The Origins of Modern English Society
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By (author) Professor Harold Perkin
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Origins of Modern English Society by Professor Harold Perkin
Book DescriptionBringing together subjects such as culture, religion, morals, politics, economics, and mentality, Perkin presents and applies a holistic concept of social history in the tradition of great historians of the past. In this classic text of social history, Harold Perkin explores the emergence of a new form of class society in Victorian England, which differed radically from early modern society. He locates the origins of the modern English class system in the Industrial Revolution, the impact of which went beyond economy and technology, and changed the ways of living and perceptions of the English people in many ways. Origins of Modern English Society maintains its influence as a comprehensive and integrative survey of a crucial period in the development of English society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415298902
(216mm x 138mm x 36mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A stimulating and controversial framework for the study of British society, challenging accepted paradigms based on class analysis. Perkins argues that the non-capitalist "professional class" represents a new principle of social organization.
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