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Clarendon: Politics, History and Religion 1640-1660

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This celebrated study, first published in 1951, offers a reinterpretation of the writings and attitudes of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (1609-74), best known for his History of the Rebellion and the Civil War and his autobiography, which presents an excellent record of the English Civil War. Mr. Wormald reconstructs the attitudes of this controversial figure toward the earth-shaking events of the war and what made him change his ideas. His answers reverse the traditional view ...

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Overview

This celebrated study, first published in 1951, offers a reinterpretation of the writings and attitudes of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (1609-74), best known for his History of the Rebellion and the Civil War and his autobiography, which presents an excellent record of the English Civil War. Mr. Wormald reconstructs the attitudes of this controversial figure toward the earth-shaking events of the war and what made him change his ideas. His answers reverse the traditional view of Hyde's thought.

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"...a subtle, glancing study...still the best thing on Clarendon published in this country." John Kenyon, The Observer

"Studies of the Royalist party have for the past thirty years built upon Brian Wormald's brilliant study." John Morrill in Reaction to the English Civil War

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521379533
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1989
  • Series: Midway Reprint Series
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Hugh Keaney; Preface; Part I. Politics: 1. From the opening of the second session of the long parliament to the attempt on the five members; 2. From the attempt of the five members to the arrival of the King at York; 3. From the arrival of the King at York to the nineteenth propositions; 4. From the nineteenth propositions to the end of the First Civil War; Part II. Historiography: 5. The psalms and Machiavelli; 6. Historical politics; Part III. Religion: 7. The tew circle; 8. Historical religion; Index.

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