England in Conflict, 1603-1660: Kingdom, Community, Commonwealth / Edition 1

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Overview

In his new text, Derek Hirst, one of the foremost living historians of seventeenth-century England, has created a wholesale revision of his classic Authority and Conflict and draws on a decade of new research that has appeared since the original book to produce a wholly fresh work. Centered around ambiguities of community in early modern England, the text enlivens debates over revisionism, Puritanism, the church, and witchcraft while at the same time making sense of the complexities of crisis and continuity.

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"A superb book...Explains the 'British Problem' with authority and conviction. And the subtlety of approach and the delightful writing make a very rewarding 'must' for all those who seek to understand England, 1603-1660."—Jenny Wormald, C.E. Hodge Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, St Hilda's College, Oxford

"One of the most informed, balanced and—especially on the 1640s and 1650s—most enriching of early modern survey books. Building on the foundations of that book, Derek Hirst has now enhanced and broadened the account in ways that make England in Conflict as much a book for the first decade of the next millennium as (his) Authority and Conflict was a book for the 1980s and 1990s."—John Morrill, Professor of British and Irish History, University of Cambridge

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340625019
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Series: Arnold Publications Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Derek Hirst is William Eliot Smith Professor of History at Washington University, St. Louis.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 The body politic 1
2 The holy and the unholy 32
3 The politic society 52
4 Peaceable kingdoms, 1603-1620 79
5 Peace and war in masquerade, 1621-1629 103
6 Renewal and recalcitrance, 1629-1638 130
7 Crisis in three kingdoms, 1638-1642 156
8 Taking sides 191
9 Civil war, 1642-1646 202
10 Reaction and revolution, 1646-1649 233
11 The English Commonwealth, 1649-1653 255
12 Oliver Protector, 1653-1658 283
13 Republicans, royalists and others, 1658-1660 316
Afterword 328
Bibliographical essay 333
Index 344
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