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Age of Aristocracy, 1688-1830

Age of Aristocracy, 1688-1830 - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0618001033

Cover of Age of Aristocracy, 1688-1830 8TH 01 (ISBN 978-0618001033)
ISBN13: 978-0618001033
ISBN10: 0618001034
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 01
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2001
International: No

List price: $132.75

Age of Aristocracy, 1688-1830 - 8TH 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618001033

William B. Willcox and Walter L. Arnstien

ISBN13: 978-0618001033
ISBN10: 0618001034
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 01
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This text, which is the third volume in the best-selling History of England series, tells how a small and insignificant outpost of the Roman empire evolved into a nation that has produced and disseminated so many significant ideas and institutions. The text reveals the drama of politics and describes the many personalities involved in the development of England.

The Eighth Edition incorporates more women's history, while continuing to provide balanced political and economic coverage with social and cultural history woven throughout. This is the only comprehensive text available for the History of England survey course that has been revised and updated to reflect the latest important scholarship and to include coverage of the entire 20th century.

  • New! Author Walter Arnstein streamlined the sections on political and military history while adding information on the British social structure.
  • New! The text features more information on the history of British women, cultural history, the history of medicine, and the cost of living during the 18th century.
  • New! The bibliography and footnotes have been extensively updated to reflect recent scholarship.

Author Bio

Willcoa, William B. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Arnstien, Walter L. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Table of Contents

I. The Fruits of Revolution: 1688 to 1714
1. The Glorious Revolution

King and Parliament
The Reign of James II (1685-1688)
The Role of William
Whigs and Tories
The Revolution Settlement in England
The Turnabout in Foreign Policy
The Revolution Settlement in Ireland
Financial Innovations

2. The Reign of Queen Anne

The War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713)
England and Scotland: Uneasy Union
Administration and Politics in Wartime
The Twilight of the Stuart Era (1710-1714)

II. The Whig Oligarchy: 1714 to 1763
3. The Structure of Society

The England of Gregory King
The Aristocracy and the Gentry
The Farmers
Merchants and Artisans
Life in London
The Roles of Women
The Poor Law

4. Politics in the Age of Walpole

The Defeat of Toryism
The Cabinet and Parliament
Local Government
Years of Instability (1714-1722)
The Walpole Machine
The Years of Stability (1727-1738)
International Crisis (1738-1739)
The Coming of War with Spain (1738-1739)
Walpole: The Legacy

5. The Winning of Empire

The Expansion of the Conflict (1739-1740)
The Nature of Eighteenth-Century Warfare
The War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748)
Reversal of Alliances and Renewal of War (1748-1757)
The Rise of William Pitt
The Years of Victory (1758-1760)
The Peace of Paris
The Price of Victory

6. Eighteenth-Century Views of the World

England and the Enlightenment
Scotland and the Enlightenment
The Role of Religion
The Augustan Era in English Literature
The World of Lord Chesterfield
The World of Samuel Johnson

III. Forces of Change: 1760 to 1789
7. The Age of George III

The Character of the King
The Politics of the 1760s
The Case of John Wilkes
The Radical Impulse

8. The Loss of Empire

The American Problem
The Decade of Wobbling (1761-1770)
The Coming of War (1770-1775)
The Civil War (1775-1778)
The World War (1778-1783)
Disunion at Home
The Peace Settlement

9. The Coming of Industry

The Eighteenth-Century Population Explosion
Industrialization: The Prerequisites
Industrialization: The Process
The Social Consequences

10. A Pause Between Storms

The Great Landlords
The Religious Revival
Humanitarian Movements
Pitt and Reform
Empire in India
Conclusion

IV: War and Its Aftermath: 1789 to 1830
11. The Struggle Against the French Revolution

French Revolutionaries and British Reformers
Burke and the New Conservatism
The War in Europe (1793-1797)
The Impact of War at Home
The Naval Conflict (1793-1797)
The Egyptian Expedition (1798)
The War of the Second Coalition (1799-1801)
The Irish Crisis (1797-1801)
The Peace of Amiens (1802)

12. The Napoleonic Wars

The War at Sea (1803-1805)
The War of the Third Coalition (1805-1807)
The Continental System (1807-1809)
The British Counterattack (1810-1811)
The American and Russian Wars (1812)
The Fall of Napoleon (1813-1815)

13. The Twilight of Aristocracy

The Settlement of 1815
Britain's Breach with the Concert (1815-1823)
The Tory Reaction (1815-1822)
The Prince Regent and Regency England
Crisis in the Near East (1821-1830)
Moderate Toryism (1822-1827)
The Disruption of the Tories (1827-1830)
The Reform Program

Epilogue
Appendix
Bibliography
Index