A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Britain

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H. T. Dickinson
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 584 pages
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This authoritative Companion introduces readers to the developments that lead to Britain becoming a great world power, the leading European imperial state, and, at the same time, the most economically and socially advanced, politically liberal and religiously tolerant nation in Europe.

  • Covers political, social, cultural, economic and religious history. Written by an international team of experts.
  • Examines Britain's position from the perspective of other European nations.
 

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Contents

Part II The Economy and Society
125
Part III Religion
223
Part IV Culture
281
Part V Union and Disunion in the British Isles
367
Part VI Britain and the Wider World
429
Bibliography
499
Index
516
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H. T. Dickinson is Richard Lodge Professor of British History at Edinburgh University. He is a former President of the Historical Association and a former Vice President of the Royal Historical Society. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Richmond. His numerous books include British Radicalism and the French Revolution 1789–1815 (1985), Caricatures and the Constitution 1760–1832 (1986) and The Politics of the People in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1995). He was also editor of the journal History from 1993 to 2000.

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