Britain and Ireland: A Concise History

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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From widely published author and highly experienced teacher Juergen Kramer, A Concise History of the British Isles is a handbook on the history of the British Isles, aimed at students of British studies abroad. It recounts the history of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales from prehistory to the present in just 150 pages and also provides a selection of historically significant documents as well as questions and exercises.Historical in focus, the book has a unique approach that presents not only the story of what happened when, but looks at European and international perspectives and how events in Britian influenced and were influenced by external factors.With chapters organized chronologically, starting with 'Britons, Celts and Romans, 4000 BC-400 AD' through 'Medieval Struggles' and finishing with 'Twenty-first Century Perspectives', this is a must for all students of British studies.

Author Biography

Jurgen Kramer is Professor of British Cultural Studies at the University of Dortmund.

Table of Contents

Britons, Celts, and Romans, c. 4,000 BC-400 AD
Saxons, Danes, and Normans, 400-1154
Late Medieval Struggles: within the British Isles and on the Continent, 1154-1485
Renaissance, Reformation, Rebellion, and Revolution, 1485-1688/89
Towards Internal Stability and External Expansion, 1689-1789
Political Reforms, Industrial Revolution, Imperial Rule, 1789-1914
An Age of Reconstruction: Decline, Decolonization, and Devolution, 1914-1999
Twenty-first Century Perspectives
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