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This list relates to the semester Semester Two 2017-2018 which does not start until 25/01/2018
  1. General information: 1 item
    This reading list provides suggestions for introductory reading, This reading list is not exhaustive. You will be directed to specific readings for seminars throughout the course. You should make use of the variety of electronic and print resources available through the Hugh Owen Library. If you require any help in using library resources - both print and electronic - you are welcome to contact the Subject Librarian for the Department of History and Welsh History, contact details and links to useful general resources in History are provided in the below item.
  2. INTRODUCTORY WORKS 61 items
    1. Long Term Background: The peoples of the British Isles and their states before 1500 9 items
      1. Medieval frontier societies - Robert Bartlett, Angus MacKay c1989, various printings

        Book Further reading

      2. The British Isles: a history of four nations - Hugh Kearney 2006

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      3. The political development of the British Isles 1100-1400 - Robin Frame 1990 (various printings)

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      4. The British Isles 1100-1500: comparisons, contrasts and connections - J. Beverley Smith, Huw Pryce, R. R. Davies 1988

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      5. 'This royal throne of kings, this scept'red isle': the English realm and nation in the later Middle Ages - Ralph A. Griffiths, University College of Swansea 1983

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    2. National units as imagined communities 5 items
      1. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism - Benedict R. O'G. Anderson 2006

        Book Further reading

      2. Boundaries: the making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees - Peter Sahlins, NetLibrary, Inc c1989 (electronic resource)

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      3. Imagining Communities: Theatres and the English Nation in the 16th century - P. Womack

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    3. Arguments for a history of the British Isles 7 items
      1. In Praise of British History - R. R. Davies

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      2. The Concept of British History - Steven G. Ellis

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      3. National identities: the constitution of the United Kingdom - Bernard R. Crick, Colin Crouch, David Marquand 1991

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      4. Four nations or one - H. Keamey

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      5. The English and the British - B. Crick

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      6. The State of British History 12 March 1993

        Article Further reading Also include: C.Russell on 'John Bull's other nations', David Cannadine on plans for a new Penguin History of Britain and a valuable review by Anthony Fletcher on p.11 'Debating the Civil War'.

    4. Studies of Early Modern History from a 'British Isles' perspective 11 items
      1. Conquest and union: fashioning a British state, 1485-1725 - Steven G. Ellis, Sarah Barber 1995

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      2. Tudor frontiers and noble power: the making of the British state - Steven G. Ellis, NetLibrary, Inc 1995 (electronic resource)

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      3. The fashioning of Britain - John Morrill

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      4. Religion, culture and society in early modern Britain: essays in honour of Patrick Collinson - Patrick Collinson, Anthony Fletcher, Peter Roberts 2006

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      5. Comparable histories? Tudor reform in Wales and Ireland - Ciaran Brady

        Chapter Further reading

      6. Anglo-Scottish Protestant Culture and Integration in 16th-century Britain - Jane Dawson

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    5. A Case of 'Colonies' on both sides of the Atlantic? 9 items
      1. The westward enterprise: English activities in Ireland, the Atlantic and America, 1480-1650 - Kenneth R. Andrews, Nicholas P. Canny, P. E. H. Hair, David B. Quinn 1979

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      2. Kingdom and colony: Ireland in the Atlantic world, 1560-1800 - Nicholas P. Canny 1988

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      3. The Elizabethan conquest of Ireland: a pattern established, 1565-76 - Nicholas P. Canny 1976

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      4. Reviews of Canny, Kingdom or Colony - Hiram Morgan 1991

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    6. The British Isles as a part of mainland Europe 20 items
      1. A Europe of Composite Monarchies - J. H. Elliott 1992

        Article Further reading

      2. The European dynastic states, 1494-1660 - Richard Bonney 1991 (various printings)

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      3. Seventeenth-century Europe - D. H. Pennington 1970 (various printings)

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      4. Europe in crisis, 1598-1648 - Geoffrey Parker 1979

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      5. The iron century: social change in Europe, 1550-1660 - Henry Kamen 1971

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      6. European society 1500-1700 - Henry Kamen 1992

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      7. The age of expansion: Europe and the world 1559-1660 - H. R. Trevor-Roper 1968

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      8. From Counter-Reformation to Glorious Revolution - H. R. Trevor-Roper 1992

        Book Further reading See review in T.L.S 5/6/92

      9. Lineages of the absolutist state - Perry Anderson 1979

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      10. The Formation of national States in Western Europe - Charles Tilly, Gabriel Ardant 1975, c1974

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      11. State and society in Europe, 1550-1650 - V. G. Kiernan 1980

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      12. The civilizing process: Vol.2: State formation and civilization - Norbert Elias 1982

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      13. Boundaries: the making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees - Peter Sahlins, NetLibrary, Inc c1989 (electronic resource)

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      14. State and Nation in Western Europe - V. G. Kiernan 1965

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      15. Scots in Denmark in the 16th century - T. L. Christenson 1970

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      16. The rise of a fiscal state in England, 1485-1815 - P. O'Brien, P. A. Hunt 1993

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