Anglophilia
(976 words)

1. Terminology

The term Anglophilia first appeared around 1750. It and the stronger form Anglomania refer - from a critical distance - to the “(unsophisticated) fondness for England, the English, and all things English” [7. 18] that appeared among the continental elite after 1713 and became a general vogue in the 1730s. Admiration for English politics, economics, philosophy, science, culture, and lifestyle led to wholesale imitation, triggeri…

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Walther, Gerrit, “Anglophilia”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 25 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_016855>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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