The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town 1660-1770

The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town 1660-1770

by Peter Borsay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198202555

ISBN-13: 9780198202554

Pub. Date: 04/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In the century after the Restoration of 1660, English provincial towns experienced a cultural renaissance. This book offers a guide to the most striking features of that revival: the transformation of the urban landscape under the influence of classical architecture and the emergent forces of planning, and a remarkable expansion in the provision of fashionable

Overview

In the century after the Restoration of 1660, English provincial towns experienced a cultural renaissance. This book offers a guide to the most striking features of that revival: the transformation of the urban landscape under the influence of classical architecture and the emergent forces of planning, and a remarkable expansion in the provision of fashionable public leisure. Drawing on a variety of disciplines, including architecture, music, historical geography, English literature, urban studies and history, the book concentrates on the interaction between urban culture and society as a whole. It sheds new light not only on the development of the early modern town, but also on the relatively neglected history of England between the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198202554
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

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