Large book, good to very good in dust jacket-clean copy -no markings; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.30 X 6.10 X 2.80 inches; 1222 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A history of the British Isles in the light of parallel events on the Continent. Challenges the traditional picture of Britain and provides the view of the Isles being constantly buffeted by continental storms and being transformed by them. Culminates with the crisis confronting Britain in the face of the European Union.
Rezension: When did British history begin, and where will it all end? These controversial issues are tackled head-on in Norman Davies' polemical and persuasive survey of the four countries that in modern times have become known as the British Isles. Covering 10 millennia in just over a thousand pages, from "Cheddar Man" to New Labour, Davies shows how relatively recent was the formation of the English state--no earlier than Tudor times--and shows too how a sense of Britishness only emerged with the coming of empire in the 18th and 19th centuries. A historian of Poland and the author of an acclaimed history of Europe, Davies is especially sensitive to the complex mixing and merging of tribes and races, languages and traditions, conquerors and colonised which has gone on throughout British history and which in many ways makes "our island story" much more like that of the rest of Europe than we usually think. Many myths of the English are dispelled in this book and many historians are taken to task for their blinkered Anglo-centrism. But the book ends on an upbeat note, with Davies welcoming Britain's return to the heart of Europe at the dawn of the new millennium. -- Miles Taylor
Titel: The Isles
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung London: Papermac (), 2000. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. gr.-8vo. XLI, , 1078 S. Mit 101 Abbildungen auf Tafeln. Illustrierter Orig.-Karton 1465 g Einband etwas berieben / angestaubt, hinten mit geringfügigen Knickspuren, sonst gut erhalten. Artikel-Nr. 35844
Buchbeschreibung MacMillan, 22.09.2000., 2000. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Auflage: Trade Paperback.. 1078 Seiten leichte Druckstellen am Cover, kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 129265 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 23,2 x 15,4 x 6,0 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 149870
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. 1999, First edition. Hardcover with dustjacket. XLII, 1222 pages. With illustrations in color and b/w. NEAR FINE COPY [ Topography / Foreign England / Engeland ]. Artikel-Nr. #91659