Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution--Revisited / Edition 2

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This is a revised edition of Christopher Hill's classic and groundbreaking examination of the motivations behind the English Revolution, first published in 1965. In addition to the text of the original, Dr Hill provides thirteen new chapters which take account of other publications since the first edition, bringing his work up-to-date in a stimulating and enjoyable way.
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Acknowledged even by his most severe critics as the paramount historian of the English Revolution, Civil War, and Interregnum, Hill adds 13 chapters to his 1965 classic on the motivations behind the mid-17th-century conflicts. He explores how people overcame centuries of obedience to church and king to rebel against both, execute a king, abolish bishops, end feudal tenures, hand state finances and foreign policy over to an elected body, and institute at least official religious tolerance. The new material derives from work by Hill and others over the past three decades. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198206682
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Lexile: 1580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Former Master of Balliol College, Oxford, Christopher Hill is an extremely well-known and respected historian. The original edition of this book has been a classic text for over twenty years.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the new material
Preface to the first edition
Part I: The Original Text
1. Introduction
2. London Science and Medicine
3. Francis Bacon and the Parliamentarians
4. Ralegh - Science, History, and Politics
5. Sir Edward Coke - Myth-Maker
6. Conclusion
Appendix: A Note on the Universities
Part II: The New Chapters for the Revised Edition
7. Introduction: Those mighty things God hath wrought
8. Religion, Politics, and Economics
10. William Tyndale and English History
11. Feudal Tenures
12. The Many-Headed Monster
13. A Three-Sided Revolution?
14. Secularization and Other Influences
15. Unfinished Business
16. Scottish Political Thought and James VI and I
17. The Norman Yoke
18. Venetian Observers
19. Literature and Revolution

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