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The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867 (Silver Library) Paperback – 21 Oct 1999

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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (21 Oct. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0582369592
  • ISBN-13: 978-0582369597
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 204,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An excellent account of one major aspect of English history.'
Economic History Review
"An accessible, straightforward and perceptive introduction to late Hanoverian and early Victorian British History."Miles Taylor, King's College, London

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"He takes for granted that there is only one history of England and not a basic course of political and party history with a few side-dishes on social conditions, literature, the arts, etc."
"Eric Hobsbawm, New Statesman
""An excellent account of one major aspect of English history. It is in the mingling of political and social history so that each adds depth to the other that Professor Briggs s great strength and individuality are found..."
"Economic History Review
""The title alone is enough to recommend it"
"Catholic Herald
"The Age of Improvement was first published in hardback in 1959 as part of Longman s prestigious A History of England series before being reissued in paperback in 1979. This remarkable book has long established itself as a classic of modern historical writing. With sales now reaching almost 100,000 copies the book been very widely read and quoted and has had a unique influence on teaching and research. Now, a further twenty years on, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout - it is sure to be welcomed by a new generation of readers.
The Second Edition draws on the great volume of new research since the book first appeared - not least in the now flourishing field of Victorian Studies . Lord Briggs has made his own substantial contribution to this new research, reflected in his prodigious list of publications covering local history, history from below, the history of cities, the history of food and drink, the history of health, and the history of things .

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