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A companion to nineteenth-century Britain /
edited by Chris Williams.
imprint
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
description
xiv, 606 p. : maps.
ISBN
063122579X (alk. paper)
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Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
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063122579X (alk. paper)
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Britain and the world economy / Anthony Howe -- Britain and the European balance of power / John R. Davis -- Britain and empire / Douglas M. Peers -- The armed forces / Edward M. Spiers -- The monarchy and the House of Lords : the 'dignified' parts of the constitution / William M. Kuhn -- The state / Philip Harling -- Political leadership and political parties, 1800-1846 / Michael J. Turner -- Political leadership and political parties, 1846-1900 / Michael J. Turner -- Parliamentary reform and the electorate / Michael S. Smith -- Politics and gender / Sarah Richardson -- Political thought / Gregory Claeys -- Agriculture and rural society / Michael Winstanley -- Industry and transport / William J. Ashworth -- Urbanization / Simon Gunn -- The family / Shani D'Cruze -- Migration and settlement / Ian Whyte -- Standard of living, quality of life / Jane Humphries -- Class and the classes / Martin Hewitt -- Economic thought / Noel Thompson -- Religion / Mark A. Smith -- Literacy, learning, and education / Philip Gardner -- The press and the printed word / Aled Jones -- Crime, policing, and punishment / Heather Shore -- Popular leisure and sport / Andy Croll -- Health and medicine / Keir Waddington -- Sexuality / Lesley A. Hall -- The arts / Patricia Pulham -- The sciences / Iwan Rhys Morus -- Politics in ireland / Christine Kinealy -- Economy and society in ireland / Christine Kinealy -- Scotland / E.W. McFarland -- Wales / Matthew Cragoe -- British identities / Chris Williams.
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4867848
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-03-01:
At 330,000 words and containing essays by 30 different authors, this most recent addition to the ambitious Blackwell "Companions" series in British history is thorough and up-to-date. Its stated aim is to make sense of the fast-moving world of British historiography in such areas as imperial power, the Victorian state, economic growth, social change, and cultural development. Not every essay succeeds in its aim: occasionally there is only "a serial analysis of noteworthy books," as one author puts it. Nevertheless, important contributions are aplenty. The introduction to this volume and the final chapter--"British Identities," by Chris Williams--are both admirable. So are Anthony Howe's informative discussion of trade in his "Britain and the World Economy" and Sarah Richardson's thoughtful "Politics and Gender." Jane Humphries is fascinating on a much-debated topic, "Standard of Living, Quality of Life." Lesley Hall's wit on Victorian sexuality is not to be missed. The two essays on Ireland by Christine Kinealy are among the very best. For most students, the appropriate place for perusing this book will be the reference section in the library; but for scholars, it will become a well-thumbed historiographical source on their office shelves. ^BSumming Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above. T. L. Crosby Wheaton College (MA)
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"This book is an excellent companion... It is an ideal book for anyone interested in the history of the nineteenth century." Reference Reviews "This most recent addition to the ambitious Blackwell 'Companions' series in British history is thorough and up-to-date ... For scholars, it will become a well-thumbed historiographical source on their office shelves. Essential." Choice A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year
"This book is an excellent companion... It is an ideal book for anyone interested in the history of the 19th century." Reference Reviews
"This book is an excellent companion... It is an ideal book for anyone interested in the history of the nineteenth century." Reference Reviews "This most recent addition to the ambitious Blackwell 'Companions' series in British history is thorough and up-to-date ... For scholars, it will become a well-thumbed historiographical source on their office shelves. Essential." Choice A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year "The Companions to British History...is [an] example of how organization has made a difference in terms of informing the wider public about serious history." H-Net Reviews
This book is an excellent companion... It is an ideal book for anyone interested in the history of the nineteenth century." Reference ReviewsThis most recent addition to the ambitious Blackwell 'Companions' series in British history is thorough and up-to-date ... For scholars, it will become a well-thumbed historiographical source on their office shelves. Essential." ChoiceChoice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year
"This book is an excellent companion... It is an ideal book for anyone interested in the history of the nineteenth century." Reference Reviews"This most recent addition to the ambitious Blackwell 'Companions' series in British history is thorough and up-to-date ... For scholars, it will become a well-thumbed historiographical source on their office shelves. Essential." ChoiceA Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year"The Companions to British History...is [an] example of how organization has made a difference in terms of informing the wider public about serious history." H-Net Reviews
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Main Description
A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain presents 33 essays by expert scholars on all the major aspects of the political, social, economic and cultural history of Britain during the late Georgian and Victorian eras. Truly British, rather than English, in scope. Pays attention to the experiences of women as well as of men. Illustrated with maps and charts. Includes guides to further reading.
Main Description
This Companion presents 33 essays by expert scholars on all the major aspects of the political, social, economic and cultural history of Britain during the late Georgian and Victorian eras. It makes sense of the fascinating new perspectives on this era that have been generated in recent years while not losing sight of broader, more enduring themes. Each essay both distills the current state of historical scholarship and assesses the directions that research is likely to take in future. All the contributions pay attention to the experiences of women as well as of men, and to regional and national variations across Britain and Ireland. Though engaged with cutting-edge theories, including postmodern and post-structuralist perspectives, the contributors avoid technical jargon and assume no prior expert knowledge. The volume is written in a clear and energetic manner, and illustrated with maps and charts where appropriate. Guides to further reading allow readers to follow chosen avenues of investigation with confidence.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is an accessible reference to all aspects of 19th century British history from the defeat of Napoleon to the end of the century.
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A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain presents 33 essays by expert scholars on all the major aspects of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of Britain during the late Georgian and Victorian eras. It makes sense of the fascinating new perspectives on this era that have been generated in recent years while not losing sight of broader, more enduring themes.Each essay both distils the current state of historical scholarship and assesses the directions that research is likely to take in future. All the contributions pay attention to the experiences of women as well as of men, and to regional and national variations across Britain and Ireland. Though engaged with cutting-edge theories, including postmodern and post-structuralist perspectives, the contributors avoid technical jargon and assume no prior expert knowledge.The volume is written in a clear and energetic manner, and illustrated with maps and charts where appropriate. Guides to further reading allow readers to follow chosen avenues of investigation with confidence.
Back Cover Copy
A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain presents 33 essays by expert scholars on all the major aspects of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of Britain during the late Georgian and Victorian eras. It makes sense of the fascinating new perspectives on this era that have been generated in recent years while not losing sight of broader, more enduring themes. Each essay both distils the current state of historical scholarship and assesses the directions that research is likely to take in future. All the contributions pay attention to the experiences of women as well as of men, and to regional and national variations across Britain and Ireland. Though engaged with cutting-edge theories, including postmodern and post-structuralist perspectives, the contributors avoid technical jargon and assume no prior expert knowledge. The volume is written in a clear and energetic manner, and illustrated with maps and charts where appropriate. Guides to further reading allow readers to follow chosen avenues of investigation with confidence.
Table of Contents
List of Maps, Diagrams and Tablesp. x
Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Britain and the Worldp. 15
Britain and the World Economyp. 17
Britain and the European Balance of Powerp. 34
Britain and Empirep. 53
The Armed Forcesp. 79
Politics and Governmentp. 93
The Monarchy and the House of Lords: The 'Dignified' Parts of the Constitutionp. 95
The Statep. 110
Political Leadership and Political Parties, 1800-46p. 125
Political Leadership and Political Parties, 1846-1900p. 140
Parliamentary Reform and the Electoratep. 156
Politics and Genderp. 174
Political Thoughtp. 189
Economy and Societyp. 203
Agriculture and Rural Societyp. 205
Industry and Transportp. 223
Urbanizationp. 238
The Familyp. 253
Migration and Settlementp. 273
Standard of Living, Quality of Lifep. 287
Class and the Classesp. 305
Economic Thoughtp. 321
Society and Culturep. 335
Religionp. 337
Literacy, Learning and Educationp. 353
The Press and the Printed Wordp. 369
Crime, Policing and Punishmentp. 381
Popular Leisure and Sportp. 396
Health and Medicinep. 412
Sexualityp. 430
The Artsp. 443
The Sciencesp. 457
The United Kingdomp. 471
Politics in Irelandp. 473
Economy and Society in Irelandp. 489
Scotlandp. 504
Walesp. 521
British Identitiesp. 534
Bibliography of Secondary Sourcesp. 553
Indexp. 591
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