The Long Eighteenth Century: British Political and Social History 1688-1832 / Edition 1

The Long Eighteenth Century: British Political and Social History 1688-1832 / Edition 1

by Frank O'Gorman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340567511

ISBN-13: 9780340567517

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This long-awaited second edition sees this classic text by a leading scholar given a new lease of life. It comes complete with a wealth of original material on a range of topics and takes into account the vital research that has been undertaken in the field in the last two decades.

The book considers the development of the internal structure of Britain and explores

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This long-awaited second edition sees this classic text by a leading scholar given a new lease of life. It comes complete with a wealth of original material on a range of topics and takes into account the vital research that has been undertaken in the field in the last two decades.

The book considers the development of the internal structure of Britain and explores the growing sense of British nationhood. It looks at the role of religion in matters of state and society, in addition to society's own move towards a class-based system. Commercial and imperial expansion, Britain's role in Europe and the early stages of liberalism are also examined.

This new edition is fully updated to include:

- Revised and thorough treatments of the themes of gender and religion and of the 1832 Reform Act
- New sections on 'Commerce and Empire' and 'Britain and Europe'
- Several new maps and charts
- A revised introduction and a more extensive conclusion
- Updated note sections and bibliographies

The Long Eighteenth Century is the essential text for any student seeking to understand the nuances of this absorbing period of British history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340567517
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Contexts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1Britain in the later seventeenth century1
Place1
Belief6
Gender8
Society12
Economy19
Politics24
Ch. 2The Glorious Revolution in Britain, 1688-171429
The Glorious Revolution in England, 1688-168929
Crown and Parliament, 1689-171436
Politics and parties, 1689-171443
Britain and Europe, 1689-171351
The Glorious Revolution and the unity of Britain, 1689-171454
Ch. 3Whiggism supreme, 1714-175765
The Hanoverian Succession, 1714-172165
The Walpolean regime, 1721-174271
The Pelhams and patriotism, 1742-175787
Ch. 4The social foundations of the early Hanoverian regime, 1714-175796
The identity of Britain96
The ruling order: oligarchy and deference101
The middling orders: enterprise and docility108
Urban society: culture and elites113
The common people: assertion, festivity and direct action118
Ch. 5The political foundations of the early Hanoverian regime, 1714-1757126
Politics and print126
Crown and Parliament129
The state: central and local134
Whigs and Tories142
The Jacobites152
Ch. 6What kind of regime? (1714-1757)160
A stable regime?160
A confessional regime?163
An ancien regime?171
Ch. 7Patriotism and empire, 1756-1789176
Commerce and empire176
William Pitt and the Seven Years War, 1756-1763180
The origins of the American Revolution, 1756-1776187
The American War of Independence, 1776-1783195
Ch. 8The age of George III, 1760-1789201
George III and the politicians, 1760-1770201
Politics and party, 1770-1789210
Reform politics, 1763-1789221
Ch. 9The crisis of the Hanoverian regime, 1789-1820233
The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1789-1820233
Radicalism and patriotism, 1789-1820242
The politics of wartime and after, 1789-1820255
The avoidance of revolution, 1789-1820266
Ch. 10State and church in later Hanoverian Britain, 1757-1832277
Monarchy and the party system, 1780-1832277
The state and the law286
The retreat from the confessional state, 1756-1820294
Ch. 11The social foundations of the later Hanoverian regime, 1757-1832311
The United Kingdom311
Economy and empire321
The social order327
Constructions of gender in later Hanoverian Britain343
Ch. 12The renewal of the regime, 1820-1832351
The coming of reform, 1820-1830351
The passage of reform, 1830-1832361
The Reform Act of 1832367
Conclusion377
Bibliography383
Index401

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