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The Resource Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors, by Peter Ackroyd

Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors, by Peter Ackroyd

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Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors
Title
Foundation
Title remainder
the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Ackroyd
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Language
eng
Summary
In Foundation, the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death of the first Tudor king, Henry VII, in 1509. He guides us from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. He shows us glimpses of the country's most distant past--a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house--and describes in rich prose the successive waves of invaders who made England English, despite being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon, or Norman French. With his extraordinary skill for evoking time and place and his acute eye for the telling detail, Ackroyd recounts the story of warring kings, civil strife, and foreign wars. But he also gives us a vivid sense of how England's early people lived: the homes they built, the clothes they wore, the food they ate, even the jokes they told. All are brought vividly to life through the narrative mastery of one of Britain's finest writers
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BLACP
Dewey number
942
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not applicable
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LC call number
DA130
LC item number
.A45 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
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PerformerNote
Read by Clive Chafer
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Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors, by Peter Ackroyd
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  • Title from container
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digital storage
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1599011
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
15 audio discs (18 1/2 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781483047799
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(library ed.)
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not applicable
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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s
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digital, CD audio
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  • Zbcev
  • ZPbcev
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • (Sirsi) 1599011
  • (Sirsi) 1599011
  • (OCoLC)887745249
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not applicable
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Label
Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors, by Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1599011
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
15 audio discs (18 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483047799
Isbn Type
(library ed.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • Zbcev
  • ZPbcev
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1599011
  • (Sirsi) 1599011
  • (OCoLC)887745249
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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      15 Union Street, Manchester, MA, 01944, US
      42.5749735 -70.77138570000001
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