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The Resource Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics, Marilyn Morris

Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics, Marilyn Morris

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Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics
Title
Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics
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Marilyn Morris
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Sex, money and personal character in eighteenth-century British politics
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Language
eng
Summary
How, and why, did the Anglo-American world become so obsessed with the private lives and public character of its political leaders? Marilyn Morris finds answers in eighteenth-century Britain, when a long tradition of court intrigue and gossip spread into a much broader and more public political arena with the growth of political parties, extra-parliamentary political activities, and a partisan print culture. The public's preoccupation with the personal character of the ruling elite paralleled a growing interest in the interior lives of individuals in histories, novels, and the theater. Newspaper reports of the royal family intensified in intimacy and its members became moral exemplars most often, paradoxically, when they misbehaved. Ad hominem attacks on political leaders became commonplace; politicians of all affiliations continued to assess one another's characters based on their success and daring with women and money. And newly popular human interest journalism promoted the illusion that the personal characters of public figures could be read by appearances.--
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1957-
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Morris, Marilyn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Press and politics
  • Journalism
  • Great Britain
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Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics, Marilyn Morris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17667094
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780300208450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 10237487
  • (OCoLC)881418284
Label
Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics, Marilyn Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17667094
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780300208450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 10237487
  • (OCoLC)881418284

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