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.
H. T. Dickinson. Introduction. H. T. Dickinson. Fifty years ago historians studying eighteenth-century Britain would probably have agreed on what were its most important features. These historians stressed the aristocratic nature and ...
... historians in these fields. The essays in this Companion on politics and the constitution deliberately seek to do justice to the old and the new. They show how much remained unchanged during the long eighteenth century from 1688 to 1815 ...
... historians once claimed and that the Church of England was not so politicized as once was thought. On the other hand, they also demonstrate that Britain was more pluralistic and tolerant in religion than most European states. Protestant ...
... historians may legitimately attempt to define the nature and features of the British constitution in the eighteenth century, they have to acknowledge the near impossibility of performing this task because the constitution never stood ...
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