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Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837, Second Edition

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How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? In this prize-winning book, Linda Colley combines imperial, political, social, and cultural history to analyze the evolution of Britishness, evoking its enduring tensions as well as its powerful characteristics. Hailed at its publication as and#147;the most dazzling and comprehensive study of a national identity yet to appearand#8221; (Tom Nairn), Britons is now reissued with a new Preface by the author commenting on the bookand#8217;s genesis and critical reception and on recent political developments.
and#147;A sweeping survey, . . . evocatively illustrated and engagingly written.and#8221;and#151;Harriet Ritvo, New York Times Book Review
and#147;Dashingly written and firmly unsentimental.and#8221;and#151;Keith Thomas, New York Review of Books
and#147;Extremely learned and penetrating . . . [and] most entertaining.and#8221;and#151;Conor Cruise Oand#8217;Brien, New Republic
and#147;Challenging, fascinating, enormously well informed.and#8221;and#151;John Barrell, London Review of Books
and#147;[Colley] has a capacity for historical generalizations that puts her into the front rank among her contemporaries.and#8221;and#151;E. P. Thompson, Dissent
and#147;Absolutely magnificent.and#8221;and#151;Jeffrey Hart, National Review

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? In this prize-winning book, Linda Colley combines imperial, political, social, and cultural history to analyze the evolution of Britishness, evoking its enduring tensions as well as its powerful characteristics. Hailed at its publication as the most dazzling and comprehensive study of a national identity yet to appear (Tom Nairn), Britons is now reissued with a new Preface by the author commenting on the book's genesis and critical reception and on recent political developments.A sweeping survey, . . . evocatively illustrated and engagingly written.--Harriet Ritvo, New York Times Book Review Dashingly written and firmly unsentimental.--Keith Thomas, New York Review of BooksExtremely learned and penetrating . . . and most entertaining.--Conor Cruise O'Brien, New Republic Challenging, fascinating, enormously well informed.--John Barrell, London Review of Books Colley has a capacity for historical generalizations that puts her into the front rank among her contemporaries.--E. P. Thompson, DissentAbsolutely magnificent.--Jeffrey Hart, National Review

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300107593
Subtitle:
Forging the Nation, 1707and#150;1837, Second Edition
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Colley, Linda
Subject:
History
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
General History
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050511
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
81 b/w illus.
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.8 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Hanover to Victorian Period
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837, Second Edition
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Product details 448 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300107593 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? In this prize-winning book, Linda Colley combines imperial, political, social, and cultural history to analyze the evolution of Britishness, evoking its enduring tensions as well as its powerful characteristics. Hailed at its publication as the most dazzling and comprehensive study of a national identity yet to appear (Tom Nairn), Britons is now reissued with a new Preface by the author commenting on the book's genesis and critical reception and on recent political developments.A sweeping survey, . . . evocatively illustrated and engagingly written.--Harriet Ritvo, New York Times Book Review Dashingly written and firmly unsentimental.--Keith Thomas, New York Review of BooksExtremely learned and penetrating . . . and most entertaining.--Conor Cruise O'Brien, New Republic Challenging, fascinating, enormously well informed.--John Barrell, London Review of Books Colley has a capacity for historical generalizations that puts her into the front rank among her contemporaries.--E. P. Thompson, DissentAbsolutely magnificent.--Jeffrey Hart, National Review
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