Culture and Power in England, 1585-1685

Culture and Power in England, 1585-1685

by R. Malcolm Smuts
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312223285

ISBN-13: 9780312223281

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

In recent years, new scholarship has thoroughly revised our view of both the political and cultural histories of late Elizabethan and Stuart England. This book integrates recent work by historians and scholars in these related disciplines into an original interpretation of how political culture developed during this eventful period. R. Malcolm Smuts emphasizes the

Overview

In recent years, new scholarship has thoroughly revised our view of both the political and cultural histories of late Elizabethan and Stuart England. This book integrates recent work by historians and scholars in these related disciplines into an original interpretation of how political culture developed during this eventful period. R. Malcolm Smuts emphasizes the diversity of cultural perspectives available in the period; the role played by honor, law, divine providence and humanist scholarship; and the profound importance of religious tensions in shaping political imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312223281
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Social History in Perspective Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Frames of Reference
• Cultural History and Seventeenth-Century Politics
• Honor
• Law
• Providentialism
• Humanism and the Imitation of Antiquity
Political Imagination, c. 1585-1640
• Religious Conflict and Invented Traditions
• Cults of Authority, Royal and Otherwise
• Faction, Rebellion and Violence
• Court, Country and Town
• Classicism, Nostalgia and Cultural Rhetoric
From Civil War to Tory Reaction
• Civil War Cultural History after Revisionism
• Print and the Dissemination of Controversy
• Millenarianism, Republicanism and Cromwellianism
• An Ambiguous Restoration
• The Renewal of Partisanship
• Society, Culture and Politics
• The Crisis of 1679-81 and the Hardening of Partisan Cultures

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