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English Social History - A Survey of Six Centuries - Chaucer to Queen Victoria

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 648 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Ghose Press (first published January 1st 1942)
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Daniel
Jun 16, 2012 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“The victory of freedom and love has behind in a long roll of unknown warriors and martyrs.” G.M. Travelyan

This book has revolutionized my outlook on history in many ways, most importantly I no longer see it has something which occurred in the far distant depths of time but as something which is very linear indeed. I now agree with the author when he stated; “It is fascinating that people today think their behaviour is modern.” History always overlaps in to the present, it was somethin
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Originally published on my blog here in December 2000.

Trevelyan's best known work is a pioneering classic, and in many respects remains a great achievement. It covers the period from the early fourteenth century to the end of the nineteenth, and is one of the very first attempts to describe everyday life in England between these dates. It is not entirely consistent in approach, but in the main it centres around certain individuals whose writing is important in understanding their times: Chaucer,
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Nov 27, 2014 K. Hari Kumar rated it really liked it
Much of his political ideologies are reflected in this piece of English History. Well written and the narration has a flow till the end, as if it is a fictional story. Somehow, while reading the pages penned by Trevelyan... I felt that our social history (Indian) is very much similar to the English, except that the 'reformation' happened at a later period in our society.
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Oct 13, 2010 Lauren Albert rated it it was amazing
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A beautiful example of popular history--well-written, smart and even-handed. It surprisingly hardly feels dated. It's funny to see things from Trevelyan's perspective writing as he was in 1939 before the start of the war and publishing it after. Highly recommended.
Giovanna
Sep 07, 2012 Giovanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Libro molto interessante.Piacevolmente scorrevole e ricco di spunti per ulteriori approfondimenti.Consigliato a chiunque abbia voglia di conoscere.
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George Macaulay Trevelyan, OM, CBE, FRS, FBA, was an English historian. Trevelyan was the third son of Sir George Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet, and great-nephew of Thomas Babington Macaulay, whose staunch liberal Whig principles he espoused in accessible works of literate narrative avoiding a consciously dispassionate analysis, that became old-fashioned during his long and productive career. Contemporar ...more
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