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The British Isles By Hugh Kearney

The British Isles
by Hugh Kearney

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This is a unique account of the British Isles from pre-Roman times to the twentieth century, distinguished by its stress on the fact that English history forms only part of a wider 'history of four nations.'
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The British Isles: A History of Four Nations by Hugh Kearney

This is a unique account of the British Isles from pre-Roman times to the twentieth century, distinguished by its stress on the fact that English history forms only part of a wider 'history of four nations.' To ignore this wider dimension is to distort our view of the past and hinder our understanding of the present. Wide-ranging, the book transforms and challenges traditional accounts of what constitutes national history.

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'Kearney's book should be widely used to educate those who think they know about British history when in fact they know only English history.' Christopher Hill, The New York Review of Books '... a book into which much labour and thought, much knowledge and wisdom has been packed, which contains in consequence much that is unexpected and fascinating'. Colin Welch, The Spectator ' ... a perceptive, challenging and, at times, provocative book ... Kearney not only offers a balanced outline instead of the usual English history in disguise, but ambitiously surveys 2000 years of British history in 250 pages.' Steven Ellis, History Today

Table of Contents


Introduction; 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; Conclusion; Selected reading list; Index.

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GOR002785951
The British Isles: A History of Four Nations by Hugh Kearney
Hugh Kearney
Canto
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1995-02-24
336
052148488X
9780521484886
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