A New History of Britain since 1688: Four Nations and an Empire by Susan Kingsley KentA New History of Britain since 1688: Four Nations and an Empire by Susan Kingsley Kent

A New History of Britain since 1688: Four Nations and an Empire

bySusan Kingsley Kent

Paperback | March 22, 2016

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For decades, scholars have been urging a "four nations" approach to British history. Susan Kingsley Kent's ambitious and timely A New History of Britain since 1688: Four Nations and an Empire finally delivers on that promise. Ranging from 1688 to the present, the book covers developments inEngland, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, along with the British empire, providing a lively and often gripping account of the ever-changing conflicts that have characterized British history. In prose that is accessible and engaging, Kent not only includes the histories of the four "nations" of theBritish Isles and the vast overseas empire within a single frame, she also seamlessly interweaves the thematic concerns of her previous scholarship - gender history, environmental history, and imperial and colonial history - into the history of British politics, society, and imperial culture. Theresult is a brilliant synthesis.
Susan Kingsley Kent is Professor of Distinction in the Department of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Title:A New History of Britain since 1688: Four Nations and an EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 1.1 inPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199846502

ISBN - 13:9780199846504

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"Susan Kent's book is a stunning accomplishment. This beautifully written survey provides the most richly integrated history of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland available. It will be the standard text on modern Britain and its empire for years to come. Kent expertly covers new questionsrelated to environmental change along with now more familiar topics on gender, race, and class, brilliantly demonstrating how these subjects can be powerful methodological tools of analysis. Crafted with clarity and dramatic flair, A New History of Britain is a book that students and general readerswill want to read." --Lydia Murdoch, Vassar College