Peculiar Privilege: A Social History Of English Foxhunting, 1753-1885 by David C. ItzkowitzPeculiar Privilege: A Social History Of English Foxhunting, 1753-1885 by David C. Itzkowitz

Peculiar Privilege: A Social History Of English Foxhunting, 1753-1885

byDavid C. Itzkowitz

Paperback | September 30, 2016

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The best introduction to the social history of fox-hunting as the chief leisure activity of the English aristocracy, and of a central social institution and symbol of traditional pre-industrial society.The landmark book provides a clear understanding of the ways in which landed society functioned, and of the assumptions that governed it. The work emphasizes the strength of older pre-industrial assumptions and relationships, as it moves through the railway age, concluding with the Great Depression of Agriculture when hunting changed irrevocably.In the years between the mid-18th century and the British agricultural depression of the 1880s fox-hunting assumed a key cultural role. It was transformed from the private, informal recreation of a few country squires to a highly organised, extremely influential public institution.
The author was Professor of History, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minneapolis.
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Title:Peculiar Privilege: A Social History Of English Foxhunting, 1753-1885Format:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.57 inPublished:September 30, 2016Publisher:Edward Everett RootLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911204270

ISBN - 13:9781911204275

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