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Author Barrell, John.
Title The spirit of despotism : invasions of privacy in the 1790s / John Barrell.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

Series OUP E-Books.
Subject Political corruption -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1789-1820 -- Social aspects.
Great Britain -- History -- 1789-1820.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 278 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-265) and index.
Contents List of Illustrations; List of Table; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Charing Cross and the City; 2. Coffee-House Politicians; 3. Weymouth Amusements; 4. Hair Powder; 5. Cottage Politics; Bibliography; Contents; Index.
Summary How was the social and cultural life of Britain affected by the fear that the French Revolution would spread across the channel? In his brilliant new book, John Barrell argues that the fear of revolution produced a culture of surveillance and suspicion which penetrated every aspect of private life. The Spirit of Despotism shows how the culture of suspicion affected how people spoke and behaved in London coffee-houses; how it influenced attitudes to the king's behaviour on. holiday; how it infiltrated the country cottage, previously idealised as haven of peace and retirement; and how it influen.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1429422149 (electronic bk.)
9781429422147 (electronic bk.)
0199281203 (Cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 9780199281206
OCLC # 77174253
Additional Format Print version: Barrell, John. Spirit of despotism. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006 0199281203 (DLC) 2006296255 (OCoLC)62132348