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Nineteenth-century Britain : A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Harvie

Nineteenth-century Britain

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 10th August 2000
ISBN: 9780192853981
Number Of Pages: 192

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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew's Very Short Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Britain is a sharp but subtle account of remarkable economic and social change and an even more remarkable political stability. Britain in 1789 was overwhelmingly rural, agrarian, multilingual, and almost half Celtic. By 1914, when it faced its greatest test since the defeat of Napoleon, it was largely urban and English. Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew show the forces behind Britain's rise to its imperial zenith, and the continuing tensions within the nations and classes of the 'union state'. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

1: Reflections on the revolutions 2: Industrial development 3: Reform and religion 4: The wars abroad 5: Roads to freedom 6: Coping with reform 7: Unless the Lord build the city 8: The ringing grooves of change 9: Politics and diplomacy: Palmerstons years 10: Incorporation 11: Free trade: an industrial economy rampant 12: A shifting population: town and country 13: The masses and the classes: the urban worker 14: Clerks and commerce: the lower middle class 15: The propertied classes 16: Pomp and circumstance 17: A great change in manners 18: Villa Tories: the Conservative resurgence 19: Ireland, Scotland, Wales: Home Rule frustrated 20: Reluctant imperialists? 21: The fin-de-siècle reaction: new views of the State 22: Old Liberalism, New Liberalism, Labourism, and tariff reform 23: Edwardian years: a crisis of the State contained 24: Your English summers done Further reading Chronology Prime ministers 1789-1914 Index

ISBN: 9780192853981
ISBN-10: 0192853988
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 10th August 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.3  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.17

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