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England England

Author : Julian Barnes
ISBN : 9780307367556
Genre : Fiction
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Grotesque visionary Sir Jack Pitman has an idea. Since most people are too lazy to travel from landmark to landmark, why not simplify things and create a new England on the Isle of Wight? Unfortunately, his idea is a huge success, and the resulting theme park threatens to supersede the original. Called England, England, it has all the elements of "Old England" in one convenient location. Wander into the new Sherwood Forest and you may spot Robin Hood and his now sexually ambiguous Merrie Men. Or take a stroll to see Stonehenge and Anne Hathaway's Cottage, enjoy a ploughman's lunch atop the White Cliffs of Dover, then pop over to see the Royals, now on contract to Sir Jack, in their scaled-down version of Buckingham Palace. Every detail has been considered: even the postcards come pre-stamped! Julian Barnes' first novel in six years is a ferociously funny examination of the search for authenticity and truth in a fabricated world. From the Hardcover edition.

England

Author : Erinn Banting
ISBN : 0778793214
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the geography, climate, history, cities, agriculture, transportation, business and trade, and wildlife of England.

England

Author : Graham Faiella
ISBN : 1404229116
Genre : History
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An overview of the history and culture of England and its people including the geography, myths, arts, daily life, education, religion, and government, with illustrations from primary source documents.

The Expansion Of England

Author : Bill Schwarz
ISBN : 0415060265
Genre : History
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This book presents an historical study of race and ethnicity. It provides an account, both theoretical and applied, of the combination of sexual, racial and ethnic identities underpinning & shaping the experiences of men and women in the 19th century.

The Medieval Castle In England And Wales

Author : Norman J. G. Pounds
ISBN : 0521458285
Genre : History
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This original and pioneering book examines the role of the castle in the Norman conquest of England and in the subsequent administration of the country. The castle is seen primarily as an instrument of peaceful administration which rarely had a garrison and was more often where the sheriff kept his files and employed his secretariat. In most cases the military significance of the castle was minimal, and only a very few ever saw military action. For the first time, the medieval castle in England is seen in a new light which will attract the general reader of history and archaeology as much as the specialist in economic and social history.

England And The Baltic In The Elizabethan Era

Author : Henryk Zins
ISBN : 0874711177
Genre : Baltic Coast
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The Agrarian History Of England And Wales

Author : Edward Miller
ISBN : 0521200741
Genre : Business & Economics
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The third volume of The Agrarian History of England and Wales, dealing with the last century and a half of the middle ages, follows the general pattern of the second volume which described the generations of agricultural expansion between the time of Domesday and of the Black Death. The third volume, however, concerns itself with the new demographic and economic circumstances created in large measure by endemic plague, and how these circumstances influenced patterns of settlement in the countryside, farming practices and the structure of rural society, both at the level of landlords and in the villages. An attempt is made to distinguish the special influence of general circumstances in the different regions of late medieval England and Wales. The volume includes a study of the marketing of agricultural produce in the period 1200-1500, detailed analyses of the movements of prices and wages in the countryside, a review of peasant rebellions and discontent centered on the revolts of 1381, and a chapter devoted to rural building in England and Wales.

The Description Of England

Author : William Harrison
ISBN : 0486282759
Genre : History
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Presents a portrait of daily life in Tudor England, including food and diet, laws, clothing, punishments for criminals, languages, lodging, and the appearance of the people.

The Rural Economy Of England

Author : Joan Thirsk
ISBN : 9780826444424
Genre : History
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No one has done more to emphasise the significance of the land in early modern England that Joan Thirsk, whose writings are both an important contribution to its history and point the way for future research. The subjects of this collection include the origin and nature of the common fields, Tudor enclosures, the Commonwealth confiscation of Royalist land and its subsequent return after the Restoration, inheritance customs, and the role of industries in the rural economy, among them stocking knitting.

A Relation Or Rather A True Account Of The Island Of England

Author : Charlotte Augusta Sneyd
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033582896
Genre : England
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