The Historical Atlas Of The British Isles

Author: Ian Barnes
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1783408065
Size: 15,48 MB
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This atlas covers the history of the British Isles from earliest times to the present day. The first hunter-gatherers,who crossed into what would become our familiar islands by the land-bridge, and later followed by more familiar peoples the Celts,Angles, Saxons,Vikings and Normans,who together would create our islands unique history. Each contributed ideas which shaped our lands, languages and thoughts that are at the core of our identities to this day.This story is illustrated with 150 full-color maps and plans that range across many topics, such as agricultural, political and industrial revolutions. The expansion of our islands peoples across the oceans and the lasting legacy that movement left on the world and on our home islands. We show the fluctuating fortunes of the states we now identify ourselves by, from an Anglo-Scottish imperium to devolved power, independence and the often painful process by which the modern map of our islands evolved. The forces of history and religion divided the islands peoples but our DNA unites us much more that most would realize the islands have gone on to embrace new cultures that have come to seek refuge, opportunity and equality this is a peoples history.

The Penguin Historical Atlas Of The British Empire

Author: Nigel Dalziel
Editor: Penguin Books
Size: 12,47 MB
Format: PDF
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An introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire A new addition to Penguin?s bestselling series of historical atlases, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire traces the emergence of the world?s greatest empire, from its earliest beginnings in the British Isles through its ascendancy in Victorian times to its ultimate collapse in the mid-twentieth century. It examines the impact of British dominance throughout the world and the legacy it has bestowed. --Richly illustrated with photographs, artwork re-creations, and over 150 full-color maps --Contains a timeline and a table of imperial territories

The Routledge Atlas Of British History

Author: Martin Gilbert
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415281478
Size: 17,54 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The changing story of the British Isles forms the central theme of this fascinating and compelling atlas, which covers England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - and the expansion and gradual disintegration of Britain's overseas empire. This new edition includes: * politics: from the Saxon kingdoms and the collapse of Britain's French Empire to Jacobites, Parliamentary Reform, the Commonwealth and Europe * war and Conflict: from Viking attacks and the Norman Invasion to the Armada, World War and the revolt against empire * trade and Industry: from the post-Norman economy and Tudor trade to industrial unrest and the opening of international trade routes * religion: from the Saxon Church to the Reformation * society and Economics: from civilian life in Roman Britain to the Industrial and Agricultural revolutions, the Great Strike and the growth of universities

The Historical Atlas Of The Celtic World

Editor: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785827498
Size: 16,49 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides a comprehensive history of the Celts, supported by accurate, detailed maps demonstrating the movements of the people and the major military campaigns and conflicts of the Celts, with engaging, informative text. The Celts made a significant contribution to the world's art and culture, and many European cultures continue to be influenced by their Celtic origins, with Celtic languages still spoken in parts of the British Isles, Ireland, and France. This book examines that unique legacy.

The Penguin Atlas Of British Irish History

Author: Barry W. Cunliffe
Editor: Penguin Books
Size: 16,54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Grade level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s, t.

County Atlases Of The British Isles Published After 1703 Atlases Published 1704 To 1742 And Their Subsequent Editions

Author: Donald Hodson
Editor: British Library
Size: 19,74 MB
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A History Of The British Isles

Author: Jeremy Black
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137040378
Size: 16,51 MB
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Jeremy Black's vigorous and fascinating study tells the story of a group of islands, their peoples, and their remarkable impact on the rest of the world. From the earliest pre-history right up to the present day, this stirring account describes the astonishingly varied stages through which the British Isles have passed to achieve their current identity. Unlike most other texts, 'A History of the British Isles' is not just a history of England. Proper weight is given to all four, often fractious, components of the British Isles – England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - providing the reader with an admirably balanced and absorbing narrative of an extraordinary shared past. Thoroughly revised and up-to-date, this timely third edition now contains fresh insights and incorporates more material on social and cultural history.

A Literary Atlas Gazetteer Of The British Isles

Author: Michael Hardwick
Editor: Detroit : Gale Research Company
Size: 12,40 MB
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The Historical Atlas Of Breeding Birds In Britain And Ireland 1875 1900

Author: Simon Holloway
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408128667
Size: 12,88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The landscape of Britain has been irreversibly changed over the last century. Modern agriculture, urban expansion, industry and transport have all left their mark, altering the face of the countryside forever. Shifting with the changing scene, the fortunes of Britain and Ireland's bird populations have fluctuated dramatically over the years. As current farming practices have evolved, the natural habitats and breeding patterns of many species have been disrupted. Urban and industrial growth has brought with it the pressures of new land use, pesticides, pollution and human interference. The activities of sportsmen, collectors and farmers have also taken their toll over the years. The new Poyser title The Historical Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland 1875-1900 is a fascinating book resulting form years of meticulous research by the author, Simon Holloway, who provides an absorbing account of the distribution changes of Britain and Ireland's birds over the last quarter of a century. Large colour distribution maps and their accompanying text paint a species-by-species picture of a period which completely transformed the landscape of this country. It is, says Natural World magazine, "a classic case of 'why did no one write this book before?'...The experienced birder, using a knowledge of species requirements, can only marvel at what the long-vanished landscapes were then like." Birdwatch praises Simon Holloway's achievement, saying: "This book brings together so much information from disparate sources, and its status maps present such a clear picture of our late Victorian avifauna, that it should take its place beside the BTO atlases on the bookshelf." While Birdwatching adds: "If you are interested in the historical side of birds and their populations this book will be an endless source of fascination." As with all Poyser publications, the attention to detail, the lovingly produced illustrations and the sheer breadth of knowledge demonstrated by the autho

New Atlas Of The British Irish Flora

Author: Christopher David Preston
ISBN: 9780198510673
Size: 10,69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Contains distributions of all the species presented in the book with an additional 942 introduced species that occure in less that 50 10-km squares.