Burchardt, Jeremy, 1969-

Paradise lost : rural idyll and social change in England since 1800 / Jeremy Burchardt. - London ; New York : New York : I.B. Tauris ; In the U.S.A. and in Canada distributed by St. Martin's Press, 2002. - 238 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [222]-228) and index.

Industrialization and Urbanization --
Literature and the Countryside, c.1800 to c.1870 --
Radicalism and the Land, c.1790 to c.1850 --
Gardens, Allotments and Parks --
Model Villages and Garden Cities --
Literary Attitudes to the Countryside in the Later Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries --
Land Reform After 1850 --
Preservationism, 'Englishness' and the Rise of Planning, c.1880-1939 --
The Economic Consequences of Rural Nostalgia --
Rambling --
The Organic Movemenet Before and During the Second World War --
Rural Reconstruction Between the Wars --
Rural Change and the Legislative Framework, 1939 to 2000 --
Agriculture and the Environment --
Recreation in the Countryside Since the Second World War --
Intra-village Social Change and Attitudinal Conflict in the Twentieth Century --
Town, Country and Politics at the End of the Twentieth Century. Table of contents


In this work Jeremy Burchardt argues that the present "town versus country" debate lies at the root of modern British history. He demonstrates the remarkable influence that attitudes to the British countryside have had on the evolution of modern British life.

1860645143 9781860645143


City and town life--History.--Great Britain
Country life--History.--Great Britain
Geographical perception--Great Britain.
Landscape changes--Great Britain.
Human geography--Great Britain.

Great Britain--Rural conditions.
Great Britain--Social conditions--19th century.
Great Britain--Social conditions--20th century.

HT133 / .B87 2002

941.009734 / BUP 2002

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