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The Long Eighteenth Century: British Political and Social History 1688-1832 (Paperback)
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The Long Eighteenth Century: British Political and Social History 1688-1832 (Paperback)

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This long-awaited second edition sees this classic text by a leading scholar given a new lease of life. It comes complete with a wealth of original material on a range of topics and takes into account the vital research that has been undertaken in the field in the last two decades. The book considers the development of the internal structure of Britain and explores the growing sense of British nationhood. It looks at the role of religion in matters of state and society, in addition to society's own move towards a class-based system. Commercial and imperial expansion, Britain's role in Europe and the early stages of liberalism are also examined. This new edition is fully updated to include: - Revised and thorough treatments of the themes of gender and religion and of the 1832 Reform Act - New sections on 'Commerce and Empire' and 'Britain and Europe' - Several new maps and charts - A revised introduction and a more extensive conclusion - Updated note sections and bibliographies The Long Eighteenth Century is the essential text for any student seeking to understand the nuances of this absorbing period of British history.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472507747
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 783 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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[O'Gorman's] comprehensive survey of the field should become required reading. * English Historical Review, of the first edition *
A welcome overview that should be useful to upper-division undergraduates. * Choice, of the first edition *
Frank O'Gorman is the judicious maestro of eighteenth-century British history, who is equally at home with the big picture and with the telling detail. Read this updated edition of his invaluable social and political history to understand the great trends of change and the countervailing forces of inertia. Read it too for fine-grain assessments, like his careful analysis of rival English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish nationalisms within an emergent `bullish' Britishness. And read it, above all, for O'Gorman's panoramic linkage of the global and the local: very much in the spirit of the eighteenth century. * Penelope J. Corfield, Royal Holloway, University of London *
Frank O'Gorman should be congratulated for updating The Long Eighteenth Century. This general survey of British history between the Revolution of 1688 and the Great Reform Act of 1832 is a model of its kind: it is sensitive to detail, while comprehensive in its scope; and it effectively combines insightful and judicious analysis of social and cultural change with well-paced political narratives. All serious students of Britain in the long eighteenth century must read it; but it deserves the attention of general readers too. There is value on every page. * David Lemmings, University of Adelaide, Australia *
No single volume has done more to expand the limits of British history than The Long Eighteenth Century. Stretching from the Glorious Revolution to the Great Reform Bill and from Britain's own shores to Europe, India and America, Frank O'Gorman's capacious history has been a classic since it first appeared nearly two decades ago. Updated to reflect the latest scholarship, the revised edition is a must-read for general and academic readers alike. * Eliga Gould, University of New Hampshire, USA *

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“A disappointment”

Having read other books in this series, this particular book was a disappointment.

Whilst all the historical facts are their, and presented satisfactorily, the chapters appear to be written independently, as a... More

Paperback edition
2nd September 2010
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“Sufficiently did the job”

Provided a comprehensive account of the period spread thematically over chapters and was ideal for assisting my university studies on eighteenth century Britain.

Paperback edition
11th March 2013
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