A Freeborn People: Politics and the Nation in Seventeenth-Century England

A Freeborn People: Politics and the Nation in Seventeenth-Century England

by David Underdown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198206127

ISBN-13: 9780198206125

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Written by one of the world's most distinguished historians of early modern history, A Freeborn People is a provocative exploration of the ways in which the political cultures of the elite and of the common people intersected during the seventeenth century.
David Underdown shows that the two worlds were not as separate as historians have often thought them to

Overview

Written by one of the world's most distinguished historians of early modern history, A Freeborn People is a provocative exploration of the ways in which the political cultures of the elite and of the common people intersected during the seventeenth century.
David Underdown shows that the two worlds were not as separate as historians have often thought them to be; English men and women of all social levels had similar expectations about good government and about the traditional liberties available to them under the "Ancient Constitution". Throughout the century, both levels of politics were also powerfully influenced by prevailing assumptions about gender roles, and, especially in the years before the civil wars, by fears that the country was threatened by evil forces of satanic inversion.
This dramatic reinterpretation of the Stuart period, based on the author's acclaimed 1992 Ford Lectures, begins a new chapter in the continuing debate over the historical meaning of Britain's seventeenth-century revolutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198206125
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.87(h) x 0.77(d)

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