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- DescriptionExplores the concept of improvement which took root in seventeenth-century England, the political and economic circumstances which led to its rise, the effect it had on the society and culture of England, and its subsequent outreach as the British Empire spread.
- Author BiographyPaul Slack is Emeritus Professor of Early Modern Social History at Oxford University. He is the author of The Impact of Plague in Tudor and Stuart England (1990), From Reformation to Improvement: Public welfare in early modern England (1999) and books on urban history and poverty in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has been editor of the journal Past and Present, is a Fellow of the British Academy, and was Principal of Linacre College, Oxford, until 2010.
- PrizesWinner of Samuel Pepys Award 2015.
- Author(s)Paul Slack
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication06/11/2014
- GenreRegional History
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Note5 black and white figures/illustrations
- Weight654 g
- Width163 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine26 mm
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