The World of Jane Austen ~ History & Culture

HISTORY & CULTURE ~ General Sources 

[See also the link for Social Life & Customs, which includes, Cookery, Etiquette, Fashion, Letter-writing, Music, Dance, Theatre, etc. –  also the link to the Literature page; and see below for links to Museums and Libraries]

Links: 

HISTORY & CULTURE ~  Georgian & Regency Periods    

Books:   

  1. Erickson, Carolly.  Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Regency England.  William Morrow, 1986. 
  2. Porter, Roy.  English Society in the Eighteenth Century [Penguin Social History of Britain].  Rev. ed.  Penguin, 1990

Links:  

HISTORY & CULTURE ~ VICTORIAN PERIOD

 HISTORY & CULTURE  ~ LONDON   

Books:

  1. George, M. Dorothy.  London Life in the XVIIIth Century.  London:  London School of Economics, 1951 [originally published in 1925 by Kegan Paul, with corrections]

Links:

  1. the Thieves Cant Dictionary 
  2. the Newgate Calendar 
  3. Thomas Fuller’s Pharmacopeia Extemporanea

 HISTORY & CULTURE ~ ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Books:

  1. Batey, Mavis.  Jane Austen and the English Landscape.  London:  Barn Elms, 1996   –  absolutely lovely!
  2. Duckworth, Alistair.  The Improvement of the Estate:  A Study Of Jane Austen’s Novels.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins U Press, 1971; reprinted in paperback, 1994  –  brilliant 
  3. Girouard, Mark.  Life in the English Country House:  A Social and Architectural History.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1978.
  4. Wilson, Kim.  In the Garden with Jane Austen. Madison, WI:  Jones books, 2008.

Links:

 HISTORY & CULTURE ~ DECORATIVE ARTS 

Books:

  1. Agius, Pauline, Stephen Jones.  Ackermann’s Regency Furniture and Interiors. Ramsbury:  Crowood Books, 1984.
  2. Musgrave, Clifford.  Regency Furniture, 1800-1830.  NY:  Thomas Yoseloff, 1961.

Links:

HISTORY & CULTURE ~ LITERATURE
 – See The World of Jane Austen ~ Literature & Austen’s Circle page]

HISTORY & CULTURE ~ MILITARY HISTORY

HISTORY & CULTURE ~ MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE
– see The World of Jane Austen ~ Social Life & Customs page and then by each topic [though I know this should be under “Culture” – it works better on that page…!]

HISTORY & CULTURE ~ TRAVEL & TRANSPORT [ CARRIAGES ]

HISTORY & CULTURE ~ MUSEUMS & LIBRARIES
 – fabulous resources one and all

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