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Englishness Identified: Manners and Character 1650-1850

Englishness Identified: Manners and Character 1650-1850 (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Langford, Paul

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In the seventeenth century the English were often depicted as a nation of barbarians, fanatics, and king-killers. Two hundred years later they were more likely to be seen as the triumphant possessors of a unique political stability, vigorous industrial revolution, and a world-wid...e empire. These may have been British achievements; but the virtues which brought about this transformation tended to be perceived as specifically English. Ideas of what constituted Englishness changed from a stock notion of waywardness and unpredictability to one of discipline and dedication. The evolution of the so-called national character - today once more the subject of scrutiny and debate - is traced through the impressions and analyses of foreign observers, and related to English ambitions and anxieties during a period of intense change.
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ISBN 9780199246403
Released NZ 1 Sep 2001
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9780199246403
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 1 Sep 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Langford, Paul
Category Cultural Studies
World History: C 1500 To C 1750
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
Social & Cultural History
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 402
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 942.06
Weight 594g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress National characteristics, English, History, National characteristics, English, in literature, English literature, History and criticism
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly