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A History of Britain, Vol 1: At the Edge of the World: 3000BC-AD1603

A History of Britain, Vol 1: At the Edge of the World: 3000BC-AD1603

Simon Schama

'History clings tight but it also kicks loose,' writes Simon Schama at the outset of At the Edge of the World?, the first book in his three-volume journey into Britain's past. And change - sometimes gentle and subtle, sometimes shocking and violent - is the dynamic of Schama's unapologetically personal and grippingly written history.
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'History clings tight but it also kicks loose,' writes Simon Schama at the outset of At the Edge of the World?, the first book in his three-volume journey into Britain's past. And change - sometimes gentle and subtle, sometimes shocking and violent - is the dynamic of Schama's unapologetically personal and grippingly written history. At its heart lie questions of compelling importance for Britain's future as well as its past: what makes or breaks a nation? To whom do we give our allegiance and why? And where do the boundaries of our community lie - in our hearth and home, our village or city, tribe or faith? What is Britain - one country or many? Has British history unfolded 'at the edge of the world' or right at the heart of it?Schama delivers these themes in a form that is at once traditional and excitingly fresh. The great and the wicked are here - Becket and Thomas Cromwell, Robert the Bruce and Anne Boleyn - but so are countless more ordinary lives, depicted in Schama's brilliant portrait of the life of the British people.

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Title - A History of Britain, Vol 1: At the Edge of the World: 3000BC-AD1603

Edition -

Author - Simon Schama

ISBN 13 - 9780563384977

Imprint - BBC Books

Publisher - Ebury Publishing

Date Published - 05/10/2000

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No. of pages -

Binding Type - Hardback

Dimensions - 197 x 253 x 30mm

Weight - 1290 g

Languages - English