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The History of Great Britain (Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations,)

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The very idea of "Britain" has changed with the gain and loss of empire, the assimilation and devolution of various portions of the country, and the introduction and then dismantling of a welfare state that was nothing short of revolutionary in the wake of World War II. This volume provides an introduction to the history and culture of a nation that just a century ago was the world's leading imperial power and today is striving to reestablish its place as an international leader. The fortunes of that nation are outlined, describing its development from the days of Roman rule through the most recent events of Tony Blair's prime ministership. Rodrick introduces many important issues in Great Britain's history and also provides the reader with an overview of contemporary British society, from the intricacies of parliamentary politics to the cultural significance of church and crown. Includes a biographical section highlighting famous figures in British history, a timeline of important historical events, and a short bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading. Focusing on the political and social developments of the 19th and 20th centuries, Rodrick discusses the evolving relationship between monarch and parliament, the dismantling of Britain's empire and the challenges the nation now faces, Britian's contentious relations with the rest of Europe, and the differences between "English" and "British." This volume places modern Britain within the contemporary context of a post-imperial world, addressing the issues of post-colonialism and nationalism in a readable and brief format.

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Rodrick (modern European history, Wofford College, UK) provides students and interested laypeople with an up-to-date, concise, and analytical history of Great Britain, from the days of Roman rule through recent events of Tony Blair's prime ministership. In addition to the historical narrative the text includes an introductory overview of the country's geography, political institutions, economic structure, and cultural attributes; a timeline of important historical events; biographical sketches of the nation's most significant figures; and a comprehensive bibliography to aid further research.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Gives an overview of the political, social, and cultural development of Britain from Roman rule to the present.

Synopsis:

The very idea of Britain has changed with the gain and loss of empire, the assimilation and devolution of various portions of the country, and the introduction and then dismantling of a welfare state that was nothing short of revolutionary in the wake of World War II. This volume provides an introduction to the history and culture of a nation that just a century ago was the world's leading imperial power and today is striving to reestablish its place as an international leader. The fortunes of that nation are outlined, describing its development from the days of Roman rule through the most recent events of Tony Blair's prime ministership. Rodrick introduces many important issues in Great Britain's history and also provides the reader with an overview of contemporary British society, from the intricacies of parliamentary politics to the cultural significance of church and crown. Includes a biographical section highlighting famous figures in British history, a timeline of important historical events, and a short bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading.

Focusing on the political and social developments of the 19th and 20th centuries, Rodrick discusses the evolving relationship between monarch and parliament, the dismantling of Britain's empire and the challenges the nation now faces, Britian's contentious relations with the rest of Europe, and the differences between English and British. This volume places modern Britain within the contemporary context of a post-imperial world, addressing the issues of post-colonialism and nationalism in a readable and brief format.

About the Author

ANNE BALTZ RODRICK teaches modern European history at Wofford College. She is the author of Self-Help and Civic Culture: Citizenship in Victorian Birmingham.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313319686
Author:
Rodrick, Anne Baltz
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Author:
Rodrick, Anne
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great Britain History.
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations,
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.56x6.34x.83 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Gives an overview of the political, social, and cultural development of Britain from Roman rule to the present.
"Synopsis" by , The very idea of Britain has changed with the gain and loss of empire, the assimilation and devolution of various portions of the country, and the introduction and then dismantling of a welfare state that was nothing short of revolutionary in the wake of World War II. This volume provides an introduction to the history and culture of a nation that just a century ago was the world's leading imperial power and today is striving to reestablish its place as an international leader. The fortunes of that nation are outlined, describing its development from the days of Roman rule through the most recent events of Tony Blair's prime ministership. Rodrick introduces many important issues in Great Britain's history and also provides the reader with an overview of contemporary British society, from the intricacies of parliamentary politics to the cultural significance of church and crown. Includes a biographical section highlighting famous figures in British history, a timeline of important historical events, and a short bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading.

Focusing on the political and social developments of the 19th and 20th centuries, Rodrick discusses the evolving relationship between monarch and parliament, the dismantling of Britain's empire and the challenges the nation now faces, Britian's contentious relations with the rest of Europe, and the differences between English and British. This volume places modern Britain within the contemporary context of a post-imperial world, addressing the issues of post-colonialism and nationalism in a readable and brief format.

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