British History: A Plea for a New Subject

  title={British History: A Plea for a New Subject},
  author={John Greville Agard Pocock},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={601 - 621}
  • J. Pocock
  • Published 1 December 1975
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
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