The Penguin Social History of Britain
English Society in the Eighteenth Century
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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.
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