Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Author: Christopher Hill

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191588679


Page: 438

View: 8563

This is a revised edition of Christopher Hill's classic and ground-breaking examination of the motivations behind the English Revolution and Civil War, first published in 1965. In addition to the text of the original, Dr Hill provides thirteen new chapters which take account of other publications since the first edition, bringing his work up-to-date in a stimulating and enjoyable way. This book poses the problem of how, after centuries of rule by King, lords, and bishops, when the thinking of all was dominated by the established church, English men and women found the courage to revolt against Charles I, abolish bishops, and execute the king in the name of his people. The far-reaching effects and the novelty of what was achieved should not be underestimated - the first legalized regicide, rather than an assassination; the formal establishment of some degree of religious toleration; Parliament taking effective control of finance and foreign policy on behalf of gentry and merchants, thus guaranteeing the finance necessary to make England the world's leading naval power; abolition of the Church's prerogative courts (confirming gentry control at a local level); and the abolition of feudal tenures, which made possible first the agricultural and then the industrial revolution. Christopher Hill examines the intellectual forces which helped to prepare minds for a revolution that was much more than the religious wars and revolts which had gone before, and which became the precedent for the great revolutionary upheavals of the future.

John Lockes Education

Author: Heike Barakat

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830974671


Page: 249

View: 6107

Staging England in the Elizabethan History Play

Performing National Identity

Author: Prof Dr Ralf Hertel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472420519

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

View: 3561

Applying current political theory on nationhood as well as methods established by recent performance studies, this study sheds new light on the role the public theatre played in the rise of English national identity around 1600. It situates selected history plays by Shakespeare and Marlowe in the context of non-fictional texts (such as historiographies, chorographies, political treatises, or dictionary entries) and cultural artefacts (such as maps or portraits), and thus highlights the circulation, and mutation, of national thought in late sixteenth-century culture. At the same time, it goes beyond a New Historicist approach by foregrounding the performative surplus of the theatre event that is so essential for the shaping of collective identity. How, this study crucially asks, does the performative art of theatre contribute to the dynamics of the formation of national identity? Although theories about the nature of nationalism vary, a majority of theorists agree that notions of a shared territory and history, as well as questions of religion, class and gender play crucial roles in the shaping of national identity. These factors inform the structure of this book, and each is examined individually. In contrast to existing publications, this inquiry does not take for granted a pre-existing national identity that simply manifested itself in the literary works of the period; nor does it proceed from preconceived notions of the playwrights’ political views. Instead, it understands the early modern stage as an essentially contested space in which conflicting political positions are played off against each other, and it inquires into how the imaginative work of negotiating these stances eventually contributed to a rising national self-awareness in the spectators.

Early Modern Virginia

Reconsidering the Old Dominion

Author: Douglas Bradburn,John C. Coombs

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813931703

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 718

This collection of essays on seventeenth-century Virginia, the first such collection on the Chesapeake in nearly twenty-five years, highlights emerging directions in scholarship and helps set a new agenda for research in the next decade and beyond. The contributors represent some of the best of a younger generation of scholars who are building on, but also criticizing and moving beyond, the work of the so-called Chesapeake School of social history that dominated the historiography of the region in the 1970s and 1980s. Employing a variety of methodologies, analytical strategies, and types of evidence, these essays explore a wide range of topics and offer a fresh look at the early religious, political, economic, social, and intellectual life of the colony. Contributors Douglas Bradburn, Binghamton University, State University of New York * John C. Coombs, Hampden-Sydney College * Victor Enthoven, Netherlands Defense Academy * Alexander B. Haskell, University of California Riverside * Wim Klooster, Clark University * Philip Levy, University of South Florida * Philip D. Morgan, Johns Hopkins University * William A. Pettigrew, University of Kent * Edward DuBois Ragan, Valentine Richmond History Center * Terri L. Snyder, California State University, Fullerton * Camilla Townsend, Rutgers University * Lorena S. Walsh, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

A Lancastrian Mirror for Princes

The Yale Law School New Statutes of England

Author: Rosemarie Potz McGerr

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253356415

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 4279

This seminal study addresses one of the most beautifully decorated 15th-century copies of the New Statutes of England, uncovering how the manuscript's unique interweaving of legal, religious, and literary discourses frames the reader's perception of the work. Taking internal and external evidence into account, Rosemarie McGerr suggests that the manuscript was made for Prince Edward of Lancaster, transforming a legal reference work into a book of instruction in kingship, as well as a means of celebrating the Lancastrians' rightful claim to the English throne during the Wars of the Roses. A Lancastrian Mirror for Princes also explores the role played by the manuscript as a commentary on royal justice and grace for its later owners and offers modern readers a fascinating example of the long-lasting influence of medieval manuscripts on subsequent readers.

Geschichte schreiben

ein Quellen- und Studienhandbuch zur Historiographie (ca. 1350-1750)

Author: Susanne Rau,Birgit Studt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783050045696

Category: History

Page: 594

View: 8379

Tragedies from the seams of modernity

readings of five plays from Kyd to Webster / Nils-Henje Redenius

Author: Nils-Henje Redenius

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: 9780820498324

Category: Drama

Page: 151

View: 5810

This book is an invitation to embed Elizabethan and Jacobean Tragedy in its historical context: a time of change. Dwelling on Raymond William's concept of culture as social process, the author reads a selected number of tragedies as being influenced by the conflicting epistemologies of the fading Middle Ages and a dawning modernity. The final catastrophe in Doctor Faustus, The Spanish Tragedy, King Lear, Sejanus his Fall and The Duchess of Malfi is located in the melting pot of rivalling discourses.

Dorothy Osborne

Letters to Sir William Temple, 1652-54 : Observations on Love, Literature, Politics, and Religion

Author: Dorothy Osborne,Sir William Temple

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780754603825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

View: 892

As attested to by scholars from Macaulay via Virginia Woolf to more recent critics, the letters of Dorothy Osborne (b. 1627) are not only the most elegant, but are also the most consistently readable in the language. In this revised and updated edition of her letters to the man to whom she would propose and later marry, Kenneth Parker presents, along with transcriptions of the letters themselves, their publication history, and an in-depth exploration of the political, social, literary and critical contexts surrounding them. Osborne's letters offer astonishingly sharp-sighted comments on political and cultural events of her time. As told by Parker, the story of their creation, transmission and preservation offers a fascinating insight into the mind of a remarkable woman whose actions provide revealing insights into, and materials for, the study of the politics of culture in one of the key moments of transformation in England.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 1327

Lucans Bellum Civile

Studien zum Spektrum seiner Rezeption von der Antike bis ins 19. Jahrhundert

Author: Christine Walde

Publisher: N.A



Page: 574

View: 6672

Die Ursprünge der totalitären Demokratie

Author: Yaʻaqov Lêb Ṭalmôn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663070522

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 319

View: 6996

Das vorliegende Buch versucht zu zeigen, daß sich im achtzehnten Jahrhunder- gleichzeitig mit dem liberalen Typ der Demokratie und aus denselben Prämissen heraus - eine Tendenz in Richtung auf das anbahnte, was wir als totalitären Typ der Demokratie bezeichnen möchten. Beide Strömungen haben seit dieser Zeit ohne Unterbrechung nebeneinander bestanden. Die Spannung zwischen ihnen bildet ein wichtiges Kapitel in der neue ren Geschichte und ist zur entscheidenden Kernfrage unserer Zeit geworden. Es würde natürlich zu weit gehen, wenn man die ganze Epoche von damals bis heute im Lichte dieses Konfliktes auslegen wollte, und doch war er stets vorhanden, wenn auch gewöhnlich überlagert und verdunkelt durch andere Fragen, die zwar den Zeitgenossen klarer erschienen sein mögen, die aber unter dem Blickwinkel unserer heutigen Zeit zufällig oder sogar belanglos anmuten. Von uns aus gesehen - von einem Beobachtungspunkt in der Mitte dieses zwanzigsten Jahrhundert- erscheint in der Tat die Geschichte der letzten hundertfünfzig Jahre als die syste matische Vorbereitung auf den schroffen Zusammenprall zwischen empirischer und liberaler Demokratie einerseits und totalitärer messianischer Demokratie anderer seits - und das ist die Weltkrise von heute.

Revolt in the Provinces

The People of England and the Tragedies of War 1634-1648

Author: J.S. Morrill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317890698

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 3975

This text caused a major stir when it was first published in 1976. Redirecting scholarly attention to the county communties, it reassessed their role in the events of the 1630s and 1640s, claiming they were far more independent of London and the national leadership than usually supposed, and that provincial opinion was itself a powerful actor in the countdown to civil war. Much work has since appeared to confirm or modify these findings. In this reset second edition the original survives largely untouched; but now includes entirely new histiorographic commentary on the text and supporting documents.

English Atlantics Revisited

Essays Honouring Ian K. Steele

Author: Nancy L. Rhoden

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773560408

Category: History

Page: 557

View: 4597

Ian K. Steele's pioneering work in imperial and early North American history was a pivotal contribution to the establishment of Atlantic history as a field. His study of a unified English - and later British - Atlantic challenged American exceptionalism and encouraged the current wave of interest in Atlantic studies.


Author: Jonathan I. Israel,Martin Mulsow

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518798103

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

View: 8445

Seit einem Jahrzehnt gibt es eine intensive Forschung zur »Radikalaufklärung« – dem atheistischen, skeptischen und materialistischen Flügel des Denkens im späten 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Vor allem Jonathan Israel hat für die aufregende These argumentiert, dass diese radikalen Aufklärer verantwortlich sind für die Errungenschaften der Moderne, für Freiheit und Menschenrechte, Gleichheit und Toleranz, und dass der Spinozismus eine zentrale Rolle bei deren Durchsetzung gespielt hat. In diesem Band setzen sich acht führende nationale und internationale Experten mit Israels These auseinander und zeigen die Vielfalt und Deutungen der Radikalaufklärung auf. Mit Beiträgen von Silvia Berti, Wiep van Bunge, Margaret C. Jacob, Anthony McKenna u. a.