A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain (Blackwell Companions to British History)

A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Britain (Blackwell Companions to British History)

By: Chris Williams (editor)Paperback

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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.

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Chris Williams is Professor of Welsh History at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is an editor of the Studies in Welsh History monograph series and a committee member of Llafur, the Welsh People's History Society. He is the author of Democratic Rhondda: Politics and Society, 1885-1951 (1996), Capitalism, Community and Conflict: The South Wales Coalfield 1898-1947 (1998), and editor (with Duncan Tanner and Deian Hopkin) of The Labour Party in Wales, 1900-2000 (2000) and (with Jane Aaron) of Postcolonial Wales (2005).


List of Maps, Diagrams and Tables. Contributors. Introduction: Chris Williams (University of Wales, Swansea). Part I: Britain and the World. 1. Britain and the World Economy: Anthony Howe (University of East Anglia). 2. Britain and the European Balance of Power: John R. Davis (Kingston University). 3. Britain and Empire: Douglas M. Peers (University of Calgary). 4. The Armed Forces: Edward M. Spiers (University of Leeds). Part II: Politics and Government. 5. The Monarchy and the House of Lords: The 'Dignified' Parts of the Constitution: William M. Kuhn (Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin). 6. The State: Philip Harling (University of Kentucky). 7. Political Leadership and Political Parties, 1800-1846: Michael J. Turner (University of Sunderland). 8. Political Leadership and Political Parties, 1846-1900: Michael J. Turner (University of Sunderland). 9. Parliamentary Reform and the Electorate: Michael S. Smith (University of California, Riverside). 10. Politics and Gender: Sarah Richardson (University of Warwick). 11. Political Thought: Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway, University of London). Part III: Economy and Society. 12. Agriculture and Rural Society: Michael Winstanley (Lancaster University). 13. Industry and Transport: William J. Ashworth (University of Liverpool). 14. Urbanization: Simon Gunn (University of Leicester). 15. The Family: Shani D'Cruze (Manchester Metropolitan University). 16. Migration and Settlement: Ian Whyte (Lancaster University). 17. Standard of Living, Quality of Life: Jane Humphries (University of Oxford). 18. Class and the Classes: Martin Hewitt (Trinity and All Saints, University of Leeds). 19. Economic Thought: Noel Thompson (University of Wales, Swansea). Part IV: Society and Culture. 20. Religion: Mark A. Smith (University of Oxford). 21. Literacy, Learning and Education: Philip Gardner (University of Cambridge). 22. The Press and the Printed Word: Aled Jones (University of Wales, Aberystwyth). 23. Crime, Policing and Punishment: Heather Shore (University of Portsmouth). 24. Popular Leisure and Sport: Andy Croll (University of Glamorgan). 25. Health and Medicine: Keir Waddington (Cardiff University). 26. Sexuality: Lesley A. Hall (University College, London). 27. The Arts: Patricia Pulham (Queen Mary, University of London). 28. The Sciences: Iwan Rhys Morus (University of Wales, Aberystwyth). Part V: The United Kingdom. 29. Politics in Ireland: Christine Kinealy (University of Central Lancashire). 30. Economy and Society in Ireland: Christine Kinealy (University of Central Lancashire). 31. Scotland: E. W. McFarland (Glasgow Caledonian University). 32. Wales: Matthew Cragoe (University of Hertfordshire). 33. British Identities: Chris Williams (University of Wales, Swansea). Bibliography of Secondary Sources. Index

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  • publication date: 29/08/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781405156790
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9781405156790
  • weight: 1048
  • ISBN10: 1405156791

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