The Iron Century

  • A. L. Rowse


This book provides an example of the kind of history that is the fashion with the current generation of academics — not with readers — at the universities.1 The author tells us, ‘I have chosen to concentrate on social change and the fate of the lower classes. This book is an essay in quantitative social history, in the material infrastructure of life rather than the cultural superstructure.’


Seventeenth Century Social Revolution Academic Historian Material Infrastructure Lunatic Fringe 
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© A. L. Rowse 1975

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