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Title:
A new history of England
Author:
Black, Jeremy, 1955-
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Publication Information:
Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton, 2000.
Physical Description:
xii, 308 pages ; 20 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780750923194
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Book

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Considering this book's relatively brief length, it is a surprisingly in-depth examination of approximately 3,000 years of English history. Fortunately, Black doesn't attempt to cram his narrative with every detail of information to make it a mile wide and an inch deep. Instead, he covers the most critical aspects of each era of English history and offers excellent analyses of both people and trends. Some may feel that Black ignores, even slights, the role of Celtic peoples (Welsh and Scots particularly) in the development of British history. However, as Black makes clear, this is a history of England, not Britain, and it is naturally written from that narrower perspective. Given these limits, this is a very useful, well-written survey that is suitable as an introductory text for both college undergraduates and general readers. --Jay Freeman