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

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

Label
Victorious century : the United Kingdom, 1800-1906
Title
Victorious century
Title remainder
the United Kingdom, 1800-1906
Statement of responsibility
David Cannadine
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"To live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing and unprecedented series of changes. Cities grew vast; there were revolutions in transportation, communication, science, and work--all while a growing religious skepticism rendered the intellectual landscape increasingly unrecognizable. It was an exhilarating time, and as a result, most of the countries in the world that experienced these changes were racked by political and social unrest. Britain, however, maintained a stable polity at home, and as a result it quickly found itself in a position of global leadership. In this major new work, leading historian David Cannadine has created a bold, fascinating new interpretation of nineteenth-century Britain. Britain was a country that saw itself at the summit of the world and, by some measures, this was indeed true. It had become the largest empire in history: its political stability positioned it as the leader of the new global economy and allowed it to construct the largest navy ever built. And yet it was also a society permeated with doubt, fear, and introspection. Repeatedly, politicians and writers felt themselves to be staring into the abyss and what is seen as an era of irritating self-belief was in fact obsessed with its own fragility, whether as a great power or as a moral force. Victorious Century is a comprehensive and extraordinarily stimulating history--its author catches the relish, humor and staginess of the age, but also the dilemmas faced by Britain's citizens, ones we remain familiar with today." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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1950-
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Cannadine, David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DA530
LC item number
.C215 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin history of Britain
Series volume
VIII
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Victorious century : the United Kingdom, 1800-1906, David Cannadine
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-536) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Act of union, 1800-02 -- Britannia resurgent, 1802-15 -- Great power, great vicissitudes, 1815-29 -- The iconoclastic years, 1829-41 -- The "hungry" forties, 1841-48 -- Great Exhibition, half time, 1848-52 -- Equipoise and angst, 1852-65 -- Leaping in the dark, 1865-80 -- "Disintegration" averted?, 1880-95 -- Jubilation and recessional, 1895-1905 -- General election, 1905-06
Control code
993689313
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 601 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525557890
Lccn
bl2018004693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
Stock number
BRO-adap20180301-084
Label
Victorious century : the United Kingdom, 1800-1906, David Cannadine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-536) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Act of union, 1800-02 -- Britannia resurgent, 1802-15 -- Great power, great vicissitudes, 1815-29 -- The iconoclastic years, 1829-41 -- The "hungry" forties, 1841-48 -- Great Exhibition, half time, 1848-52 -- Equipoise and angst, 1852-65 -- Leaping in the dark, 1865-80 -- "Disintegration" averted?, 1880-95 -- Jubilation and recessional, 1895-1905 -- General election, 1905-06
Control code
993689313
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 601 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525557890
Lccn
bl2018004693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
Stock number
BRO-adap20180301-084

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