The English and Their History

The English and Their History

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Author Robert Tombs examines language, literature, law, religion, politics, and more while investigating the sources of England's collective memory and belief. No history of England has come close to matching the scale and scope of this historical masterwork--with an eye for detail to rival his ambition, Tombs has managed to cover every significant happening and development over hundreds of thousands of years while accessibly explaining how they connect. The English and Their History is more a work of narrative nonfiction than one of reference or record, expertly guiding the reader from footprints in the mud of early Homo sapiens through Shakespeare, Reformation, revolution, and industrialization in a narrative stretching all the way to the present.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Characteristics: x, 1024 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781101874769
Call Number: 942 TOMBS


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