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An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire

An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire

  • Author: Kate Tiller,Giles Darkes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780902509634
  • Category: Oxfordshire (England)
  • Page: 192
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A History of the British Isles

A History of the British Isles

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137040378
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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Jeremy Black's vigorous and fascinating study tells the story of a group of islands, their peoples, and their remarkable impact on the rest of the world. From the earliest pre-history right up to the present day, this stirring account describes the astonishingly varied stages through which the British Isles have passed to achieve their current identity. Unlike most other texts, 'A History of the British Isles' is not just a history of England. Proper weight is given to all four, often fractious, components of the British Isles – England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - providing the reader with an admirably balanced and absorbing narrative of an extraordinary shared past. Thoroughly revised and up-to-date, this timely third edition now contains fresh insights and incorporates more material on social and cultural history.

Atlas of World History

Atlas of World History

  • Author: Patrick Karl O'Brien
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 019521921X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 312
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Maps follow the march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century.

The Historical Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland 1875-1900

The Historical Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland 1875-1900

  • Author: Simon Holloway
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408128667
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 450
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The landscape of Britain has been irreversibly changed over the last century. Modern agriculture, urban expansion, industry and transport have all left their mark, altering the face of the countryside forever. Shifting with the changing scene, the fortunes of Britain and Ireland's bird populations have fluctuated dramatically over the years. As current farming practices have evolved, the natural habitats and breeding patterns of many species have been disrupted. Urban and industrial growth has brought with it the pressures of new land use, pesticides, pollution and human interference. The activities of sportsmen, collectors and farmers have also taken their toll over the years. The new Poyser title The Historical Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland 1875-1900 is a fascinating book resulting form years of meticulous research by the author, Simon Holloway, who provides an absorbing account of the distribution changes of Britain and Ireland's birds over the last quarter of a century. Large colour distribution maps and their accompanying text paint a species-by-species picture of a period which completely transformed the landscape of this country. It is, says Natural World magazine, "a classic case of 'why did no one write this book before?'...The experienced birder, using a knowledge of species requirements, can only marvel at what the long-vanished landscapes were then like." Birdwatch praises Simon Holloway's achievement, saying: "This book brings together so much information from disparate sources, and its status maps present such a clear picture of our late Victorian avifauna, that it should take its place beside the BTO atlases on the bookshelf." While Birdwatching adds: "If you are interested in the historical side of birds and their populations this book will be an endless source of fascination." As with all Poyser publications, the attention to detail, the lovingly produced illustrations and the sheer breadth of knowledge demonstrated by the autho

Transforming Townscapes

Transforming Townscapes

From Burh to Borough: the Archaeology of Wallingford, AD 800-1400

  • Author: Neil Christie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351191411
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 507
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"This monograph details the results of a major archaeological project based on and around the historic town of Wallingford in south Oxfordshire. Founded in the late Saxon period as a key defensive and administrative focus next to the Thames, the settlement also contained a substantial royal castle established shortly after the Norman Conquest. The volume traces the pre-town archaeology of Wallingford and then analyses the town's physical and social evolution, assessing defences, churches, housing, markets, material culture, coinage, communications and hinterland. Core questions running through the volume relate to the roles of the River Thames and of royal power in shaping Wallingford's fortunes and identity and in explaining the town's severe and early decline."

The University of Oxford

The University of Oxford

A New History

  • Author: G.R. Evans
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857730258
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 376
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A generation or so ago, the Inklings - C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams - met regularly in an Oxford pub to encourage one another in the writing of fictions set in fantasy worlds... Philip Pullman's Gyptians live on an Oxford canal and it is from Oxford that his characters gain entry to another world... It is true that Oxford is a world to itself, a village where everyone stops in the Broad or the High to exchange local gossip... The visitor walking among the golden colleges may still see students setting off for examinations dressed in black and white... But encounters in the street are as likely to grapplings with politics (local, national and international) as exchanges about a point of scholarly detail... The 'reality' of Oxford is that it is not at all a land of faery.'

Historical Atlas of Britain

Historical Atlas of Britain

The End of the Middle Ages to the Georgian Era

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 204
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This illustrated volume traces the social and cultural history of Britain from the early 15th to the late 18th century. The maps and photographs focus on archaeological and historical sites held by the British National Trust and the book develops themes including wealth and status, agriculture and rural society, town and industry, population and the family, religion and education, and also spotlights particular events such as the Wars of the Roses, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Great Plague and Jacobitism. A full list of National Trust sites is provided to encourage readers to visit these and other properties where visual remains consolidate the investigations in the atlas itself.

The Juvenile Companion to the Atlas. With Some Historical Notices. By B. C. W.

The Juvenile Companion to the Atlas. With Some Historical Notices. By B. C. W.

  • Author: B. C. W.
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Atlas of British Social and Economic History Since c.1700

Atlas of British Social and Economic History Since c.1700

  • Author: Mr Rex Pope,Rex Pope
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134934963
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Linda Johnsen
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101052570
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 432
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A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more. ? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide ? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today ? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga ? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation