlanticist studies and the re-positioning of Britain in its archipelago setting. In turn, the four kingdoms focus undercuts any vestige of Whiggish ­triumphalism.

Formerly of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, and All Souls College, Oxford, Jonathan Clark is currently Hall Distinguished Professor of British History at the University of Kansas. James Campbell, until 2002 Professor of Medieval History at Oxford, is a Fellow of the British Academy. John Gillingham is Emeritus Professor of History at LSE and the Fellow of the British Academy. Jenny Wormald is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh, and formerly of St Hilda's College, Oxford. William D. Rubinstein is Professor of History at the Universty of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Scholarship on the history of the British Isles is currently experiencing a golden ag. Nor has the world stood still: the collapse of communism, the issue of integration into the EU, and the advance of multiculturalism have led more and more people in the English speaking world as a whole to sense that their collective landscape now looks profoundly different from that inhabited by their ancestors even a few decades ag. n A World By Itself, six distinguished historians offer the most definitive and compelling history of the British Isles to date.

A World by Itself is a serious project Clark marshals a fine line-up: James Campbell on the 1500 years to 1066; John .

A World by Itself is a serious project. Although it examines people and events, it does not lend the usual weight to narratives of battles, monarchs and political caesurae. And it certainly does not have the heavy, black, periodic lines that Orwell noticed. Clark marshals a fine line-up: James Campbell on the 1500 years to 1066; John Gillingham, 1066-1485; Jenny Wormald, 1485-1660; Clark himself, 1660-1832; . Rubinstein, 1832-1914; and Robert Skidelsky on the 20th century. In effect, this is a large book containing six smaller ones.

A World by Itself book. History, like the present, is always changing, and scholarship on the history of the British Isles is currently experiencing a golden age. The breakdown of modernism, the eclipse of the Marxist tradition and of the 'Whig interpretation' that sees all history as progress, combined with the trajectories of nationalism in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, have all generated unprecedented intellectual activity.

Scholarship on the history of the British Isles is currently experiencing a. . In A World By Itself, six distinguished historians offer the most definitive and compelling history of the British Isles to date. Jonathan Clark is currently Hall Distinguished Professor of British History at the University of Kansas; he was previously a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and of All Souls College, Oxford, and was a Visiting Professor a the Committee on Social Thought of the University of Chicago. His best-known book is English Society 1660-1832. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.

Prof Jeremy Black’s books include Modern British History (Palgrave, 2000) and A Short History of Britain (Social Affairs Unit, 2007).

Jeremy Black looks at a single-volume history of the British Isles, from 500 BC to the present. Prof Jeremy Black’s books include Modern British History (Palgrave, 2000) and A Short History of Britain (Social Affairs Unit, 2007).

In "A World by Itself", six distinguished British historians offer the most definitive and compelling history of the British Isles to date.

A magisterial new one-volume history of the British Isles from the Romans to the present day, by six of our most .

A magisterial new one-volume history of the British Isles from the Romans to the present day, by six of our most prestigious and engaging historians In A World by Itself, six distinguished British historians offer the most definitive and compelling history of the British Isles to date. Formerly of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, and All Souls College, Oxford, Jonathan Clark is currently Hall Distinguished Professor of British History at the University of Kansas.

Authors : Clark, Jonathan. Condition : Very Good.

A magisterial new one-volume history of the British Isles from the Romans to the present day, by six of our most prestigious and engaging historians In A World by Itself, six distinguished British historians offer the most definitive and compelling history of the British Isles to date. Tracing the political, religious, and material cultures from the Romans to the present day, it is at once an urgent reassessment of our shared past and an inspirational celebration of British history. It focuses on the major themes and most dramatic moments of the last two millenia, from the Romans to reformation, revolution to restoration, wars both civil and global, and the enduring question of what it means to be "British." History, like the present, is always changing, and scholarship on the history of the British Isles is currently experiencing a golden age. The breakdown of modernism, the eclipse of the Marxist tradition and of the "Whig interpretation" that sees all history as progress, combined with the trajectories of nationalism in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, have all generated unprecedented intellectual activity. Nor has the world stood still: the collapse of communism, the issues of integration into the EU, and the advance of multiculturalism have led more and more people in the English-speaking world as a whole to sense that their collective landscape now.

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