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The Resource The Gordon riots : politics, culture and insurrection in late eighteenth-century Britain, edited by Ian Haywood and John Seed

The Gordon riots : politics, culture and insurrection in late eighteenth-century Britain, edited by Ian Haywood and John Seed

Label
The Gordon riots : politics, culture and insurrection in late eighteenth-century Britain
Title
The Gordon riots
Title remainder
politics, culture and insurrection in late eighteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ian Haywood and John Seed
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Gordon riots of June 1780 were the most devastating outbreak of urban violence in British history. For almost a week large parts of central London were ablaze, prisons were destroyed and the Bank of England attacked. Hundreds of rioters were shot dead by troops and for many observers it seemed that England was on the verge of a revolution. The first scholarly study in a generation, this book brings together leading scholars from historical and literary studies to provide new perspectives on these momentous events. The essays include new archival work on the religious, political and international contexts of the riots and new interpretations of contemporary literary and artistic sources. For too long the significance of the Gordon riots has been overshadowed by the impact of the French revolution on British society and culture: this book restores the riots to their central position in late eighteenth-century Britain"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Haywood, Ian
  • Seed, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gordon Riots, 1780
  • Politics and culture
  • Great Britain
Label
The Gordon riots : politics, culture and insurrection in late eighteenth-century Britain, edited by Ian Haywood and John Seed
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Ian Haywood and John Seed -- Part 1: The political moment of 1780 -- The Gordon riots and the politics of war / Nicholas Rogers -- The 1780 Protestant petitions and the culture of petitioning / Mark Knights -- 'The fall of Romish Babylon anticipated': plebeian dissenters and anti-popery in the Gordon riots / John Seed -- Imperial disruptions: city, nation and empire in the Gordon riots / Dana Rabin -- Part 2: Representing the unrepresentable -- 'A metropolis in flames and a nation in ruins': the Gordon riots as sublime spectacle / Ian Haywood -- 'The worse than Negro barbarity of the populace': Ignatius Sancho witnesses the Gordon riots / Brycchan Carey -- Thomas Holcroft and the Gordon riots: romantic revisioning / Miriam L. Wallace -- Part 3: The aftermath: politics, social order and cultural memory -- Re-negotiating the bloody code: the Gordon riots and the transformation of popular attitudes to the criminal justice system / Tim Hitchcock -- 'For the safety of the city': the geography and social politics of public execution after the Gordon riots / Matthew White -- 'Mad misrule': the Gordon riots and conservative memory / Susan Matthews -- Part 4: Afterword -- George Gordon: a biographical reassessment / Dominic Green
Control code
ocn896852489
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9781107479845
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)896852489
Label
The Gordon riots : politics, culture and insurrection in late eighteenth-century Britain, edited by Ian Haywood and John Seed
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Ian Haywood and John Seed -- Part 1: The political moment of 1780 -- The Gordon riots and the politics of war / Nicholas Rogers -- The 1780 Protestant petitions and the culture of petitioning / Mark Knights -- 'The fall of Romish Babylon anticipated': plebeian dissenters and anti-popery in the Gordon riots / John Seed -- Imperial disruptions: city, nation and empire in the Gordon riots / Dana Rabin -- Part 2: Representing the unrepresentable -- 'A metropolis in flames and a nation in ruins': the Gordon riots as sublime spectacle / Ian Haywood -- 'The worse than Negro barbarity of the populace': Ignatius Sancho witnesses the Gordon riots / Brycchan Carey -- Thomas Holcroft and the Gordon riots: romantic revisioning / Miriam L. Wallace -- Part 3: The aftermath: politics, social order and cultural memory -- Re-negotiating the bloody code: the Gordon riots and the transformation of popular attitudes to the criminal justice system / Tim Hitchcock -- 'For the safety of the city': the geography and social politics of public execution after the Gordon riots / Matthew White -- 'Mad misrule': the Gordon riots and conservative memory / Susan Matthews -- Part 4: Afterword -- George Gordon: a biographical reassessment / Dominic Green
Control code
ocn896852489
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9781107479845
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)896852489

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