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The History of Parliament

The History of Parliament
CD-ROM

$355.00 (R)

  • Date Published: June 1998
  • availability: In stock
  • format: CD-ROM
  • isbn: 9780521629072

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  • The History of Parliament is the official history of the British House of Commons from 1386 to 1830, compiled by leading scholars and containing full biographies of all members, constituency surveys, and introductory surveys by period. It runs in print form to twenty-three large volumes--a total of some 16,200 pages or 13 million words. This CD-ROM makes available the complete set of volumes as printed, along with illustrations not included in the print version, many of them in color, and scanned in high-quality resolution to appear in separate illustration windows with full captions within the CD-ROM--historical shots of parliamentary buildings, portraits of speakers in the House of Commons, manuscripts and other parliamentary documents. The CD-ROM includes lists of members in each parliamentary session never previously reproduced and additional corrigenda never included in the printed volumes--all in a form that allows the user to search either freely or by designated fields; to annotate and save material; to print out pages; and to view different parts of the text concurrently on screen. Whether as a stand alone CD-ROM or as a networkable library resource, this disk provides ready electronic access to a major work of historical scholarship. It runs on PC Windows or Macintosh systems.

    • Searchable for the first time (the printed volumes lack indexes)
    • A work for all historians, not just parliamentary historians
    • Supplemented with much new material which does not appear in the print volumes
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is truly a remarkable CD-ROM and a remarkable research tool. It is not just the ease of use that will have scholars, laity, and librarians alike cheering, but the presence of hundreds of thumbnails will also delight the eyes of many users." Mark Y. Herring, Choice

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    • Date Published: June 1998
    • format: CD-ROM
    • isbn: 9780521629072
    • dimensions: 258 x 176 x 47 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    The CD-ROM collects the following twenty-three volumes as published in print form by The History of Parliament Trust between 1965 and 1992, together with a search engine and interactive facilities, an attractive user interface, and some 130 illustrations of parliamentary buildings and events, many not previously published. The History of Parliament: The Commons 1386–1421 ed. J. S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe (1992
    with Alan Sutton Publishing): Volume I - Introductory Survey, Appendices, Constituencies
    Volume II - Members A-D
    Volume III - Members E-O
    Volume IV - Members P-Z. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1509–1558 ed. S. T. Bindoff (1982
    with Secker and Warburg): Volume I - Appendices, Constituencies, Members A-C
    Volume II - Members D-M
    Volume III - Members M-Z. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1558–1603 ed. P. W. Hasler (1981
    with HMSO): Volume I - Introductory Survey, Appendices, Constituencies, Members A-C
    Volume II - Members D-L
    Volume III - Members L-Z. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1660–1690 ed. B. D. Henning (1983
    with Secker and Warburg): Volume I - Introductory Survey, Appendices, Constituencies, Members A-B
    Volume II - Members C-L
    Volume III - Members M-Y The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1715–1754 ed. R. Sedgwick (1970
    with HMSO): Volume I - Introductory Survey, Appendices, Constituencies, Members A-D
    Volume II - Members E-Y. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1754–1790 ed. Sir Lewis Namier, John Brooke (1985
    with Secker and Warburg - reprinted with corrections from the 1965 edition published with HMSO)
    Volume I - Introductory Survey, Constituencies, Appendices
    Volume II - Members A-J
    Volume III - Members K-Y The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1790–1820 ed. R. G. Thorne (1986
    with Secker and Warburg): Volume I - Introductory Survey
    Volume II - Constituencies
    Volume III - Members A-F
    Volume IV - Members G-P
    Volume V - Members Q-Y. System requirements This CD-ROM runs identically on PC Windows and Macintosh systems. The following equipment is recommended. PC:
    486 or Pentium with Windows 3.1+ or 95 or NT
    8Mb of RAM
    double-speed CD-ROM drive. Users with 16 bit versions of Windows (3.0 and 3.1) should double-click on the 'Install' icon in the PC16bit folder on the CD-ROM (not on the 'Install' icon in the base directory of the CD-ROM, this latter being the 32 bit version for 95 and NT). Macintosh: System 7 or later
    4Mb of RAM
    double-speed CD-ROM drive.

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