|Series||Catalogue -- 63|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||67 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||67|
Here is Edward Rutherfurd's classic novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning 2, years. He brings this vibrant city's long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the 20th century/5. London: A History in Maps () by Peter Barber charts the city’s transformation from its Londinium days to the Olympiad of five years ago, by means of maps culled from the British Library’s rich. Although excavations west of London have revealed the remains of circular huts dating from before bc, the history of the city begins effectively with the Romans. Beginning their occupation of Britain under Emperor Claudius in ad 43, the Roman armies soon gained control of much of the southeast of Britain. The book appears originally to have been written for boys, and, indeed, the chapters are called "Lessons". However, it is a very readable history and provides a fascinating insight into both Author: Audio Books.
1. London: The Biography, Peter Ackroyd (40 nominations). The clear winner, Ackroyd's magnum opus remains the standard by which all . Synopsis Stephen Inwood has written a compelling and comprehensive history of this incredibly unique and complicated city, from the fires and plundering of latterday Londinium to the frenetic art, music and politics of London's last 30 years. This is the updated paperback edition/5(32). According to Historia Regum Britanniae, by Geoffrey of Monmouth, London was founded by Brutus of Troy about – B.C.E. after he defeated the native giant Gogmagog; the settlement was known as Caer Troia, Troia Nova (Latin for New Troy), which, according to a pseudo-etymology, was corrupted to . The history of the book is a subject that encompasses the history of literate culture as a whole. Its focus includes not only books, but also newspapers, magazines, chapbooks, and ephemera. The book is a material object. One way to study it, therefore, is to study its physical attributes.
The authors of the bestselling The Colour of Time, return with this stunning, harrowing portrayal of the conflicts that ravaged the world between and Covering the destruction of the two World Wars, as well as a range of national and colonial entanglements, The World Aflame is a heart-breaking visual rendition of the war-torn decades that defined the 20th century, brought to life by. Monica Ali's Booker shortlisted debut takes its name and setting from the street at the centre of East London's Bangladeshi community, as year old Nazneen moves to London from Bangladesh to. The Life in the UK handbook boasts that Britain ‘became the largest empire the world has ever seen’ with railways ‘built throughout’, producing ‘more than half of the world’s iron, coal and cotton cloth’ (nothing on who provided the labour and who died doing so, or where the cotton came from) while reformers ‘led movements to improve conditions of life for the poor’. Study for an MA or an MRes in the History of the Book at the University of London to explore the making, manufacturing, distribution and reading of books throughout history - taught by internationally-renowned tutors and world-class museums, libraries and museums.