The Transformation of England (Routledge Revivals): Essays in the economic and social history of England in the eighteenth century

The Transformation of England (Routledge Revivals): Essays in the economic and social history of England in the eighteenth century

by Peter Mathias

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Overview

First published in 1979, The Transformation of England discusses the creation in late eighteenth century England of the industrial system and thereby the present world. Professor Mathias poses questions about the nature of industrialization, social change and historical explanation, issues that are his principal scholarly concern.

This series of essays is divided into two groups. The first group of essays focuses upon general themes such as the 'uniqueness' in Europe of the industrial revolution, capital formation, taxation, the growth of skills, science and technical change, leisure and wages, and diagnoses of poverty. In the second section, Professor Mathias focuses on the social structure in the eighteenth century, considering the industrialization of brewing, coinage, agriculture and the drink industries, advances in public health and the armed forces, British and American public finance in the War of Independence, Dr Johnson and the business world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136464393
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/03/2013
Series: Routledge Revivals
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 324
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Part 1: Themes  1. British industrialization: unique or not?  2. Skills and the diffusion of innovations from Britain in the eighteenth century  3. Who unbound Prometheus? Science and technical change, 1600-1800  4. Science and technology during the Industrial Revolution: some general problems  5. Capital, credit and enterprise in the Industrial Revolution  6. Taxation and industrialization in Britain, 1700-1870  7. Adam’s burden: historical diagnoses of poverty  8. Leisure and wages in theory and practice Part 2: Topics  9. The social structure in the eighteenth century: a calculation by Joseph Massie  10. The people’s money in the eighteenth century: the Royal Mint, trade tokens and the economy

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