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This wide-ranging introduction to the history of modern Britain extends from the eighteenth century to the present day. James Vernon's distinctive history is woven around an account of the rise, fall and reinvention of liberal ideas about how markets, governments and empires should work. It is a history that takes seriously the different experiences within the British Isles and the British Empire, and offers a global history of Britain. Instead of tracing how Britons made the modern world, Vernon shows how the world shaped the course of Britain's modern history. This textbook is an essential resource for introductory courses on the history of modern Britain. Maps, figures, source textboxes, guides to further reading, key terms and a glossary, to support student understanding of significant people and places. Each chapter is structured around explaining a process of change, with economic and imperial history at the centre of the debates. A Supplementary online resources include additional primary sources, chapter abstracts, discussion questions, and additional further reading suggestions, including useful links. Modern Britain, 1750 to the Present (Cambridge ...

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AUTEUR: James Vernon

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Modern Britain, 1750 To The Present. by Vernon, James. An introductory textbook charting a global history of modern Britain from 1750 to the present. Great Britain, Ireland. Condition: New. HPB condition ratings. New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition. Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws. Very Good ...