La société anglaise du milieu du XIXe siècle à nos jours, ISBN 9782020124041, Free International Shipping
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La société anglaise du milieu du XIXe siècle à nos jours
(English Society from the Mid-19th Century to the Present Day)
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English Society from the Mid-19th Century to the Present Day by François Bédarida is an in-depth exploration of the social history of England from the mid-19th century to the present day. The book is divided into five parts, each of which covers a specific period in English history.
One of the strengths of this book is its comprehensive approach to English society. Bédarida covers a broad range of topics, from the impact of industrialization on the working class to the changing role of women in society. He also examines the role of the state in shaping English society, including the impact of the welfare state on social inequality.
Another strength of this book is Bédarida’s ability to draw on a wide range of primary and secondary sources. He incorporates not only academic sources but also literary and artistic sources, which adds depth and richness to his analysis. For example, he draws on novels and poems to explore the attitudes of different social classes towards one another.
Bédarida’s writing is clear and accessible, making this book an excellent resource for students and general readers interested in the social history of England. He also includes helpful chapter summaries and a comprehensive bibliography, making it easy for readers to follow up on topics of interest.
However, one weakness of this book is that it can be quite dense at times. Bédarida covers a lot of ground, and some readers may find it challenging to keep up with the numerous examples and details he provides. Additionally, the book’s focus on social history may limit its appeal to readers looking for a broader overview of English history.
Overall, English Society from the Mid-19th Century to the Present Day is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the social history of England. Bédarida’s comprehensive approach and extensive use of primary and secondary sources make this book a valuable addition to any library or reading list.