Understanding Popular Violence in the English Revolution: The Colchester Plunderers

Understanding Popular Violence in the English Revolution: The Colchester Plunderers

by John Walter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521651867

ISBN-13: 9780521651868

Pub. Date: 06/10/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book makes an original contribution to the history of the English Revolution and to the meaning of crowd behavior. It recreates one of the most famous episodes, in which crowds from Essex and Suffolk attacked and plundered the houses of the gentry, and sought to "ethnically cleanse" their communities of Catholics. The deeper perspective offered by history

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This book makes an original contribution to the history of the English Revolution and to the meaning of crowd behavior. It recreates one of the most famous episodes, in which crowds from Essex and Suffolk attacked and plundered the houses of the gentry, and sought to "ethnically cleanse" their communities of Catholics. The deeper perspective offered by history shows that this action was not "blind violence": the book deciphers the logic that informed the crowd's behavior, and finds evidence of both the importance—and reach—of puritanism and popular parliamentarianism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521651868
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/10/1999
Series:
Past and Present Publications Series
Pages:
357
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Event: 1. An event and its history; 2. The attacks; Part II. Contextualising the Crowd: 3. Contextualising crowd actions I: the micro-politics of the attack on Sir John Lucas; 4. Contextualising crowd actions II: the high politics of the attack on Sir John Lucas; 5. The confessional crowd I: the attack on ministers; 6. The confessional crowd II: the attack on Catholics; Part III. Reading the Crowd: 7. Reading the crowds I: cloth and class; 8. Reading the crowds II: anti-popery and popular parliamentarianism; 9. Conclusion.

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