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Covering the period from the accession of James I to the death of Queen Anne, this companion provides a magisterial overview of the ‘long' seventeenth century in British history.
- Comprises original contributions by leading scholars of the period
- Gives a magisterial overview of the ‘long' seventeenth century
- Provides a critical reference to historical debates about Stuart Britain
- Offers new insights into the major political, religious and economic changes that occurred during this period
- Includes bibliographical guidance for students and scholars
Table of Contents
List of Plates.
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction: Barry Coward (Birbeck College, University of London).
Part I: Stuart Britain and the Wider World:.
1. The Multiple Kingdoms of Britain and Ireland: The ‘British Problem’: Allan I. MacInnes (University of Aberdeen).
2. The Making of Great Britain and Ireland: Toby Barnard (Hertford College, University of Oxford).
3. Asia, the Atlantic and the Subjects of the British Monarchy: Nicholas Canny (National University of Ireland, Galway).
Part II: The Changing Face of Stuart Britain:.
4. The Rise of the Fiscal State: Michael J Braddick (University of Sheffield).
5. The Press and Popular Political Opinion: Ian Atherton (University of Keele).
6. Gender Relations: Elizabeth Foyster (University of Dundee).
7. Crime and Popular Protest: Steve Hindle (University of Warwick).
8. Economic and Urban Development: Craig Muldrew (University of Cambridge).
9. Literature and History: Thomas N. Corns (University of Wales, Bangor).
10. Art, Architecture and Politics: Tim Wilks (Southampton Institute).
11. Scientific Change: Its Setting and Stimuli: Michael Hunter (Birbeck College, London).
Part III: Stuart Britain 1603–1642:.
12. Politics in Early Stuart Britain, 1603–1640: David L. Smith (University of Cambridge).
13. Religion in Early Stuart Britain 1603–1642: Tom Webster (University of Edinburgh).
14. Political Thought in Early Stuart Britain: Malcolm Smuts (University of Massachusetts, Boston).
15. The Outbreak of the Civil Wars in the Three Kingdoms: Jason Peacey (The History of Parliament Trust).
Part IV: Stuart Britain 1642–1660:.
16. The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1642–1649: David Scott (The History of Parliament Trust).
17. Unkingship, 1649–1660: Sean Kelsey (Late of King’s College, London).
18. Religion 1640–1660: Ann Hughes (University of Keele).
19. Political Thought During the English Revolution: J. C. Davis (University of East Anglia).
Part V: Stuart Britain 1660–1714:.
20. Politics in Restoration Britain: John Miller (Queen Mary, University of London).
21. Religion in Restoration England: John Spurr (University of Swansea).
22. The Revolution of 1688–1689: Colin Brooks (University of Sussex).
23. Politics after the Glorious Revolution: Mark Knights (University of East Anglia).
24. Political Thinking between Restoration and Hanoverian Succession: Justin Champion (Royal Holloway, University of London).
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"This book is state-of-the-art. It is outstanding in offering a reliable, accurate, concise and up-to-date guide to the best recent work on all the key topics in 17th century British history." BBC History Magazine
"Historians needing a succinct introduction to the historical context will find sure guidance in the three sections on political, religious and military affairs." Northern History
"As a series of review articles summarizing and analysing recent developments in the field this book stands unrivalled." Andrew J. Hopper, University of Birmingham