Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction
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Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Paul Langford's Very Short Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Britain spans from the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 to Pitt the Younger's defeat at attempted parliamentary reform. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 8mm | 117.93g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 13 halftones, 2 maps
  • 0192853996
  • 9780192853998
  • 114,573

About Paul Langford

Paul Langford, formerly Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford, since 1996; Fellow, and Tutor in Modern History, Lincoln College, since 1970; Chairman and Chief Executive, Arts and Humanities Research Board, since 1998. His publications include A Polite and Commercial People 1727-83 (1989) and Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689-1789 (1991).show more

Table of contents

1. Revolution and its repercussions ; 2. The rise of Robinocracy ; 3. Industry and idleness ; 4. The making of middle England ; 5. The politics of protest ; 6. Rebellion and reform ; Further reading ; Chronology ; Prime ministers 1721-89 ; Indexshow more

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