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Revisiting the polite and commercial people : essays in Georgian politics, society, and culture in honour of professor Paul Langford, edited by Elaine Chalus and Perry Gauci, (electronic book)

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Revisiting the polite and commercial people : essays in Georgian politics, society, and culture in honour of professor Paul Langford
Title
Revisiting the polite and commercial people
Title remainder
essays in Georgian politics, society, and culture in honour of professor Paul Langford
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elaine Chalus and Perry Gauci
Title variation
Revisiting the polite & commercial people
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eng
Summary
For some time before his death in July 2015, former colleagues and students of Paul Langford had discussed the possibility of organising a festschrift to celebrate his remarkable contribution to eighteenth-century history. It was planned for 2019 to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the appearance of his seminal A Polite and Commercial People, the opening volume in the New Oxford History of England series, Paul's best-known and most influential publication. He was delighted to hear of these plans and the tragic news of his death only made the contributors more determined to see the project through to completion. The importance of A Polite and Commercial People within its own time is unquestionable. Not only did it provide a powerful new vision of eighteenth-century Britain, but it also played a vital part in reviving interest in, and expanding ways of thinking about, Georgian history. As the thirteen contributors to this volume amply testify, any review of the field from the 1980s onwards cannot ignore the profound effect Paul's research had on the social and political publications in his field. This collection of essays combines reflection on the impact of Paul's work with further engagement with the central questions he posed. In particular, it serves to re-connect various recent avenues of Georgian studies, bringing together diverse themes present in Paul's scholarship, but which are often studied independently of each other. As such, it aims to provide a fitting tribute to Paul's work and impact, and a wider reassessment of the current direction of eighteenth-century studies
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941.072
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index present
LC call number
DA480
LC item number
.R48 2019
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1945-
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  • Chalus, Elaine
  • Gauci, Perry
  • Langford, Paul
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Revisiting the polite and commercial people : essays in Georgian politics, society, and culture in honour of professor Paul Langford, edited by Elaine Chalus and Perry Gauci, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Contents
  • Cover; Revisiting The Polite and Commercial People: Essays in Georgian Politics, Society, and Culture in Honour of Professor Paul Langford; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Introduction: Paul Langford (1945-2015); THE ORIGINS OF A POLITE AND COMMERCIAL PEOPLE; THE RECEPTION OF A POLITE AND COMMERCIAL PEOPLE; REVISITING THE POLITE AND COMMERCIAL PEOPLE; POLITICS; SOCIETY AND CULTURE; ENGLAND, BRITAIN, AND THE WORLD; PART I: POLITICS
  • 1: The Public Life and Death of a Propertied, but Artificial Person: The Divestment of the Royal African Company and a Reconciliation of Parliamentary Supremacy and the Sanctity of Property, 1747-1752DEATH BY STATUTE; THE ROYAL AFRICAN COMPANY; 2: East Meets West: John Paterson and the Politics of Improvement in Georgian London; A SOUND JUDGEMENT, AMIABLE MANNERS, AND A PERSEVERING DISPOSITION; THE BATTLES OF BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE; CONCLUSION; 3: Parliament Observed: The Gallery of the Old House of Commons; AN ANTIQUE AND NARROW CRIB; STRANGERS AND SISTERS; TROUBLE, FATIGUE, AND HUMILIATIONS
  • WHAT A THEATRE IS THE HOUSE OF COMMONS!4: The Sailor, the Lover, the Husband, and the King: Images of William IV and Change and Continuity in Visual Representations of Elite English Society, 1765-1837; RECENT WORKS; APPROACHING WILLIAM IV; MARRIAGE TO ADELAIDE; THE REFORM BILL CRISIS; CONCLUSION; PART II: SOCIETY AND CULTURE; 5: The City of London in the Eighteenth Century: Corporate Pressures and their Consequences; CORPORATE PRESSURES; Indebtedness; Erratic Property Returns; Declining or Uncertain Membership; The Office-Holding Dilemma; THE CONSEQUENCES; Trade Controls
  • Treatment of DissentersCorruption; Local Government; Public Improvements; Politics; CONCLUSION; 6: Fantasy, Speculation, and the British State Lottery in the Eighteenth Century; 7: A Devout and Commercial People: Religion and Trade in Manchester during the Long Eighteenth Century; 8: Antiquarian Transformations in Historical Scholarship: The History of Domesticity from Joseph Strutt to Thomas Wright; CONCLUSION; PART III: ENGLAND, BRITAIN, AND THE WORLD; 9: A Polite and Commercial People in the Caribbean: The British in St Vincent; 10: British Imperial Policy and the American Revolution
  • Acknowledgements11: The Harcourts: Anglo-French Relations in a Time of Revolution; 12: Becoming an Englishwoman: Gender, Politeness, and Identity in the Age of Revolutions; AN EDUCATION IN POLITENESS; BECOMING AN ENGLISHWOMAN; CONCLUSION; Acknowledgements; PART IV: AFTERWORD; 13: Polite and Commercial's Twin: Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689-1798; A Bibliography of the Major Works of Paul Langford; BOOKS; EDITED WORKS; ARTICLES; Index
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99979475660
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First edition.
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780198802631
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Label
Revisiting the polite and commercial people : essays in Georgian politics, society, and culture in honour of professor Paul Langford, edited by Elaine Chalus and Perry Gauci, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Revisiting The Polite and Commercial People: Essays in Georgian Politics, Society, and Culture in Honour of Professor Paul Langford; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Introduction: Paul Langford (1945-2015); THE ORIGINS OF A POLITE AND COMMERCIAL PEOPLE; THE RECEPTION OF A POLITE AND COMMERCIAL PEOPLE; REVISITING THE POLITE AND COMMERCIAL PEOPLE; POLITICS; SOCIETY AND CULTURE; ENGLAND, BRITAIN, AND THE WORLD; PART I: POLITICS
  • 1: The Public Life and Death of a Propertied, but Artificial Person: The Divestment of the Royal African Company and a Reconciliation of Parliamentary Supremacy and the Sanctity of Property, 1747-1752DEATH BY STATUTE; THE ROYAL AFRICAN COMPANY; 2: East Meets West: John Paterson and the Politics of Improvement in Georgian London; A SOUND JUDGEMENT, AMIABLE MANNERS, AND A PERSEVERING DISPOSITION; THE BATTLES OF BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE; CONCLUSION; 3: Parliament Observed: The Gallery of the Old House of Commons; AN ANTIQUE AND NARROW CRIB; STRANGERS AND SISTERS; TROUBLE, FATIGUE, AND HUMILIATIONS
  • WHAT A THEATRE IS THE HOUSE OF COMMONS!4: The Sailor, the Lover, the Husband, and the King: Images of William IV and Change and Continuity in Visual Representations of Elite English Society, 1765-1837; RECENT WORKS; APPROACHING WILLIAM IV; MARRIAGE TO ADELAIDE; THE REFORM BILL CRISIS; CONCLUSION; PART II: SOCIETY AND CULTURE; 5: The City of London in the Eighteenth Century: Corporate Pressures and their Consequences; CORPORATE PRESSURES; Indebtedness; Erratic Property Returns; Declining or Uncertain Membership; The Office-Holding Dilemma; THE CONSEQUENCES; Trade Controls
  • Treatment of DissentersCorruption; Local Government; Public Improvements; Politics; CONCLUSION; 6: Fantasy, Speculation, and the British State Lottery in the Eighteenth Century; 7: A Devout and Commercial People: Religion and Trade in Manchester during the Long Eighteenth Century; 8: Antiquarian Transformations in Historical Scholarship: The History of Domesticity from Joseph Strutt to Thomas Wright; CONCLUSION; PART III: ENGLAND, BRITAIN, AND THE WORLD; 9: A Polite and Commercial People in the Caribbean: The British in St Vincent; 10: British Imperial Policy and the American Revolution
  • Acknowledgements11: The Harcourts: Anglo-French Relations in a Time of Revolution; 12: Becoming an Englishwoman: Gender, Politeness, and Identity in the Age of Revolutions; AN EDUCATION IN POLITENESS; BECOMING AN ENGLISHWOMAN; CONCLUSION; Acknowledgements; PART IV: AFTERWORD; 13: Polite and Commercial's Twin: Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689-1798; A Bibliography of the Major Works of Paul Langford; BOOKS; EDITED WORKS; ARTICLES; Index
Control code
99979475660
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198802631
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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