Liverpool 800 Limited Edition
Character, Culture, History
Edited by John Belchem
John Belchem is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Liverpool, author of Irish, Catholic and Scouse: The History of the Liverpool-Irish, 1800–1940 (LUP, 2007) and editor of Liverpool 800: Character, Culture, History (LUP, 2006).
Here is a welcome salute on the 800th anniversary of Liverpool's chartered existence. This is an altogether rich work on history. The range of sources used and the multiplicity of people and incidents discussed by Belchem and his colleagues are remarkable. Liverpool 800 sets a standard for other city centenary histories to emulate.
Urban History Volume 34/2,
This is a fascinating book. It is certainly not a conventional city history. This is not the past for past's sake, nor nostalgia for lost civic glory, it is a very much a composition to explain the present. Liverpool 800 will appeal mainly to readers who have already some interest in the city
Northern History, XLV: 1
This is an altogether rich work of history… The range of sources used and the multiplicity of people and incidents discussed by Belchem and his colleagues are remarkable… Liverpool 800 sets a standard for other city centenary histories to emulate.
Liverpool 800: Culture, Character & History provides a long overdue reappraisal of Liverpool's chequered history...Lavishly illustrated, this is a vibrant, stylish and witty book.
Times Literary Supplement
This excellent book reminds us that there is more to Liverpool than the Beatles or such stereotypes as Koppites with dodgy perms... it is grounded in solid academic research, accessibly written and richly illustrated. Even Mancunians might like it.
BBC History Magazine
Size: 246 x 189 mm
Publication: September 1, 2006