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British Culture: Series 1: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century

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Introduction: British Culture--Series 1

Introduction: British Culture: Series One: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century


This collection contains a rich sample of the writing that has shaped British culture over the last few centuries, from histories and literature, to religious works and biographies. It will appeal both to the scholar seeking to explore the works of individual writers, and to those interested in tracing cultural developments over time.

Included in this collection are:

Harleian Miscellany. Printed for R. Dutton, 1808-11. 12 v.

This is a reprint of a selection of scarce, curious and entertaining pamphlets and tracts in manuscript as well as in print; interspersed with historical, political and critical notes from the library of Edward Harley, second Earl of Oxford. As source material for the literature and cultural history of England, this is one of the most valuable collections available to students in this field.

The Parker Society. (Publications) Cambridge, Eng., Printed at the University press, 1841-55. 55 v.

This set contains basic writings of the fathers and early authors of the Church of England. It is a basic source for English political and cultural history of the period of Reformation and Renaissance, and it is essential for serious study of English literature and thoughts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The Somers Tracts. Second edition revised, augmented, and arranged by Walter Scott, Esq. London, Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, etc. 1809-1815. 13 v.

The Somers Tracts are essential for serious work in the history of Great Britain from the end of the Middle Ages to the 19th century. This is the second edition of the exceptionally valuable collection of source material on the history of England.