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Modern Britain : a social history, 1750-1997 /
Edward Royle.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
London ; New York : E. Arnold ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1997.
description
xviii, 472 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0340579447
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imprint
London ; New York : E. Arnold ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1997.
isbn
0340579447
general note
Is the companion volume to "Early modern England".
catalogue key
3553054
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [407]-444) and index.
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Review Quotes
"Royle calls on an impressive range of materials (supported by an excellent bibliography) to offer a judicious review of most of the issues currently confronted by social historians. His agenda contains both traditional and novel elements....all are presented with admirable clarity and balance....A volume whch shows an astonishing command of such a wide range of material will long prove essential"--Times Times Literary Supplement "This book goes beyond the merely useful business of historiographical summary, and encourages students to think more deeply about the significance of historical developments."--The Times Higher Education Supplement
"Royle calls on an impressive range of materials (supported by an excellent bibliography) to offer a judicious review of most of the issues currently confronted by social historians. His agenda contains both traditional and novel elements...all are presented with admirable clarity andbalance...A volume which shows an astonishing command of such a wide range of material will long prove essential re"--The Times Literary Supplement
"This book goes beyond the merely useful business of historiographical summary, and encourages students to think more deeply about the significance of historical developments."--The Times Higher Education Supplement
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The second edition of this account considers seven interrelated themes - the environment, people, class, poverty and welfare, life and leisure, religion, and education.
Long Description
The second edition of this deservedly popular history has been thoroughly updated and incorporates new currents in historical writing on matters such as the language of class, the position of women, and secularization.
Unpaid Annotation
The second edition of this deservedly popular account follows its predecessor in considering seven broad, interrelated themes: the environment; people; class; poverty and welfare; life and leisure; religion; and education. Like the first, the second edition of Modern Britain recognizes the different histories of England, Scotland, and Wales within their British context. It also treats themes chronologically, which allows for easier identification and discussion of the historical continuities and discontinuities in the making of modern Britain. However, it differs in its extended chronology (the considerable changes in society between 1985 and 1997 are now part of the picture), and it incorporates new currents in historical writing on matters such as the language of class, the position of women, and secularization. Providing single-volume coverage over a long period without sacrificing in-depth treatment, Modern Britain is a book that is both highly scholarly and highly readable.
Table of Contents
The Changing Environment
People
Class
Poverty and Welfare
Life and Leisure
Religion
Education
Conclusion
Further Reading
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