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The Resource Aristocratic century : the peerage of eighteenth-century England, John Cannon, (electronic resource)

Aristocratic century : the peerage of eighteenth-century England, John Cannon, (electronic resource)

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Aristocratic century : the peerage of eighteenth-century England
Title
Aristocratic century
Title remainder
the peerage of eighteenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
John Cannon
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the work of Butterfield and Namier in the 1930s, it has commonly been said that eighteenth-century England appears atomised, left with no overall interpretation. Subsequent work on religious differences and on party strife served to reinforce the image of a divided society, and in the last ten years historians of the poor and unprivileged have suggested that beneath the surface lurked substantial popular discontent. Professor Cannon uses his 1982 Wiles Lecture to offer a different interpretation - that the widespread acceptance of aristocratic values and aristocratic leadership gave a remarkable intellectual, political and social coherence to the century. He traces the recovery made by the aristocracy from its decade in 1649 when the House of Lords was abolished as useless and dangerous. After the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the peerage re-established its hold on government and society. Professor Cannon is forced to challenge some of the most cherished beliefs of English historiography - that Hanoverian society, at its top level, was an open elite, continually replenished by vigorous recruits from other groups and classes. He suggests that, on the contrary, in some respects the English peerage was more exclusive than many of its continental counterparts and that the openness was a myth which itself served a potent political purpose. Of the prospering burgeoisie, he argues that the remarkable thing was not their assertiveness but their long acquiescence in patrician rule, and he poses the paradox of a country increasingly dominated by a landed aristocracy giving birth to the first industrial revolution. His final chapter discusses the ideological under-pinning which made aristocratic supremacy acceptable for so long, and the emergence of those forces and ideals which were ultimately to replace it.--
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1926-2012
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Cannon, John
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Nobility
  • Great Britain
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Aristocratic century : the peerage of eighteenth-century England, John Cannon, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511607998
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9780511607998
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 193 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780521257299
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708568685
Label
Aristocratic century : the peerage of eighteenth-century England, John Cannon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511607998
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511607998
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 193 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521257299
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708568685

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