The Archaeology of Improvement in Britain, 1750?1850

The Archaeology of Improvement in Britain, 1750?1850

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by Sarah Tarlow
     
 

ISBN-10: 110740729X

ISBN-13: 9781107407299

Pub. Date: 09/13/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this innovative 2007 study, Sarah Tarlow shows how the archaeology of this period manifests a widespread and cross-cutting ethic of improvement. Theoretically informed and drawn from primary and secondary sources in a range of disciplines, the author considers agriculture and the rural environment, towns, and buildings such as working-class housing and

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In this innovative 2007 study, Sarah Tarlow shows how the archaeology of this period manifests a widespread and cross-cutting ethic of improvement. Theoretically informed and drawn from primary and secondary sources in a range of disciplines, the author considers agriculture and the rural environment, towns, and buildings such as working-class housing and institutions of reform. From bleach baths to window glass, rubbish pits to tea wares, the material culture of the period reflects a particular set of values and aspirations. Tarlow examines the philosophical and historical background to the notion of improvement and demonstrates how this concept is a useful lens through which to examine the material culture of later historical Britain.

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ISBN-13:
9781107407299
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/13/2012
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Archaeology
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Agricultural improvement; 3. The improved rural landscape; 4. Towns and civic improvement; 5. Improving the people; 6. The right stuff; 7. Final thoughts.

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