The Isles: A History

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Pan Macmillan, 04.09.2008
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The bestselling and controversial new history of the 'British Isles', including Ireland from the author of Europe: A History. Emphasizing our long-standing European connections and positing a possible break-up of the United Kingdom, this is agenda-setting work is destined to become a classic.

'If ever a history book were a tract for the times, it is The Isles: A History ... a masterwork.' Roy Porter, The Times

'Davies is among the few living professional historians who write English with vitality, sparkle, economy and humour. The pages fly by, not only because the pace is well judged but also because the surprises keep coming.' Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Sunday Times

'A book which really will change the way we think about our past . marvellously rich and stimulating' Noel Malcolm, Evening Standard

'A historiographical milestone.' Niall Ferguson, Sunday Times

'The full shocking force of this book can only be appreciated by reading it.' Andrew Marr, Observer

'It is too soon to tell if [Norman Davies] will become the Macaulay or Trevelyan of our day: that depends on the reading public. He has certainly made a good try. This is narrative history on the grand scale - compulsively readable, intellectually challenging and emotionally exhilirating.' David Marquand, Literary Review

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Review: The Isles: A History

Recenzja użytkownika  - John Bentley - Goodreads

This is the most up to date and detailed history of the UK as one could get. It has no hidden agenda others than to inform of events precisely. It is a brilliant reference book for anyone interested ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

Review: The Isles: A History

Recenzja użytkownika  - Aaron Debattista - Goodreads

This is a book of three halves, so to speak. The early, prehistoric sections are lavished with Davies' love and attention. Despite the slightly twee imaginary place names bestowed on Britain, this ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

Informacje o autorze (2008)

Norman Davies is the bestselling author of Europe: A History; The Isles: A History, Rising ’44 and Europe at War. He is also the author of the definitive history of Poland, God’s Playground, and several books on European history. Born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1939, Davies is a graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford and the University of Sussex. He is a Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford and is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and Professor Emeritus of London University. He lives in Oxford and Krakow, Poland.

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