The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town 1660-1770 - Oxford Studies in Social History (Paperback)
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The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town 1660-1770 - Oxford Studies in Social History (Paperback)

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Paperback 438 Pages / Published: 25/04/1991
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In the century after the Restoration of 1660, English provincial towns experienced a cultural renaissance. This penetrating study examines the economic and social origins which stimulated the most striking features of that revival: the transformation of the urban landscape under the influence of classical architecture and the emergent forces of planning; and the remarkable expansion in the provision of public leisure. Concentrating on the interaction between urban culture and society as a whole, Peter Borsay draws on a wide range of disciplines, shedding new light not only on the development of the early modern town, but also on the relatively neglected period of English history between the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. Reference material is included, in a detailed town-by-town appendix.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198202554
Number of pages: 438
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 216 x 139 x 28 mm


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excellent ... an exciting and imaginative book, which does a marvellous job of welding social and architectural history. * Times Higher Education Supplement *
a book which is both an education and a delight ... This is a deeply learned, splendidly argued, beautifully written and wonderfully stimulating volume. It is unquestionably one of the best urban studies we have had for many a long day. * Angus McInnes, University of Keele, History, No.245, Oct 1990 *

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