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Happiness Contested: Happiness and Politics in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Joanna Innes

in Suffering and Happiness in England 1550-1850: Narratives and Representations: A collection to honour Paul Slack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748267
eISBN:
9780191810923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748267.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Innes suggests that in the eighteenth century ‘happiness’ was a widely current term which could denote an individual ‘feeling’, a social experience, a spiritual state, or a political imperative. From ... More


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