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England : an elegy

Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this poignant and personal tribute Roger Scruton gives an account of England which is both an illuminating analysis of its institutions and culture, and a celebration of its virtues. Covering all aspects of the English inheritance, and informed by a unique philosophical vision, England: An Elegy shows that there is such a country as England, that it has a distinct personality and endows its residents with a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Scruton
ISBN: 0826480756 9780826480750
OCLC Number: 62714686
Description: ix, 270 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: What on earth was England? --
First glimpses --
English character --
Community as person --
The English religion --
The English law --
English society --
English government --
English culture --
English countryside --
Epiloguq : the forbidding of England.
Responsibility: Roger Scruton.

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"'Elegant and moving...a classic elegy.' Melvyn Bragg, Independent 'Lovers of England and the English will find themselves reading this long farewell with constant exclamations of agreement and Read more...

 
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