Liverpool 800: Culture, Character & History

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John Belchem
Liverpool University Press, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 532 pages
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Liverpool celebrates its 800th anniversary in 2007, and will be European Capital of Culture in 2008. As the city reinvents itself and looks forward, it is also learning from its past. Liverpool 800: Culture, Character & History is written by a team of experts, using the latest historical research to explore the city’s distinctive culture and character. This is a path-breaking biography of the city, tracing its society, politics, economy and culture over eight centuries. Fully illustrated and powerfully written, it offers new perspectives on a true World City, as it works to make its future as extraordinary as its past. The book’s publication will become a centrepiece of the 800 the anniversary Liverpool Year of Heritage celebrations in 2007. Ranging widely over politics and government, famous and infamous personalities, domestic lives and global connections, and culture both high and low, Liverpool 800 offers a warts and all portrait of a city which has inspired contempt (‘a black spot on the Mersey’) and adulation (‘the centre of consciousness of the human universe’) but rarely indifference. Elegantly designed and including over 300 illustrations, many of which have never been published before, Liverpool 800 is a superb anniversary celebration of a great city and its people.

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User Review  - Allen - Goodreads

This is more of an academics book than a straight forward look at the history of Liverpool and each chapter is written by different academics . It is a book that is well worth the effort of reading ... Read full review

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Fascinating book about my home city.I originally bought this as a present for my Dad and I now have it.Well worth a read Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements p
6
Notes p
486
Further reading p
510
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John Belchem is professor of history at the University of Liverpool and has published widely on nineteenth-century British history. Previous publications include Popular Radicalism in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 1996) and The Penguin Dictionary of Nineteenth Century British History (Penguin, 1997)

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