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The Peasants and the Middling Sort

HUGH M. THOMAS

in The English and the Normans: Ethnic Hostility, Assimilation, and Identity 1066-c.1220

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251230
eISBN:
9780191719134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251230.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Common people, most of who lived in the countryside, played a significant role in cultural assimilation between the Normans and the English during the medieval period. This chapter examines the ... More


Conclusion: Oeconomy and the Reproduction of Patriarchy

Karen Harvey

in The Little Republic: Masculinity and Domestic Authority in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199533848
eISBN:
9780191740978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533848.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This concluding chapter examines the wider implications of oeconomy as a model and practice of domestic patriarchy. It explores middling‐sort men's efforts in ensuring that these practices were ... More


Letters of the Middling Sort: Confronting Problems of Business, Religion, Gender, and Class

Susan E. Whyman

in The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532445
eISBN:
9780191714535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532445.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows how middling-sort merchants, writing clerks, and dissenters used letters to work out problems regarding business, religion, gender and class. Letters of four generations of Tucker ... More


The Little Republic: Masculinity and Domestic Authority in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Karen Harvey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199533848
eISBN:
9780191740978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533848.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The relationship between men and the domestic in eighteenth-century Britain has, until now, been obscure. The Little Republic rescues the engagement of men with the house from this obscurity, better ... More


Introduction: The Pen, The Post, and The People

Susan E. Whyman

in The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532445
eISBN:
9780191714535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532445.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter shows how a culture of letters and literacy that included lower and middling-sort letter writers was created in England by 1800. It examines the epistolary tradition in ... More


Earning and Spending in Eighteenth-Century London

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199944279
eISBN:
9780199980789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944279.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter sets the scene of the book. It does so first by going through a series of Hogarth prints—the “Rake's Progress.” We then survey the class structure of England in general and of London ... More


The Middling Sort

Stephen Farrall and Susanne Karstedt

in Respectable Citizens - Shady Practices: The Economic Morality of the Middle Classes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199595037
eISBN:
9780191886195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199595037.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter focuses on the core concept of the ‘middle class’. For England and Wales, the former East Germany and the former West Germany, socio-economic positions and financial situations of ... More


A Devout and Commercial People: Religion and Trade in Manchester during the Long Eighteenth Century

Hannah Barker

in Revisiting The Polite and Commercial People: Essays in Georgian Politics, Society, and Culture in Honour of Professor Paul Langford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198802631
eISBN:
9780191840937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802631.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The tradesmen and women who form the focus of this chapter appeared in contemporary eighteenth-century texts as a diverse, yet distinct social group: above unskilled workers, but below merchants and ... More


Antiquarian Transformations in Historical Scholarship: The History of Domesticity from Joseph Strutt to Thomas Wright

Rosemary Sweet

in Revisiting The Polite and Commercial People: Essays in Georgian Politics, Society, and Culture in Honour of Professor Paul Langford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198802631
eISBN:
9780191840937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802631.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

One of the most impressive aspects of A Polite and Commercial People is Paul Langford’s skilful synthesis of a bewildering array of lesser known authors and publications to tap into opinion and ... More


Rehabilitation and Reformation: The Epigrams and Proverbs

Greg Walker

in John Heywood: Comedy and Survival in Tudor England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198851516
eISBN:
9780191886119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851516.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at Heywood’s remarkable rehabilitation after his abjuration in 1543, and examines in detail his turn to a new literary form with A Dialogue of Proverbs. It offers a new reading of ... More


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