The Oxford History of Britain (Paperback)

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By Kenneth O. Morgan (Editor)
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This superb volume tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Edited by esteemed historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this informative volume illuminates the political, social, economic, and cultural developments of the British Isles. Ten leading historians--including Peter Salway, John Morrill, and Morgan himself--provide a penetrating and dramatic narrative, offering the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in a highly engaging form. A vivid, sometimes surprising picture emerges of continuous turmoil and change in every period of Britain's history. By exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this comprehensive book brings the modern reader face to face with the past and thus the foundations of modern British society. The new edition brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the changes to British society and culture during the Blair years and examining the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.

About the Author

Kenneth O. Morgan is honorary Fellow of the Queen's and Oriel Colleges, Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1983, and became a life peer in 2000.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199579259
ISBN-10: 0199579253
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 6th, 2010
Pages: 821
Language: English

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