An Imperial State at War: Britain From 1689-1815 by Lawrence Stone PDF

By Lawrence Stone

The examine of eighteenth century historical past has been reworked through the writings of John Brewer, and such a lot lately, with The Sinews of Power, he challenged the primary innovations of British historical past. Brewer argues that the ability of the British country elevated dramatically whilst it was once compelled to pay the prices of conflict in defence of her growing to be empire. In An Imperial kingdom at War, edited by way of Lawrence Stone (himself no stranger to controversy), the prime historians of the eighteenth century positioned the Brewer thesis lower than the highlight. Like the Sinews of Power itself, this can be a significant improve within the research of Britain's first empire.

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