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HIST 4265 A 'polite and commercial' or a 'mad, bad and dangerous people': Imperial Britain in the Long 18th Century (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The `long eighteenth century' in Britain was a period marked by great change but also by remarkable stability. Political, financial, and agricultural revolutions opened the period, the Enlightenment flourished throughout and the industrial revolution began to pick up steam at the close. And yet, the monarch, aristocracy and established church not only persisted, these foundational structures of the ancien régime grew stronger and more entrenched. In this course, we will examine this paradox. If Britain was the `first modern nation,' what role did tradition play in its making?


Instructor(s): Penelope Ismay

Prerequisites: History Core

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-14