A Land of Liberty?

England, 1689-1727

Author: Julian Hoppit

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198228422

Category: History

Page: 580

View: 5397


This book provides an authoritative general view of England between the Glorious Revolution and the deathS of George I and Isaac Newton. It is a very wide-ranging survey, looking at politics, religion, economy, society, and culture. It also places England in its British, European, and world contexts. An annotated bibliography provides a guide through a vast minefield of secondary literature.

The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Jeremy Gregory,John Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136008381

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 1153


Enormously rich and wide-ranging, The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Eighteenth Century brings together, in one handy reference, a wide range of essential information on the major aspects of eighteenth century British history. The information included is chronological, statistical, tabular and bibliographical, and the book begins with the eighteenth century political system before going on to cover foreign affairs and the empire, the major military and naval campaigns, law and order, religion, economic and financial advances, and social and cultural history. Key features of this user-friendly volume include: wide-ranging political chronologies major wars and rebellions key treaties and their terms chronologies of religious events approximately 500 biographies of leading figures essential data on population, output and trade a detailed glossary of terms a comprehensive cultural and intellectual chronology set out in tabular form a uniquely detailed and comprehensive topic bibliography. All those studying or teaching eighteenth century British history will find this concise volume an indispensable resource for use and reference.

The Eighteenth Century


Author: Paul Langford

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198731310

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 3284


This collection takes a thematic approach to eighteenth-century history, covering such topics as domestic politics (including popular political culture), religious developments and changes, social and demographic structure and growth, and culture. It presents a lively picture of an era of intense change and growth.

William III & Mary II (Penguin Monarchs)

Partners in Revolution

Author: Jonathan Keates

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141976888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 9314


William III (1689-1702) & Mary II (1689-94) (Britain's only ever 'joint monarchs') changed the course of the entire country's history, coming to power through a coup (which involved Mary betraying her own father), reestablishing parliament on a new footing and, through commiting Britain to fighting France, initiating an immensely long period of warfare and colonial expansion. Jonathan Keates' wonderful book makes both monarchs vivid, the cold, shrewd 'Dutch' William and the shortlived Mary, whose life and death inspired Purcell to write some of his greatest music.

The Politics of Wine in Britain

A New Cultural History

Author: C. Ludington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230306225

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

View: 4879


A unique look at the meaning of the taste for wine in Britain, from the establishment of a Commonwealth in 1649 to the Commercial Treaty between Britain and France in 1860 - this book provides an extraordinary window into the politics and culture of England and Scotland just as they were becoming the powerful British state.

Women, Popular Culture, and the Eighteenth Century

Author: Tiffany Potter

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442641819

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

View: 4325


Top scholars in eighteenth-century studies examine the significance of the parallel devaluations of women's culture and popular culture by looking at theatres and actresses; novels, magazines, and cookbooks; and populist politics, dress, and portraiture.

Nehemiah Grew and England's Economic Development

The Means of a Most Ample Increase of the Wealth and Strength of England (1706-7)

Author: Julian Hoppit

Publisher: OUP/British Academy

ISBN: 9780197264959

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 4690


The book is a scholarly edition of a manuscript written in about 1706 which has not previously been published. The main text considers England's economic potential, and puts forward ways in which that potential could be maximized.

The Invention of News

How the World Came to Know About Itself

Author: Andrew Pettegree

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300206224

Category: History

Page: 453

View: 5084


“A fascinating account of the gathering and dissemination of news from the end of the Middle Ages to the French Revolution” and the rise of the newspaper (Glenn Altschuler, The Huffington Post). Long before the invention of printing, let alone the daily newspaper, people wanted to stay informed. In the pre-industrial era, news was mostly shared through gossip, sermons, and proclamations. The age of print brought pamphlets, ballads, and the first news-sheets. In this groundbreaking history, renowned historian Andrew Pettegree tracks the evolution of news in ten countries over the course of four centuries, examining the impact of news media on contemporary events and the lives of an ever-more-informed public. The Invention of News sheds light on who controlled the news and who reported it; the use of news as a tool of political protest and religious reform; issues of privacy and titillation; the persistent need for news to be current and for journalists to be trustworthy; and people’s changing sense of themselves and their communities as they experienced newly opened windows on the world. “This expansive view of news and how it reached people will be fascinating to readers interested in communication and cultural history.” —Library Journal (starred review)