British Society, 1680-1880: Dynamism, Containment and Changeby Richard Price (8)
Pub. Date: 10/13/1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Richard Price offers a radical new interpretation of modern British history. He argues that the period 1680-1880 was a distinct era in British history, a dynamic period of much change but which was ultimately contained within clearly defined boundaries. Professor Price thus identifies the nineteenth century as the end of this period rather than the moment of modernity. Elegantly written and lucidly organized, this study will be of value to all scholars and students with an interest in this fascinating period.
Table of ContentsPreface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: beginnings, periods and problems; 1. The economy of manufacture; 2. A universal merchant to the world: the political economy of commerce and finance; 3. The ambiguities of free trade; 4. The reach of the state: taxation; 5. The age of localism; 6. The public, the private and the state: civil society 1680-1880; 7. Exclusion and inclusion: the political consequences of 1688; 8. Exclusion and inclusion: defending the politics of finality 1832-1885; 9. The stabilities and instabilities of elite authority: social relations c.1688-c.1880; Afterword; Index.
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