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The Pelican Economic History of Britain, Volume 2: 1530-1780: Reformation to Industrial Revolution Christopher Hill

The Pelican Economic History of Britain, Volume 2: 1530-1780: Reformation to Industrial Revolution

Christopher Hill

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ISBN : 9780140208979
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306 pages
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The period 1530-1780 witnessed the making of modern English society. Under the Tudors, England was a society of subsistence agriculture in which it was taken for granted that a fully human existence was possible only for the landed ruling class.ByMoreThe period 1530-1780 witnessed the making of modern English society. Under the Tudors, England was a society of subsistence agriculture in which it was taken for granted that a fully human existence was possible only for the landed ruling class.By 1780, England was a national market on the threshold of industrial revolution, and the ideology of self-help had permeated into the middle ranks. A universal belief in original sin had been supplanted by the romanticism of Man is good. And the first British Empire had already been won and lost.In this masterly study Christopher Hill, one of the great historians of the 17th century, analyzes the complex interaction of economic, political, and cultural change that went into this transformation of British society.