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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... Economic History at the London School of Economics. His many publications include Revolution in Egypt's Economic System: From Private Enterprise to Socialism, 1952–1965 and (with Cagler Keyder) Economic Growth in Britain and France ...
... Economic and Social History at the University of East Anglia. His publications include (with T. R. Gourvish) The British Brewing Industry, 1830–1980 and (with Alan Mackley) Creating Paradise: The Building of the English Country House ...
... economic, social and cultural changes which were making her the most dynamic and modern society in Europe, indeed in the world. There are those historians who stress stability and cohesion in eighteenth-century Britain, and those who ...
... economic and social spheres the essays here acknowledge that Britain was primarily a rural country and an agrarian economy, and a hierarchical and patriarchal society, in which a narrow landed elite exercised very considerable power and ...
... economic and social changes; both the poor and women of all classes began to escape from those economic fetters and social chains that had previously bound them and still bound a higher proportion of the subjects of other European ...
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