Britain in the Hanoverian Age, 1714-1837: An Encyclopedia
Gerald Newman, Leslie Ellen Brown, Jack Fruchtman (Jr.).), A. J. Graham Cummings, Peter A. Tasch
Taylor & Francis, 1997 - 871 pages
In 1714, king George I ushered in a remarkable 123-year period of energy that changed the face of Britain and ultimately had a profound effect on the modern era. The pioneers of modern capitalism, industry, democracy, literature, and even architecture flourished during this time and their innovations and influence spread throughout the British empire, including the United States. Now this rich cultural period in Britain is effectively surveyed and summarized for quick reference in a first-of-its-kind encyclopedia, which contains entries by British, Canadian, American, and Australian scholars specializing in everything from finance and the fine arts to politics and patent law. More than 380 illustrations, mostly rare engravings, enhance the coverage, which runs the whole gamut of political, economic, literary, intellectual, artistic, commercial, and social life, and spotlights some 600 prominent individuals and families.
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Table of Main Topics and Articles
A Chronology 17141837
Guide to Further Research
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