Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Charting the Past : The Historical Worlds of Eighteenth-Century England, Hardback Book

Charting the Past : The Historical Worlds of Eighteenth-Century England Hardback

Hardback

Description

Eighteenth-century England was a place of enlightenment and revolution: new ideas abounded in science, politics, transportation, commerce, religion, and the arts.

But even as England propelled itself into the future, it was preoccupied with notions of its past.

Jeremy Black considers the interaction of history with knowledge and culture in eighteenth-century England and shows how this engagement with the past influenced English historical writing.

The past was used as a tool to illustrate the contemporary religious, social, and political debates that shaped the revolutionary advances of the era.

Black reveals this "present-centered" historical writing to be so valued and influential in the eighteenth-century that its importance is greatly underappreciated in current considerations of the period.

In his customarily vivid and sweeping approach, Black takes readers from print shop to church pew, courtroom to painter's studio to show how historical writing influenced the era, which in turn gave birth to the modern world.

Information

Other Formats

Save 3%

£72.00

£69.45

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Information