Liverpool 800: Culture, Character, History (Hardcover)

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Liverpool 800: Culture, Character, History (Hardcover)

By John Belchem (Editor)


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In anticipation of Liverpool’s eight-hundredth anniversary in 2007, Liverpool 800 is the definitive biography of this magnificent world city. The book uses the latest historical research to explore the life of Liverpool over eight centuries to the present day, and includes detailed sections on  politics, economics, and culture. Written by experts on Liverpool history, such as Donald M. MacRaild and Colin G. Pooley and incorporating exquisite color illustrations, Liverpool 800 offers an insider’s perspective on the city the European Union has named “European Capital of Culture” for 2008. 
John Belchem is professor of history at the University of Liverpool and has published widely on nineteenth-century British history.
Product Details ISBN: 9781846310348
ISBN-10: 1846310342
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2006
Pages: 532
Language: English
"Looks set to be the Christmas book bargain of the year."
— Mike Chapple

"This book mostly lives up to its extremely lofty ambitions and will long remain an essential reference tool for anyone wishing to know about Liverpool's people, trade and shipping."
— Adrian Jarvis

"These essays by a number of authorities trace the city's rise to prominence with shipping, the slave trade, and the coming of railroads, leading to the inevitable period of industrial squalor, and finally its current economic and cultural revival. . . . Richly illustrated with photographs, maps, and documents. Highly recommended."
— E. J. Jenkins

"This excellent book reminds us that there is more to Liverpool than the Beatles or such stereotypes as Koppites with dodgy perms... it is grounded in solid academic research, accessibly written and richly illustrated. Even Mancunians might like it."
-- BBC History Magazine
— BBC History Magazine

"Liverpool 800: Culture, Character & History provides a long overdue reappraisal of Liverpool's chequered history...Lavishly illustrated, this is a vibrant, stylish and witty book."
-- Times Literary Supplement
— Times Literary Supplement

"This is an altogether rich work of history… The range of sources used and the multiplicity of people and incidents discussed by Belchem and his colleagues are remarkable… Liverpool 800 sets a standard for other city centenary histories to emulate."
--Urban History
— Urban History