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The Isles : a history

Author: Norman Davies
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Narrative history that takes a new perspective on the development of Britain and Ireland, looking at them not as self-contained islands, but as an inextricable part of Europe. At every stage, The Isles connects offshore development with parallel events on the Continent. This history begins with the Celtic Supremacy in the last centuries BC, which is presented in the light of a Celtic world stretching all the way  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davies, Norman, 1939-
Isles.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99029052
Online version:
Davies, Norman, 1939-
Isles.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)763180543
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Davies
ISBN: 9780195134421 0195134427 9780198030737 0198030738 1280530898 9781280530890 1429403888 9781429403887 9786610530892 6610530890
OCLC Number: 252601425
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xlii, 1222 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Midnight Isles --
The Painted Isles: c. 600 BC to AD 43 --
The Frontier Isles: 43 to c. 410 --
The Germanico-Celtic Isles: c. 410 to 800 --
The Isles in the West: 795 to 1154 --
The Isles of Outremer: 1154 to 1326 --
The Englished Isles: 1326 to 1603 --
Two Isles: Three Kingdoms: 1603 to 1707 --
The British Imperial Isles: 1707 to 1922 --
The Post-Imperial Isles: 1900 to Present.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: Norman Davies.
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Narrative history that takes a new perspective on the development of Britain and Ireland, looking at them not as self-contained islands, but as an inextricable part of Europe. At every stage, The Isles connects offshore development with parallel events on the Continent. This history begins with the Celtic Supremacy in the last centuries BC, which is presented in the light of a Celtic world stretching all the way from Iberia to Asia Minor. Roman Britain is seen not as a unique phenomenon but as similar to the other frontier regions of the Roman Empire, such as Germany. The Viking Age is viewed not only through the eyes of the invaded but from the standpoint of the invaders themselves--Norse, Danes, and Normans. Plantagenet England is perceived, like the Kingdom of Jerusalem, as an extension of medieval France. In the later s, Davies follows the growth of the United Kingdom and charts the rise and fall of the main pillars of "Britishness"--The Royal Navy, the Westminster Parliament, the Constitutional Monarchy, the Aristocracy, the Protestant Supremacy, the British Empire, the imperial economy and sterling area, and the English Language. The book ends with the crisis confronting Britain at the turn of the 21st century--the emergence of the European Union. As the elements that make up the historic Britishness dissolve, Davies shows how public confusion is one of the most potent factors in this process of disintegration. As the Republic of Ireland prospers, and power in the United Kingdom is devolved, he predicts that the coming crisis in the British State may well be its last

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