Converting Britannia – Evangelicals and British Public Life, 1770–1840 (Studies in the Eighteenth Century)De (autor) Gareth Atkins
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 30 Aug 2019
The book maps networks that spanned the churches, universities, business, armed forces and officialdom, connecting London and the regions with Europe and the world, from business milieux in the City of London and elsewhere through the Royal Navy, the Colonial office and East India and Sierra Leone companies. Revealing how religion drove debates about British history and identity in the first half of the nineteenth century, it throws new light not just on the networks themselves, but on cheap print, mass-production and the public sphere: the interconnecting technologies that sustained religion in a rapidly modernizing age and projected it into new contexts abroad.
GARETH ATKINS is a Bye-Fellow at Queens' College, University of Cambridge.