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Morris, Jan 1926-

Works: 306 works in 1,780 publications in 11 languages and 45,425 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Guidebooks  Anecdotes  Personal narratives  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Illustrator, Narrator, win, Performer, Collector, Creator
Classifications: DA16, B
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Pax Britannica : the climax of an empire by Jan Morris( Book )

68 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second volume of the series depicting the rise and decline of the British Empire. Here Morris describes the Empire at its moment of climax at the diamond jubilee of 1897
Heaven's command; an imperial progress by Jan Morris( Book )

52 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicting the rise and decline of the British Empire, this text tells the story from Queen Victoria's accession in 1837 to her diamond jubilee in 1897
Farewell the trumpets : an imperial retreat by Jan Morris( Book )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Helen and Kurt Wolff book " The 3d volume of the author's trilogy; the 1st of which is Heaven's command; 2d, Pax Britannica Includes index Campion Collection
The road to Huddersfield: a journey to five continents by Jan Morris( Book )

10 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford book of Oxford by Jan Morris( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this anthology Jan Morris traces the history of the University from its foundation in the Middle Ages through to the twentieth century, combining extracts from contemporary observers with her own commentary." "The reader is invited to view the development of the college system, the creation of the Bodleian, and Magdalen's defiance of James II. The life and times of Oxford are exalted or derided by writers ranging from the antiquarian Anthony Wood to Evelyn Waugh, Dr Johnson and Mr Gladstone, Hilaire Belloc and Thomas Hardy. Unworldly scholars and eccentric dons walk the pages, accompanied by the great characters of Oxford such as Benjamin Jowett, Sir Maurice Bowra, and William Spooner."--Jacket
The matter of Wales : epic views of a small country by Jan Morris( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel through Wales and epic view of a small country
Oxford by Jan Morris( Book )

51 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed description of the historical background, customs and antiquities of Oxford, England and its famed University
Spain by Jan Morris( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain is one of the absolutes. Nothing is more compelling than the drama, at once dark and dazzling, of that theatre over the hills - the vast splendour of the Spanish landscape, the intensity of Spain's pride and misery, the adventurous glory of a history that set its seal upon half the world. Passionate, evocative and beautifully written, Spain is a companion to the country: its people, its history, and its character. First published in 1964 and no less compelling today, Jan Morris's classic work is back in print, bringing Spain, its glory and its tragedy, vividly to life
The Venetian Empire : a sea voyage by Jan Morris( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Venice by Jan Morris( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spectacle of empire : style, effect and the Pax Britannica by Jan Morris( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan '45 by Jan Morris( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1945, New York City stood at the pinnacle of its cultural and economic power. Never again would the city possess the unique mixture of innocence and sophistication, romance and formality, generosity and confidence that characterized it in this moment of triumph. In Manhattan '45, acclaimed travel writer and historian Jan Morris evokes the city in all its romantic grandeur. From its beguilingly idiosyncratic architectural style to its unmistakable slang, postwar New York springs to life through Morris's brisk, affectionate prose. Morris visits Wall Street, Harlem, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side. She rides the trollies, the El, the Hudson River ferries, and the Twentieth Century Limited. She dines at Schrafft's and Le Pavillon, drinks ale at McSorley's Saloon, sips Manhattans at the Manhattan Club, and spots celebrities at El Morocco. She meets Fiorello La Guardia, Robert Moses, Leo Durocher, I. B. Singer, and Dizzy Gillespie. She tours the tenements of Hell's Kitchen and the Gashouse district, as well as the Foundling Hospital, where the crushing realities of poverty belie the unchallenged exuberance of the age. Taking into account both Social Register and slum, Manhattan '45 celebrates New York's Golden Age as a time when, for one unrepeatable moment in history, anything seemed possible."--BOOK JACKET
The stones of Venice by John Ruskin( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stones of empire : the buildings of the Raj by Jan Morris( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the whole range of British constructions in India. The text and photographs illustrate these buildings not simply as physical objects, but as reflections of an empire's mingled emotions and changing history
Sydney by Jan Morris( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built upon a penal colony, Sydney is a city that bears the mark of its hard-knocks history. This author weaves that past into the present, finding ghosts of the city's rebellious founders in the vibrancy and puck of today's populace. The result is an intimate portrait of the city that forms the spiritual heart of Australia
The presence of Spain by Jan Morris( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive essays and photographs of Spain's history and national life: its castles, Catholic cathedrals and monasteries, Moslem mosques, and images of its people
The Hashemite kings by Jan Morris( Book )

29 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hashemites are the oldest, proudest, most romantic and most tragic family of Greater Arabia. When the Arabs revolted against their Ottoman overlords, Hashemite fortunes became inseparably linked with those of Britain. The Hashemite Kings traces the strange history of this relationship, from its beginnings in the conspiracy and desert warfare, through the great days of the Hashemite Kingdoms to the assassinations and horrors of Baghdad in 1958. This dramatic story is shaped by the conflicting forces and ideas that govern the politics and passions of the Middle East. Colourful figures move through it - T.E. Lawrence, Ibn Suad, Glubb Pasha, Nasser - but the narrative is dominated by the Hashemite Kings themselves and told with Jan Morris's customary verve, panache and intelligence."--Publisher's description
Sultan in Oman by Jan Morris( Book )

43 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1955 the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, southeast of Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Sea, was a truly medieval Islamic State, shuttered against all progress under the aegis of its traditionalist and autocratic ruler. But it was also nearly the end of an imperial line, for in those days the British Government was still powerful in Arabia. Rumors of subversion and the intrigues of foreign powers mingled with the unsettling smell of oil to propel the sultan on a royal progress across the desert hinterland. It was an historic journey--the first crossing of the Omani desert by motorcar. Jan Morris accompanied His Highness as a professional observer, and was inspired by the experience to write her major work of imperial history, The Pax Britannica Trilogy
Coast to coast : a journey across 1950s America by Jan Morris( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 1962 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong Kong : epilogue to an empire by Jan Morris( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining firsthand reportage with exemplary research, Morris takes us from Hong Kong's clamorous back alleys to the luxurious Happy Valley racecourse, where taipans place their bets between sips of champagne and bird's nest soup. Morris chronicles the exploits of opium traders and pirates, colonists and financiers, and shows how their descendants view the prospect of reunification with the Chinese mainland. What emerges is an epic tableau, vastly informed and pungently evocative
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The Oxford book of Oxford
Alternative Names
Jan Morris Brits historica

Jan Morris historiadora británica

Jan Morris historienne britannique

Jan Morris walische Reporterin, Historikerin und Schriftstellerin

Jan Morrisová

Morris, Catherine Jan 1926-

Morris, J.

Morris James

Morris James 1926-....

Morris, James Humphrey 1926-

Morris, James Humphry

Morris, James Humphry 1926-

Morris, Jan

Morris, Jan 1926-

Morys, Twm.

موريس، جيمس، 1926-

모리스, 쟌 1926-


モリス, ジャン


Heaven's command; an imperial progressFarewell the trumpets : an imperial retreatThe Oxford book of OxfordOxfordSpainThe Venetian Empire : a sea voyageThe world of VeniceManhattan '45