Britain in the Hanoverian Age, 1714-1837: An Encyclopedia

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Gerald Newman, Leslie Ellen Brown
Taylor & Francis, 1997 - History - 871 pages
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The roots of modernism In 1714, king George I ushered in a remarkable 123-year period of energy that changed the face of Britain and ultimately had a profound effect on the modern era. The pioneers of modern capitalism, industry, democracy, literature, and even architecture flourished during this time and their innovations and influence spread throughout the British empire, including the United States. A quick-reference portrait of a golden age Now this rich cultural period in Britain is effectively surveyed and summarized for quick reference in a first-of-its-kind Encyclopedia, which contains more than 1,100 signed entries by 250 British, Canadian, American, and Australian scholars specializing in everything from finance and the fine arts to politics and patent law. More than 380 illustrations, mostly rare engravings, enhance the coverage, which runs the whole gamut of political, economic, literary, intellectual, artistic, commercial, and social life, and spotlights some 600prominent individuals and families. A rich information resource The Encyclopedia is the first source to consult when you need quick information on the English antislavery movement, the terms of the Paris treaties of 1763 and 1783, the legendary Sir Thomas Raffles, Scotland and Scottish culture, the infamous South Sea bubble, women in art, Irish emigration, The Society for the Suppression of Vice, and much more. The Encyclopedia is an ideal information resource for a wide range of readers, from students seeking basic information and researching papers to researchers looking for up-to-date and hard-to-find bibliographical references. Also includes 385 maps and illustrations.

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