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The British Isles Since 1945 (Short Oxford History of the British Isles) [Paperback]

Kathleen Burk
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16 Jan 2003 Short Oxford History of the British Isles
Since 1945 Great Britain has gone through many changes: the loss of an empire, economic decline and resurgence, entry into Europe, evolution into a multicultural society, and devolution, to name only the more obvious. In this book, six distinguished historians each take a theme - politics, international relations, high, middle , and low culture, social and economic policies, the nature of civil society, and Ireland - and set out the fundamental nature and development of each. These are set within the wider context of the Cold War, and its impact both internationally and domestically; of the impact on politics, economics and foreign policy of the decline of the pound and the attempts to arrest this; and finally, of the growing impact of Europe.

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  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (16 Jan 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199248389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199248384
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14.3 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 357,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'this volume is excellently written and provides the type of overview essential for undergraduates and good A-level students' Keith Laybourn, University of Huddersfield, History, vol 89, issue 1, number 293

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Kathleen Burk is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, University College, London.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy read 6 May 2014
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An easy read into the post-war British history, especially in detail about its economic and therefore social developments in the British isles.
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