Any views expressed in such websites are the views of the authors of the content appearing on those websites and not the views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any way represent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates. This collection makes available valuable primary source material about the great events and trends which shaped modern Britain. The book, which includes influential sources, such as those by Adam Smith, Charles Darwin, and Margaret Thatcher, as well as lesser known but vivid stories and voices that bring history to life, making this a lively, balanced and thorough compendium. In this volume, Sally Harvey considers the Anglo-Saxon background and the architects of the survey: the bishops, royal clerks, sheriffs, jurors, and landholders who contributed to Domesday's content and scope. We even guarantee this by offering a 30-day full refund if you are unable to use the book for any reason.
Designed to complement the author's A History of Modern Britain, this collection of primary sources illuminates and augments the study of modern Britain with coverage of political, imperial, and economic history as well as class and cultural issues Features a broad range of documents, in a well-structured and easy-to-use format, including important, well-known documents and lesser-known excerpts from memoirs and private correspondence Provides up-to-date, balanced coverage of political, imperial, social, economic, and cultural history with over 180 documents Offers a thorough rendering of social class and national identity, including coverage of changes in British society over the last 20 years Includes discussion questions for each document, as well as lists of historical debates and extensive bibliographies of both on-line and traditional sources for students' further research. Yes, the overlying theme of the Domesday Book is Judgment: every class of society had reason to regard the Survey's methodical and often pitiless proceedings as both a literal and a metaphorical day of account. The book offers a full chronology and detailed political information; a wealth of material on population, education, social structure, social reform, crime, labour and religion; economic statistics covering agriculture, trade, prices and wages, transport and unemployment. In this way, the survey served as a conciliatory gesture between the conquerors and the conquered, as William I came to realise that, faced with the threat to his rule from the Danes, he needed England's native populations more than they needed him. The expansion of genealogical studies into the wider area of family history has involved many individuals and groups in the investigation of the local conditions, which existed where former generations lived and, in this pursuit, increasing use of local records has been made.
Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third—party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. The volume is divided into three main sections which together comprise a reference work for contemporary historians. This book succeeded to remove this conditioning, which is probably the best praise I could give. Taking examples of sources from around the globe, and also including a student-friendly further reading section, this is the perfect companion for every student of history who wants to engage with sources. This book is an up-to-date introduction into the historical context of these different genres, the ways they should be read, the possible insights and results these sources offer and the pitfalls of their interpretation. If you need more convincing about our long track record of providing students with rock bottom prices just check out over twenty thousand customer reviews that have been left on our Ebay store by clicking. William I used the Domesday Inquiry to contain the new establishment and consolidate their landholding revolution within a strict fiscal and tenurial framework, with checks and balances to prevent the king's followers from taking more powers and assets than they had been allocated.
The case studies and exercises guide students in approaching and manipulating empirical data, providing them with hands-on experience of conducting linguistic research. Most importantly, it is in good condition and intended to be used as a regular textbook for your class or job. Peter Stansky, Stanford University 'Sources and Debates in Modern British History is an excellent way to introduce undergraduates to primary sources. Its study has expanded at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in universities, polytechnics, and at other institutions of higher education, and it has long retained its popularity as a subject for adult education classes. He is the author of Whig Renaissance: Lord Althorp and the Whig Party 1782 1845 1987 , Born to Rule: British Political Elites 2000 , and Aristocracy and the Modern World 2006 , and has published numerous articles on the history of British politics and European landed society. She draws the conclusion that the record, whilst consolidating William's position as king of the English, also laid the foundations for the twelfth-century treasury and exchequer.
We have been selling books online for over ten years and we have learned how to save students from the inflated costs of textbooks especially when the updated editions do not contain substantial changes and typically are nearly identical in every way. Over the years we have learned how to provide students with cheap prices on books with fast shipping. How can they be used to write history? The E-mail message field is required. This collection of primary sources illuminates and extends the reader's understanding of the themes at the heart of Britain's transformation over the course of the last three centuries. Carol Engelhardt Herringer, Wright State University Read more. Dealing with state and society, workers and women, culture and empire, each short document is succinctly introduced.
Many who seek to involve themselves in this work, however, find that they are ill-equipped in the knowledge of what sources exist, where they are to be found, or what techniques are suitable in making the best use of them. Bill Rubinstein, Aberyswyth University 'This is a collection of documents of immense richness from a wide variety of sources: parliamentary debates, official reports, cartoons, novels, high intellects, among others. The primary sources illuminate and extend the reader's understanding of the themes at the heart of Britain's transformation over the course of the last three centuries. The booktraces the transformation of England during the Tudor-Stuartperiod, from feudal European state to a constitutional monarchy andthe wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. New edition contains 50 new documents, more explanatory text, illustrations, biographical background, and study questions Wide range of documents, from both manuscript and print sources, and from transcripts of private and public life Editorial material introduces students to the critical context; chapter bibliographies and questions allow ready integration into classroom, and research and source analysis assignments.
The book is arranged in three chronological parts, and includes over 180 sources ranging from speeches, diaries, and pamphlets to parliamentary testimony, government reports, and songs. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study. In schools the teaching of local history in its own right, and as an ingredient of general history, environmental studies, and local and social studies, is well established, and commonly involves the use of original sources. She also discusses at length the core information in the Survey: coinage, revenues from landholding, fiscal concessions, and taxation, as well as some central tenurial issues. Just complete the checkout process for this book and it will be shipped to you for immediate use. Each source is introduced with a brief contextual headnote and followed by a list of discussion questions.
Incorporating recent work in urban history, accounts by contemporary Londoners and tourists, and fictional works featuring the city, it examines how London came to dominate the economic, political, social and cultural life of the British Isles as never before nor since. I highly recommend this book for undergraduates. Ellis Wasson teaches at Tower Hill School in Wilmington and the University of Delaware. Sources and Debates in Modern British History is a sourcebook designed for undergraduate students taking survey courses in the modern period. An essential resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of the history of English linguistics.
Each chapter features textboxes, case studies, suggestions for further reading and exercises, enabling students to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and guiding them on undertaking further research. He is the author of Whig Renaissance: Lord Althorp and the Whig Party 1782—1845 1987 , Born to Rule: British Political Elites 2000 , and Aristocracy and the Modern World 2006 , and has published numerous articles on the history of British politics and European landed society. Through a close study of these extremely well-selected documents, students will be able to come to a thorough knowledge and understanding of the compelling story of Britain since 1714, its rise to being the most powerful country in the world, and its subsequent decline. Sally Harvey depicts the Domesday Book as the written evidence of a potentially insecure conquest successfully transforming itself, by a combination of administrative insight and military might, into a permanent establishment. We simply keep an inventory of nearly all books and textbooks and we ship them fast in hopes that you will use the Search Box above to find most or all of your books for your classes. The primary sources illuminate and extend the reader's understanding of the themes at the heart of Britain's transformation over the course of the last three centuries.