Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Ashraf rated it liked it Shelves: This is not really a VSI history book on the 19th century Britain it is more of a commentary on the period. Unlike previous periods there are lots of specific political situations and laws that shaped the whole thing. The monarchy had limited appearance in it and everything was left to the house and government.
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The talks about The Industrial Revolution and the economical situation was good. It is an O. K book but it is very short and need further readings li This is not really a VSI history book on the 19th century Britain it is more of a commentary on the period. K book but it is very short and need further readings like most books in the series. Jan 25, Rose rated it liked it Shelves: This book will, in very sweeping terms, let you know what you don't know about 19th century Britain.
You then must go away and find some huge history book that will actually explain to you all the things that are mentioned in this book. Knowing what you don't know is better than not knowing what you don't know, so there's that to be said for this short—but not basic—work. Oct 11, Michael Meeuwis rated it really liked it.
For what I needed it to be--a guide to nineteenth-century Britain I could teach in one week, as part of a literature course--this was ideal. It's not good at what it isn't, a more in-depth account of anything. But this is an effective framework for other, more local discussions. Does what it says on the tin. Aug 16, Patrik rated it really liked it Shelves: I appreciate the thorough research behind this book.
Although it's intended for general public, it's not superficial. I'd give it 5 stars if there was a bit more information about society and people as such everyday life, workers' life, life in towns and cities, etc. Jul 25, Steve Mitchell rated it really liked it. A really good introduction into this period of British history.
There are better books out there that specialise in the many aspects of 19th century Britain; but reading this first will help you see the bigger picture. Nov 07, Daniel Wright rated it really liked it Shelves: I can't remember any particular details about the books that together make the VSI history of Britain series, but the series as a whole I can thoroughly recommend for a brief and insightful overview.
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Good all-around intro or a refresher. No muss no fuss. Sep 26, Andy Emery rated it really liked it. Excellent concise introduction to the "long" 19th century. Many themes explored for such a small book. May 20, Vikas Datta rated it it was amazing. Incisive account of the trends - economic, social and political - and changes that propelled the British and their empire to the greatest seen in this century of marvels. Kyle rated it liked it Oct 01, Mark Latham rated it liked it Jul 30, Colin rated it really liked it Jul 05, Jury Razumau rated it really liked it Aug 19, Simon Woodrup rated it really liked it Sep 15, Marie Sandland rated it liked it Jan 03, Ryan Hamilton rated it liked it Jul 09, James Bingham rated it liked it Sep 18, Crystal Miku rated it really liked it Feb 10, Kramer McLuckie rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Mustafa rated it really liked it May 13, Adelheid rated it liked it Jul 04, Aidan rated it really liked it Jul 22, Edward rated it liked it Oct 11, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Professor Christopher Harvie is a Scottish historian and author. Harvie grew up in the Borders village of St. He studied Professor Christopher Harvie is a Scottish historian and author. He received his PhD from Edinburgh in for a thesis on university liberalism and democracy, He joined the Open University in as a history lecturer, and from he was a senior lecturer in history.
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As the title says it covers most of what one needs to know before getting into specific periods. The only weakness was,I felt a failure to adequately present a brief explanation to the history behind the 20th century. To understand the social and political attitudes at the time of the tern of the century gives weight to the tremendous changes it was about to encounter. Book is tiny and the cover is crisp. A little boring but I needed it for my Darwin class. Nineteenth Century Britain; a very short introduction.
The series of books published by Oxford University Press are short, well written, up-to-date books giving the latest information about more than different topics. This brief history of Nineteenth Century Britain covers a huge amount of information in just pages with a variety of additional features thereafter, including suggestions for further reading, a chronology, a list of British Prime Ministers and an index. The book contains 24 chapters, 14 illustrations and 4 maps, so the text is well supported by additional data.
The book is not always easy to read as in order to include more information, the sentence length is often too large to facilitate understanding and I do not find that the typeface assists reading. Having not covered the nineteenth century British history since my schooldays, I found the book to be extremely interesting and well-written, providing insightful overviews explaining what happened in terms of the politics, religion and economics of the time. Educational and gender histories are not forgotten and the plight of the poor in each generation remains as a powerful theme.
The comparatively speedy transformation of societal values from Victorian to Edwardian times in the early twentieth century brings this useful little book to a close. I think the judgment of the reviewer who preceded me is far too harsh. This is, after all, "a very short introduction", and so one can hardly expect an encyclopedic treatment. It certainly isn't the last word, and some might quibble with some perspectives, but as a very quick overview of mostly Victorian Britain, this isn't half-bad.