- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Boydell Press (November 19, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1843835037
- ISBN-13: 978-1843835035
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,975,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Short History of Parliament: England, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scotland
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A well-organized, professionally produced, and highly informative work. (It) will be a valuable point of reference for those working on the British parliament in any period. JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY The essays assembled here are a rich source of anecdote and oddity. They also set out, clearly and concisely, the institutional framework and the general ground rules under which the Westminster Parliament as well as various other British parliaments have operated. (...) Most of the contributors rise to heights of excellence, supplying the very best summaries of their field. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT A scholarly and very informative history, A Short History of Parliament is a top and must have (addition) to any college history collection. BOOKWATCH
About the Author
Clyve Jones is an honorary fellow of the Institute of Historical Research. He has been editor of the journal Parliamentary History since 1986. Previously he was reader in modern history in the University of London and collection development librarian in the Institute of Historical Research. He has published extensively on the history of the House of Lords and of the peerage in the early eighteenth century. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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You're not going to find in depth analysis here, but this is a great place to start. I wish all of my undergraduate history texts had been this entertaining to read. It almost makes me want to back to school again.
Almost. Not quite.