Atlantic Archipelago. A Political History of the British Isles

Author: Tompson, Richard
Year:1996
Pages:433
ISBN:0-88946-455-3
978-0-88946-455-1
Price:299.95
Presents a comprehensive political history of what are usually known as the British Isles without taking an Anglocentric point of view.

Reviews

". . . has drawn upon the ample secondary literature to provide a narrative which moves from the earliest record of man on these islands to the late twentieth century. . . . constantly brings into view developments in different parts of the British Isles and thus reminds us of his central theme. . . . [T]he author is to be applauded for helping us to escape from the Anglocentric historiographical tradition which he describes in his appendix." The English Historical Review

". . . gives readers more than an integrated view of the historical development of the various peoples inhabiting the `Atlantic Archipelago' . . . offers a thesis that ignores the dominance of a single `English' theme in British history." - Choice