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A sixpence at Whist : gaming and the English middle classes, 1680-1830

Author: Janet E Mullin
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2015. ©2015
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Enlightenment thinking - the drive for order, organisation and rationality was an underlying motive force in England's eighteenth century, influencing middle class thinking with regard to the running and improvement of business. In the same way, it shaped their choice of leisure activities. As many turned their backs on blood sports, they found that music, conversation and cards embodied rational enjoyment and  Read more...
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Mullin, Janet E.
Sixpence at Whist Gaming and the English Middle Classes, 1680-1830
(OCoLC)917364587
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet E Mullin
ISBN: 9781782045700 1782045708
OCLC Number: 922529333
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Responsibility: Janet E. Mullin.

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Peering through the windows of private homes and Assembly Rooms alike, this book shines a new light on the middle classes during the long eighteenth century.  Read more...

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Highly readable and well-researched..This hitherto untold story of card-play enriches historical understandings of the eighteenth-century middling sort. CULTURAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY In a lively, Read more...

 
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