History Of Britain, A - Volume I: At The Edge Of The World?

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History Of Britain, A - Volume I: At The Edge Of The World?

by Simon Schama

October 25, 2000 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 450 Pages, 5.91 × 11.02 × 0.79 in

Published: October 25, 2000

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786866756

ISBN - 13: 9780786866755

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History Of Britain, A - Volume I: At The Edge Of The World?

History Of Britain, A - Volume I: At The Edge Of The World?

by Simon Schama

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 450 Pages, 5.91 × 11.02 × 0.79 in

Published: October 25, 2000

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786866756

ISBN - 13: 9780786866755

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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.

About the Author

Simon Schama is a historian, educator, and writer. He was born in London, England on February 13, 1945. Schama earned a B.A. in history in 1966 from Cambridge University and later became a fellow of Christ College. Schama was a Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Brasenose College, Oxford from 1976 to 1980. He also was an Erasmus Lecturer in the civilization of the Netherlands at Harvard University in 1978, and from 1980 to 1993 he was Professor of History and Mellon Professor of the Social Sciences and Senior Associate at the Center for European Studies. Schama has been the Old Dominion Professor of Humanities at Columbia University since 1993, teaching in the history, art history and archaeology departments. Schama's 1977 book, Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813, received the Wolfson Prize for history and the Leo Gershoy Memorial Prize of the American History Association. Another book, Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, won the NCR Prize for Nonfiction. Schama also worked as an art critic for The New Yorker and has written historical and art documentaries for the BBC. In 2001 he received the CBE. In 2006 Schama earned the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction for Rough Crossings.
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