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Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689–1798
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Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689–1798: The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1990

Paul Langford


This book offers a reassessment of the place of propertied people in 18th-century England. Common views of politics in this period postulate aristocratic dominance coexisting with plebian vitality. This book explores the terrain that lay between the high ground of elite rule and the low ground of popular politics, revealing the vigorous activity and institutional creativity which prevailed in it. The book shows us a society in which middle-class men and women increasingly enforced their social priorities, vested interests, and ideological preoccupations. In an age imbued with the propertied me ... More

Keywords: 18th-century England, aristocratic dominance, popular politics, middle-class priorities, public affairs, political prejudice, religious prejudice, propertied nobility

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Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205340
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205340.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Langford, author
Lincoln College, Oxford
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