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'Evans's elegant and fluent treatment is quite superb.' Times Educational Supplement In this hugely ambitious and wide-ranging history of Britain, Eric Evans surveys a period in which Britain was transformed into the world's first industrial, while the foundations of the largest empire the world had seen were also being securely laid. This was an era of unprecedented polit'Evans's elegant and fluent treatment is quite superb.' Times Educational Supplement In this hugely ambitious and wide-ranging history of Britain, Eric Evans surveys a period in which Britain was transformed into the world's first industrial, while the foundations of the largest empire the world had seen were also being securely laid. This was an era of unprecedented political crisis, economic opportunity and social upheaval unparalleled in Britain, yet one during which transformation was achieved without revolution. The unique and potent combination of transition and transformation is a major theme in this book.   The book ranges ranges across key political, diplomatic, social, cultural, economic and religious themes in a series of short, lively chapters whose purpose is to convey the overall drama of hectic change which stopped well short of political revolution.  Britain was still ruled by wealthy landonwners in 1870 as it had been in 1783.  The world over which they presided, however, had been transformed utterly.  It had become an urban, industrial and commercial society, a change achieved without revolution.  [Evans examines whether their success in doing so was due more to good management than good fortune.] This new edition includes a new and revisionist introductory chapter and a thoroughly updated bibliography.  The book appears with illustrations for the first time. Eric J. Evans is Professor of History at Lancaster University and the author of a number of seminal books on the political and social history of eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain....

Title : The Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870
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ISBN : 9780582089532
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 504 Pages
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The Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783-1870 Reviews

  • Rob Markley
    2019-04-15 07:50

    Really gets to the heart of the matter - the world is changing into the modern and everything about the Napoleonic era must be understood in this context.

  • JD Newick
    2019-03-30 05:11

    Another old textbook from uni I dug up and thought I'd give a re-read. No idea why 1870 was chosen as the cutoff point... 1867, 1868, 1871 or 1873 are all far more significant years as far as the mid-Victorian era goes. Still, it's pretty informative and impressive in breadth if not in depth, not only for the bilbiography but particularly for the compendium of tables, graphs, timelines, etc that make up the appendices.

  • Cath Holden
    2019-03-29 03:02

    Slow!

  • Gillian
    2019-04-14 06:11

    Dry as an old stick in places. Read twice to properly understand - did I fall asleep the first time. Very informative though hence 3 stars!