The Oxford Illustrated History of BritainBook - 1986
B'Without doubt, this will serve as the standard one-volume history of Britain for the rest of the century.' Sunday Times 'the best buy of the year in historical publishing. It belongs in every school satchel, on every student's desk, in every library's catalogue ... on everyone's coffee table ... wherever readers have a real curiosity to discover, in words and pictures, the current stage of historical inquiry in thefield of British history.' Peter Clark, History Today 'Here is a book to intrigue the mind and gladden the eye.' Max Beloff, Art International 'a lively and stimulating overview by a selection of our best younger historians, scholarly but very readable' John Kenyon, Observer 'All ten authors ... embody the very qualities Kenneth Morgan hopes his quite exceptional history will instil in its readers: clarity, subtlety, enthusiasm and even affection' TES 'an essential part of the high cultures of our times, something which every educated person will be expected to have read' Vernon Bogdanor, Encounter 'For those who want a one-volume history of Britain this is ideal and with the superb illustrations a bargain.' Glasgow Herald
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1986, c1984.
Branch Call Number: 941 Oxf h7wd 01
Characteristics: xiv, 640 pages : illustrations, maps.
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