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The long eighteenth century : British political and social history, 1688-1832

Author: Frank O'Gorman
Publisher: London ; New York : Arnold ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St Martin's Press, 1997.
Series: Arnold history of Britain.
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Counter The "long eighteenth century" in British history, the period from 1688 to 1832, defies easy characterization. Blending narrative chapters with more solid analysis, this book by a leading historian provides a fresh and cogent account of the period, introducing a wide audience both to the contours of the age and to the genuine excitement of recent debate.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank O'Gorman
ISBN: 034056752X 9780340567524 0340567511 9780340567517
OCLC Number: 36739615
Description: xvi, 415 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Britain in the later seventeenth century. Place. Belief. Gender. Society. Economy. Politics. --
Ch. 2. The Glorious Revolution in Britain, 1688-1714. The Glorious Revolution in England, 1688-1689. Crown and Parliament, 1689-1714. Politics and parties, 1689-1714. Britain and Europe, 1689-1713. The Glorious Revolution and the unity of Britain, 1689-1714. --
Ch. 3. Whiggism supreme, 1714-1757. The Hanoverian Succession, 1714-1721. The Walpolean regime, 1721-1742. The Pelhams and patriotism, 1742-1757. --
Ch. 4. The social foundations of the early Hanoverian regime, 1714-1757. The identity of Britain. The ruling order: oligarchy and deference. The middling orders: enterprise and docility. Urban society: culture and elites. --
The common people: assertion, festivity and direct action. --
Ch. 5. The political foundations of the early Hanoverian regime, 1714-1757. --
Politics and print. --
Crown and parliament. --
The state: central and local. --
Whigs and Tories. --
The Jacobites. --
Ch. 6. What kind of regime? (1714-1757). A stable regime? --
A confessional regime? --
An ancien régime? --
Ch. 7. Patriotism and empire, 1756-1789. --
Commerce and empire. --
William Pitt and the Seven Years War, 1756-1763. --
The origins of the American Revolution, 1756-1776. --
The American War of Independence, 1776-1783. --
Ch. 8. The age of George III, 1760-1789. --
George III and the politicians, 1760-1770. --
Politics and party, 1770-1789. --
Reform politics, 1763-1789. --
Ch. 9. The crisis of the Hanoverian regime, 1789-1820. --
The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1789-1820. --
Radicalism and patriotism, 1789-1820. --
The politics of wartime and after, 1789-1820. --
The avoidance of revolution, 1789-1820. --
Ch. 10. State and church in later Hanoverian Britain, 1757-1832. --
Monarchy and the party system, 1780-1832. --
The state and the law. --
The retreat from the confessional state, 1756-1820. --
Ch. 11. The social foundations of the later Hanoverian regime, 1757-1832. --
The United Kingdom. --
Economy and empire. --
The social order. --
Constructions of gender in later Hanoverian Britain. --
Ch. 12. The renewal of the regime, 1820-1832. --
The coming of reform, 1820-1830. --
The passage of reform, 1830-1832. --
The Reform Act of 1832.
Series Title: Arnold history of Britain.
Responsibility: Frank O'Gorman.
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Counter The "long eighteenth century" in British history, the period from 1688 to 1832, defies easy characterization. Blending narrative chapters with more solid analysis, this book by a leading historian provides a fresh and cogent account of the period, introducing a wide audience both to the contours of the age and to the genuine excitement of recent debate.

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