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Published: 25 May 2000

360 Pages | 10 halftones, 2 maps


ISBN: 9780198731436

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The Nineteenth Century

The British Isles 1815-1901

Edited by Colin Matthew

Short Oxford History of the British Isles

  • The first volume launching the major new Short Oxford History of The British Isles series which will become a core seller on History lists
  • Series editor is Professor Paul Langford, Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Board and Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford
  • The contributors (who include dynamic younger figures as well as grandees) are all top names in the field and together make up an enterprising and formidable volume
  • Not a narrative history, but a series of analytical surveys of society, politics, economics, culture, etc., each by a leading scholar at the cutting edge of historiography
  • Chapters linked together by a substantial introduction and conclusion, by internal cross-references, and by a detailed chronological table
  • Coherent, concise, comprehensive, authoritative, provocative and challenging: a book which can't be overlooked
  • The period is one of the most lively studies amongst history courses internationally
  • Includes Ireland as part of the British Isles

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