History of England from the Accession of James I to the Outbreak of the Civil War, 1603-1642 (10 Volume Set)

History of England from the Accession of James I to the Outbreak of the Civil War, 1603-1642 (10 Volume Set)

by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
     
 

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Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1829-1902) was a distinguished Victorian historian of the seventeenth century who coined the term 'Puritan Revolution' and was noted for his use of and editorial work on primary sources. This ten-volume work was published in 1883-4, though he had already published eight volumes on the period 1603-37, of which the first two were considerably

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Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1829-1902) was a distinguished Victorian historian of the seventeenth century who coined the term 'Puritan Revolution' and was noted for his use of and editorial work on primary sources. This ten-volume work was published in 1883-4, though he had already published eight volumes on the period 1603-37, of which the first two were considerably revised for this edition; and in later works he continued the story through the Civil War, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate. The series was highly regarded in its time, and reprinted often, although it was not without its critics. Gardiner aimed at writing 'scientific history', relying on the facts to speak for themselves, but inevitably his selection of evidence, and the conclusions he drew from it, were coloured by the attitudes of his time. Its chief value today is for Gardiner's wide knowledge of less familiar source materials, and for historiographers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108035804
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries Series
Pages:
4236
Product dimensions:
12.72(w) x 6.10(h) x 10.24(d)

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