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Briggs, Asa 1921-2016

Overview
Works: 658 works in 2,824 publications in 7 languages and 39,171 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Contributor, Commentator, Redactor, Director, Honoree, Restager
Classifications: DA560, 941
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Asa Briggs
A social history of England by Asa Briggs( Book )

103 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the course of English social history from earliest times through the Roman and Norman invasions as well as the centuries of expansion and growth as world power
Victorian people; a reassessment of persons and themes, 1851-67 by Asa Briggs( Book )

142 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion vol. to the author's Victorian cities
Victorian cities by Asa Briggs( Book )

112 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of improvement by Asa Briggs( Book )

148 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book stresses both the underlying unity and the rich variety of the age. The author discusses perceptions of, and reactions to, changing circumstances, the influence of religion and science on national life, and changing styles in art and literature." "The fundamental issues raised in the book relate to a period of crucial change in British history - industrialisation, war, constitutional change and the attitudes of politicians towards it, political development, and, not least, society and culture."--BOOK JACKET
A social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the Internet by Asa Briggs( Book )

62 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new and revised edition, Asa Briggs and Peter Burke have updated their classic study to cover the media developments of the early twenty-first century. In addition to the historical material exploring the continuing importance of oral and manuscript communication, the rise of print and the relationship between physical transportation and social communication, a new chapter on multimedia extends the far-reaching scope of this book. New media technologies are treated in depth throughout the latter sections and the book concludes with an account of the convergences associated with digital communication technology, the rise of the Internet and the phenomenon of globalization." "Avoiding technological determinism and rejecting assumptions of straightforward evolutionary progress, this book brings out the rich and varied histories of communication media. It will be an ideal text for students in history, media and cultural studies and journalism, but it will also appeal to a wide general readership. It has already been translated into more than ten languages."--Jacket
The nineteenth century; the contradictions of progress by Asa Briggs( Book )

49 editions published between 1085 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in labour history, 1886-1923 by Asa Briggs( Book )

82 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian things by Asa Briggs( Book )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Asa Briggs examines a wide range of Victorian objects and the way in which they express and reflect the preoccupations of Victorian society. He includes information on museums and exhibitions, commemorative artefacts, home furnishings and decoration, hats and other headgear, coal, matches, stamps, telephones and typewriters, spectacles and cameras. A whole world is recaptured for the modern reader, with surprising, delightful, amusing and amazing objects paraded throughout this book."--Jacket
Iron Bridge to Crystal Palace : impact and images of the Industrial Revolution by Asa Briggs( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chartist studies by Asa Briggs( Book )

50 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Europe, 1789-present by Asa Briggs( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern Europe 1789-Present is an innovative history. As the narrative of big events that have shaped the Europe of today is clearly unfolded, Modern Europe also reaches deep beneath the political surface to examine how European society and culture have influenced, or been influenced by, these developments. It traces the emergence, from the French Revolution onwards, of a distinctive sense of Europe and Europeanness. At the same time it explores the growth and impact of the new phenomenon of the nation state - one of the nineteenth-century Europe's most powerful legacies to our own time."--Jacket
The history of broadcasting in the United Kingdom by Asa Briggs( Book )

50 editions published between 1954 and 1995 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a five-volume history of the rise and development of broadcasting in the United Kingdom
The power of steam : an illustrated history of the world's steam age by Asa Briggs( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dictionary of twentieth-century world biography by Asa Briggs( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover and spine title: A Dictionary of 20th century world biography. Provides biographies of 1,750 men and women in the 20th century from around the world
Fins de siècle : how centuries end, 1400-2000 by Asa Briggs( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As we approach the new millennium, we find ourselves reassessing the past and looking forward to a new future. Has the prospect of a new century always provided a 'sense of an ending'? In this timely and stimulating book, experts on each century since the fourteenth explore the characteristics of history's final decades and find that a consciousness of time has indeed influenced the way people perceive their place in the past. The writers - Paul Strohm on the 1390s (when signs of a new time consciousness first emerged), Malcolm Vale on the 1490s, Ian Archer on the 1590s, Peter Earle on the 1690s, Roy Porter on the 1790s and Asa Briggs on the 1890s and 1990s - discuss what is common and what is distinctive to each period. Investigating cultural and intellectual attitudes, economic and technological developments, and artistic, scientific and political change, they capture the atmosphere of each end of century. As well as the great watersheds of history, the authors explore the daily lives of ordinary citizens, recounting personal histories and subtle shifts in diet, fashion and design, sex and gender roles, relations between rich and poor and the emergence of language. Illustrations from both high and popular art provide arresting images of the cultural and social fabric of each community
Essays in the history of publishing in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the House of Longman, 1724-1974( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings and designs. Edited with an introd. by Asa Briggs by William Morris( Book )

46 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in the twentieth century by Alan Isaacs( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Albert Einstein to the Marx Brothers, this authoritative reference book provides 2,000 biographies of men and women from different countries and cultures who have contributed to the thought as well as the action of the twentieth century. For anyone seeking clear and accurate information on the leading figures of this century, it is an essential work of reference." "Features: biographies of 2,000 famous men and women of this century; leading figures from politics, religion, science, literature, medicine, cinema, sport, and many other fields of human activity; worldwide coverage, spanning all countries and cultures; and up-to-date and authoritative entries written in a clear and accessible style."--Jacket
The BBC : the first fifty years by Asa Briggs( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of modern England, 1783-1867 : the age of improvement by Asa Briggs( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and French and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The age of improvement
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Victorian people; a reassessment of persons and themes, 1851-67Victorian citiesThe age of improvementA social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the InternetVictorian thingsModern Europe, 1789-presentThe history of broadcasting in the United KingdomA Dictionary of twentieth-century world biography
Alternative Names
Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs angol történész

Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs Brits mediahistoricus

Asa Briggs britischer Historiker und Life Peer

Asa Briggs Brits mediahistoricus

Asa Briggs English historian

Asa Briggs historien britannique spécialiste de l'époque victorienne

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Briggs, A. 1921-2016

Briggs, A. (Asa), 1921-

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Briggs, Lord, 1921-2016

Briggs of Lewes, Asa 1921-2016

Briggs of Lewes, Baron, 1921-2016

Briggs of Lewes, Lord, 1921-2016

Lewes, Asa Briggs of 1921-2016

Бриггс, Эйза 1921-

Эйза Бриггс

آسا بريغز، 1921-

بريجز، آسا، 1921-

エイザ・ブリッグズ

ブリッグス, A.

ブリッグス, アサ

ブリッグズ, エイザ

Languages
English (1,034)

Spanish (10)

French (2)

Italian (2)

Russian (2)

German (1)

Dutch (1)