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Nigel Goose, review - Peter Borsay, Lindsay Proudfoot eds., Provincial Towns in Early Modern England and Ireland: Change, Convergence and Divergence | JSTOR - The Economic History Review Vol. 56, No. 3 (Aug., 2003), pp. 567-568
Mostly 18thC. The comparative angle forces the studies to focus on small towns in England, not covering where most of the rapid provincial urbanization was going on. That said, the overview chapters are excellent and the individual studies give a look at some areas not usually focused on. -- didn't download
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january 2015 by dunnettreader
Richard Andrew Berman - The Architects of Eighteenth Century English Freemasonry, 1720 - 1740 (2010 thesis) | University of Exeter
Advisors: Black, Jeremy & Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas -- Date Issued: 2010-09-22 --
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10036/2999 -- Following the appointment of its first aristocratic Grand Masters in the 1720s and in the wake of its connections to the scientific Enlightenment, ‘Free and Accepted’ Masonry rapidly became part of Britain’s national profile and the largest and arguably the most influential of Britain’s extensive clubs and societies. (..) Freemasonry became a vehicle for the expression and transmission of the political and religious views of those at its centre, and for the scientific Enlightenment concepts that they championed. The ‘Craft’ also offered a channel through which many sought to realise personal aspirations: social, intellectual and financial. Through an examination of relevant primary and secondary documentary evidence, this thesis seeks to contribute to a broader understanding of contemporary English political and social culture, and to explore the manner in which Freemasonry became a mechanism that promoted the interests of the Hanoverian establishment and connected and bound a number of élite metropolitan and provincial figures. A range of networks centred on the aristocracy, parliament, the magistracy and the learned and professional societies are studied, and key individuals instrumental in spreading and consolidating the Masonic message identified. The thesis also explores the role of Freemasonry in the development of the scientific Enlightenment. The evidence suggests that Freemasonry should be recognised not only as the most prominent of the many 18thC fraternal organisations, but also as a significant cultural vector and a compelling component of the social, economic, scientific and political transformation then in progress. -- downloaded pdf to Note
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january 2015 by dunnettreader
R. H. Sweet - Topographies of Politeness | JSTOR: Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Sixth Series, Vol. 12 (2002), pp. 355-374
Politeness was a quintessentially urban concept; the formulation of a code of polite behaviour was a response to the pressures of urban living and the cultivation and display of polite manners took place in the social spaces of the urban locale. Not all towns were equally polite, however, and the degree of politeness on display in a town became another yardstick by which to categorise and judge provincial society. London was often presented as the centre of true politeness, in contrast to provincial vulgarity, but other towns were quick to appropriate the concept and its rhetoric as a means of self-promotion. In so doing politeness underwent modification as it was reinvented as a virtue of provincial, middling urban society. - bibliography - downloaded pdf to Note
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january 2014 by dunnettreader
James Livesey: Calvet's Web: Enlightenment and the Republic of Letters in Eighteenth-Century France by L. W. B. Brockliss | JSTOR: The British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Mar., 2005), pp. 109-110
Downloaded pdf to Note -- extremely detailed study of a provincial member of the Republic of Letters in the 18thC. Brockliss claims no real difference between the philosophes and the Republic - there wasn't an Enlightenment. Livesey sees the selection of Calvet as unrepresentative of even the Republic of Letters. The review has some interesting remarks on 18thC Republic, even in the provinces where critical thought and challenge to authority was possible if not universal.
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december 2013 by dunnettreader
Review essay: Linda Colley and Mark Goldie - The Principles and Practice of Eighteenth-Century Party (1979)
JSTOR: The Historical Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Mar., 1979), pp. 239-246 -- downloaded pdf to Note --Works reviewed: --**-- Parliament, Policy and Politics in the Reign of William III by Henry Horwitz;  --**-- The Growth of Parliamentary Parties 1689-1742 by B. W. Hill; Stability and Strife 1714-1760 by W. A. Speck;  --**-- Revolution Principles: The Politics of Party 1689-1720 by J. P. Kenyon; --**--  Liberty and Property: Political Ideology in Eighteenth Century Britain by H. T. Dickinson
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september 2013 by dunnettreader
Review essay by: Dan Beaver - Religion, Politics, and Society in Early Modern England: A Problem of Classification (1994)
JSTOR: Journal of British Studies, Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul., 1994), pp. 314-322 -- downloaded pdf to Note -- Works reviewed: --**-- The Politics of Religion in Restoration England by Tim Harris; Paul Seaward; Mark Goldie; --**-- The Family in the English Revolution by Christopher Durston;  --**-- Death, Ritual, and Bereavement by Ralph Houlbrooke;  --**-- Sin and Society in the Seventeenth Century by John Addy
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september 2013 by dunnettreader
Review essay by: Mark Goldie - Voluntary Anglicans (2003)
JSTOR: The Historical Journal, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Dec., 2003), pp. 977-990 -- downloaded pdf to Note -- Works reviewed: --**-- Restoration, Reformation, and Reform, 1660-1828: Archbishops of Canterbury and Their Diocese by Jeremy Gregory; --**--  The Church in an Age of Danger: Parsons and Parishioners, 1660-1740 by Donald A. Spaeth; --**--  The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725 by Adrian Davies;  --**-- Hawksmoor's London Churches: Architecture and Theology by Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey;  --**-- The National Church in Local Perspective: The Church of England and the Regions, 1660-1800 ed by Jeremy Gregory & Jeffrey S. Chamberlain
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september 2013 by dunnettreader
Review by: Jonathan Dewald - Patrons, Brokers, and Clients in Seventeenth-Century France by Sharon Kettering (1989)
JSTOR: The Journal of Modern History, Vol. 61, No. 1 (Mar., 1989), pp. 164-166 -- contra Mousnier, she sees clientelage as a system of interests that were perpetually renegotiated rather than affective ties. Self-interest frame reinforced by her use of political science theory re system. Both Kettering and Mousnier focus on achievements of centralizing ministers (Richelieu, Mazarin, Colbert) in using clientelage in contrast with eg Bonney and Beik who focus on provincial and nobility motivation and initiative.
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august 2013 by dunnettreader

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