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The Isles : a history, Norman Davies

Label
The Isles : a history
Title
The Isles
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Norman Davies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 chapters, 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
  • 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 chapters, 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Norman
Dewey number
941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA30
LC item number
.D355 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Great Britain
  • Europe
  • Ireland
  • Europe
  • Ireland
Label
The Isles : a history, Norman Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [1059]-1090) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • The Isles in the West: 795 to 1154
  • Ch. 6.
  • The Isles of Outremer: 1154 to 1326
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Englished Isles: 1326 to 1603
  • Ch. 8.
  • Two Isles: Three Kingdoms: 1603 to 1707
  • Ch. 9.
  • The British Imperial Isles: 1707 to 1922
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • The Post-Imperial Isles: 1900 to Present
  • The Midnight Isles
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Painted Isles: c. 600 B.C. to A.D. 43
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Frontier Isles: 43 to c. 410
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Germanico-Celtic Isles: c. 410 to 800
Control code
41156575
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlii, 1222 pages, [32 pages of plates
Lccn
99029052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
The Isles : a history, Norman Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [1059]-1090) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • The Isles in the West: 795 to 1154
  • Ch. 6.
  • The Isles of Outremer: 1154 to 1326
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Englished Isles: 1326 to 1603
  • Ch. 8.
  • Two Isles: Three Kingdoms: 1603 to 1707
  • Ch. 9.
  • The British Imperial Isles: 1707 to 1922
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • The Post-Imperial Isles: 1900 to Present
  • The Midnight Isles
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Painted Isles: c. 600 B.C. to A.D. 43
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Frontier Isles: 43 to c. 410
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Germanico-Celtic Isles: c. 410 to 800
Control code
41156575
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlii, 1222 pages, [32 pages of plates
Lccn
99029052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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