Oligarchy, Dissent and the Culture of Print in Georgian Britain: Essays and Reviews

Oligarchy, Dissent and the Culture of Print in Georgian Britain: Essays and Reviews

By: Karl W. Schweizer (author)Hardback

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These essays and reviews examine some of the still obscure and paradoxical aspects of Britain's progress towards modernity. Drawing on many neglected or unknown manuscripts, the narratives explore new linkages between personalities, the dynamics and rhetoric of formalized politics, press activity and the patterns of compliance and dissent that interactively defined and shaped the growth of national unity. Collectively, these papers demonstrate that Britain's identity evolved not from singular, generative historical forces - whether political, economic, religious or social - but interfused and often antagonistic conditions that nevertheless permitted integration over time, enshrined in the persistence on localist loyalties within a broader imperial community. The work also reprints several vital documents that cast additional light on key political figures, crises, and ideas just prior to and following the momentous accession of George III.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773437036
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780773437036
  • ISBN10: 0773437037

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