An Open Elite?: England 1540-1880 / Edition 1 by Lawrence Stone | 9780198206071 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
An Open Elite?: England 1540-1880 / Edition 1

An Open Elite?: England 1540-1880 / Edition 1

by Lawrence Stone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198206070

ISBN-13: 9780198206071

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

An Open Elite? sets out to test the traditional view that for centuries English landed society has been open to new families made rich by business or public office. From a detailed examination of the landed elites of three counties between 1540 and 1880, the authors come to radical new conclusions about the landed classes. They describe the strategies of marriage

Overview

An Open Elite? sets out to test the traditional view that for centuries English landed society has been open to new families made rich by business or public office. From a detailed examination of the landed elites of three counties between 1540 and 1880, the authors come to radical new conclusions about the landed classes. They describe the strategies of marriage and inheritance evolved by older families to preserve their position, and establish that the number of newcomers was always relatively small. The resulting work is a major reassessment of the social, economic, and political history of England since the Reformation.

This abridged edition of what was immediately recognized as a major work of historical scholarship was first published in 1986 and is now available in Clarendon Paperback with a new foreword by Lawrence Stone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198206071
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
590
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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