Nineteenth-Century Britain: Integration and Diversity

Nineteenth-Century Britain: Integration and Diversity

by Keith Robbins
     
 

While 19th-century Britain was committed to achieving national integration, it also hoped to maintain regional diversity. Keith Robbins looks at various aspects of life which served to unite or divide the nation, including religion, patterns of eating and drinking, the political system, commercial development, education, language, literature, and music. He

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While 19th-century Britain was committed to achieving national integration, it also hoped to maintain regional diversity. Keith Robbins looks at various aspects of life which served to unite or divide the nation, including religion, patterns of eating and drinking, the political system, commercial development, education, language, literature, and music. He concludes that the 'British' nation, though not uniform in character, became sufficiently consolidated throughout the 19th century to withstand the divisive crises of the early 20th century, particularly World War I. A stimulating account of the making of the modern British nation, this study of integration and diversity is of continuing relevance today.

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"An interesting introduction to a complex subject."—American Historical Review

"Extremely interesting and pioneering....His book is broad-ranging, well-informed, and very clearly (sometimes amusingly) written. It should be read by all nineteenth and twentieth-century British historians, for it suggests a host of new problems and perspectives to consider."—Albion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198201380
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Series:
Ford Lectures Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.88(d)

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