Albion Ascendant: English History, 1660-1815 (Short Oxford History of the Modern World)
'A clear and reliable introduction for students.' * Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature * ' An excellent overview of Britain in the 18th Century, giving an important historical grounding against which cultural history students can set the key thinkers and literary works of the age.' * Dr Leigh Clayton, University of Aberdeen * 'Admirable contribution to a series.' * Ernst Wangermann, University of Salzburg/EHR * 'Students and general readers are likely to find this book useful . . . Prest offers some telling and nice observations. ... Many students will be grateful for the help he provides in finding ways through the murky shoals of long-standing debates about the industrial revolution. ... Throughout the book, he brings detachment and balance to the often difficult and fractured historiography of the period. ... The book is clearly structured and easy to use, and the writing is never less than clear. It also includes a chronology and, more importantly, a useful guide to further reading.' * Bob Harris, University of Dundee, in History * --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Wilfrid Prest is at University of Adelaide. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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