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William Beckford

First Prime Minister of the London Empire


Συγγραφέας: Gauci Perry
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300166750
Σειρά βιβλίου: The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 256
Διαστάσεις: 24x3x17
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "William Beckford"

This first-ever biography of William Beckford provides a unique look at eighteenth-century British history from the perspective of the colonies. Even in his own time, Beckford was seen as a metaphor for the dramatic changes occurring during this era. He was born in 1709 into a family of wealthy sugar planters living in Jamaica, when the colonies were still peripheral to Britain. By the time he died in 1770, the colonies loomed large and were considered the source of Britain's growing global power. Beckford grew his fortune in Jamaica, but he spent most of his adult life in London, where he was elected Lord Mayor twice. He was one of the few politicians to have experienced imperial growing pains on both sides of the Atlantic, and his life offers a riveting look at how the expanding empire challenged existing political, social, and cultural norms.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Gauci Perry
Σειρά βιβλίου: The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History
ISBN: 9780300166750
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 04/06/2013
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 256
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 590 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x3x17 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 24 b-w illus.

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