A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Britain

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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.

  • Covers political, social, cultural, economic and religious history. Written by an international team of experts.
  • Examines Britain's position from the perspective of other European nations.

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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

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H. T. Dickinson is Richard Lodge Professor of British History at Edinburgh University. He is a former President of the Historical Association and a former Vice President of the Royal Historical Society. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Richmond. His numerous books include British Radicalism and the French Revolution 17891815 (1985), Caricatures and the Constitution 17601832 (1986) and The Politics of the People in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1995). He was also editor of the journal History from 1993 to 2000.

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