War in England 1642-1649

War in England 1642-1649

by Barbara Donagan
     
 

A fresh approach to the English civil war, War in England 1642-1649 focuses on answering a misleadingly simple question: what kind of war was it to live through? Drawing extensively on primary sources, Barbara Donagan's study illuminates the human cost of war and its effect on society, both in our own day as well as in the seventeenth century.  See more details below

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A fresh approach to the English civil war, War in England 1642-1649 focuses on answering a misleadingly simple question: what kind of war was it to live through? Drawing extensively on primary sources, Barbara Donagan's study illuminates the human cost of war and its effect on society, both in our own day as well as in the seventeenth century.

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"Barbara Donagon's book is...supremely rich and rewarding, judicious and erudite...a rich and readable book without overstretched and tendentious conclusions...[This] is a book whose insights should be considered and absorbed by anyone with an interest in the early modern world and in those who lived it." —Journal of British Studies

"Donagan has drawn upon an impressive amount of primary research in military sources to create an original, important description of the experiences of the soldiers and civilians who suffered through England's Civil War.... A wealth of information and fresh ideas about 17th-century English warfare. Highly recommended."—H.T. Blethen, CHOICE

"This is a new perspective: a scrupulous, thoughtful, and thoroughly researched addition to studies of the English civil wars. Valuable in itself, the study also provides a new viewpoint from which earlier assumptions about forces and motives, personalities, and military matters in the English civil wars can be fruitfully rethought."—Laura Lunger Knoppers, American Historical Review

"Barbara Donagan's description and analysis of the Siege of Colchester is magnificent, well written and thorough: I knnow of no finer description of a siege and would recommend it to all students of the experience of war."—Charles Carlton, The Journal of Military History

"[An] ambitious book." —Renaissance Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199285181
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Donagan is an independent scholar at The Huntington, California.

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