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The English and their history, Robert Tombs

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The English and their history
Title
The English and their history
Statement of responsibility
Robert Tombs
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric 'dreamtime' through to the present day. If a nation is a group of people with a sense of kinship, a political identity and representative institutions, then the English have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. They first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever since, and their defining national institutions can be traced back to the earliest years of their history. The English have come a long way from those precarious days of invasion and conquest, with many spectacular changes of fortune. Their political, economic and cultural contacts have left traces for good and ill across the world. This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of today's England. Robert Tombs draws out important threads running through the story, including participatory government, language, law, religion, the land and the sea, and ever-changing relations with other peoples
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tombs, Robert
Dewey number
942
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • England
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The English and their history, Robert Tombs
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053976707
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 1012 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846140181
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Label
The English and their history, Robert Tombs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053976707
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 1012 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846140181
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps

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