Albions People MOBI Ú Paperback

Albions People MOBI Ú Paperback


  • Paperback
  • 286 pages
  • Albions People
  • J. Rule
  • English
  • 10 June 2016
  • 9780582089167

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  1. Simon Wood Simon Wood says:

    THE ENGLISH PEOPLES EIGHTEENTH CENTURY Albion's People English Society 1714 1815 is the companion volume to John Rule's The Vital Century England's Developing Economy 1714 1815 While the latter volume deals with the economic side of England from the Hanoverian succession to Waterloo this volume charts the social changes for the same periodRule begins by filling in the reader on the bigger picture by detailing demographic developments the growing urbanisation the relationship between power and law as well as considering what historians call the consumer revolution The main body of the book is structured into a consideration of the three main classes i The Upper Class ii The Middling People and iii The Lower Orders The changes and continuities including religious cultural political and economic of each of these classes is explored at some length and the differences within the classes are explored as much as those betweenThere is also a detailed consideration of one of the thornier uestions of the period in particular for the last forty or so years of it that of the standard of living which is unsurprisingly especially relevant to the third of Rule's classes Beyond that there is a fascinating chapter on Social and Industrial Protest that covers food riots industrial protest machine breaking ie Luddism and the freuent disorders in London including those related to Wilkes and Liberty and the Gordon Riots of 1780 This chapter naturally leads to the final one on Crime and PunishmentAlbion's People is an excellent work of synthesis that combines a great deal of excellent and diverse scholarship into a coherent and balanced view of England's eighteenth century social history Though an unashamedly academic work it is also readable and Rule combines the scholarship with ample first hand accounts from the period that lighten and provide colour to the text that otherwise especially with the plentiful supply of statistics and figures might be off putting to the general reader If there is a shortcoming in the book it is the parochial focus I'd have thought a chapter on the English overseas in India the West Indies North America etc would have been warranted That uibble to one side this is a very good piece of history that along with its companion volume The Vital Century provide a detailed account of England's eighteenth century


  2. GinBee GinBee says:

    I very much enjoyed reading Albion's People as it was accessible to a general reader and was also a good book to me as a first year History student A great insight into the lives of people in England during the 18th Century


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Albions People[Reading] ➸ Albions People By J. Rule – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This second volume of John Rule's major two volume portrait of Georgian England is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of eighteenth century society incorporating the exciting new research findin This second volume of John Rule's major two volume portrait of Georgian England is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of eighteenth century society incorporating the exciting new research findings of recent years It deals in turn with the upper class `middling sort' and lower orders; with popular education religion and culture; with standards of living in town and country; and with crime punishment and protest The book which is as rich and varied as the age it explores ends with an assessment of continuity and change across the century.