Religion, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain: Essays in Honour of Patrick Collinson

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In this volume seventeen distinguished historians of early modern Britain pay tribute to an outstanding scholar and teacher. Several present reviews of major areas of debate: of the significance of the regulations which determined the social and legal status of professional actors in Elizabethan England, of Protestant ideas about marriage, of the political significance of the Anglo-Scottish Union, of relations between the Churches of England, Scotland and Ireland under the early Stuarts, and of the riddle of the inner dynamic of the experience of emigration of New England. There are case studies which include the relationship between ideas of cleanliness and godliness, and the flowering of the notion of unitive Protestantism in two declarations at a moment of political crisis in the north of England. This very wide-ranging and fascinating collection of essays will appeal both to specialists in the period and to those interested in the social and cultural history of early modern Britain.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521028042
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface; List of abbreviations; Patrick Collinson Christopher Brooke; 1. Nicolas Pithou: experience, conscience and history in the French civil wars Mark Greengrass; 2. Elizabethan players and minstrels and the legislation of 1572 against retainers and vagabonds Peter Roberts; 3. Cleanliness and godliness in early modern England Keith Thomas; 4. Blood is their argument: men of war and soldiers in Shakespeare and others Michael Hattaway; 5. Pragmatic readers: knowledge transactions and scholarly services in late Elizabethan England Lisa Jardine and William Sherman; 6. The gardens of Sir Nicholas and Sir Francis Bacon: an enigma resolved and a mind explored Hassell Smith; 7. The Protestant idea of marriage in early modern England Anthony Fletcher; 8. James VI and I: furnishing the churches in his two kingdoms George Yule; 9. A British patriarchy? Ecclesiastical imperialism under the early Stuarts John Morrill; 10. The Anglo-Scottish Union 1603–1643: a success? Conrad Russell; 11. Popery, purity and Providence: deciphering the New England experiment Susan Hardman Moore; 12. Provincial preaching on the eve of the Civil War: some West Riding fast sermons William Sheils; 13. Popular form, Puritan content? Two Puritan appropriations of the murder pamphlet from mid-seventeenth-century London Peter Lake; 14. The two 'National Churches' of 1691 and 1829 William Lamont; Bibliography of the published writings of Patrick Collinson 1957–1992 Susan Wabuda; Index.

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