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Riassunto: This is the first major study of a neglected yet extremely significant subject: the London middle classes in the period between 1660 and 1730, a period in which they created a society and economy that can be seen with hindsight to have ushered in the modern world. Using a wealth of material from contemporary sources—including wills, business papers, inventories, marriage contracts, divorce hearings, and the writings of Daniel Defoe and Samuel Pepys—Peter Earle presents a fully rounded picture of the "middling sort of people," getting to the hearts of their lives as men and women struggling for success in the biggest, richest, and most middle-class city in contemporary Europe.
He examines in fascinating and convincing detail the business life of Londoners, from apprenticeship through the problems and potential rewards of different occupational groups, going on to look at middle-class family, social, political and material life—from relationships with spouses, children, servants, and neighbors, to food and clothes and furniture, to sickness, death, and burial.
Stimulating, scholarly, and constantly illuminating, this book is an important and impressive contribution to English social history.
L'autore: Peter Earle is Reader in Economic History at the University of London and teaches at the London School of Economics. He is the author of several books on maritime history and English social history, the latter including The World of Defoe and Monmouth's Rebels.
Titolo: The Making of the English Middle Class: ...
Casa editrice: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1991
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Methuen & Co Ltd, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The pages are unmarked, lightly tanned at the edges but in very good condition and tightly bound. Single crease on the spine. Short soft crease at the top corner of the front cover and bottom corner of the rear cover and light creasing at the top of the rear cover. Mailed same or next working day. Airmail used for destinations outside UK. Photo of book can be emailed on request. Codice libro della libreria mon0000034892
Descrizione libro Methuen Publishing Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria G0413652807I3N00
Descrizione libro Methuen Publishing Ltd, U.S.A., 1991. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Good. Some creases along the spine, none have caused cracks. Codice libro della libreria 000277
Descrizione libro Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020413652807
Descrizione libro Methuen & Co Ltd. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Codice libro della libreria Z1-F-024-01100