The Essential E. P. Thompson

The Essential E. P. Thompson

by E. P. Thompson
     
 

E. P. Thompson was one of the most visionary and influential historians of the twentieth century, acclaimed as the innovator of "history from below"-the immersion in the many details of everyday life, particularly among the working class, as a vital means of understanding the past and the patterns of history itself. The Essential E. P. Thompson, the largest collection… See more details below

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E. P. Thompson was one of the most visionary and influential historians of the twentieth century, acclaimed as the innovator of "history from below"-the immersion in the many details of everyday life, particularly among the working class, as a vital means of understanding the past and the patterns of history itself. The Essential E. P. Thompson, the largest collection of Thompson's historical work published in one volume, gives us the full range of his scholarly output, from The Making of the English Working Class and William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary, to Albion's Fatal Tree and Customs in Common, all of which reflect "the union of knowledge with imagination and conviction" (The New York Times Book Review) that was the hallmark of Thompson's life and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565846227
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Series:
New Press Essential Series
Pages:
498
Sales rank:
1,180,386
Product dimensions:
1.03(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
IPolitics and Culture
The Marking of the English Working Class3
Mary Wollstonecraft185
William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary
The "Anti-Scrape"192
The River of Fire206
Postscript: 1976233
Rejections and Reconciliations, from "Alien Homage"274
IILaw and Custom
The Grid of Inheritance, from Making History287
The Moral Economy of the English Crowd in the Eighteenth Century, from Customs in Common316
The Crime of Anonymity, from Albion's Fatal Tree378
The Rule of Law, from Whigs and Hunters432
IIIHistory and Theory
The Poverty of Theory and Other Essays445
IVReading and Writing History
A: Selection of Further Readings497

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