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Morris, Jan 1926-

Overview
Works: 282 works in 1,469 publications in 11 languages and 44,919 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Guidebooks  Personal narratives  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Illustrator, Narrator, Performer, Collector, Creator
Classifications: DA16, B
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Pax Britannica : the climax of an empire by Jan Morris( Book )

54 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,818 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
Hong Kong = [Hsiang-kang] by Jan Morris( Book )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Hong Kong from its days as a British opium port controlled by scoundrels and looks ahead to 1997 when Hong Kong becomes part of the People's Republic of China
Heaven's command; an imperial progress by Jan Morris( Book )

42 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,337 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 )

36 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 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 )

9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford book of Oxford by Jan Morris( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 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 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 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 )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Venice by Jan Morris( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan '45 by Jan Morris( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Venetian Empire : a sea voyage by Jan Morris( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 689 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 )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 677 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 1970 in 4 languages and held by 636 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 stones of Venice by John Ruskin( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the cities by Jan Morris( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a collection of the best work of Jan Morris, considered by many the preeminent travel writer of our age. Reviewing her most recent book, The matter of Wales, the Christian Science Monitor wrote, "With this book, Morris joins the immortals. The splendors of the prose are like Homer's sea, simply everywhere. She is an absolute master of the sentence." Included are 37 separate pieces drawn from earlier books that span Morris's entire career as well as pieces origninally written for this book. Whether taking us back to Berlin and Beirut of the 1950's or to Houston and Sydney of the 1980s, Morris depicts each place with elegance, passion and wit. She captures and conveys its complex personality and makes us see the familiar in a new light or introduces us to places off the beaten track, taking us around the globe from Sri Lanka and Cashmir to Trouville and Cozco to Wyoming and Bath
Sultan in Oman by Jan Morris( Book )

39 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 606 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 )

18 editions published between 1956 and 1962 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jan Morris Brits historica

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

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Hong Kong = [Hsiang-kang]Heaven's command; an imperial progressFarewell the trumpets : an imperial retreatThe Oxford book of OxfordOxfordSpainThe world of VeniceManhattan '45