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A Polite and Commercial People

A Polite and Commercial People Author Paul Langford
ISBN-10 0198207336
Release 1998
Pages 803
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This book, the first volume to appear of the New Oxford History of England, offers the most authoritative, comprehensive general history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of America. Though conventionally seen as static and politically stable, the eighteenth centurywas an age of extraordinary vitality and variety, of contrasts and change. Beneath the serene surface of aristocratic government, stately manners, and Georgian elegance, lay a less orderly world of treasonable plots, riotous mobs, and Hogarthian vulgarity. While rapid commercial growth andburgeoning bourgeois pretensions gave rise to the positive achievements of military success and imperial expansion, cultural confidence and polite manners, tensions and contradictions simmered and threatened. Evangelical enthusiasm jostled with scientific rationalism, oligarchical politics withpopular insubordination, entrepreneurial opulence with plebian poverty, sentimentality with utilitarian reform. Using the most up-to-date research, Paul Langford reveals the true character of the age, and demonstrates that eighteenth-century society was both strengthened and stretched by the changesto which it was subjected. THE NEW OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLAND series (General Editor: J. M. Roberts) The first volume of Sir George Clark's Oxford History of England was published in 1934. Over the following fifty years that series established itself as a standard work of reference, and a repertoire of scholarship for hundreds of thousands of readers. The New Oxford History of England, of whichthis is the first volume, is its successor. Each volume will set out an authoritative view of the present state of scholarship, presenting a distillation of the new knowledge built up by a half-century's research and publication of new sources, and incorporating the perspectives and judgements of anew generation of scholars. It is the intention of the General Editor and the Publisher that shall worthily take the place of its predecessor as the standard authoritative account of the national history and achieve a similar classic standing.



The Long Eighteenth Century

The Long Eighteenth Century Author Frank O'Gorman
ISBN-10 9781472506948
Release 2016-01-14
Pages 430
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This long-awaited second edition sees this classic text by a leading scholar given a new lease of life. It comes complete with a wealth of original material on a range of topics and takes into account the vital research that has been undertaken in the field in the last two decades. The book considers the development of the internal structure of Britain and explores the growing sense of British nationhood. It looks at the role of religion in matters of state and society, in addition to society's own move towards a class-based system. Commercial and imperial expansion, Britain's role in Europe and the early stages of liberalism are also examined. This new edition is fully updated to include: - Revised and thorough treatments of the themes of gender and religion and of the 1832 Reform Act - New sections on 'Commerce and Empire' and 'Britain and Europe' - Several new maps and charts - A revised introduction and a more extensive conclusion - Updated note sections and bibliographies The Long Eighteenth Century is the essential text for any student seeking to understand the nuances of this absorbing period of British history.



A Mad Bad and Dangerous People

A Mad  Bad  and Dangerous People Author Boyd Hilton
ISBN-10 9780199218912
Release 2008-06-19
Pages 784
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Boyd Hilton examines the changes in politics and society in the years 1783-1846, showing how the raffish and rakish style of eighteenth-century society, having reached a peak in the Regency, then succumbed to the new norms of respectability popularly known as 'Victorianism'.



Eighteenth Century Britain A Very Short Introduction

Eighteenth Century Britain  A Very Short Introduction Author Paul Langford
ISBN-10 0192853996
Release 2000-08-10
Pages 116
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Part of The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, this book spans from the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 to Pitt the Younger's defeat at attempted parliamentary reform.



Charles Wesley and the Struggle for Methodist Identity

Charles Wesley and the Struggle for Methodist Identity Author Gareth Lloyd
ISBN-10 9780199295746
Release 2007-04-12
Pages 258
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An important new appraisal of the life and ministry of the Anglican minister and Evangelical leader Charles Wesley (1707-88), and his contribution to the early Methodist movement. Gareth Lloyd's study, based on original documents, offers a new perspective on the formative years of a denomination that today has about 80 million members worldwide.



The Shaping of Modern Britain

The Shaping of Modern Britain Author Eric Evans
ISBN-10 9781317862376
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 568
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In this wide-ranging history of modern Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which Britain was transformed into the world's first industrial power. By the end of the nineteenth century, Britain was still ruled by wealthy landowners, but the world over which they presided had been utterly transformed. It was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain - yet that change was achieved without political revolution. Ranging across the developing empire, and dealing with such central institutions as the church, education, health, finance and rural and urban life, The Shaping of Modern Britain provides an unparallelled account of Britain's rise to superpower status. Particular attention is given to the Great Reform Act of 1832, and the implications of the 1867 Reform Act are assessed. The book discusses: - the growing role of the central state in domestic policy making - the emergence of the Labour party - the Great Depression - the acquisition of a vast territorial empire Comprehensive, informed and engagingly written, The Shaping of Modern Britain will be an invaluable introduction for students of this key period of British history.



The Routledge Companion to British Media History

The Routledge Companion to British Media History Author Martin Conboy
ISBN-10 9781317629474
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 610
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The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts. The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current debates and issues within media history in this era of rapid change, and also provide students and researchers with an essential collection of comparable media histories. The first two parts of the Companion comprise a series of thematic chapters reflecting broadly on historiography, providing historical context for discussions of the power of the media and their social importance, arranged in the following sections: Media History Debates Media and Society The subsequent parts are made up of in-depth sections on different media formats, exploring various approaches to historicizing media futures, divided as follows: Newspapers Magazines Radio Film Television Digital Media The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field. Chapter 40 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at www.tandfebooks.com/openaccess. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.



Whitaker s Book List

Whitaker s Book List Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5106830
Release 1989
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Waterstone s Guide to Books

Waterstone s Guide to Books Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5107924
Release 1989
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Promiscuously Mixed Together

Promiscuously Mixed Together Author Scott Anthony Miltenberger
ISBN-10 UCAL:X75995
Release 2006
Pages 588
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The Blackwell History of Music in Britain The eighteenth century

The Blackwell History of Music in Britain  The eighteenth century Author Ian Spink
ISBN-10 UCBK:C030927849
Release 1990
Pages 500
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books Author Rose Arny
ISBN-10 UOM:39015023713343
Release 1994-02
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Whitaker s Books in Print

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015043806101
Release 1998
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Cruelty and Laughter

Cruelty and Laughter Author Simon Dickie
ISBN-10 9780226146188
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 362
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Eighteenth-century British culture is often seen as polite and sentimental—the creation of an emerging middle class. Simon Dickie disputes these assumptions in Cruelty and Laughter, a wildly enjoyable but shocking plunge into the forgotten comic literature of the age. Beneath the surface of Enlightenment civility, Dickie uncovers a rich vein of cruel humor that forces us to recognize just how slowly ordinary human sufferings became worthy of sympathy. Delving into an enormous archive of comic novels, jestbooks, farces, variety shows, and cartoons, Dickie finds a vast repository of jokes about cripples, blind men, rape, and wife-beating. Epigrams about syphilis and scurvy sit alongside one-act comedies about hunchbacks in love. He shows us that everyone—rich and poor, women as well as men—laughed along. In the process, Dickie also expands our understanding of many of the century’s major authors, including Samuel Richardson, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Tobias Smollett, Frances Burney, and Jane Austen. He devotes particular attention to Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews, a novel that reflects repeatedly on the limits of compassion and the ethical problems of laughter. Cruelty and Laughter is an engaging, far-reaching study of the other side of culture in eighteenth-century Britain.



The economic history of Britain since 1700

The economic history of Britain since 1700 Author Roderick Floud
ISBN-10 0521414989
Release 1989
Pages 485
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Archives

Archives Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006197673
Release 2004
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Buyer s Guide

Buyer s Guide Author William White
ISBN-10 UVA:X001758395
Release 1989-01
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