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3. Land questions

3. Land questions  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775406
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.003.0003
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9780192801678
‘Land Questions’ investigates problems in Irish agriculture and population in light of the Great Famine. The Irish population grew up until the 1840s, placing huge pressure on limited land. ... More
4. The Making of Middle England

4. The Making of Middle England  

Paul Langford

in Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776540
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853998.003.0004
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‘The Making of Middle England’ explores the impact of the emergence of a middle class on society. In eighteenth-century Europe, England was the outstanding example of a plutocratic society, ... More
1. Society and Economic Life

1. Society and Economic Life  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0001
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9780192854001
‘British Society and Economic Life’ considers the significant changes in conditions in the seventeenth century. Before 1650, relentless population growth resulted in subsistence crises, ... More
2. The Seventh Century

2. The Seventh Century  

John Blair

in The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776571
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.003.0002
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9780192854032
The early seventh-century saw rapid changes in material culture. During this time there were many political, economic, and cultural changes culminating in the rules of England accepting ... More
3. Industry and Idleness

3. Industry and Idleness  

Paul Langford

in Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776540
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853998.003.0003
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‘Industry and Idleness’ provides an overview of the social and economic changes of the mid-century. Improved communications along turnpike roads enabled the growth of internal markets, ... More
4. The Economy in the Early Middle Ages

4. The Economy in the Early Middle Ages  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776564
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0004
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In the eleventh century, England was predominantly an agrarian economy. Over 90 per cent of the people lived in the country. ‘The Economy in the Early Middle Ages’ looks at the economic ... More
2. The Twenties

2. The Twenties  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776526
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0002
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9780192853974
In the 1918 general election Lloyd George won a landslide victory, promising stability and a return to normality. However, it soon became clear that this was not to be. The national debt ... More
Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Langford

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776540
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853998.001.0001
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9780192853998
Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction spans the period from the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 to Pitt the Younger's defeat in his attempts at ... More
6. Rebellion and Reform

6. Rebellion and Reform  

Paul Langford

in Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776540
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853998.003.0006
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9780192853998
‘Rebellion and Reform’ deals with the limited progress of reform in the context of imperial challenges. A growing awareness of Britain's role overseas brought a fascination with the new ... More
Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction  

Senia Paseta

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775406
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.001.0001
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9780192801678
Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction attempts to answer the Irish Question. The term has become something of a catch-all, a convenient way to encompass numerous issues and ... More
1. The Act of Union

1. The Act of Union  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775406
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.003.0001
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9780192801678
‘The Act of Union’ covers the period of history leading up to the Act of Union in 1801. Ireland was a rural society at that time. People were largely Catholic, but Protestants owned most of ... More

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