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Britain in the Hanoverian age, 1714-1837 : an encyclopedia /
editor, Gerald Newman ; associate editors, Leslie Ellen Brown ... [et al.].
imprint
New York : Garland Publishing, 1997.
description
xxv, 871 p. : ill.
ISBN
0815303963 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Garland Publishing, 1997.
isbn
0815303963 (alk. paper)
local note
AYZ-4379
catalogue key
1329687
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1998-07:
The 1,121 signed articles in this subject encyclopedia are arranged alphabetically, range in length from a paragraph to two pages, end with a bibliography, and include see also references where needed. Sample articles, which cover a broad spectrum of life in Hanoverian Britain and the Empire (especially Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and the future US), include "Brewing and Public Houses," "Clothing," "Exploration," "Factory Workers," "Literary Criticism," "Manners and Morals," and "Regency Style." Biographical entries are plentiful. Selection and arrangement of some articles is unusual; for example, there are separate articles for "American Revolution" and "War of American Independence," and biographies of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, but not of Thomas Jefferson or Napoleon. The encyclopedia also has a table of main topics and articles, a guide to further research, a list of illustrations, a chronology, and a list of contributors. Although the editors intended to "satisfy a broad readership" ranging from "intelligent school children" to "professional academics," this volume will be most useful to general or undergraduate readers, since most articles present a basic, broad overview. M. Horton; Wake Forest University
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Choice, July 1998
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Summaries
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Special features*Surveys of Britain, with substantial coverage of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland*Comprehensive in its range of individual topics*Written in concise, clear and readable style*Generously illustrated, with many rare engravings and line drawings*An extensive system of cross-referencing, indexing, and subject groupings facilitates information searches*Offers an interesting selected chronologyAlso includes 385 maps and illustrations.
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Special features*Surveys of Britain, with substantial coverage of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland *Comprehensive in its range of individual topics *Written in concise, clear and readable style *Generously illustrated, with many rare engravings and line drawings *An extensive system of cross-referencing, indexing, and subject groupings facilitates information searches *Offers an interesting selected chronology Also includes 385 maps and illustrations.
Main Description
The roots of modernism In 1714, king George I ushered in a remarkable 123-year period of energy that changed the face of Britain and ultimately had a profound effect on the modern era. The pioneers of modern capitalism, industry, democracy, literature, and even architecture flourished during this time and their innovations and influence spread throughout the British empire, including the United States. A quick-reference portrait of a golden age Now this rich cultural period in Britain is effectively surveyed and summarized for quick reference in a first-of-its-kind Encyclopedia, which contains more than 1,100 signed entries by 250 British, Canadian, American, and Australian scholars specializing in everything from finance and the fine arts to politics and patent law. More than 380 illustrations, mostly rare engravings, enhance the coverage, which runs the whole gamut of political, economic, literary, intellectual, artistic, commercial, and social life, and spotlights some 600prominent individuals and families. A rich information resource The Encyclopedia is the first source to consult when you need quick information on the English antislavery movement, the terms of the Paris treaties of 1763 and 1783, the legendary Sir Thomas Raffles, Scotland and Scottish culture, the infamous South Sea bubble, women in art, Irish emigration, The Society for the Suppression of Vice, and much more. The Encyclopedia is an ideal information resource for a wide range of readers, from students seeking basic information and researching papers to researchers looking for up-to-date and hard-to-find bibliographical references. Also includes 385 maps and illustrations.
Back Cover Copy
Special features *Surveys of Britain, with substantial coverage of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland *Comprehensive in its range of individual topics *Written in concise, clear and readable style *Generously illustrated, with many rare engravings and line drawings *An extensive system of cross-referencing, indexing, and subject groupings facilitates information searches *Offers an interesting selected chronology Also includes 385 maps and illustrations.

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