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A history of the British Isles : prehistory to the present, Kenneth L. Campbell

A history of the British Isles : prehistory to the present
A history of the British Isles
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prehistory to the present
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Kenneth L. Campbell
A History of the British Isles is a balanced and integrated political, social, cultural and religious history of the British Isles in all its complexity, exploring the constantly evolving dialogue and relationship between the past and the present. A wide range of topics and questions are addressed for each period and territory discussed, including England's Wars of the Roses of the 15th century and their influence on court politics during the 16th century; Ireland's Rebellion of 1798, the Potato Famine of the 1840s and the Easter Rising of 1916; the two World Wars and the Great Depression; British cultural and social change during the 1960s; and the history and future of the British Isles in the present day. Kenneth Campbell integrates the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales by exploring common themes and drawing on comparative examples, while also demonstrating how those histories are different, making this a genuinely integrated text. Campbell's approach allows readers to appreciate the history of the British Isles not just for its own sake, but for the purposes of understanding our current political divisions, our world and ourselves. Enhanced by biographies of key figures, a chronology, selected further reading of key primary and secondary sources and a companion website containing further material, A History of the British Isles is a vital resource for all students of British History
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A history of the British Isles : prehistory to the present, Kenneth L. Campbell
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-452) and index
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1. Prologue to history: the prehistory of the British Isles -- 2. Roman Britain: from Bath to the Antonine Wall -- 3. Anglo-Saxon England and the Celtic lands in the early Middle Ages -- 4. Conquest, colonization, and culture: the High Middle Ages from 1066 to 1348 -- 5. Plague, politics, and power: the Later Middle Ages from the Black Death to the Wars of the Roses -- 6. Religion, warfare, and dynastic politics: the Tudors and the Stewarts in the sixteenth century -- 7. From Stewart to Stuart: the monarchy and the three kingdoms, 1603 -1642 -- 8. Civil wars, Interregnum and Restoration: from Edgehilll to the Battle of the Boyne -- 9. The British Isles in the first half of the eighteenth century: form the Bill of Rights to the Battle of Culloden -- 10. Reform, war, and rebellion: political culture in Britain and Ireland, 1746-1789 -- 11. The French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and their aftermath, 1789-1832 -- 12. The Victorian period: politics, society, and culture in the nineteenth century -- 13. Britain's moment as a world power: the British Empire in the nineteenth century -- 14. In the shadow of the Great War, c. 1890-1918 -- 15. The interwar years -- 16. The Second World War -- 17. The post-war period, 1945 to 1973: social change and the end of empire -- 18. Demands, disappointments, hopes, and promises: c. 1973-2004 -- Conclusion: history and the future of the British Isles in the twenty-first century
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viii, 468 pages
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