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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... military, naval and imperial successes which Britain gained in her long rivalry with France, with but a passing nod to the failure in the War of American Independence. Aristocracy, stability, improvement and growing prosperity would ...
... military state in 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 ...
... military dictatorships. On the other hand, a mixed form of government, which incorporated elements of monarchy, aristocracy and. Mixed government and the balanced constitution The liberties of the subject. 6 h. t. dickinson.
... military absolutism with a bureaucratic administration', which for him was exemplified by the Prussian state in the eighteenth century. Hintze accounted for the fact that the political and administrative profiles in the two cases were ...
... military apparatus, peerless in Europe, appears in his work. It is not without irony that Brewer operates with an explanatory model that resembles Hintze's in that he establishes a causal connection between war, finance and bureaucracy ...
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