England's Troubles: Seventeenth-Century English Political Instability in European Contextby Jonathan Scott
Pub. Date: 07/28/2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Seventeenth-century English history is known best for "the English Civil War" and "the English Revolution." This highly original and wide-ranging study analyzes and explains both of these major historical events, and others, by setting them in their wider contexts in relation to political instability across the century; in relation to the history of religions and political ideas; and in relation to contemporary European events.
Table of ContentsPreface; Introduction: experience other than our own; 1. The shape of the seventeenth century; Part I. England's Troubles, 1618–89: Political Instability: 2. Taking contemporary belief seriously; 3. The unreformed polity; 4. Reformation politics (1) 1618–41; 5. Counter-reformation England; 6. Reformation politics (2) 1637–6; 7. Restoration memory; 8. Restoration crisis 1678–83; 9. Invasion 1688–9; Part II. The English Revolution 1640–89: Radical Imagination: 10. The shape of the English Revolution; 11. Radical reformation (1): the power of love; 12. Radical reformation (2): outward bondage; 13. Radical renaissance (1): after monarchy; 14. Radical renaissance (2): republican moral philosophy and the politics of settlement; 15. Radical restoration (1): the subjected plaine; 16. Radical restoration (2): the old cause; Part III. Restoration 1660–1702: Reconstruction and Statebuilding: 17. Restoration process; 18. First restoration 1660–78; 19. 'Second Restauration' 1679–85; 20. Third restoration 1688–94; 21. Anglo-Dutch statebuilding.
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