Early Modern England, 1485-1714: A Narrative History / Edition 1

Early Modern England, 1485-1714: A Narrative History / Edition 1

by Robert Bucholz, Newton Key
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631213937

ISBN-13: 9780631213932

Pub. Date: 01/09/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Early Modern England 1485–1714 is the first new survey of the Tudor–Stuart period in a quarter century. Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, it assumes no prior knowledge of English history. The text is broken up with reader aids including maps, illustrations, and genealogies.

The narrative shows how, under the

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Early Modern England 1485–1714 is the first new survey of the Tudor–Stuart period in a quarter century. Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, it assumes no prior knowledge of English history. The text is broken up with reader aids including maps, illustrations, and genealogies.

The narrative shows how, under the Tudors and the Stuarts, England transformed itself from a feudal and relatively minor European state into a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. The story of struggles over governmental and religious policies is enlivened by snapshots of how social and cultural changes affected ordinary English men and women. The authors also cover developments in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales that are relevant to English history.

An introduction sets the scene, providing students with an overview of the physical and mental geography of early modern England. Opening and closing chapters explain how the events covered in the book fit into the course of English history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631213932
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.74(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Maps.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Conventions and Abbreviations.

Introduction: England and its People, ca 1485.

1. Establishing the Henrician State, 1485–1525.

2. (Dis-)Establishing the Henrician Church, 1525–1536.

3. Reformations and Counter-Reformations, 1536–1558.

4. The Elizabethan Settlement and its Challenges, 1558–1585.

5. The Elizabethan Triumph and Unsettlement, 1585–1603.

6. Merrie Olde England?, ca 1603.

7. The Early Stuarts and the Three Kingdoms, 1603–1642.

8. Civil War, Revolution, and the Search for Stability, 1642-1660.

9. Restoration and Revolution, 1660–1689.

10. War and Politics, 1689–1714.

Conclusion: Augustan Polity, Society, and Culture, circa 1714.

Notes.

Glossary.

Select Bibliography.

Appendix: Genealogies.

1. The Yorkists and Lancastrians.

2. The Tudor and Stuarts.

3. The Stuarts and Hanoverians.

Index.

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