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A Polite and Commercial People: England 1727-1783

A Polite and Commercial People: England 1727-1783
 

Drawing on research, this volume covers the history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of the American colonies. It reveals simmering discontent in which evangelical enthusiasm clashed with scientific rationalism, aristocratic government with popular insub... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780192852533
Barcode 9780192852533
Published 19 March 1992 by Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Langford, Paul
Series New Oxford History of England
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ISBN-13 9780192852533
ISBN-10 0192852531
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 19 March 1992
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Langford, Paul
Series New Oxford History of England
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 840
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 43mm
Weight 1,281g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress History, Civilization, Great Britain, England, 18th century
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 942.07
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Drawing on up-to-date research, this volume in The New Oxford History of England is the most authoritative and comprehensive general history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of the American colonies. Delving beneath the surface serenity of the age of elegance, Paul Langford reveals a world of simmering discontent in which evangelical enthusiasm clashed with scientific rationalism, aristocratic government with popular insubordination, industrial and imperial expansion with plebian poverty, and sentimentality with utilitarian reform.

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NZ Review ...fascinating...carried through with great skill and clarity...the summaries of historical controversies are judicious and well-informed Observer

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Author's Bio

Provost of Lincoln College, Oxford

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