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The first volume of Sir George Clark's Oxford History of England was published in 1934, and over 50 years that series established itself as a standard reference for hundreds of thousands of readers. The New Oxford History of England, of which this is the first volume, is its successor.

In this, the most authoritative, comprehensive general history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of America, Paul Langford merges conflicting images of the 18th century into a coherent picture to reveal the true character of the age. Conventional views of the 18th century emphasize its political stability, aristocratic government, stately manners, and Georgian elegance. But Langford reveals another aspect of the times--a less orderly world of treasonous plots, rioting mobs, and Hogarthian vulgarity. Using the latest research and a wealth of techniques culled from a variety of disciplines, he tells an absorbing tale of remarkable contrasts and changes. An age often seen in static terms is brought to life with all its contradictions and tensions revealed.

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A general history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of America, showing the vitality and variety of an age often seen in static terms. This was a period of rapid commercial growth and burgeoning bourgeois pretensions.

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It is the story of a transformation, or rather a series of transformations. Politeness and commerce were already hackneyed terms in the 1730s, and Blackstone's expression would still have seemed appropriate in the 1780s.

Synopsis:

The first volume of Sir George Clark's Oxford History of England was published in 1934, and over 50 years that series established itself as a standard reference for hundreds of thousands of readers. The New Oxford History of England, of which this is the first volume, is its successor.

In this, the most authoritative, comprehensive general history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of America, Paul Langford merges conflicting images of the 18th century into a coherent picture to reveal the true character of the age. Conventional views of the 18th century emphasize its political stability, aristocratic government, stately manners, and Georgian elegance. But Langford reveals another aspect of the times--a less orderly world of treasonous plots, rioting mobs, and Hogarthian vulgarity. Using the latest research and a wealth of techniques culled from a variety of disciplines, he tells an absorbing tale of remarkable contrasts and changes. An age often seen in static terms is brought to life with all its contradictions and tensions revealed.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [741]-766) and index.

About the Author

Paul Langford is Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192852533
Author:
Langford, Paul
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Paul
Location:
Oxford England ;
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
History - World
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
History, World | British | 18th C
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Number:
4
Series:
New Oxford History of England
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
44 illus.
Pages:
832
Dimensions:
6.2 x 9.2 x 1.8 in 2.806 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A general history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of America, showing the vitality and variety of an age often seen in static terms. This was a period of rapid commercial growth and burgeoning bourgeois pretensions.
"Synopsis" by , It is the story of a transformation, or rather a series of transformations. Politeness and commerce were already hackneyed terms in the 1730s, and Blackstone's expression would still have seemed appropriate in the 1780s.

"Synopsis" by , The first volume of Sir George Clark's Oxford History of England was published in 1934, and over 50 years that series established itself as a standard reference for hundreds of thousands of readers. The New Oxford History of England, of which this is the first volume, is its successor.

In this, the most authoritative, comprehensive general history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of America, Paul Langford merges conflicting images of the 18th century into a coherent picture to reveal the true character of the age. Conventional views of the 18th century emphasize its political stability, aristocratic government, stately manners, and Georgian elegance. But Langford reveals another aspect of the times--a less orderly world of treasonous plots, rioting mobs, and Hogarthian vulgarity. Using the latest research and a wealth of techniques culled from a variety of disciplines, he tells an absorbing tale of remarkable contrasts and changes. An age often seen in static terms is brought to life with all its contradictions and tensions revealed.

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