The Eighteenth Century: 1688-1815

Paperback | February 1, 2002

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This volume takes a thematic approach to the history of the eighteenth century in the British Isles, covering such issues as domestic politics (including popular political culture), religious developments and change, and social and demographic structure and growth. Paul Langford heads aleading team of contributors, to present a lively picture of an era of intense change and growth in which all parts of Britain and Ireland were increasingly bound together by economic expansion and political unification.

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This volume takes a thematic approach to the history of the eighteenth century in the British Isles, covering such issues as domestic politics (including popular political culture), religious developments and change, and social and demographic structure and growth. Paul Langford heads aleading team of contributors, to present a lively...

Paul Langford is Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, and has been a Professor of Modern History at Oxford since 1996. Amongst his numerous publications are A Polite and Commercial People: English 1727-83 and Englishness Identified: Manner and Character, 1650-1850.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:February 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Paul Langford: Introduction: Time and space1. David Hayton: Contested kingdoms, 1688-17962. David Hempton: Enlightenment and faith3. Joanna Innes: Governing diverse societies4. Martin Daunton: The wealth of the nation5. Peter Borsay: The culture of improvement6. Michael Duffy: Contested Empire, 1756-1815Paul Langford: EpilogueFurther ReadingChronologyMapsIndex

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An excellent, up-to-date and highly efficient book. Dr D. L. Smith, Fellow/Director of Studies, Selwyn College, Cambridge