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Land and Nation in England

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The land question loomed large in late Victorian and Edwardian politics, playing a major part in Conservative, Liberal and Labour policy making: in the context of concern about the faltering agricultural economy and the effects of large-scale rural-urban migration, land reforms were hotly debated in and out of parliament as never before. This book offers the first full-length study of the relationship between Englishness and the politics of land. It explores the ideas and cultural attitudes that informed political positions on the land question, from paternalist 'pure squire Conservatism' to patriotic radical visions of pre-enclosure England: the author underlines how the land question excited political passion and controversy because it involved contested issues of national identity, national character and race. By examining how land politics functioned as a site for patriotic debate, the book offers fresh insights into the ideological significance of contemporary nationalistic discourse, which in the British context has more usually been associated with war and empire than apparently 'domestic' issues. In doing so, it argues for the importance of rural - but not necessarily reactionary - constructions of Englishness in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century England. Dr PAUL READMAN is Lecturer in Modern History at King's College London. Book condition very good, covers and spine unmarked and all
pages crisp and clean.

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Added value:
First Edition, Dust Jacket
Author(s):
Readman Paul
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x157x28
EAN-13:
9780861932979
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0861932979
ISBN-13:
9780861932979
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
242
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer
Title:
Land and Nation in England

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The land question loomed large in late Victorian and Edwardian politics, playing a major part in Conservative, Liberal and Labour policy making: in the context of concern about the faltering agricultural economy and the effects of large-scale rural-urban migration, land reforms were hotly debated in and out of parliament as never before. This book offers the first full-length study of the relationship between Englishness and the politics of land. It explores the ideas and cultural attitudes that informed political positions on the land question, from paternalist 'pure squire Conservatism' to patriotic radical visions of pre-enclosure England: the author underlines how the land question excited political passion and controversy because it involved contested issues of national identity, national character and race. By examining how land politics functioned as a site for patriotic debate, the book offers fresh insights into the ideological significance of contemporary nationalistic discourse, which in the British context has more usually been associated with war and empire than apparently 'domestic' issues. In doing so, it argues for the importance of rural - but not necessarily reactionary - constructions of Englishness in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century England. Dr PAUL READMAN is Lecturer in Modern History at King's College London. Book condition very good, covers and spine unmarked and all
pages crisp and clean.

Added value:
First Edition, Dust Jacket
Author(s):
Readman Paul
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x157x28
EAN-13:
9780861932979
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0861932979
ISBN-13:
9780861932979
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
242
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer
Title:
Land and Nation in England

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