The Forging of the Modern State

Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870


Author: Eric J. Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873718

Category: History

Page: 648

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In this hugely ambitious history of Britain, Eric Evans surveys every aspect of the period in which the country was transformed into the world’s first industrial power. This was an era of revolutionary change unparalleled in Britain, yet one in which transformation was achieved without political revolution. The unique combination of transition and revolution is a major theme in the book, which ranges across the embryonic empire, the Church, education, health, finance, and rural and urban life. Evans gives particular attention to the Great Reform Act of 1832. The Third Edition includes an entirely new introductory chapter, and is illustrated for the first time.

A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain


Author: Chris Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405156791

Category: History

Page: 606

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A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain presents 33 essays by expert scholars on all the major aspects of the political, social, economic and cultural history of Britain during the late Georgian and Victorian eras. Truly British, rather than English, in scope. Pays attention to the experiences of women as well as of men. Illustrated with maps and charts. Includes guides to further reading.

Leonardo to the Internet

Technology and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present


Author: Thomas J. Misa

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421404788

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 5064

"Misa brings his acclaimed text up to date by examining how today's unsustainable energy systems, insecure information networks, and vulnerable global shipping have helped foster geopolitical risks and instability. A masterful analysis of how technology and culture have influenced each other over five centuries, Leonardo to the Internet frames a history that illuminates modern-day problems and prospects faced by our technology-dependent world

The age of oligarchy

pre-industrial Britain, 1722-1783


Author: Geoffrey S. Holmes,Daniel Szechi

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd


Category: Political Science

Page: 439

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The second volume, on early and mid-Georgian Britain, shows how the country used its expanding wealth, its new-found social cohesion at home and its international influence abroad to become not only a European but an imperial power. As with the first volume, every aspect of the period is covered.

The emergence of a nation state

the commonwealth of England, 1529-1660


Author: Alan Gordon Rae Smith

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: History

Page: 479

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Nationhood and identity

the British state since 1800


Author: David Powell

Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd


Category: History

Page: 314

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Britannia—the towering female with helmet and spear, and a symbol of the British isles—has been one of British history’s most enduring icons. But who is she, and who does she represent? Who are the British? The Scots, Welsh, Irish, and English have been asking themselves these questions for hundreds of years. In this probing examination of these questions, Davis Powell charts the political evolution of the UK from the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland in 1800 to the late 20th-century debates over devolution to Scotland and Wales, the future of Northern Ireland, and Britain's membership in the EU.

The age of aristocracy, 1688-1830


Author: William Bradford Willcox,Walter L. Arnstein

Publisher: D C Heath & Co

ISBN: 9780669244595

Category: History

Page: 346

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