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English Society in the Eighteenth Century
     

English Society in the Eighteenth Century

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by Roy Porter
 

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In this boldly drawn portrait of eighteenth-century England, Roy Porter defines a nation from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered run the gamut, covering diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.

Roy Porter's new edition of his celebrated book of English

Overview

In this boldly drawn portrait of eighteenth-century England, Roy Porter defines a nation from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered run the gamut, covering diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.

Roy Porter's new edition of his celebrated book of English cultural history was revised in light of changes in the climate of debate that occurred in the seven years after its first publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713914177
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
06/29/1984
Series:
Pelican Social History of Britain Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Roy Porter was, until his retirement, Professor in the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. He died in 2002.

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