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by Martin J. Wiener

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ISBN:
0521270340
Author:
Martin J. Wiener
Category:
Europe
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; 1St Edition edition (September 30, 1982)
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217 pages
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Martin J. Wiener is the Mary Jones Professor of History at Rice University. His previous books include Between Two Worlds: The Political Thought of Graham Wallas (1971), Reconstructing the Criminal (Cambridge, 1990), and Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness, and Criminal Justice in Victorian England (Cambridge, 2003).

From the middle of the nineteenth century to the present, this frame of mind shaped a broad spectrum of cultural expression, including literature, journalism, and architecture, as well as social, historical, and economic thought. In a broad and imaginative way he has provided much material for an understanding of the mentality of the English elit. his book makes an important contribution to understanding English values.

He sees the issues as intertwined and inextricable.

From the middle of the nineteenth century to the present, this frame of mind shaped a broad spectrum of cultural expression, including literature, journalism, and architecture, as well as social, historical, and economic thought. Wiener opens this notable book with the statement that the leading problem of modern British history is to explain that country’s economic decline. The extent of decline in the twentieth century has certainly been nothing less than spectacular. A century later, the United States, Germany, and Japan had left her behind, and as the twentieth century draws towards a close, Britain struggles to maintain a position among the second rank of western European.

From the middle of the nineteenth century to the present, this hostility shaped a broad spectrum of cultural expression, including literature, journalism, and architecture, as well as social, historical and economic thought.

An exploration of the cultural background of modern Britain's economic malaise. Traces the development of a pervasive middle and upper class frame of mind hostile to industrialism and economic growth from the mid-19th century to the present.