Britain Since 1789: A Concise History

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 20, 1999 - History - 254 pages
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This readable introduction to all the main themes and changes in British society between the late eighteenth century and the end of the 20th century is an ideal volume for anyone embarking on a study of this complex subject. The author considers the extent and nature of Britain's relative economic decline since the late-Victorian period and examines imperial expansion up to 1914 and the trend towards decolonization after the second world war, culminating in an evaluation of Britain's dilemmas at the end of the 20th century.

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Pugh (Univ. Newcastle upon Tyne), a widely published scholar of British history, wrote this survey for Italian university students. His goal was to make his subject understandable to non-English ... Read full review

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Martin Pugh is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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