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The British Isles 1901-1951 (Short Oxford History of the British Isles)

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Publisher Comments:

The 'British Isles' entered the twentieth century as a single state 'Great Britain and Ireland' with a 'British Empire' greater in extent and larger in population than the world had ever seen. The first fifty years saw vast change. This volume presents a very different country in 1951 from what it had been in 1901. The chapters by different authors focus on politics, economics, society, wars, and foreign policy to emphasize the interconnectedness of all these developments. These clearly written expositions reflect on 'the British Way and Purpose' from different perspectives.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-242) and index.

About the Author

Keith Robbins is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Lampeter, and Senior Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales. His publications include The First World War (OUP 1985) and A Bibliography of British History 1914-1989 (OUP 1996).

Table of Contents

Introduction, Keith Robbins

1. British Isles/British Empire: dual mandate/dual identity, Keith Jeffery

2. Electing the governors/the governance of the elect, Duncan Tanner

3. The British way and purpose, Keith Robbins

4. Being British: creeds and cultures, Siân Nicholas

5. Unity and disunity: the price of victory, David Dutton

6. Declining advantage: the British economy, Redvers Garside

7. Riches, poverty, and progress, Rodney Lowe

Conclusion, Keith Robbins

Further Reading

Chronology

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780198731962
Editor:
Robbins, Keith
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Editor:
Robbins, Keith
Author:
Robbins, Keith
Author:
Null, Keith
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
History, World | British | 1900-1945
Subject:
Ireland History 20th century.
Subject:
Great Britain - History - Edward VII, 1901-
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Short Oxford History of the British Isles
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
maps and halftones
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
8.64x5.48x.63 in. .77 lbs.

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