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From reformation to improvement : public welfare in early modern England

Author: Paul Slack
Publisher: New York : Clarendon Press, 1998.
Series: Ford lectures, 1994-95.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paul Slack's incisive analysis shows how the English came to believe between 1500 and 1740 that piecemeal improvement was more likely to be achieved than total social reformation. He examines social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Slack
ISBN: 0198206615 9780198206613
OCLC Number: 232404902
Notes: "The Ford lectures delivered in the University of Oxford, 1994-1995."
Description: vi, 179 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Common Weal ; 2. Godly Cities ; 3. Absolute Power ; 4. The Public Good ; 5. The Parliament's Reformation ; 6. Bodies Politic ; 7. Civil Societies ; Index
Series Title: Ford lectures, 1994-95.
Responsibility: Paul Slack.

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