Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

by Ann Hughes
     
 

This meticulously researched and wide-ranging book is the first comprehensive study of Thomas Edwards's Gangraena, probably the most important printed work of the English revolution. It provides a vivid account of the printed polemic of the revolution and its place in the religious and political mobilisation of the mid-1640s. Hughes's book is a contribution to the

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This meticulously researched and wide-ranging book is the first comprehensive study of Thomas Edwards's Gangraena, probably the most important printed work of the English revolution. It provides a vivid account of the printed polemic of the revolution and its place in the religious and political mobilisation of the mid-1640s. Hughes's book is a contribution to the history of Presbyterianism, of London, of parliamentarian fragmentation, and of reading during the revolution. It combines the new 'history of the book' with a concern for politics and religion during the crisis of the English revolution.

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"A powerfully argued and wide-ranging study. This volume represents a major scholarly achievement and will be essential reading." —SHARP News

"There is a great deal to admire in Hughes's book, not least in its exemplary scholarship and its integration of empirical research with theoretical approaches borrowed from post-structuralism/postmodernism."—Edward Vallance, Journal of Modern History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199251926
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/09/2004
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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