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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... Radical Ideas H. T. Dickinson 9 The Crisis of the French Revolution Emma Vincent Macleod xi xv xix 19 30 40 55 69 81 97 112 Part II The Economy and Society 10 Manufacturing and Commerce A COMPANION TO EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN: Contents.
... radicals. In 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 ...
... radically different from what they had been at the end of the seventeenth century, they did dramatically alter Britain's position relative to the other major European powers. Britain in 1815 was a formidable power, a far stronger and ...
... radical Whigs endorsed his views in the first half of the eighteenth century. In the later eighteenth century, however, a number of radicals not only revived the notion of the original contract, but were much more explicit than Locke ...
... radical Whigs justified the Glorious Revolution by appeals to the contract theory and by claims that the people had forcibly deposed James II because of his abuse of the constitution, the governing elite who successfully carried through ...
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