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Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Robert Harris


This book presents a new picture of political life in mid-18th century Britain, a period of history which is poorly understood. It argues that British politics and political culture in this period have often been poorly understood through over-emphasis on political stability. Using a thematic approach, it reconstructs a political world in which vital issues continued to exercise the minds and emotions of those who made up the contemporary ‘political nation’, a group which included far more than the handful of politicians who competed for national political office. The book interprets its subje ... More

Keywords: politics, political culture, political stability, history, British Isles, Scotland, England, Ireland, political nation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199246939
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Harris, author
Senior Lecturer, Dept of Modern History, University of Dundee
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