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  • Britain - Culture Smart!by Paul Norbury

    Kuperard 2015; US$ 9.95

    ?Cool Britannia? is alive and well today. British culture is at the top of its game?in fashion, popular music, art and entertainment, science and technology, new inventions, and in the rediscovered skills and excellence in engineering that make it Germany?s leading trading partner in Europe.   As a family of nations, the British are inventive, reflective,... more...

  • Geographies of Englandby Alan R. H. Baker; Mark Billinge

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    This 2004 book examines the history of the concept of a North-South divide in England during the last millennium. more...

  • Landscape and Englishnessby David Matless

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 27.00

    Landscape has been central to definitions of Englishness for centuries. David Matless argues that landscape has been the site where English visions of the past, present and future have met in debates over questions of national identity, disputes over history and modernity, and ideals of citizenship and the body.Landscape and Englishness is extensively... more...

  • Barbarians and Brothersby Wayne E. Lee

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 25.99

    The most important conflicts in the founding of the English colonies and the American republic were fought against enemies either totally outside of their society or within it: barbarians or brothers. In this work, Wayne E. Lee presents a searching exploration of early modern English and American warfare, looking at the sixteenth-century wars in Ireland,... more...

  • Britain's Medieval Castlesby Lise Hull

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 134.00

    The widespread construction of castles in Britain began as soon as Duke William of Normandy set foot on the shores of southern England in 1066. The castles that were constructed in the ensuing centuries, and whose ruins still scatter the British countryside today, provide us with an enduring record of the needs and ambitions of the times. But the... more...

  • The Countryside Idealby Michael Bunce

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 79.95

    `God made the country, man made the town.' William Cowper's words, written two centuries ago, underline an idealisation of rural life and landscape which persists to this day. What are the main historical processes and ideas underlying the continuing attachment to the countryside? How have these shaped popular values and lifestyles influenced artistic... more...

  • English Traitsby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    It is the land of patriots, martyrs, sages, and bards, and if the ocean out of which it emerged should wash it away, it will be remembered as an island famous for immortal laws, for the announcements of original right which make the stone tables of liberty.'Emerson visited England twice - in 1833 and again in 1847. On his first visit, as a young and... more...

  • Place-names, Language and the Anglo-Saxon Landscapeby Nicholas J. Higham; Martin J. Ryan

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 99.00

    An exploration of the landscape of Anglo-Saxon England, particularly through the prism of place-names and what they can reveal. more...