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A traveller's history of Oxford
Tames, Richard.
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First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Interlink Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
x, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Introduction -- ch. 1: Beginnings -- ch. 2: Renaissance and Reformation -- ch. 3: Classicism and crisis -- ch. 4: Republic, reaction and revolution -- ch. 5: Complacency and corruption -- ch. 6: Railways, religion and reform -- ch. 7: Opening up, reaching out -- ch. 8: War and Waugh -- ch. 9: Pillar of the establishment -- Museums -- Walking tours of Oxford -- Trips from Oxford -- Sport -- Chronology.
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DA690.O98 T36 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A Traveller's History of Oxford gives the reader a clear account of Oxford's earliest beginnings from Roman times, its Anglo-Saxon past, its importance in medieval England, the founding of the different colleges, its status as Royalist capital during the Civil War and after this crisis, and its recovery and continuing growth right up to the twenty-first century.

The book also looks closely at the story behind the beautiful buildings and discusses Oxford's gifts to the world both in the alumni, which include five kings, 25 British Prime Ministers, 36 Nobel Prize winners, and 85 archbishops, and in the world of ideas: the legends of King Arthur, the English Bible, Anglicanism, the Royal Society, Methodism, Pre-Raphaelites, Alice and Wonderland, Aestheticism, OED, Inspector Morse, ...The list is endless.

It also has practical information, illustrated with maps, on exploring the town and a Chronology of Events.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Beginningsp. 14
Chapter 2 Renaissance and Reformationp. 53
Chapter 3 Classicism and Crisisp. 81
Chapter 4 Republic, Reaction and Revolutionp. 106
Chapter 5 Complacency and Corruptionp. 133
Chapter 6 Railways, Religion and Reformp. 163
Chapter 7 Opening Up, Reaching Outp. 202
Chapter 8 War and Waughp. 240
Chapter 9 Pillar of the Establishmentp. 274
Museumsp. 301
Walking Tours of Oxfordp. 307
Trips from Oxfordp. 319
Sportp. 329
Chronologyp. 335
Further Readingp. 347
Glossaryp. 353
Indexp. 363
Oxford c 1250p. 32
Oxford in 1500p. 56
Modern Oxfordp. 276
Oxford city centrep. 304
Oxford and its environsp. 321