English Revolution: Politics, Events, Ideas

English Revolution: Politics, Events, Ideas

by Perez Zagorin, Joseph C. Wilson
     
 

These essays concentrate on the social history and political thought of the English Revolution of 1640-1660, fields in which the author has been a leading contributor to historical discussion. Topics covered include the origin and course of the revolt against the government of Charles I, the social character of the revolution, and important political figures such

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These essays concentrate on the social history and political thought of the English Revolution of 1640-1660, fields in which the author has been a leading contributor to historical discussion. Topics covered include the origin and course of the revolt against the government of Charles I, the social character of the revolution, and important political figures such as Strafford, Pym, and Clarendon. One set of studies focuses on the thought of Thomas Hobbes, whose political philosophy was closely related to the revolutionary experience. Other essays set the English Revolution in the wider context of early modern European revolutions, and look at the English royal court, courtiership, and the practice of dissimulation associated with court politics.

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A collection of essays written between the 1950s and the 1990s. Overarching themes are historiographical controversies and the history of political ideas. Topics include the social interpretation of the English Revolution, the political beliefs of John Pym to 1629, and the authorship of . Several essays focus on Thomas Hobbes, looking at his departure from England in 1640, his early philosophical development, and the relationship between his ideas and those of Clarendon and Cudworth. Others subjects are Sir Thomas Wyatt and the court of Henry VIII, and the historical significance of lying and dissimulation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860786986
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/21/1998
Series:
Variorum Collected Studies
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 5.91(h) x 0.94(d)

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