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A History of the British Isles (4th Edition)

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 368
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Macmillan Essential Histories

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A core introductory textbook that provides students with a concise overview of the full sweep of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh history, from pre-Roman times right through to the present day. Jeremy Black offers a...

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A core introductory textbook that provides students with a concise overview of the full sweep of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh history, from pre-Roman times right through to the present day. Jeremy Black offers a balanced and absorbing account of a group of islands, their peoples, their extraordinary shared past and their remarkable impact on the rest of the world.

This is an ideal set text for dedicated modules on British History, or a supplementary text for broader modules on European History, which may be offered at all levels of an undergraduate History or European Studies degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying the history of Britain for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in British or European History.

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  • A wide-ranging history of the British Isles in one succinct, highly readable volume
  • Gives proper weight to all four components of Britain - England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  • Author is a leading expert in British History
  • Provides approachable, well-balanced accounts of key cultural, political, economic and social issues
  • Incorporates the major scholarship in the field
  • Contains a Selected Further Reading section to aid study
  • Accessible to native speakers and non-native speakers alike
  • Part of the successful and established Essential Histories series







  • Revised and updated throughout in light of the latest research
  • Provides coverage of recent events
  • Pays greater attention to social developments



Preface
Introduction
1. Pre-Roman and Roman Britain
2. British, English and Scandinavians, 400-1066
3. The Middle Ages
4. The Sixteenth Century
5. 1603-88
6. 1689-1815
7. Age of Reform and Empire, 1815-1914
8. The Twentieth Century
9. The British Isles Today
10. Conclusions
Selected Further Reading
Index.

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Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK. He is the author and editor of a number of books published by Palgrave.

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Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK. He is the author and editor of a number of books published by Palgrave.

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