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Briggs, Asa 1921-

Overview
Works: 579 works in 2,209 publications in 12 languages and 36,946 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Commentator, Publishing director, Redactor, Director
Classifications: HN398.E5, 941
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Asa Briggs
A social history of England by Asa Briggs( Book )
75 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 2,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author examines the course of English social history from earliest times through the Roman and Norman invasions as well as the centuries of expansion and growth as world power
Victorian people; a reassessment of persons and themes, 1851-67 by Asa Briggs( Book )
118 editions published between 1954 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the achievements and ideas of the critics, chroniclers, and reformers responsible for molding the character of Victorian England
Victorian cities by Asa Briggs( Book )
89 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the Internet by Asa Briggs( Book )
80 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this new and revised edition, Asa Briggs and Peter Burke have updated their classic study to cover the media developments of the early twenty-first century. In addition to the historical material exploring the continuing importance of oral and manuscript communication, the rise of print and the relationship between physical transportation and social communication, a new chapter on multimedia extends the far-reaching scope of this book. New media technologies are treated in depth throughout the latter sections and the book concludes with an account of the convergences associated with digital communication technology, the rise of the Internet and the phenomenon of globalization." "Avoiding technological determinism and rejecting assumptions of straightforward evolutionary progress, this book brings out the rich and varied histories of communication media. It will be an ideal text for students in history, media and cultural studies and journalism, but it will also appeal to a wide general readership. It has already been translated into more than ten languages."--Jacket
The age of improvement by Asa Briggs( Book )
129 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Age of Improvement has long established itself as a classic of modern historical writing. Widely read and quoted it has had a unique influence on teaching and research. This second edition draws on the great volume of new research - produced by Lord Briggs amongst others, since its original publication. The book stresses both the underlying unity and the rich variety of the age, and raises fundamental issues about a period of crucial change in British history - industrialisation, war, constitutional change and the attitudes of politicians towards it, political development, and, n
The nineteenth century; the contradictions of progress by Asa Briggs( Book )
28 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Victorian things by Asa Briggs( Book )
31 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Asa Briggs examines a wide range of Victorian objects and the way in which they express and reflect the preoccupations of Victorian society. He includes information on museums and exhibitions, commemorative artefacts, home furnishings and decoration, hats and other headgear, coal, matches, stamps, telephones and typewriters, spectacles and cameras. A whole world is recaptured for the modern reader, with surprising, delightful, amusing and amazing objects paraded throughout this book."--BOOK JACKET
Iron Bridge to Crystal Palace : impact and images of the Industrial Revolution by Asa Briggs( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chartist studies by Asa Briggs( Book )
53 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays in labour history, 1886-1923 by Asa Briggs( Book )
43 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The power of steam : an illustrated history of the world's steam age by Asa Briggs( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of broadcasting in the United Kingdom by Asa Briggs( Book )
36 editions published between 1954 and 1995 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of a five-volume history of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, this title covers early amateur experiments in wireless telephony in America and in England, the pioneer days at Writtle in Essex and elsewhere, and the coming of organized broadcasting and its rapid growth during the first four years of the BBC's existence as a private Company
A Dictionary of twentieth-century world biography by Asa Ed Briggs( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cover and spine title: A Dictionary of 20th century world biography. Provides biographies of 1,750 men and women in the 20th century from around the world
Fins de siècle : how centuries end, 1400-2000 ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Watersheds of history, the authors explore the daily lives of ordinary citizens, recounting personal histories and subtle shifts in diet, fashion and design, sex and gender roles, relations between rich and poor and the emergence of language. Illustrations from both high and popular art provide arresting images of the cultural and social fabric of each community
Essays in the history of publishing in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the House of Longman, 1724-1974 ( Book )
10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected writings and designs. Edited with an introd. by Asa Briggs by William Morris( Book )
33 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The BBC : the first fifty years by Asa Briggs( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected essays of Asa Briggs by Asa Briggs( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who's who in the twentieth century by Oxford University Press( )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Searchable database of information taken from Who's who in the twentieth century. Asa Briggs was the consulting editor of this abridged and updated edition of A Dictionary of twentieth-century world biography published in 1992 and the Longman dictionary of 20th century biography published in 1985. This resource offers over 2,000 entries of internationally well-known men and women
The making of modern England, 1783-1867 : the age of improvement by Asa Briggs( Book )
14 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Briggs.
Briggs 1921- Baron
Briggs, A.
Briggs, A. 1921-
Briggs, A. (Asa), 1921-
Briggs, Baron, 1921-
Briggs of Lewes, Asa 1921-
Lewes, Asa Briggs of 1921-
Бриггс, Эйза 1921-
آسا بريغز، 1921-
بريجز، آسا، 1921-
ブリッグス, A
ブリッグス, アサ
ブリッグズ, エイザ
Languages
English (807)
Italian (16)
Chinese (6)
Japanese (6)
French (2)
Portuguese (2)
Turkish (2)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
Slovenian (1)
Dutch (1)
Hungarian (1)
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