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Eighteenth-century Britain [electronic resource] : a very short introduction /
Paul Langford.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
description
116 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 18 cm.
ISBN
0192853996
format(s)
Book
Subjects
More Details
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
isbn
0192853996
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Originally published as part of The Oxford illustrated history of Britain. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1984.
catalogue key
8982805
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Spanning from the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 to Pitt the Younger's defeat at attempted parliamentary reform, this concise history includes a chronology, further reading and a list of the prime ministers from 1721 to 1789.
Long Description
First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Paul Langford's Very Short Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Britain spans from the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 to Pitt the Younger's defeat at attempted parliamentary reform.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Long Description
While the rest of eighteenth century Europe was embroiled in revolution and unrest, Britain embarked on an era of comparative calm and stability. Two attempts by the Stuarts to reclaim the throne were easily put down, not through the power of the British military, but through the general apathy of the British people, who were just not in the mood to join in the rebellions enjoyed by the American colonies and the French. Also known as the Age of Enlightenment, this was a time for intellectual growth, as improved literacy rates and the introduction of newspapers paved the way for a more educated middle class. This was also an ideal time for the initial flourishing of the British Empire, as Britain took advantage of its rivals' troubles to further its aims abroad. This comprehensive and authoritative guide takes a thematic approach to eighteenth-century history, covering such topics as domestic politics, religious developments and changes to social demographics. It presents a full picture of an era of reform and growth.
Main Description
First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Paul Langford's Very Short Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Britain spans from the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 to Pitt the Younger's defeat at attempted parliamentary reform.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. viii
List of Mapsp. x
Revolution and its Repercussionsp. 1
The Rise of Robinocracyp. 13
Industry and Idlenessp. 32
The Making of Middle Englandp. 50
The Politics of Protestp. 67
Rebellion and Reformp. 82
Endpiecep. 100
Further Readingp. 103
Chronologyp. 107
Prime Ministers 1721-89p. 110
Indexp. 111
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