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Document Week 5, Enclosure in the lowlands

Week 5 slides, Enclosure in the lowlands

agricultural revolution, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century view
Document Paper Houses: Originality, posterity, lineage and celebrity in Laurence Stern's marbled page and Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill House by Imelda Dooley Hunter

Laurence Sterne and Horace Walpole are popularly thought of as two of the great originators of the eighteenth century – Sterne a...

Architecture, 18th century, Gothic view
Document Two Men, Two Worlds, One Goal: how Josiah Wedgwood and Olaudah Equiano progressed the abolitionist cause by Annette Oliver

Abstract: In the eighteenth century, two men rose from their very different worlds to fight for the anti-slavery cause. Josiah Wedgwood, a potter...

18th century, slavery, Josiah Wedgewood, Olaudah Equiano view
Document A Prospect and a Description: The Pleasures of the Imagination in Eighteenth Century Naples, Lesley Murphy

To the eighteenth century traveller, a visit to Naples meant an encounter with Nature and Antiquity that necessitated an aesthetic as well as an...

18th century, Grand Tour, Italy, Naples view
Document ‘Embellished nature’: William Shenstone’s Contribution to English Landscape Gardening in the Mid-Eighteenth Century by Alison Mayne

The eighteenth century was a period of transition in English Landscape Gardening from a European- and classically-influenced formality to a...

18th century, Shenstone view
Document Women's work reading list, preparation and assignments

Women's work reading list, preparation and assignment options, weeks 1-10

womens history, work, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century view
Document Gothic ‘artefictions’: fabricating history in Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill and The Castle of Otranto, Amy Lim

Horace Walpole’s house at Strawberry Hill and his 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto are both considered landmarks in the development of...

Gothic, Walpole, 18th century view
Document Week 3, Improved farming methods

New crops and systems in the 18th century

agricultural revolution, 17th century, 18th century view
Document Week 8, The social impact of enclosure

Class slides on The social impact of enclosure

agricultural revolution, 18th century, 19th century view
Document ‘How like a King I look’d’: Nature and sovereignty in the illustrated Robinson Crusoe, as influenced by Thomas Hobbes by Simon Court

Abstract: Daniel Defoe was, amongst other things, a political pamphleteer, and he thread into the narrative of his travel novel Robinson Crusoe a...

Crusoe, 18th century, Daniel Defoe view
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