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    Leisure and recreation

    Trentmann, Frank (2003) Leisure and recreation. In: Loades, D. (ed.) Reader’s Guide to British History. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 798-802. ISBN 9781579582427.

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    Book synopsis: The Reader's Guide to British History is the essential source to secondary material on British history. This resource contains over 1,000 A-Z entries on the history of Britain, from ancient and Roman Britain to the present day. Each entry lists 6-12 of the best-known books on the subject, then discusses those works in an essay of 800 to 1,000 words prepared by an expert in the field. The essays provide advice on the range and depth of coverage as well as the emphasis and point of view espoused in each publication. This Guide includes entries on: Famous figures in British history including politicians, explorers, religious personages, scientists, royalty, aristocracy, and reformers Industries such as book production, steel, farming, film, electricity, and the railways Organizations such as the Labour Party, National Health Service, Royal Society of London, trade unions, and the Conservative Party Important events including the Battle of Hastings, the Hundred Years' War, the loss of the American Colonies, the Protestant Revolution, the Great Irish Famine, and the twentieth-century women's movements History of cities such as Edinburgh, Leeds, Glasgow, London, Norwich, and Manchester This valuable resource contains cross-references, an alphabetic as well as a thematic list of entries, and a booklist index that lists the works discussed within the Guide in addition to a general index. The Reader's Guide to British History is a key source for researchers needing the most important scholarship on all matters relating to British history. Teachers, students, and librarians will find this to be an invaluable starting point to guide their research in the right direction.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 12:50
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:32


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