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The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England (Hardcover, New): Rosemary Sweet

The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England (Hardcover, New)

Rosemary Sweet

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

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This book examines a hitherto neglected genre of literature, and provides an analysis of both eighteenth-century urban culture and local historical scholarship. Rosemary Sweet challenges the conventional view that by the eighteenth century antiquarian studies had stagnated and lost their vigour. On the contrary, positive advances were made in the field of local history and medieval scholarship. Dr Sweet shows how a sense of the past was crucial not only in instilling civic pride and shaping a sense of community, but also in informing contests for power and influence in the local community. Urban histories, she argues, were not merely part of a homogenizing polite culture, emanating out of London: they owe far more to local traditions, particularly those fostered by urban chronicles. They are proof of the continued strength of civic feeling and provincial loyalties in this period. With its comprehensive survey of the work of local historians, this study adds significantly to our knowledge of urban improvement and the ethos of local history, and will also provide an important insight into the nature of civil society in eighteenth-century England.

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Imprint: Clarendon Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Oxford Historical Monographs
Release date: June 1997
First published: October 1997
Authors: Rosemary Sweet (Junior Research Fellow)
Dimensions: 227 x 146 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-820669-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 0-19-820669-0
Barcode: 9780198206699

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