Bringing together subjects such as culture, religion, morals, politics, economics, and mentality, Perkin presents and applies a holistic concept of social history in the tradition of great historians of the past.
In this classic text of social history, Harold Perkin explores the emergence of a new form of class society in Victorian England, which differed radically from early modern society. He locates the origins of the modern English class system in the Industrial Revolution, the impact of which went beyond economy and technology, and changed the ways of living and perceptions of the English people in many ways.
Origins of Modern English Society maintains its influence as a comprehensive and integrative survey of a crucial period in the development of English society.
'It still stands as one of the most encompassing, engaging accounts of the myriad complexities of the world's first Industrial Revolution.' - BBC History Magazine