In this, the second edition of A Social History of England, Francois BAcdarida has added a new final chapter on the last fifteen years. The book now traces the evolution of English society from the height of the British Empire to the dawn of the single European market. Making full use of the Annales school of French historiography, BAcdarida takes his inquiry beyond conventional views to penetrate the attitudes, behaviour and psychology of the British people.One can reckon that in 1851 the landlords did not number more than a few thousand. ... Firstly, the extreme simplicity of the social pyramid, from the wide spread of the base up to the narrow point of the summit. ... the fundamental division of English society into three classes: aristocracy, middle class and manual workers.
|Title||:||A Social History of England 1851-1990|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-06-17|