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Britons By Linda Colley (Professor of History, Princeton University)

Britons
by Linda Colley (Professor of History, Princeton University)

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In this prize-winning book, Linda Colley interweaves political, military, and social history to recount how England, Wales, and Scotland joined together to form a new British nation and how heroes and politicians, artists and writers, and ordinary men and women helped forge a British identity. 82 b&w illustrations.
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Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837 by Linda Colley (Professor of History, Princeton University)

How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? In this prize-winning book, Linda Colley explains how a new British nation was invented in the wake of the 1707 Act of Union, and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade and imperial expansion. Here too are numerous individual Britons - heroes and politicians like Nelson and Pitt; bourgeois patriots like Thomas Coram and John Wilkes; artists, writers and musicians who helped to forge our image of Britishness; as well as many ordinary men and women whose stories have never previously been told. Powerful and timely, this lavishly illustrated book is a major contribution to our understanding of Britain's past and to the growing debate about the shape and survival of Britain and its institutions in the future. "The most dazzling and comprehensive study of a national identity yet to appear in any language." Tom Nairn, Scotsman "A very fine book ...challenging, fascinating, enormously well-informed." John Barrell, London Review of Books "Wise and bracing history ...which provides an historical context for debate about British citizenship barely begun." Michael Ratcliffe, Observer "Controversial, entertaining and alarmingly topical ...a delight to read."Philip Ziegler, Daily Telegraph "Uniting sharp analysis, pungent prose and choice examples, Colley probes beneath the skin and lays bare the anatomy of nationhood." Roy Porter, New Statesman & Society

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"Brilliant... rich and stimulating" Hugo Young, Guardian; "The most dazzling and comprehensive study of a national identity yet to appear in any language." Tom Nairn, Scotsman; "A very fine book... challenging, fascinating, enormously well-informed." John Barrell, London Review of Books; "Wise and bracing history... which provides an historical context for debate about British citizenship barely begun." Michael Ratcliffe, Observer; "Controversial, entertaining and alarmingly topical... a delight to read." Philip Ziegler, Daily Telegraph; "Uniting sharp analysis, pungent prose and choice examples, Colley probes beneath the skin and lays bare the anatomy of nationhood." Roy Porter, New Statesman & Society"

About Linda Colley (Professor of History, Princeton University)


Born in Britain, Linda Colley has taught and written on history and current events on both sides of the Atlantic. Previously at Cambridge, Yale, and the London School of Economics, she is now Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University.

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Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837 by Linda Colley (Professor of History, Princeton University)
Linda Colley (Professor of History, Princeton University)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Yale University Press
2005-03-01
448
0300107595
9780300107593
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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