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History of England : To 1714, Volume I - 4th edition

History of England : To 1714,  Volume I (ISBN10: 0132064758; ISBN13: 9780132064750)
ISBN13: 978-0132064750
ISBN10: 0132064758

Summary: For two-semester, junior/senior-level courses in the History of England. Volume II may be used for a one-semester course in Modern England.

This two-volume broad, narrative account of English history--from the first settlers in the Paleolithic Age to the present day--draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research to illuminate the full range of England's social, economic, cultural, and political past, and focuses on how and why events occurred.


Features
  • NEW - New information on the Black Death--Considers the effects that the plague had upon art and intellectual life.
  • NEW - Reassessment of Edward III's reign and his role as king.
  • NEW - Updated political narrative--Includes the fall of Margaret Thatcher, the successes and failures of the Major administration, and the New Labour victory of May 1997.
  • NEW - Updated suggested Further Readings--At the end of each chapter. Centers on the 10 most important books on each subject and includes recent publications.
  • Accessible--Features a clear and lively narrative and a level of analytical sophistication that is appropriate for today's student.
  • Integrated discussion of social and economic history with the political narrative.
    • Shows students the complex interplay of social, cultural, and political change. Ex.
  • Intellectual and social attitudes--Employs evidence from architecture, literature, science, and theology.
  • A stress on dominant themes in English history--Without espousing any single interpretation--the coming of Christianity, the creation of the English monarchy, etc.
  • Events in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland--Considers such events as they affect developments in England.
  • Introductory paragraphs--In each chapter.
    • Sets forth the argument that will be presented. Ex.
  • Maps and genealogical charts and lists of kings and prime ministers.
...show more
Summary: For two-semester, junior/senior-level courses in the History of England. Volume II may be used for a one-semester course in Modern England.

This two-volume broad, narrative account of English history--from the first settlers in the Paleolithic Age to the present day--draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research to illuminate the full range of England's social, economic, cultural, and political past, and focuses on how and why events occurred.

Features
  • NEW - New information on the Black Death--Considers the effects that the plague had upon art and intellectual life.
  • NEW - Reassessment of Edward III's reign and his role as king.
  • NEW - Updated political narrative--Includes the fall of Margaret Thatcher, the successes and failures of the Major administration, and the New Labour victory of May 1997.
  • NEW - Updated suggested Further Readings--At the end of each chapter. Centers on the 10 most important books on each subject and includes recent publications.
  • Accessible--Features a clear and lively narrative and a level of analytical sophistication that is appropriate for today's student.
  • Integrated discussion of social and economic history with the political narrative.
    • Shows students the complex interplay of social, cultural, and political change. Ex.
  • Intellectual and social attitudes--Employs evidence from architecture, literature, science, and theology.
  • A stress on dominant themes in English history--Without espousing any single interpretation--the coming of Christianity, the creation of the English monarchy, etc.
  • Events in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland--Considers such events as they affect developments in England.
  • Introductory paragraphs--In each chapter.
    • Sets forth the argument that will be presented. Ex.
  • Maps and genealogical charts and lists of kings and prime ministers.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 4TH 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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