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Imperial Meridian : the British Empire and the World, 1780-1830 (89 Edition)
Imperial Meridian : the British Empire and the World, 1780-1830 (89 Edition)
by C. A. Bayly
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In this impressive and ambitious survey Dr Bayly studies the rise, apogee and decline of what has come to be called `the Second British Empire' -- the great expansion of British dominion overseas (particularly in Asia and the Middle East) during the... (read more)

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Great Famine and Irish Diaspora in America (99 Edition)
Great Famine and Irish Diaspora in America (99 Edition)
by Arthur Gribben
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Between 1845 and 1855, nearly 1.5 million Irish women, men, and children sailed to America to escape the Great Famine, triggered by successive years of potato blight. The famine and resulting emigration had a profound impact not only on the history of... (read more)

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Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
by Padraig Omalley
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A haunting account of the hunger strikes of 1981 and their lingering effects on the troubled peoples of Northern Ireland.... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
by Lawrence James
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Great Britain's geopolitical role has undergone many changes over the last four centuries. Once a maritime superpower and ruler of half the world, Britain now occupies an isolated position as an economically fragile island often at odds with her European... (read more)

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Lion's Share (4TH 04 Edition)
Lion's Share (4TH 04 Edition)
by Bernard Porter
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This leading general history of British imperialism, from its Victorian heyday to present times, has been thoroughly revised and updated. As well as presenting a lively narrative of events, Bernard Porter explores a number of broad analytical themes,... (read more)

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Rise of Respectable Society : a Social History of Victorian Britain, 1830-1900 (88 Edition)
Rise of Respectable Society : a Social History of Victorian Britain, 1830-1900 (88 Edition)
by F. M. Thompson
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One of England's grand masters of history provides a clear and persuasive interpretation of the creation of "respectable society" in Victorian Britain. Integrating a vast amount of research previously hidden in obscure or academic journals, he covers... (read more)

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Sources and Debates in Modern British History (12 Edition)
Sources and Debates in Modern British History (12 Edition)
by Ellis Wasson
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Sources and Debates in Modern British History is a sourcebook designed for undergraduate students taking survey courses in the modern period. The collection illuminates and extends the reader’s understanding of the themes at the heart of Britain... (read more)

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British Imperialism, 1750-1970 (98 Edition)
British Imperialism, 1750-1970 (98 Edition)
by Simon C. Smith
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Cambridge Perspectives in History provides a range of textbooks and advanced history courses, focusing on key periods and themes in British and European history.... (read more)

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*northern Ireland Conflict: a Beginn (10 Edition)
*northern Ireland Conflict: a Beginn (10 Edition)
by Edwards
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The Northern Ireland conflict was the most protracted campaign of terrorist violence in modern history. This landmark introduction uses interviews and the latest archival material to chart the history of “The Troubles” and examine their legacy.... (read more)

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Insurrection in Dublin (10 Edition)
Insurrection in Dublin (10 Edition)
by James Stephens
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor... (read more)

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Oxford History of Britain ((Rev)10 Edition)
Oxford History of Britain ((Rev)10 Edition)
by Kenneth O. Morgan
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This superb volume tells the story of Britain and its people over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Edited by esteemed historian Kenneth O. Morgan, this informative volume illuminates the political, social... (read more)

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A Monarchy Transformed
A Monarchy Transformed
by Mark Kishlansky
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The century between 1603 and 1714--an era of profound social, economic, and religious change--launched Britain from an isolated archipelago to a world-class intellectual, commercial, and military center. An outburst of intellectual creativity that... (read more)

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History of British Isles (2ND 03 - Old Edition)
History of British Isles (2ND 03 - Old Edition)
by Jeremy Black
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From the earliest pre-history to the present day, Jeremy Black's vigorous and fascinating narrative explores the rich historical influence of the British Isles and the varied stages through which they have passed to achieve their present identity. Giving... (read more)

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Pax Britannica : Climax of an Empire (80 Edition)
Pax Britannica : Climax of an Empire (80 Edition)
by Jan Morris
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This centerpiece of the trilogy captures the British at the height of their vigor and self-satisfaction, imposing their traditions and tastes, their idealists and rascals, on diverse peoples of the world. Index. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book... (read more)

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The Famine Ships
The Famine Ships
by Edward Laxton
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Between 1846 and 1851, more than one-million people--the potato famine emigrants--sailed from Ireland to America. Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded... (read more)

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Nineteenth-century Britian (03 Edition)
Nineteenth-century Britian (03 Edition)
by Jeremy Black
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-336) and index.... (read more)

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The Age of Aristocracy 1688-1830
The Age of Aristocracy 1688-1830
by William B. Willcox
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This text, which is the third volume in the best-selling History of England series, tells how a small and insignificant outpost of the Roman empire evolved into a nation that has produced and disseminated so many significant ideas and institutions. The... (read more)

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Northern Ireland : a Very Short Introduction (02 Edition)
Northern Ireland : a Very Short Introduction (02 Edition)
by Marc Mulholland
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This highly readable exploration of the central issues and debates about Northern Ireland sets these in the historical context of hundreds of years of conflict. It tackles many questions, such as: What accounts for the perpetuation of ethnic and... (read more)

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I.R.a. and Its Enemies : Violence and Community in Cork, 1916-1923 (98 Edition)
I.R.a. and Its Enemies : Violence and Community in Cork, 1916-1923 (98 Edition)
by Peter Hart
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This book explores the lives, deaths, enemies, and victims of the most powerful guerrillas of twentieth-century Ireland: those of the Cork I.R.A. between 1916 and 1923. Drawing on an unprecedented body of sources, including numerous interviews this is a... (read more)

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New Foundations : Ireland 1600-1800 (2ND 00 Edition)
New Foundations : Ireland 1600-1800 (2ND 00 Edition)
by David Dickson
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The cataclysmic events that changed Ireland in the century before 1660 led to the emergence of a new social order, dominated by a fairly homogeneous ruling class of Anglican gentry. This group went on to achieve a remarkable economic and political... (read more)

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