A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Britain
H. T. Dickinson
John Wiley & Sons, 2008 M04 15 - 592 pages
This authoritative Companion introduces readers to the developments that lead to Britain becoming a great world power, the leading European imperial state, and, at the same time, the most economically and socially advanced, politically liberal and religiously tolerant nation in Europe.
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... eighteenth century xxvii Map 9 Europe c.1775 xxviii Map 10 Expansion of British power in India xxx Contributors Introduction H. T. Dickinson Fifty years ago historians studying A COMPANION TO EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN: List of Maps.
... Europe, dominated by monarchy, religion and the aristocratic elite. There are those who see Britain as significant because of those political, financial, economic, social and cultural changes which were making her the most dynamic and ...
... Europe and developed a particularly effective finance and taxation system, the political system and the ruling elite were seriously challenged at different stages during the century by Jacobite and American rebels, by French ...
... European state prior to the French Revolution of 1789. Britain's free press and capacity for open political debate were much admired by enlightened opinion in Europe. Her literature and drama were also deeply admired in Europe as ...
Part II The Economy and Society
Part III Religion
Part IV Culture
Part V Union and Disunion in the British Isles
Part VI Britain and the Wider World