Intended to celebrate the 70th birthday of the distinguished historian, Lawrence Stone, these essays owe much to his influence. There are also four appreciations by friends and colleagues from Oxford and Princeton and a little-known autobiographical piece by Lawrence Stone himself.
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Preface; Prologue: Lawrence Stone - as seen by others; 1. The myth and the man Julian Mitchell; 2. The enfant terrible? C. S. L. Davies; 3. 'Il Magnifico' Miriam Slater; 4. The eminence rouge? John M. Murrin; Part I. The Crown, The Aristocracy and The Gentry: 5. Lineage and kin in the sixteenth-century aristocracy: some comparative evidence on England and Germany Judith J. Hurwich; 6. Public ceremony and royal charisma: the English royal gentry in London, 1485-1642 R. M. Smuts; 7. County governance and elite withdrawal in Norfolk, 1660-1720 James M. Rosenheim; 8. The last Hanoverian sovereign?: the Victorian monarchy in historical perspective, 1688-1988 David Cannadine; 9. The gentrification of Victorian and Edwardian industrialists Richard Trainor; Part II. Power and Social Relations: 10. Poverty and progress in early modern England A. L. Beier; 11. Ambiguity and contradiction in 'the rise of professionalism': the English clergy, 1570-1730 Michael Hawkins; 12. Bourgeois revolution and transition to capitalism Robert Brenner; 13. Crowds, carnival and the state in English executions, 1604-1868 Thomas W. Laqueur; 14. Interpersonal conflict and social tension: civil litigation in England, 1640-1830 C. W. Brooks; 15. Church and state allied: the failure of parliamentary reform of the universities, 1688-1800 John Gascoigne; Part III. Urban Society and Social Change: 16. Resistance to change: the political elites of provincial towns during the English Revolution Roger Howell, Jr; 17. The London Wings and the Exclusion Crisis reconsidered Gary S. De Krey; 18. Cultural life in the provinces: Leeds and York, 1720-1820 J. Jefferson Looney; 19. The dynamics of class formation in nineteenth-century Bradford Theodore Koditschek; 20. The community perspective in family history: the Potteries during the nineteenth century Marguerite Dupree; Epilogue; Appendix; Index.