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Georgian Britain

We look back now to the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as the time of origins of modernity -commercial and industrial revolutions, demographic transition, imperial expansion, the rise of working-class and artisan radicalism, and the emergence of the bourgeois public sphere. But this time of origins and transitions was also cast in contradictions and conflict: riches and poverty; markets and slaves; gender divisions; private life and public virtue; consumers and criminals; enlightened rationalism and religious enthusiasm, oligarchic government and popular radicalism. The eighteenth century was the great time of possibilities, opportunities, new directions and identities, but no certainties of what these were to be. This course provides an overview of these and other themes of a society creating itself anew.

The seventeenth century legacy and the uses of the past

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

The seventeenth century legacy and the uses of the past

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Religious identity: anti-Catholicism, the Church of England and dissent

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Religious identity: anti-Catholicism, the Church of England and dissent

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Political identity and popular protest: Whigs, Jacobitism, Excise Crisis.

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Political identity and popular protest: Whigs, Jacobitism, Excise Crisis.

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Radicalism and reactions to the French Revolution

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Radicalism and reactions to the French Revolution

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The electoral system

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

The electoral system

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War and State Formation

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

War and State Formation

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Imperial identities: the 'first British Empire'

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Imperial identities: the 'first British Empire'

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The 'second British Empire'

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

The 'second British Empire'

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The domestic impact of the Napoleonic wars

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

The domestic impact of the Napoleonic wars

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Luxury goods, consumerism and Colonial commodities

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Luxury goods, consumerism and Colonial commodities

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Slavery and Abolition

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Slavery and Abolition

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Print culture

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Print culture

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Enlightenment and scientific culture

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Enlightenment and scientific culture

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The public and the private

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

The public and the private

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Gender

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Gender

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Patrician and Plebeian

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

Patrician and Plebeian

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