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War, public debt and Richard Price’s Rational Dissenting radicalism


Page, A, War, public debt and Richard Price's Rational Dissenting radicalism, Historical Research, 91, (251) pp. 98-115. ISSN 1468-2281 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/1468-2281.12215


The sources and nature of ‘radicalism’ in late eighteenth-century Britain have long been debated. At the same time, the impact of war on British politics, society and culture in this period has been underappreciated until recently. While war is recognized as having aided the spread of popular loyalism, its role in stimulating radicalism has been neglected. Based on study of the publications and letters of Richard Price (1723–91), this article highlights the influence of Anglo-French rivalry and war on the thought of a leading Rational Dissenter and champion of political reform.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:radicalism, eighteenth-century Britain, war, public debt, Richard Price, Rational Dissenting
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:British history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Europe's past
UTAS Author:Page, A (Dr Anthony Page)
ID Code:123634
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-01-15
Last Modified:2018-12-04

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