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The British Isles
A History of Four Nations

2nd Edition

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Part of Canto Classics

  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107623897

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  • Hugh Kearney's classic account of the history of the British Isles from pre-Roman times to the present is distinguished by its treatment of English history as part of a wider 'history of four nations'. Not only focusing on England, it attempts to deal with the histories of Wales, Ireland and Scotland in their own terms, whilst recognising that they too have political, religious and cultural divides. This new edition endeavours to recognise and examine contemporary multi-ethnic Britain and its implications for 'four-nations' history, making it an invaluable case-study for European nationhood of the past and present. Thoroughly updated throughout to take into account recent social, political and cultural changes within Britain and examine the rise of multi-ethnic Britain, this revised edition also contains a completely new set of illustrations, including 16 maps.

    • A new edition of a classic introduction to the history of Britain
    • An integrated account of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh history
    • The second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account recent social, political and cultural changes within Britain and examines the rise of multi-ethnic Britain
    • Features a completely new set of illustrations, forty-one in total, as well as sixteen maps
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107623897
    • length: 377 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 138 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Celtic societies of the British Isles
    2. The impact of Rome on the British Isles
    3. The post-Roman centuries
    4. The Vikings and the fall of the Old Order
    5. The Norman ascendancy
    6. The decline of the Norman-French empire
    7. The making of an English empire
    8. The remaking of an empire
    9. The Britannic melting pot
    10. The rise of ethnic politics
    11. Between the wars
    12. Withdrawal from empire
    13. Post-Imperial Britain: post-Nationalist Ireland
    Selected reading list.

  • Author

    Hugh Kearney

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