The Young Oxford History of Britain & Ireland


Author: Mike Corbishley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780199104666
Category: Great Britain
Page: 415
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A major new history of Britain and Ireland for young people, lavishly illustrated in colour and black and white, including contemporary documents, paintings and photographs, artefacts and archaeological sites. The Young Oxford History of Britain and Ireland brings to life the people, placesand events of our history in one comprehensive, stimulating and authoritative volume. Anyone with a sense of curiosity about the past will find an extraordinary wealth of answers here.

The History of Britain and Ireland


Author: Mike Corbishley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199115730
Category: Great Britain
Page: 416
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History is about people, and this outstanding book explores the everyday lives of people of all kinds across the centuries: both the ordinary people, who are the lifeblood of a nation, and the extraordinary rulers, reformers, rebels, thinkers, scientists and artists who have been the pioneers of change. In compelling narrative, this book charts the great moments of social change, of discovery and invention, from the earliest settlers to the present day. A revised final chapter brings the story right up to date.

The History of Britain & Ireland


Author: Mike Corbishley,Kenneth O. Morgan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780199112517
Category: Great Britain
Page: 416
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History is about people, and this outstanding book explores the everyday lives of people of all kinds across the centuries: both the ordinary people, who are the life blood of a nation, and the extraordinary rulers, reformers, rebels, thinkers, scientists and artists who have been the pioneers of change. In compelling narrative, this book charts the great moments of social change, of discovery and invention, from the earliest settlers to the present day. A revised final chapter bringsthe story right up to date.

The Oxford History of Britain


Author: Kenneth O. Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199579253
Category: History
Page: 821
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Tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Encompassing political, social, economic, and cultural developments throughout the British Isles, the dramatic narrative is taken up in turn by ten leading historians who offer the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in an authoritative form. The new edition brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering thechanges to British society and culture during the Blair years and the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain


Author: Kenneth O. Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192893260
Category: History
Page: 646
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Examines political, economic, social, and culture changes in Great Britain from Roman times to the present.

Reformation in Britain and Ireland


Author: Felicity Heal
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191520586
Category: History
Page: 686
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The study of the Reformation in England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland has usually been treated by historians as a series of discrete national stories. Reformation in Britain and Ireland draws upon the growing genre of writing about British History to construct an innovative narrative of religious change in the four countries/three kingdoms. The text uses a broadly chronological framework to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the pre-Reformation churches; the political crises of the break with Rome; the development of Protestantism and changes in popular religious culture. The tools of conversion - the Bible, preaching and catechising - are accorded specific attention, as is doctrinal change. It is argued that political calculations did most to determine the success or failure of reformation, though the ideological commitment of a clerical elite was also of central significance.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland


Author: R. F. Foster
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192893239
Category: History
Page: 382
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An account of Ireland that explores the island from its prehistoric communities to its present political unrest, addressing seldom-discussed issues of its social inequality, Victorian morals, and other questions.

The Oxford History of Ireland


Author: Robert Fitzroy Foster
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192802026
Category: History
Page: 346
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Given the continued prominence of Irish affairs in the media, this is a timely reissue of a comprehensive study of Ireland's complex and often troubled past. Wide-ranging and challenging, this authoritative and balanced account of Irish history traces over two thousand years of turbulent change from the earliest prehistoric communities and Christian settlements to the present day.

The Oxford History of Britain and Ireland: Volume 2: Medieval Kingdoms

Alfred the Great - Henry VII
Author: John Gillingham
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199108299
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 102
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These outstanding books bring to life the people, places and events of the past in these islands, from the earliest settlers to the present day. They explore the everyday lives of people of all kinds across the centuries and charting the great moments of social change and of discovery and invention. Find out how the Magna Carta came about, what it was like to work in a medieval town, and how the Black Death reached the British Isles.

The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture

Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660
Author: Joad Raymond
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199287048
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 704
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From the early sixteenth century through to the later seventeenth, governments, institutions, and individuals learned to use cheaply-produced printed texts to inform, entertain, and persuade. This authoritative collection of essays examines the developing role of popular printed texts in the first two centuries of print in Britain and Ireland.

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire


Author: Nicholas Canny,Alaine M. Low
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199246762
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 560
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The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. Volume I explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Leading historians illustrate the interconnections between developments in Europe and overseas and offer specialist studies on every part of the world that was substantially affected by British colonial activity.

The Oxford History of the British Empire: The eighteenth century


Author: Alaine M. Low,P. J. Marshall
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199246779
Category: History
Page: 639
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The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment by leading scholars. Volume II examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century


Author: Andrew Porter
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191647683
Category: History
Page: 800
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The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. Volume III of The Oxford History of the British Empire covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion whcih made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks whcih gave shape to Britain's overseas empire. Part 2 is devoted to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white settler and tropical colonies. Chapters examine how British interests and imperial rule shaped individual regions' nineteenth-century political and socio-economic history. Themes dealt with include the economics of empire, imperial institutions, defence, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science and exploration. Attention is given not only to the formal empire, from Australasia and the West Indies to India and the African colonies, but also to China and Latin America, often regarded as central components of a British `informal empire'.

Middle English Literature


Author: Christopher Cannon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745654762
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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This book provides a boldly original account of Middle English literature from the Norman Conquest to the beginning of the sixteenth century. It argues that these centuries are, in fundamental ways, the momentous period in our literary history, for they are the long moment in which the category of literature itself emerged as English writing began to insist, for the first time, that it floated free of any social reality or function. This book also charts the complex mechanisms by which English writing acquired this power in a series of linked close readings of both canonical and more obscure texts. It encloses those readings in five compelling accounts of much broader cultural areas, describing, in particular, the productive relationship of Middle English writing to medieval technology, insurgency, statecraft and cultural place, concluding with an in depth account of the particular arguments, emphases and techniques English writers used to claim a wholly new jurisdiction for their work. Both this history and its readings are everywhere informed by the most exciting developments in recent Middle English scholarship as well as literary and cultural theory. It serves as an introduction to all these areas as well as a contribution, in its own right, to each of them.

From the Vikings to the Normans


Author: Wendy Davies
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198700517
Category: History
Page: 276
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This readable and authoritative volume covers the history of the Britain and Ireland between 800 and 1100 A.D. Seven chapters contributed by a team of experts cover key of this period, such as the Vikings, monarchies and other political structures, relationships between lords and labourers, developments in trade and urbanization, the christianization of society, the functions and dissemination of writing and scholarship, and relationships between Britain, Ireland and the Mediterranean civilizations to the south. To create a fully-rounded overview of the period, Wendy Davies, the volume's editor, has provided an Introduction giving a geographical context to the chapter narratives and discussing the available source material, and a Conclusion which pulls together the themes and currents running through the individual chapters.

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland


Author: Patrick Hanks,Richard Coates,Peter McClure
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192527479
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers. Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names. This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain & Ireland


Author: Barry W. Cunliffe
Publisher: Penguin Global
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 320
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A comprehensive introduction to the history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Topics covered include the spread of literacy, the development of transport and the evolution of country houses. Illustrated throughout, this volume includes a range of colour maps. Previous ed.: published as The Penguin atlas of British & Irish history. 2001.

A History of Roman Britain


Author: Peter Salway
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192801388
Category: History
Page: 594
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'There will be new discoveries; but this is a book that will surely stand the test of time.' -TLS

The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV

The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891
Author: James H. Murphy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198187319
Category: History
Page: 732
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [612]-702) and index.

The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume III

The Irish Book in English, 1550-1800
Author: Raymond Gillespie,Andrew Hadfield
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191514333
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 500
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The Oxford History of the Irish Book is a major new series that charts the development of the book in Ireland from its origins within an early medieval manuscript culture to its current incarnation alongside the rise of digital media in the twenty-first century. Volume III: The Irish Book in English, 1550-1800 contains a series of groundbreaking essays that seek to explain the fortunes of printed word from the early Renaissance to the end of the eighteenth century. The essays in section one explain the development of print culture in the period, from its first incarnation in the small area of the English Pale around Dublin, dominated by the interests of the English authorities, to the more widespread dispersal of the printing press at the close of the eighteenth century, when provincial presses developed their own character and style either alongside or as a challenge to the dominant intellectual culture. Section two explains the crucial developments in the structure and technical innovation of the print trade; the role played by private and public collections of books; and the evidence of changing reading practices throughout the period. The third and longest section explores the impact of the rise of print. Essays examine the effect that the printed book had on religious and political life in Ireland, providing a case study of the impact of the French Revolution on pamphlets and propaganda in Ireland; the transformations illustrated in the history of historical writing, as well as in literature and the theatre, through the publication of play texts for a wide audience. Others explore the impact that print had on the history of science and the production of foreign language books. The volume concludes with an authoritative bibliographical essay outlining the sources that exist for the study of the book in early modern Ireland. This is an authoritative volume with essays by key scholars that will be the standard guide for many years to come.