Portrait of Canterbury (Hardcover)

Author: Boyle, John

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Canterbury has a place in English history quite out of proportion to its relatively small size, and because of this it is one of the select half dozen or so places which feature on the itineraries of almost every visitor to Britain. John Boyle traced the city?s history from the earliest times?including its continuing record of growth from the Saxon period onwards; the story of the coming of St Augustine; the founding of the cathedral, and the growth of the medieval city around it?to the rebuilding of Canterbury after a third of its central area was destroyed by aerial attack in 1942, and years later the coming of the new university. The author also dealt with the?lighter side of life,?including the festivals and celebrations and the delights of the Garden of England, and revealed many strange, startling and even sensational anecdotes his research disclosed. He depicted a community prosperous, successful, and?full of vitality, and examined the problems of maintaining tradition and an ancient physical heritage in the face of modern change. Whilst retaining the voice of the original author and his judicious evaluations of the political, professional, and cultural society of Canterbury in the 1970s, Elizabeth Edwards has updated his portrait for the 21st century. So much has changed in Canterbury during the past 30 years: our knowledge of its history through the work of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, the growth in local studies has been considerably deepened; and the sweeping changes to the city?s fabric, in response to economic and cultural stimuli, have provided the scope for more extensive excavations. Recent changes have brought more of Canterbury?s past and present into perspective, and provide even greater insight into the city?s rich history for the contemporary observer. This new edition also includes specially chosen new photographs.


Publisher History Pr Ltd
Mfg Part# 9781860775321
SKU 211310177
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1860775322
Release Date 7/1/2009

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
M and N Media $42.59 + $4.87 shipping
Condition: Used-Acceptable
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
M and N Media $82.10 + $4.87 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$42.59 + $4.87 shipping
Rakuten Super Points Earn 43 ($0.43) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Format: Hardcover
Condition: Used-Acceptable
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  M and N Media
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details