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Briggs, Asa 1921-

Overview
Works: 582 works in 2,368 publications in 11 languages and 37,470 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Commentator, Publishing director, Compiler, Redactor, Director
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 )

86 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 2,879 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 )

119 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the achievements and ideas of the critics, chroniclers, and reformers responsible for molding the character of Victorian England
A social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the Internet by Asa Briggs( Book )

94 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,039 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
Victorian cities by Asa Briggs( Book )

96 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteenth century; the contradictions of progress by Asa Briggs( Book )

43 editions published between 1085 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of improvement, 1783-1867 by Asa Briggs( Book )

122 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Age of Improvement has long established itself as a classic of modern historical writing. Widely read and quoted it has had a unique influence on teaching and research. This second edition draws on the great volume of new research - produced by Lord Briggs amongst others, since its original publication. The book stresses both the underlying unity and the rich variety of the age, and raises fundamental issues about a period of crucial change in British history - industrialisation, war, constitutional change and the attitudes of politicians towards it, political development, and, n
Victorian things by Asa Briggs( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,195 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 )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

47 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chartist studies by Asa Briggs( Book )

54 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of steam : an illustrated history of the world's steam age by Asa Briggs( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of broadcasting in the United Kingdom by Asa Briggs( Book )

39 editions published between 1954 and 1995 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a five-volume history of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, this title covers early amateur experiments in wireless telephony in America and in England, the pioneer days at Writtle in Essex and elsewhere, and the coming of organized broadcasting and its rapid growth during the first four years of the BBC's existence as a private Company
A Dictionary of twentieth-century world biography by Asa Ed Briggs( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 763 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 )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 718 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
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 Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of improvement by Asa Briggs( Book )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The BBC : the first fifty years by Asa Briggs( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected essays of Asa Briggs by Asa Briggs( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in the twentieth century( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 205 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."--BOOK JACKET
 
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The history of broadcasting in the United Kingdom
Alternative Names
Asa Briggs britischer Historiker und Life Peer

Asa Briggs historien britannique spcialiste de l'poque victorienne

Briggs.

Briggs 1921- Baron

Briggs, A.

Briggs, A. 1921-

Briggs, A. (Asa), 1921-

Briggs, Baron, 1921-

Briggs of Lewes, Asa 1921-

Lewes, Asa Briggs of 1921-

Бриггс, Эйза 1921-

آسا بريغز، 1921-

بريجز، آسا، 1921-

ブリッグス, A

ブリッグス, アサ

ブリッグズ, エイザ

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Victorian people; a reassessment of persons and themes, 1851-67A social history of the media : from Gutenberg to the InternetVictorian citiesThe age of improvement, 1783-1867Victorian thingsThe history of broadcasting in the United KingdomA Dictionary of twentieth-century world biographyFins de siècle : how centuries end, 1400-2000