The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

Synopsis

This book uses the genre of urban histories to examine aspects of culture, society, and politics in eighteenth-century towns in England. Sweet looks particularly at questions of civic pride and the creation of urban identity. Urban history and antiquarian scholarship were popular pursuits among polite society, and their study offers an unique insight into the cultural history of the period.
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