Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart Britain: Partisanship and Political Culture

Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart Britain: Partisanship and Political Culture

by Mark Knights
ISBN-10:
0199258333
ISBN-13:
9780199258338
Pub. Date:
01/15/2005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart Britain: Partisanship and Political Culture

In this original and illuminating study, Mark Knights reveals how the political culture of the eighteenth century grew out of earlier trends and innovations. Arguing that the period 1675-1720 needs to be seen as the second stage of a seventeenth-century revolution that ran on until c.1720, the book traces the development of the public as an arbiter of politics, the growth of a national political culture, the shift towards a representative society, a crisis of public discourse and credibility, and a political enlightenment rooted in local and national partisan conflict.

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ISBN-13: 9780199258338
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/15/2005
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Representation and the Public
1. Introduction
2. Public Politics
3. Petitions and Addresses
4. Informing Public Judgement at the Polls
Public Discourse and Truth
5. The Evolution of Print Culture and the Libels of Public Discourse
6. Truth and Fiction in Age of Party
7. Consequences
Bibliography

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