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The Resource Victorious century : the United Kingdom, 1800 - 1906, David Cannadine

Victorious century : the United Kingdom, 1800 - 1906, David Cannadine

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Victorious century : the United Kingdom, 1800 - 1906
Title
Victorious century
Title remainder
the United Kingdom, 1800 - 1906
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David Cannadine
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Language
eng
Summary
To live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing series of changes, of a kind for which there was simply no precedent in the human experience. There were revolutions in transport, communication, work; cities grew vast; scientific ideas made the intellectual landscape unrecognizable. This was an exhilarating time, but also a horrifying one. In his dazzling new book David Cannadine has created a bold, fascinating new interpretation of the British nineteenth century in all its energy and dynamism, darkness and vice. This was a country which saw itself at the summit of the world. And yet it was a society also convulsed by doubt, fear and introspection. Repeatedly, politicians and writers felt themselves to be staring into the abyss and what is seen sometimes seen as an era of irritating self-belief was in practice obsessed by a sense of its own fragility, whether as a great power or as a moral force. Victorious Century is an extraordinarily enjoyable book - its author catches the relish, humour and theatricality of the age, but also the dilemmas of a kind with which we remain familiar today. It reframes a time at once strangely familiar and yet wholly unlike our own. --
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1950-
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Cannadine, David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Penguin history of Britain
Series volume
VIII
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Victorious century : the United Kingdom, 1800 - 1906, David Cannadine
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn987357532
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 601 pages
Isbn
9780713998146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)987357532
Label
Victorious century : the United Kingdom, 1800 - 1906, David Cannadine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987357532
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 601 pages
Isbn
9780713998146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)987357532

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