Rural Idyll and Social Change Since 1800
By (author) Jeremy Burchardt
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Paradise Lost by Jeremy Burchardt
Book DescriptionThe enduring 'Town versus Country' debate lies at the root of modern British society. How far did the idealization of the countryside by artists and writers since the Industrial Revolution foster anti-urban, anti-industrial values? How have such values affected government policy, social structure and economic dynamism? Did post-war developments, in particular rural-urban commuting and environmentalist criticism of modern 'industrial' farming, undermine the traditional distinction between town and country, or are they themselves symptoms of the continuing allure of the rural idyll? This book will demonstrate the remarkable influence that attitudes to the countryside have had on the evolution of modern British life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860645143
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Life in rural Britain has changed beyond recognition since the beginning of the 20th century. This title examines the historical background of the main controversies of contemporary rural life. It explores key elements of rural life, including the varying responses to animal disease from Biblical times to the 2001 outbreak of foot-and-mouth.
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Author Biography - Jeremy Burchardt
Jeremy Burchardt is a lecturer in Rural History at Reading University.
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