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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... Social History of the Welsh Language. Colin Kidd studied at Cambridge, Harvard and Oxford universities and is now Reader in History at the University of Glasgow. His publications include Subverting Scotland's Past and British Identities ...
... 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 emphasize ...
... 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 the majority ...
... 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 states ...
... social issues, and consequently, their state apparatuses expanded. This difference can be seen from a perspective which Thomas Ertman has introduced into the analysis of the history of the European states, albeit within a different ...
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