A History of Britain: At the edge of the world? 3000 BC-AD 1603

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Hyperion, 25 d’oct. 2000 - 416 pàgines
The history of Britain is turbulent, bloody, and peopled with dramatic characters. No one is better equipped to tell this story than Simon Schama, a great historian whose talent is for bringing history to life and recreating scenes and characters with extraordinary vigour and power. Moving from the early pre-Roman days of the Saxons and Celts, through the Roman invasion and the resistance, to the Middle Ages and its complicated succession of kings and queens, through the Tudors (Henrys VII and VIII, Elizabeth 1st), the Civil War of the 17th century and the Restoration, through the American War of Independence, through Queen Victoria and the incredible spread of Empire in the 19th century, and culminating in Britain at the beginning of a new millennium, A History of Britain is a stunning narrative, compellingly vivid and profoundly informative. Schama will be writing with awareness of an American audience, drawing in key moments of American history where it plays a role in the narrative, as well as exploring the history of the Irish emigration to the US. The book will be extensively illustrated in colour and black-and white with photos and illustrations drawn from the TV series.

The series A History of Britain, written and presented by Schama, is slated to begin in October 2000, and we will be timing publication to coincide. Any new book by Schama is a major event, but this book promises to be the highpoint of his remarkable career and the moment when his work reaches an American audience that is larger than ever before.

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Revisió d'Usuari  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

“A Selected History of England from 55 BC–AD 1603” would’ve been a more accurate subtitle for this work. The first 3,000 years or so are quickly glanced over and we really commence with the Roman ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Revisió d'Usuari  - JaneSteen - LibraryThing

Where I got the book: audiobook on Audible. Having listened to the first two books in Bernard Cornwell’s Anglo-Saxon series, I was all fired up to revisit some early British history. I’m a bit ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Preface
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AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD?
18
CONQUEST
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Copyright

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Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York. His award-winning books include "The American Future: A History"; "Rough Crossings"; "The Power of Art"; "The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age"; "Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution"; "Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations)"; "Landscape and Memory"; "Rembrandt's Eyes"; and the "History of Britain" trilogy. He has written and presented forty television documentary films for the BBC, PBS, and The History Channel?including the Emmy-winning "Power of Art"?on subjects that range from John Donne to Tolstoy.

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