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The Resource Britain's Europe : a thousand years of conflict and cooperation, Brendan Simms

Britain's Europe : a thousand years of conflict and cooperation, Brendan Simms

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Britain's Europe : a thousand years of conflict and cooperation
Title
Britain's Europe
Title remainder
a thousand years of conflict and cooperation
Statement of responsibility
Brendan Simms
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Prospect Magazine Britain has always had a tangled, complex, paradoxical role in Europe's history. It has invaded and been invaded, changed sides, stood aloof, acted with both brazen cynicism and the cloudiest idealism. Every century troops from the British isles have marched across the mainland in pursuit of a great complex of different goals, foremost among them the intertwined defence of parliamentary liberty in Britain and the 'Liberties of Europe'. Dynastically Britain has been closely linked to countries as varied as Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and France. In this bracing and highly enjoyable book, Brendan Simms describes the highlights and low-points in the Euro-British encounter, from the Dark Ages to the present. The critical importance of understanding this history is shown in the final chapter, which dramatises the issues around British relations with the European Union and that how, far from being a narrowly legalistic or financial concern, a referendum on continued membership raises all kinds of fascinating questions about both the United Kingdom's own horizons and what it can offer to the Union's vision of itself. Britain's Europe is a vital intervention at a moment of both great danger and great opportunity
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simms, Brendan
Dewey number
941
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Europe
  • Great Britain
  • Europe
  • Great Britain
  • Europe
Label
Britain's Europe : a thousand years of conflict and cooperation, Brendan Simms
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057825711
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780241275962
Lccn
2016387259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)948973380
Label
Britain's Europe : a thousand years of conflict and cooperation, Brendan Simms
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057825711
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780241275962
Lccn
2016387259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)948973380

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