The Penguin Social History of Britain

The Penguin Social History of Britain : English Society in the Eighteenth Century

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A portrait of 18th century England, from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered include - diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 308g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0140138196
  • 9780140138191
  • 163,723

Table of contents

Contrasts; the social order; power, politics and the law; keeping life going; getting and spending; having and enjoying; changing experiences; towards industrial society; conclusion.
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About Roy Porter

Roy Porter was, until his retirement, Professor in the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. He died in 2002.
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