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Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689-1798 - The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1990 (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R4,966
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Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689-1798 - The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1990 (Hardcover,...

Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689-1798 - The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1990 (Hardcover, New)

Paul Langford

Series: Ford Lectures

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This book offers a major reassessment of the place of propertied people in eighteenth-century England. Common views of politics in this period postulate aristocratic dominance coexisting with plebeian vitality. Paul Langford explores the terrain which lay between the high ground of elite rule and the low ground of popular politics, revealing the vigorous activity and institutional creativity which prevailed in it. Dr Langford shows us a society in which middle-class men and women increasingly enforced their social priorities, vested interests, and ideological preoccupations. In an age imbued with the propertied mentality, the machinery, formal and informal, for managing public affairs was constantly revised. Political and religious prejudices are shown in retreat before the requirements of propertied association. Parliament appears as the willing tool of interests and communities which were by no means submissive to the traditional authority of the gentry. The nobility is seen obediently adapting to the demands of those whom it sought to patronize. This perceptive study makes a significant contribution to our understanding of eighteenth-century society and politics.

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Imprint: Clarendon Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Ford Lectures
Release date: May 1991
First published: July 1991
Authors: Paul Langford
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 44mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 622
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-820149-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > 1500 to 1700
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > 1700 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > General
Books > History > British & Irish history > 1500 to 1700
Books > History > British & Irish history > 1700 to 1900
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 0-19-820149-4
Barcode: 9780198201496

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