The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval England

Author: Nigel Saul

Publisher: Oxford Illustrated History

ISBN: 9780192893246

Category: History

Page: 308

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An introduction to medieval England surveying the years from the departure of the Roman legions to the Battle of Bosworth covers England's social, cultural, political, and religious life during the Middle Ages.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain

Author: Kenneth O. Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192893260

Category: History

Page: 646

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Examines political, economic, social, and culture changes in Great Britain from Roman times to the present.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings

Author: Peter Sawyer

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192854346

Category: History

Page: 298

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Covers the different geographical areas of the Viking world, and traces the Viking story from the first raids on isolated coastal communities toward the end of the eighth century to the establishing of permanent settlements
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Italy

Author: George Holmes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192854445

Category: History

Page: 386

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Traces the history of Italy from the Roman Empire to the present, and examines the connections between Italian society, politics, and culture.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature

Author: Pat Rogers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192854377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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Traces the development of English literature from Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day, covering such prominent authors as Shakespeare, Milton, Eliot, Spark, and Heaney.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy

Author: Bryan Ranft

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198605270

Category: History

Page: 480

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Britain is an island nation and throughout history its navy has been of great importance for its defence. As a consequence it has always had a special significance and has over the centuries entrenched itself in the national psyche, making itself manifest not only through the hero-worship ofits principal characters such as Horatio Nelson and Sir Francis Drake but also finding expression through art, music, and literature.Like any great national institution, the navy is a complex web of interconnected histories - operational, strategic, political, economic, administrative, technological, and social. Now updated for its paperback edition, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy, in a series of fourteenchapters, provides a thorough and engaging treatment of these histories, covering every aspect of naval history from the Anglo-Saxon period to the dawn of the new millennium.The book explores:Major action and campaigns - the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the Anglo-Dutch Wars, the Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of Jutland, the Atlantic Campaign of 1939-45, the Falklands conflict, the Gulf War, and attacks on terrorist bases in Afghanistan in 2001.Developments in naval history and technology - navigational advances, surveying, constructional developments, disaster relief, the suppression of the slave trade, and the Strategic Defence Review of 1998.Key personalities - Drake and Nelson, Samuel Pepys, Francis Beaufort, Jackie Fisher, Lord Charles Beresford, Lord Jellicoe.Naval life - recruitment (press gangs, training, education, discipline), tactics, gunnery and armaments, amphibious operations, wages and conditions, victualling and supply.How and when did Britain's perception of the sea change from a thing of fear to a 'moat defence' (in the words of Shakespeare)?How did the navy's administrative systems develop during the Tudor period?During the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, its greatest period of expansion, how did the navy develop strategically and operationally?How successfully did the navy defend the British Empire during the nineteenth century?What role did the navy play in Victorian Britain's thirst for exploring of the world?What technical developments have been important to the navy?What effect did two world wars have on the role of the Royal Navy?What does the modern navy look like now and what about the future?With a full chronology, which has been brought up to date to the end of 2001, an extensive list of further reading, 16 pages of colour plates, 23 maps, 6 special Action Station diagram 'box' features, and around 200 black-and-white integrated illustrations, this is an authoritative and highlyreadable account of a unique fighting service and its people.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation

Author: Peter Marshall

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199595488

Category: History

Page: 303

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The Reformation was a seismic event in history, whose consequences are still working themselves out in Europe and across the world. The protests against the marketing of indulgences staged by the German monk Martin Luther in 1517 belonged to a long-standing pattern of calls for internal reform and renewal in the Christian Church. But they rapidly took a radical and unexpected turn, engulfing first Germany and then Europe as a whole in furious arguments about how God's will was to be discerned, and how humans were to be 'saved'. However, these debates did not remain confined to a narrow sphere of theology. They came to reshape politics and international relations; social, cultural, and artistic developments; relations between the sexes; and the patterns and performances of everyday life. They were also the stimulus for Christianity's transformation into a truly global religion, as agents of the Roman Catholic Church sought to compensate for losses in Europe with new conversions in Asia and the Americas. Covering both Protestant and Catholic reform movements, in Europe and across the wider world, this beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of the Reformation from its immediate, explosive beginnings, through to its profound longer-term consequences and legacy for the modern world. The story is not one of an inevitable triumph of liberty over oppression, enlightenment over ignorance. Rather, it tells how a multitude of rival groups and individuals, with or without the support of political power, strove after visions of 'reform'. And how, in spite of themselves, they laid the foundations for the plural and conflicted world we now inhabit.
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The Middle Ages

An Illustrated History

Author: Barbara Hanawalt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195103599

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 158

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A history of the Middle Ages, including the merger of Roman, Christian, and Germanic cultures; the transformation of the Roman Empire; and social, economic, religious, and cultural aspects of medieval life.
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