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The eighteenth century : 1688-1815 /
edited by Paul Langford.
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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xiii, 287 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
0198731310
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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0198731310
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4672994
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Paul Langford is Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, and Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford Peter Borsay, University of Wales, Lampeter Martin Daunton, University of Cambridge Michael Duffy, University of Exeter David Hayton, Queen's University, Belfast David Hempton, Queen's University, Belfast Joanna Innes, University of Oxford
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An excellent, up-to-date and highly efficient book. Dr D. L. Smith, Fellow/Director of Studies, Selwyn College, Cambridge
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Summaries
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Written by a leading international team of contributors, this volume takes a thematic approach to the history of 18th-century Britain. It covers such themes as domestic politics, religious change, social structure, demography, and cultural developments.
Long Description
This collection takes a thematic approach to eighteenth-century history, covering such topics as domestic politics (including popular political culture), religious developments and changes, social and demographic structure and growth, and culture. It presents a lively picture of an era of intense change and growth.
Main Description
An excellent, up-to-date and highly efficient book. Dr D. L. Smith, Fellow/Director of Studies, Selwyn College, CambridgeThis volume takes a thematic approach to the history of the eighteenth century in the British Isles, covering such issues as domestic politics (including popular political culture), religious developments and change and social and demographic structure and growth.
Main Description
This volume takes a thematic approach to the history of the eighteenth century in the British Isles, covering such issues as domestic politics (including popular political culture), religious developments and change, and social and demographic structure and growth. Paul Langford heads aleading team of contributors, to present a lively picture of an era of intense change and growth in which all parts of Britain and Ireland were increasingly bound together by economic expansion and political unification.
Table of Contents
List of illustrationsp. X
List of contributorsp. XI
Introduction: time and spacep. 1
Posterity and the eighteenth centuryp. 1
The new historiographyp. 4
Contemporary perspectives: outsidersp. 9
Contemporary perspectives: insidersp. 11
Insular unitiesp. 17
Beyond the British Islesp. 25
Contested kingdoms, 1688-1756p. 35
Crown, parliaments, and the demands of warfarep. 36
The rage of partyp. 46
The Walpolean ascendancyp. 55
The end of the 'Robinocracy' and its consequencesp. 64
Enlightenment and faithp. 71
Time, space, and religionp. 73
Established churches and the rise of pluralismp. 82
Popular religionp. 89
Catholics and enthusiastsp. 93
Conclusionp. 98
Governing diverse societiesp. 103
Ruling classesp. 103
Local government in national--and international--contextp. 118
Social issues: case studiesp. 128
The wealth of the nationp. 141
The Malthusian racep. 141
The growth of populationp. 143
Agriculturep. 148
Specialization and commercep. 158
From an organic to a mineral economyp. 171
Towns, industries, and servicesp. 173
Conclusionp. 180
The culture of improvementp. 183
Forms of improvementp. 186
Inculcation and impositionp. 191
Improvement in contextp. 197
Alternative culturesp. 204
Contested empires, 1756-1815p. 213
The objects of imperial warfarep. 214
The extent of the national war effortp. 218
Impulses to the national commitmentp. 222
Political reactions to the warsp. 226
Problems of empirep. 230
The quest for a national leaderp. 234
Causes of the final victoryp. 239
Epiloguep. 245
Further readingp. 249
Chronologyp. 258
Mapsp. 270
The turnpike road network in 1741p. 270
The turnpike road network in 1770p. 271
The canal system in the early nineteenth centuryp. 272
England's empire in 1689p. 273
The British empire in 1815p. 274
Indexp. 275
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