The Discovery of Islands
By (author) J. G. A. Pocock
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Discovery of Islands by J. G. A. Pocock
Book DescriptionThe Discovery of Islands consists of a series of linked essays in British history, written by one of the world's leading historians of political thought and published over the past three decades. Its purpose is to present British history as that of several nations interacting with - and sometimes seceding from - an imperial state. The commentary presents this history as that of an archipelago, expanding across oceans to the Antipodes. Both New Zealand history and the author's New Zealand heritage inform this vision, presenting British history as oceanic and global, complementing (and occasionally criticising) the presentation of that history as European. Professor Pocock's interpretation of British history has been hugely influential in recent years, making The Discovery of Islands a resource of immense value for historians of Britain and the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521616454
(228mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. G. A. Pocock
Barbarism and Religion: Volume 5, Religion: The First Triumph, Paperback (June 2015)
This volume in John Pocock's acclaimed sequence on Barbarism and Religion examines Gibbon's controversial treatment of the early Christian church.
Barbarism and Religion: Volume 6, Hardback (May 2015)
Sixth and final volume in an acclaimed series situating Edward Gibbon in a series of contexts in eighteenth-century European history.
Political Thought and History, Hardback (February 2009)» View all books by J. G. A. Pocock
Selected essays of arguably the greatest and most influential historian of ideas of modern times.
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Author Biography - J. G. A. Pocock
J. G. A.Pocock is Harry C. Black Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, and one of the leading historians of ideas in the world.
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