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Identity of England

Author: Robert Colls
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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English Identity was hardly recognized as a subject for discussion before, except perhaps in rather an ironic vein. Now, as certainty has given way to concern and every aspect of national life is  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Colls
ISBN: 0199245193 9780199245192
OCLC Number: 469286445
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 382-385. Index.
Description: XII-409 p.-pl. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction ; BUILDING THE NATION ; 1. The Law Becomes You ; 2. Uniting the Kingdoms ; 3. Constituting the Modern Nation ; EXTENDING THE STATE ; 4 Modern Gentlemanly Progress ; 5 The Nation over Itself ; 6 Colonials ; 7. Women and Workers ; 8. Loyalties ; POST-IMPERIAL REFORMATION ; 9. Forward March Halted ; 10. Imagined Nation ; 11. Reconstituting the Nation ; Bridgehead ; BUILDING THE HOMELAND ; 12. England as a Garden ; 13. Wasteland ; 14. Island ; 15. Natives ; 16. Journeys ; ABSORBING THE PEOPLE ; 17. Celts ; 18. National Properties ; 19. Common People ; 20. Left-over People ; ENGLAND NOW ; 21. Anarchy in the UK? ; 22. Thinking with England ; Conclusion ; Select Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Robert Colls.
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Colls' probing new study shows that the English have been reinventing themselves all along ... A fine and engagingly personal book. * John Gardiner, BBC History Magazine, October 2002 * A totally Read more...

 
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