The Oxford History of Britain: The Eighteenth Century and the Age of Industry v.4

The Oxford History of Britain: The Eighteenth Century and the Age of Industry v.4

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In five paperback volumes, "The Oxford History of Britain" tells the story of Britain and her peoples over 2000 years, from the coming of the Roman legions in 55 BC to the present day. This volume concentrates on the 18th century and the "age of industry". The apparent surface stability, prosperity, and cultural expansiveness, gave way to an explosive tumult of industry, trade, and technology unpredented in the history of the world, and also to the new revolutionary impulses surging in from the American colonies and from republican France. The early 19th century did manage to avoid the revolutionary wave sweeping through other European states. But instead it brought massive dislocations in the social fabric and the notion of the legal community, and a seemingly unbridgeable class division that led Marx to see Britain as being in the forefront of the revolutionary apocalypse.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 maps
  • 0192852663
  • 9780192852663

Table of contents

Part 1 The eighteenth century (1688-1789), Paul Langford: revolution and its repercussions; the rise of robinocracy; industry and idleness; the making of middle England; the politics of protest; rebellion and reform. Part 2 Revolution and the rule of law (1789-1851), Christopher Harvie: reflections on the revolutions; industrial development; reform and religion; the wars abroad; roads to freedom; coping with reform; "unless the Lord build the city..."; "the ringing grooves of change"; politics and diplomacy - Palmerston's years; incorporation.show more

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