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Britain Before the Reform Act (2ND 08 Edition)

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Britain before the Reform Act

Eric J Evans

 

In the years 1815-1832, Britain came close to revolution. Fewer than twenty years separate the Battle of Waterloo from the passing of the ‘Great’ Reform Act but during this period Britain’s political elite was challenged as never before. In rising to that challenge, the political elite attempted, with considerable success, to ensure that Britain engineered that most perilous of transitions, from a less complex and more deferential society into a modern urban and industrial one, while avoding political revolution.

 

In this extensively revised 2nd edition Evans engages with a welter of new material and fresh interpretations. The book sheds light both on the challenges to existing political and social authority and why those challenges were seen off.

 

Evans examines:

 

·         The composition of Britain’s political elite and how this elite coped with the problems thrown up by a society urbanising and modernising at an unprecedented rate.

 

·         How Britain reacted to the longer-term implications of the French Revolution, including the development of a more cohesive national identity.  

 

·         How the elite attempted to maintain public order in this period – and with what success.

 

·         The extent of change in Britain’s political system brought about by political, religious and administrative reforms

 

Written in accessible style, with a rich collection of documents, chronology, glossary, a guide to further reading, and a ‘Who’s Who’ which summarises the careers and contributions of the main figures, this new edition is essential for all those interested in understanding Britain at this most crucial turning point in its history.

 

Eric J Evans is Emeritus Professor of History at Lancaster University. He is the author of numerous titles of political and social history. His publications include Parliamentary Reform, 1770-1918 (Longman,1999) andThe Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870 (3rd edition, Longman, 2001) and Thatcher and Thatcherism (2nd edition, 2006)

Synopsis:

In the years 1815-1832, Britain came close to revolution. Fewer than twenty years separate the Battle of Waterloo from the passing of the ‘Great’ Reform Act but during this period Britain’s political elite was challenged as never before. In rising to that challenge, the political elite attempted, with considerable success, to ensure that Britain engineered that most perilous of transitions, from a less complex and more deferential society into a modern urban and industrial one, while avoding political revolution.

 

In this extensively revised 2nd edition Evans engages with a welter of new material and fresh interpretations. The book sheds light both on the challenges to existing political and social authority and why those challenges were seen off.

 

Evans examines:

 

·         The composition of Britain’s political elite and how this elite coped with the problems thrown up by a society urbanising and modernising at an unprecedented rate.

 

·         How Britain reacted to the longer-term implications of the French Revolution, including the development of a more cohesive national identity.  

 

·         How the elite attempted to maintain public order in this period – and with what success.

 

·         The extent of change in Britain’s political system brought about by political, religious and administrative reforms

 

Written in accessible style, with a rich collection of documents, chronology, glossary, a guide to further reading, and a ‘Who’s Who’ which summarises the careers and contributions of the main figures, this new edition is essential for all those interested in understanding Britain at this most crucial turning point in its history.

 

Eric J Evans is Emeritus Professor of History at Lancaster University. He is the author of numerous titles of political and social history. His publications include Parliamentary Reform, 1770-1918 (Longman,1999) andThe Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870 (3rd edition, Longman, 2001) and Thatcher and Thatcherism (2nd edition, 2006)

Synopsis:

The Reform Act of 1832 is unarguably a watershed in British history but Professor Evans argues that it should be seen as part of those broader changes which can only be understood in the context of the years which are given detailed treatment in this book.

  • First published in 1989 this popular Seminar Study has now been fully updated for its second edition, in the light of recent research and literature.
  • Covers one of the most important periods of political reform in modern British history, when the transition was made to a modernised, urban society.
  • Written in accessible style, with a rich collection of documents, chronology, glossary, a guide to further reading,and a ‘Who’s Who’ which summarises the careers and contributions of the main figures, this new edition is essential for all those interested in understanding Britain at this most crucial turning point in its history.

About the Author

Eric J Evans is Emeritus Professor of History at Lancaster University. He is the author of numerous titles of political and social history. His publications include Parliamentary Reform, 1770-1918 (Longman,1999) andThe Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870 (3rd edition, Longman, 2001) and Thatcher and Thatcherism (2nd edition, 2006)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Chronology

Who's Who

Glossary

Part One: Analysis

1. Introduction

2. Britain in crisis? 1815-20

3. The achievement of stability? 1821-7

4. Britain's influence abroad

5. Stability shattered 1827-32

6. Conclusioin

Part Two: Documents

Further Reading

References

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780582299085
Author:
Evans, Eric
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Author:
Evans, Eric J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Great Britain Politics and government.
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Seminar Studies in History Series
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.06x7.08x.49 in. .82 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Ireland » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ireland
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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"Synopsis" by , In the years 1815-1832, Britain came close to revolution. Fewer than twenty years separate the Battle of Waterloo from the passing of the ‘Great’ Reform Act but during this period Britain’s political elite was challenged as never before. In rising to that challenge, the political elite attempted, with considerable success, to ensure that Britain engineered that most perilous of transitions, from a less complex and more deferential society into a modern urban and industrial one, while avoding political revolution.

 

In this extensively revised 2nd edition Evans engages with a welter of new material and fresh interpretations. The book sheds light both on the challenges to existing political and social authority and why those challenges were seen off.

 

Evans examines:

 

·         The composition of Britain’s political elite and how this elite coped with the problems thrown up by a society urbanising and modernising at an unprecedented rate.

 

·         How Britain reacted to the longer-term implications of the French Revolution, including the development of a more cohesive national identity.  

 

·         How the elite attempted to maintain public order in this period – and with what success.

 

·         The extent of change in Britain’s political system brought about by political, religious and administrative reforms

 

Written in accessible style, with a rich collection of documents, chronology, glossary, a guide to further reading, and a ‘Who’s Who’ which summarises the careers and contributions of the main figures, this new edition is essential for all those interested in understanding Britain at this most crucial turning point in its history.

 

Eric J Evans is Emeritus Professor of History at Lancaster University. He is the author of numerous titles of political and social history. His publications include Parliamentary Reform, 1770-1918 (Longman,1999) andThe Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870 (3rd edition, Longman, 2001) and Thatcher and Thatcherism (2nd edition, 2006)

"Synopsis" by , The Reform Act of 1832 is unarguably a watershed in British history but Professor Evans argues that it should be seen as part of those broader changes which can only be understood in the context of the years which are given detailed treatment in this book.

  • First published in 1989 this popular Seminar Study has now been fully updated for its second edition, in the light of recent research and literature.
  • Covers one of the most important periods of political reform in modern British history, when the transition was made to a modernised, urban society.
  • Written in accessible style, with a rich collection of documents, chronology, glossary, a guide to further reading,and a ‘Who’s Who’ which summarises the careers and contributions of the main figures, this new edition is essential for all those interested in understanding Britain at this most crucial turning point in its history.

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