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Riotous assemblies : popular protest in Hanoverian England /
Adrian Randall.
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Oxford ; Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2006.
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x, 354 p.
ISBN
0199259909 (acid-free paper), 9780199259908 (acid-free paper)
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imprint
Oxford ; Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2006.
isbn
0199259909 (acid-free paper)
9780199259908 (acid-free paper)
catalogue key
6060612
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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a comprehensive and authoritative overview... the fullest picture to date of protest in its variant forms
...an intergrated account of politics, war, and industrialisation during the Napolionic period...thought provoking...
a rich feast of scholarshop, a wonderful, lucid culmination of three decades of scholarly endeavour.
a very wide and detailed survey, based on an impressive range of primary sources, and also utilizes the very numerous secondary works on the topic.
Professor Randall's Riotous assesmblies is a well sourced and researched piece of work, and is a welcome addition to the growing interest in eighteenth-century studies. The writing is articulate, erudite but light in touch.
" Riotous Assemblies sets the standard for current scholarship on popular disturbances in early modern England. Its accessibility and attention to historiography makes it particularly well suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate libraries."--Susan Mitchell Sommers, The Historian
"Riotous Assembliessets the standard for current scholarship on popular disturbances in early modern England. Its accessibility and attention to historiography makes it particularly well suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate libraries."--Susan Mitchell Sommers,The Historian
This book is an extremely important contribution to the material history of the eighteenth-century poor, their lives and ideas. It should be read bu anyone with a serious interest in the perioud, and is a welcome corrective to much recent social, and especially cultural, history of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
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'Riotous Assemblies' examines 18th & early 19th century England through the lens of popular disorder. This book pays particular attention to disturbances in the years between 1795 and 1812, examining how far they indicated the discontinuities discerned by earlier histories of protest.
Long Description
Riotous Assemblies examines eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England through the lens of popular disorder. Tackling both the more closely-studied forms of protest, such as food riots, industrial disorders, and political disturbances, and much less well understood occasions of popular disorder, such as tax riots, turnpike riots, riots against the establishment of the militia, and religious riot, Adrian Randall re-engages the study of riot within a widerinterpretation of the forces - social, economic and political - which were transforming society. He pays particular attention to disturbances in the years between 1795 and 1812, critically examining how far they indicated the major discontinuities discerned by earlier histories of protest, or whether they retained much ofthe character of earlier upheaval.Based upon detailed case studies and drawing upon the most recent research, the book extends the focus of earlier studies of protest. It locates the origins of disorder within the concepts of constitutionalism and the free-born Englishman, and argues that older attitudes proved far more tenacious than many have allowed.
Main Description
Riotous Assemblies examines eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England through the lens of popular disorder. Tackling both the more closely-studied forms of protest, such as food riots, industrial disorders, and political disturbances, and much less well understood occasions of populardisorder, such as tax riots, turnpike riots, riots against the establishment of the militia, and religious riot, Adrian Randall re-engages the study of riot within a wider interpretation of the forces - social, economic and political - which were transforming society. He pays particular attention todisturbances in the years between 1795 and 1812, critically examining how far they indicated the major discontinuities discerned by earlier histories of protest, or whether they retained much of the character of earlier upheaval. Based upon detailed case studies and drawing upon the most recent research, the book extends the focus of earlier studies of protest. It locates the origins of disorder within the concepts of constitutionalism and the free-born Englishman, and argues that older attitudes proved far more tenaciousthan many have allowed.
Table of Contents
Reading the riotp. 1
Power, authority, and the riot actp. 20
Protesting peoplep. 44
Food, market custom, and protestp. 69
Setting the price : food riots before 1790p. 91
Industrial protest, custom, and lawp. 122
Country people : popular protest in the English countrysidep. 152
Nobs and mobs : political disordersp. 179
The repudiation of the moral economyp. 209
Before the Luddites : machinery, regulation, and the statep. 240
'Engines of mischief' : the Luddite disturbances of 1811-12p. 271
Riotous assembliesp. 303
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