The English And Their History

Author: Robert Tombs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101873361
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Named a Book of the Year by the Daily Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement, The Times, Spectator, and The Economist

The English first materialized as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. From the armed Saxon bands that descended onto Roman-controlled Britain in the fifth century to the travails of the Eurozone plaguing the prime-ministership of today's multicultural England, acclaimed historian Robert Tombs presents a momentous and challenging history of a people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in existence. 
 
Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship, Tombs sheds light on the strength and resilience of English governance, the deep patterns of division among the people who have populated the British Isles, the persistent capacity of the English to come together in the face of danger, and not the least the ways the English have understood their own history, have argued about it, forgotten it and yet been shaped by it. Momentous and definitive, The English and Their History is the first single-volume work on this scale for more than half a century.

The English And Their History

Author: Robert Tombs
Publisher: Tantor Audio
ISBN: 1515954196
Size: 64.12 MB
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Robert Tombs's momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. The English first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever since, and their defining national institutions can be traced back to the earliest years of their history. The English have come a long way from those first precarious days of invasion and conquest, with many spectacular changes of fortune. Their political, economic, and cultural contacts have left traces for good and ill across the world. This book describes their history and its meanings, from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of today's England. Tombs draws out important threads running through the story, including participatory government, language, law, religion, the land and the sea, and ever-changing relations with other peoples.

Western Civilizations Their History Their Culture Brief Fourth Edition Vol 1

Author: Joshua Cole
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393265331
Size: 58.92 MB
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The most pedagogically innovative brief text―now connecting western civilizations to broader global contexts and students’ own experiences.

Western Civilizations―written by two expert teachers―is the most pedagogically innovative text for the survey course. A carefully crafted text and media program empower students to master core content, engage in historical analysis, and think critically, and the Brief Fourth Edition has been substantially updated with the latest scholarship that connects the West to global contexts, as well as new “Past and Present” features that connect historical themes to contemporary topics.

Western Civilizations Their History Their Culture Nineteenth Edition Vol 1

Author: Joshua Cole
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039361431X
Size: 60.48 MB
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The most pedagogically innovative text and media for the western civilizations course―now more current, more global, and more interactive.

The balanced narrative in Western Civilizations has been bolstered with new and current scholarship―highlighting new environmental history, more coverage of Central and Eastern Europe, and increased coverage of European and Muslim relations―making it the most up-to-date and relevant text for students. In addition, Cole and Symes have enhanced their pedagogically innovative text with new History Skills Tutorials, Interactive Instructor's Guide, and Norton InQuizitive for History, making the Nineteenth Edition a more interactive and effective teaching and learning tool.

Life Among The Piutes Their Wrongs And Claims

Author: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1974078507
Size: 21.37 MB
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Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (c. 1844 – 1891) was a Northern Paiute author, activist and educator. Winnemucca published Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims (1883), a book that is both a memoir and history of her people during their first 40 years of contact with European Americans. It is considered the "first known autobiography written by a Native American woman." Anthropologist Omer Stewart described it as "one of the first and one of the most enduring ethnohistorical books written by an American Indian," frequently cited by scholars. Following the publication of the book, Winnemucca toured the Eastern United States, giving lectures about her people in New England, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. She returned to the West, founding a private school for Native American children in Lovelock, Nevada.

Germania In Wayward Pursuit Of The Germans And Their History

Author: Simon Winder
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 0312680686
Size: 39.27 MB
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Germania is propelled by a wish to reclaim the brilliant, chaotic, endlessly varied German civilization that the Nazis buried and ruined, and that, since 1945, so many Germans have worked to rebuild. A very funny book on serious topics---how we are misled by history, how we twist history, and how sometimes it is best to know no history at all. It is a book full of curiosities: odd food, castles, mad princes, fairy tales, and horse-mating videos. It is about the limits of language, the meaning of culture, and the pleasure of townscape, and "a book you will return to time and again" (The Florida Times-Union).


Spqr A History Of Ancient Rome

Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Liveright
ISBN: 1631492225
Size: 60.80 MB
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New York Times Bestseller • National Book Critics Circle Finalist • Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 • Economist Books of the Year 2015 • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015

A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic).

In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life" (Economist) in a way that makes "your hair stand on end" (Christian Science Monitor) and spanning nearly a thousand years of history, this "highly informative, highly readable" (Dallas Morning News) work examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries. With its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, SPQR will to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.

100 illustrations; 16 pages of color; 5 maps

Gunshot Injuries Their History Characteristic Features Complications And General Treatment With Statistics Concerning Them As They Have Been Met With In Warfare War College Series

Author: Thomas Longmore
Publisher: War College Series
ISBN: 1297488733
Size: 30.65 MB
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This is a curated and comprehensive collection of the most important works covering matters related to national security, diplomacy, defense, war, strategy, and tactics. The collection spans centuries of thought and experience, and includes the latest analysis of international threats, both conventional and asymmetric. It also includes riveting first person accounts of historic battles and wars.

Some of the books in this Series are reproductions of historical works preserved by some of the leading libraries in the world. As with any reproduction of a historical artifact, some of these books contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. We believe these books are essential to this collection and the study of war, and have therefore brought them back into print, despite these imperfections.

We hope you enjoy the unmatched breadth and depth of this collection, from the historical to the just-published works.


The English And Their History

Author: Robert Tombs
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141976799
Size: 18.53 MB
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In The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from ...

The English And Their History

Author: Robert Tombs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101874775
Size: 35.70 MB
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This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of today’s England.

That Sweet Enemy

Author: Isabelle Tombs
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446426238
Size: 29.68 MB
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This magisterial book, by turns provocative and delightful, always fascinating, tells the rich and complex story of the relationship over three centuries, from the beginning of the great struggle for mastery during the reign of Louis XIV to ...

A Short History Of England

Author: Simon Jenkins
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847657567
Size: 45.85 MB
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Until now there has been no short history of England covering all significant events, themes and individuals: this bestselling book, published in association with the National Trust, will be the standard work for years to come.

Spqr

Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 184765441X
Size: 70.41 MB
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Covering 1,000 years of history, and casting fresh light on the basics of Roman culture from slavery to running water, as well as exploring democracy, migration, religious controversy, social mobility and exploitation in the larger context ...

The Face Of Britain

Author: Simon Schama
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241963710
Size: 40.93 MB
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Simon Schama brings Britain to life through its portraits, as seen in the five-part BBC series The Face of Britain and the major National Portrait Gallery exhibition Churchill and his painter locked in a struggle of stares and glares; ...

A History Of Modern Britain

Author: Andrew Marr
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033051329X
Size: 45.87 MB
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It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification.