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    A. L. Morton(Author)

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A complete social and political history of England. Originally published in 1938. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.Contents Include Tribes and Legions The Growth of Feudalism Feudal England, The Decline of Feudalism The End of the Middle Ages The New Monarchy and the Bourgeoisie Origin of the English Revolution The English Revolution Commonwealth and Compromise Whig England The Industrial Revolution The Triumph of Industrial Capitalism Liberal Ascendancy The Organisation of the Working Class Colonial Expansion Origins of the World War World War World Crisis Note about Books Index.
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  • PDF | 548 pages
  • A. L. Morton(Author)
  • Obscure Press (1 Jan. 2006)
  • English
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  • By Nomaad on 12 August 2015

    Best history of Britain, capitalism and the modern world up to decolonization.

  • By Graham Hale on 26 February 2014

    A summary history of England written in a very readable style. Although written in 1938 the chapters up to the twentieth century don't come across as dated in any way. Morton's Marxist perspective gives the narrative a purpose that is lacking in supposedly less ideological accounts. He explains the events in terms of their economic background, especially the ownership of land and property by different sections of society and the changing means and ownership of production. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs to understand English history as a rationally explained whole, rather than a list of "great men" and battles. Its a concise and readable account and should make a good frame of reference for anyone studying a particular period in more detail.

  • By Clifton on 24 December 2012

    Very good background history book with a "people" slant that acts as a great basis for later more detailed histories.

  • By Announciata on 1 December 2014

    Arrived in very good condition as promised.


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