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The Penguin Social History of Britain

English Society in the Eighteenth Century

By Roy Porter

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Format: Paperback, 448 pages, Revised Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 September 1990
A portrait of 18th century England, from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered include - diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.

Table of Contents

Contrasts; the social order; power, politics and the law; keeping life going; getting and spending; having and enjoying; changing experiences; towards industrial society; conclusion.

About the Author

Roy Porter was, until his retirement, Professor in the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. He died in 2002.

EAN: 9780140138191
ISBN: 0140138196
Publisher: Penguin Books
Dimensions: 20.02 x 13 x 2.03 centimetres (0.30 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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