A Polite and Commercial People
By (author) Paul Langford
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Polite and Commercial People by Paul Langford
Book DescriptionDrawing on up-to-date research, this volume in The New Oxford History of England is the most authoritative and comprehensive general history of England between the accession of George II and the loss of the American colonies. Delving beneath the surface serenity of the age of elegance, Paul Langford reveals a world of simmering discontent in which evangelical enthusiasm clashed with scientific rationalism, aristocratic government with popular insubordination, industrial and imperial expansion with plebian poverty, and sentimentality with utilitarian reform.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192852533
(197mm x 128mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Paul Langford
Provost of Lincoln College, Oxford
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