Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837

Pimlico, 2003 - 429 Seiten
"How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? In this brilliant and wide-ranging book, Linda Colley explains how a new British nation was invented in the wake of the 1707 Act of Union, and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade and imperial expansion. ere too are numerous individual Britons - heroes and politicians like Nelson and Pitt; bourgeois patriots like Thomas Coram and John Wilkes; artists, writers and musicians who helped to forge our image of Britishness; as well as many ordinary men and women whose stories have never previously been told. owerful and timely, this lavishly illustrated book is a major contribution to our understanding of Britain's past and to the growing debate about the shape and survival of Britain and its institutions in the future. "

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BRITONS: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837

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A superb history of how British nationalism and patriotism developed in the period before the accession of Queen Victoria; by Colley (History/Yale). Britain at the beginning of the 18th century, says ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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No one would argue that the history of Briton is under represented, history sections in most good bookstores have a shelf or two devoted to the long and influential story of England, Scotland and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2003)

Linda Colley was born in Britain in 1949. After teaching at Cambridge, she moved to Yale University, and she is now back in England at the London School of Economics, where she is School Professor in History and Leverhulme Personal Research Professor. Her previous books are In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714-1760 (1982) and Namier (1989). Captives will be published by Cape in September 2002.

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