A companion to eighteenth-century Britain [electronic resource] / edited by H.T. Dickinson.

1st ed.
Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub. ; London : Historical Association, 2002.
1 online resource (582 p.)


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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. Covers political, social, cultural, economic and religious history. Written by an international team of experts. Examines Britain's position from the perspective of other European nations.
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Includes bibliographical references (p.[499]-513) and index.
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  • A COMPANION TO EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN; Contents; List of Maps; List of Contributors; Introduction; Maps; Part I Politics and the Constitution; 1 The British Constitution; 2 The British State; 3 Finance and Taxation; 4 Local Government and Local Society; 5 Parliament, Parties and Elections (1688-1760); 6 Parliament, Parties and Elections (1760-1815); 7 The Jacobite Movement; 8 Popular Politics and Radical Ideas; 9 The Crisis of the French Revolution; Part II The Economy and Society; 10 Manufacturing and Commerce; 11 Agriculture and Rural Life; 12 The Landed Elite; 13 The Middling Orders
  • 14 The Labouring Poor15 Urban Life and Culture; 16 Women and the Family; Part III Religion; 17 The Church of England; 18 Religious Minorities in England; 19 Methodism and the Evangelical Revival; 20 Religion in Scotland; 21 Religion in Ireland; Part IV Culture; 22 Print Culture; 23 Political Ideas from Locke to Paine; 24 The Making of Elite Culture; 25 Literature and Drama; 26 Popular Culture; 27 Crime and Punishment; Part V Union and Disunion in the British Isles; 28 Integration: Patriotism and Nationalism; 29 Scotland and the Union; 30 Wales in the Eighteenth Century
  • 31 Ireland: The Making of the 'Protestant Ascendancy', 1690-176032 Ireland: Radicalism, Rebellion and Union; Part VI Britain and the Wider World; 33 Britain's Emergence as a European Power, 1688-1815; 34 Britain and the Atlantic World; 35 Britain and India; 36 The British Army; 37 The Royal Navy; 38 Britain and the Slave Trade; Bibliography; Index
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