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UGEC2031 英國史:從國家至帝國

Semester 1 (2019-2020)

Lecture TimeWednesday 2:30pm-4:15pm

VenueLSK LT4


Lecturer WOO Tze Yan Jessie ((852) 3943 7129 /

Course Description




1. 導論:英國的起源-神話、凱爾特人(Celts)以及羅馬人
2. 誰是英國人?英格魯撒克遜人(Anglo-Saxons)及諾曼人(Normans)的到來
3. 國家的形成─大憲章 (Magna Carta)
4. 黑死病在英國
5. 宗教革命與歐洲的分歧
6. 英國及其鄰─蘇格蘭、威爾斯和愛爾蘭
7. 帝國的開始:海上霸權初現
8. 歐洲大城市的出現:倫敦
9. 維多利亞時期的遺產:工業革命如何影響人類
10. 英國的殖民地:以香港及印度為例
11. 二次大戰的英國
12. 戰後新文化:由布列頓到披頭四

Assessment & Assignments


1. 期中書評或影評


2. 課堂小測


3. 期末課式報告






Lecture 1 and 2: Nelson, J. L., ‘Anglo-Saxon England c. 500-1066’ in The Oxford Illustrated history of medieval England, ed Saul, Nigel (Oxford, 1997), pp. 26-60. (DA175 .O86 1997)

Lecture 3: Danziger, D & Gillinger, J., ‘Introduction’ in 1215: the year of Magna Carta (London, 2003), pp. 1-13. (DA208 .D36 2003)

Lecture 4: Mandler, P, What makes a Nation? Race and Civilization’ in The English National Character (New Heaven, 2006), pp. 72-85. (DA118 .M33 2006)

Lecture 5: Goldberg, J., ‘The Black Death and its Aftermath 1348-1481’ in Medieval England: A Social History 1250-1550 (London, 2004), pp. 161-173. (DA185 .G65 2004)

Lecture 6: Newcombe, D.G., ‘Why a Reformation?’ in Henry VIII and the English Reformation (London, 1995), pp. 7-21. (DA332.N49 1995)

Lecture 7: Queen Elizabeth ‘Speech to the Troops at Tilbury’ in Elizabeth I: Collected Works ed. L.S. Marcus and J. Mueller (2000, Chicago), pp. 235-236. (DA350 .A25 2000)

Lecture 8: Pepys, S., A Shorter Pepys: Extracts from the Diary (London, 1929), pp. 217-222. (DA447.P4A5 1929)

Lecture 9: Mitchell, S., ‘Technology, Science, and the Urban World’ in Daily life in Victorian England (Conn, 1996), pp. 71-86. (DA533 .M675 1996)

Lecture 10: Tsang, S., ‘Government and Politics in Hong Kong: A Colonial Paradox’ in Hong Kong’s Transitions, 1842-1997 ed., J. M. Brown and R. Foot (London, 1997), pp. 62-83. (DS796.H757 H665 1997/ in HK Studies )

Lecture 11: Robbins, K., ‘The Last Great British War’ in The Eclipse of A Great Power Modern Britain 1870-1992 (London, 1994), pp. 182-190. (DA560 .R53 1994)

Lecture 12: The Beatles 1 (CD, EMI, 2002)

Honesty in Academic Work

Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at

With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

  • In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
  • For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document that is principally text-based and submitted via VeriGuide, the statement, in the form of a receipt, will be issued by the system upon students’ uploading of the soft copy of the assignment.

Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.

Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.

The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.

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