The Eighteenth Century
Edited by Paul Langford
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Eighteenth Century by Paul Langford
Book DescriptionThis volume takes a thematic approach to the history of the eighteenth century in the British Isles, covering such issues as domestic politics (including popular political culture), religious developments and change, and social and demographic structure and growth. Paul Langford heads a leading team of contributors, to present a lively picture of an era of intense change and growth in which all parts of Britain and Ireland were increasingly bound together by economic expansion and political unification.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198731313
(215mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Langford
Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke, Hardback (October 2015)
This volume is the last of three Party and Parliament volumes of the Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke, which ranges in subject matter from following Burke through from the last phases of the American War to the controversies over the French Revolution, which drove a rift between Burke and Charles Fox, the leader of his party.
Englishness Identified, Paperback (September 2001)
'Englishness Identified' traces the evolution of the so-called English national character through the impressions and analyses of foreign observers, and relates it to English ambitions and anxieties during a period of rapid change.
Eighteenth-century Britain: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (August 2000)
First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Paul Langford's Very Short Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Britain spans from the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 to Pitt the Younger's defeat at attempted parliamentary reform.
Polite and Commercial People, Hardback (July 1998)» View all books by Paul Langford
The 18th century was an age of vitality and variety, of contrasts and change. This work offers general history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of America. It reveals the character of the age, and demonstrates that 18th-century society was both strengthened and stretched by the changes to which it was subjected.
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Author Biography - Paul Langford
Paul Langford is Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, and has been a Professor of Modern History at Oxford since 1996. Amongst his numerous publications are A Polite and Commercial People: English 1727-83 and Englishness Identified: Manner and Character, 1650-1850.
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