Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Author: Christopher Hill

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191588679


Page: 438

View: 5008

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.

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: 7880

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: 7164

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: 5621

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: 3495

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: 346

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.

Aspects of English Protestantism, C. 1530-1700

Author: Nicholas Tyacke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780719053917

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 7557

"Aspects of English Protestantism " examines the reverberations of the Protestant Reformation, which contented up until the end of the 17th century. In this wide-ranging book Nicholas Tyacke looks at the history of Puritanism, from the Reformation itself, and the new marketplace of ideas that opened up, to the establishment of the freedom of worship for Protestant non-conformists in 1689. Tyacke also looks at the theology of the Restoration Church, and the relationship between religion and science.

Lucans Bellum Civile

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

Author: Christine Walde

Publisher: N.A



Page: 574

View: 9302

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: 9885

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.

The Debate on the English Revolution


Author: R. C. Richardson

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 235

View: 9723

This firmly established essential guide to the literature in the field appears here in a much revised third edition. New chapters are included on twentieth-century historians' treatments of social complexities, politics, political culture and revisionism, and on the Revolution' s unstoppable reverberations. All the other chapters have been amended and recast to take account of recent publications. The book provides a searching re-examination of why the English Revolution remains such a provocatively controversial subject and analyzes the different ways in which historians over the last three centuries have tried to explain its causes, course and consequences. Clarendon, Hume, Macaulay, Gardiner, Tawney, Hill, and the present-day revisionists are given extended treatment, while discussion of the work of numerous other historians is integrated into a coherent, informative and immensely readable survey.

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: 2173

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.

Die zweite Erschaffung der Welt

Wie die moderne Naturwissenschaft entstand

Author: Floris Cohen

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593409968

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 7043

Schon Aristoteles und Ptolemaios, aber auch arabische Gelehrte des Mittelalters wussten erstaunlich viel über die Zusammenhänge in der Natur, über Mathematik, Astronomie und Physik. Doch erst Descartes und Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galilei und Newton gelang es, durch eine wissenschaftliche Revolution die Welt neu zu erschaffen. Spannend und für jeden verständlich erzählt Floris Cohen die Geschichte von der Entstehung der modernen Naturwissenschaft. Im Vergleich mit den antiken und mittelalterlichen Vorläufern erklärt er, was die Gelehrten des 17. Jahrhunderts anders machten: Sie entwickelten nicht nur Theorien, sie probierten diese auch aus, stützten ihre Beobachtungen durch Experimente und nutzten die Mathematik bei der Formulierung von Gesetzen. So schildert Cohen jene Entwicklungen, welche die industrielle Revolution in Europa erst ermöglichten. Ein Buch für alle, die neugierig sind auf eine ferne, fremde Welt, in der die Grundlagen für unser heutiges Leben geschaffen wurden.

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: 786

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.

Die Auslegung von Gesetzen

Author: Rolf Wank

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800655896

Category: Law

Page: 114

View: 7086

Aus dem Inhalt Die »Auslegung von Gesetzen« ist ein Teilgebiet der juristischen Methodenlehre. Bereits der Studienanfänger sollte sich damit beschäftigen: Fragen der Gesetzesauslegung begleiten ihn auf seinem gesamten Berufsweg. Sie ist jedoch auch für Nichtjuristen geeignet, die sich über juristische Auslegungsarbeit informieren wollen. Die Darstellung geht von einfachen Beispielen aus und vermittelt dem Leser so Schritt für Schritt das Grundhandwerkszeug, welches er für die Auslegung von Gesetzen benötigt. Ihm wird vor Augen geführt, dass die Rechtswissenschaft von Auslegung und Argumenten lebt. Entnommen wurden die Beispiele dem Bürgerlichen Recht, dem Strafrecht und dem Verfassungsrecht, also den Rechtsgebieten, mit welchen der Studienanfänger zuerst konfrontiert wird. Der Autor Prof. Dr. Rolf Wank war Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Bürgerliches Recht, Handels-, Wirtschafts- und Arbeitsrecht an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum.