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Fins de Siecle: How Centuries End, 1400-2000 Paperback – 3 Oct 1996

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"an extraordinary, panoramic view of British society in transition over 700 years." Amanda Foreman, the Independent "the contributors...have produced a series of unusually lively sketches." John Gross, The Sunday Telegraph "well timed...provides plenty of food for thought" Martin Jacques, The Observer --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Asa Briggs is one of Britain's most distinguished and widely published historians. He has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, and Chancellor of the Open University. Daniel Snowman has written several books on twentieth-century American social and cultural history. For many years he was Chief Producer, Features, at the BBC. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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HASH(0x9e60abac) out of 5 stars Multidimensional expedition through British history. 9 Jun. 1997
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One is treated to a multidimensional, interdisciplinary expedition through British history that spans splendid Diamond Jubilee coronations and wrenching revolts, trade and exploration, pervasive hunger and far-flung empire, inventions and architecture. Within an English perspective, this book provides robust context for understanding the watershed events and significant social dynamics during the past 600 years. Superbly illustrated with engravings, paintings, and photographs, Fins de Siècle: How Centuries End, 1400-2000 begins at the end of the fourteenth century "when there were already signs of what has been called a `new time consciousness'." Highly recommended for graduate-level sociology, British history, Western Civilization, comparative cultures, and philosophy of history courses. An excellent and timely addition to graduate school libraries and major public libraries.
Robert S. Frey, M.A.; Editor, BRIDGES: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology, Philosophy, History, and Science
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