Civil Society in British History Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Author(s): 
Harris, Jose
ISBN: 
0199279101
Date published: 
July 2005
Paperback
Price: 
£22.50

This book explores the many different strands in the language of civil society FROM the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Through a series of case-studies it investigates the applicability of the term to a wide range of historical settings. The contributors SHOW how past understandings of the term were often very different FROM (even in some respects the exact opposite of) those held today.