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The Resource Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics, Marilyn Morris

Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics, Marilyn Morris

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Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics
Title
Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Morris
Title variation
Sex, money and personal character in eighteenth-century British politics
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How, and why, did the Anglo-American world become so obsessed with the private lives and public character of its political leaders? Marilyn Morris finds answers in eighteenth-century Britain, when a long tradition of court intrigue and gossip spread into a much broader and more public political arena with the growth of political parties, extra-parliamentary political activities, and a partisan print culture. The public{u2019}s preoccupation with the personal character of the ruling elite paralleled a growing interest in the interior lives of individuals in histories, novels, and the theater. Newspaper reports of the royal family intensified in intimacy and its members became moral exemplars{u2014}most often, paradoxically, when they misbehaved. Ad hominem attacks on political leaders became commonplace; politicians of all affiliations continued to assess one another{u2019}s characters based on their success and daring with women and money. And newly popular human-interest journalism promoted the illusion that the personal characters of public figures could be read by appearances.--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Marilyn
Dewey number
941.07
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA480
LC item number
.M644 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Press and politics
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Political science
  • Press and politics
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics, Marilyn Morris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The political and the personal -- The politics of personal character -- The measure of men -- Court, courtship and domestic virture -- The ethics of fashion, spending, credit and debt -- Views from the peripheries of the political world -- The persistence of casuistry
Control code
881418284
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780300208450
Lccn
2014022290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881418284
Label
Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics, Marilyn Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The political and the personal -- The politics of personal character -- The measure of men -- Court, courtship and domestic virture -- The ethics of fashion, spending, credit and debt -- Views from the peripheries of the political world -- The persistence of casuistry
Control code
881418284
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780300208450
Lccn
2014022290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881418284

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