The First Modern Revolution

Author: Steven C. A. Pincus

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300156057

Category: History

Page: 647

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Examines England's Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689 through a broad geographical and chronological framework, discussing its repercussions at home and abroad and why the subsequent ideological break with the past makes it the first modern revolution.

Revolutionary Currents

Nation Building in the Transatlantic World

Author: Michael A. Morrison,Melinda S. Zook

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742521650

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 1808

'Revolutionary Currents' explores the global cross-currents and revolutionary ideologies that inspired four great modern revolutions: in England, America, France and Mexico between 1688 and the early 1800s.

The Final Crisis of the Stuart Monarchy

The Revolutions of 1688-91 in Their British, Atlantic and European Contexts

Author: Tim Harris,Stephen Taylor

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843838168

Category: History

Page: 315

View: 3553

Written in a lively and engaging style, and designed to be accessible to a broader audience, this collection combines new research with the latest scholarship to provide a fresh and invigorating introduction to the revolutionary period that transformed Britain and its empire.

Revolutions in World History

Author: Michael D. Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113459027X

Category: History

Page: 112

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This broad comparative survey focuses on five big case studies, starting with the English Revolution in the seventeenth century, and going on to the Mexican, Russian, Vietnamese and Iranian Revolutions. Revolutions in World History traces the origins, developments, and outcomes of these revolutions, providing an understanding of the revolutionary tradition in a global context. Questions about motivations and ideologies are raised as well as about the effectiveness of these revolutions

The Idea of Liberty in Canada during the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, 1776-1838

Author: Michel Ducharme

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773596267

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 2994

In Idea of Liberty in Canada during the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, 1776-1838, Michel Ducharme shows that Canadian intellectual and political history between the American Revolution and the Upper and Lower Canada rebellions of 1837-38 can be better understood by considering it in relation to the broad framework of revolution in the Atlantic world between 1776 and 1838. Inspired by intellectual histories of the Atlantic world, Ducharme goes beyond the scholarly focus on Atlantic republicanism to present the rebellions of 1837-38 as a confrontation between two very different concepts of liberty. He uses these concepts as lenses through which to read colonial ideological conflict. Ducharme traces political discourse in both colonies, showing how the differing fates and influence of republican and constitutional notions of liberty affected state development. He also pursues a number of important revisionist historical claims, including the idea that nationalist politics were not at issue in the period and that "responsible government" was never a Patriote party platform or interest. Taking a wider view allows Ducharme to provide a solid understanding of the ideological substance of political conflict and shows that, starting in 1791, Canadian colonial political culture revolved around an ideal of liberty that differed from the liberty at work within the revolutionary movements of the late eighteenth century but was nonetheless born of the Enlightenment.

The Anglo-Dutch Moment

Essays on the Glorious Revolution and Its World Impact

Author: Jonathan I. Israel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521544061

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 9714

This book sets the Glorious Revolution in its full British, European and American context, and to show how fundamentally our picture of the English Revolution, as well as of the Revolutionary process of 1688-91, is now being transformed.

History's Locomotives

Revolutions and the Making of the Modern World

Author: Martin Malia,Terence Emmons

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300126907

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 9614

This masterful comparative history traces the West’s revolutionary tradition and its culmination in the Communist revolutions of the twentieth century. Unique in breadth and scope, History’s Locomotives offers a new interpretation of the origins and history of socialism as well as the meanings of the Russian Revolution, the rise of the Soviet regime, and the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union. History’s Locomotives is the masterwork of an esteemed historian in whom a fine sense of historical particularity never interfered with the ability to see the large picture. Martin Malia explores religious conflicts in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe, the revolutions in England, American, and France, and the twentieth-century Russian explosions into revolution. He concludes that twentieth-century revolutions have deep roots in European history and that revolutionary thought and action underwent a process of radicalization from one great revolution to the next. Malia offers an original view of the phenomenon of revolution and a fascinating assessment of its power as a driving force in history.

The Bloodless Revolution

England, 1688

Author: Stuart E. Prall

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299102944

Category: History

Page: 343

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The Glorious Revolution of 1688 represented a crucial turning point in modern British history by decisively shifting political power from the monarchy to Parliament. In this cogent study, first published in 1972, Stuart Prall offers a well-balanced account of the Revolution, its roots, and its consequences. The events of 1688, Prall argues, cannot be viewed in isolation. Examining the tempestuous half-century that preceded and precipitated William and Mary s accession, he provides a comprehensive overview of the Revolution s context and of its historical meaning. [Prall] insists that the Revolution of 1688 was the culmination of a long crisis begun back in 1640, and the revolution settlement was the resolution of problems which the Puritan Revolution and the Restoration had left unsolved. This is an admirable combination of analysis, commentary upon views of historians, and chronological narrative, starting with the Restoration in 1660 and continuing through the Act of Settlement in 1701. "Choice""


Britain and the Creation of the Modern World

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927720

Category: History

Page: 752

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For generations the traditional focus for those wishing to understand the roots of the modern world has been France on the eve of the Revolution. Porter certainly acknowledges France's importance, but here makes an overwhelming case for consideringBritain the true home of modernity - a country driven by an exuberance, diversity and power of invention comparable only to twentieth-century America. Porter immerses the reader in a society which, recovering from the horrors of the Civil War and decisively reinvigorated by the revolution of 1688, had emerged as something new and extraordinary - a society unlike any other in the world.

The Broadview Anthology of Drama, Volume 1: From Antiquity Through the Eighteenth Century

Author: Craig S. Walker,Jennifer Wise

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 155111139X

Category: Drama

Page: 850

View: 4395

The Broadview Anthology of Drama: Plays from the Western Theatre is a chronological presentation of 43 plays in two volumes, ranging from the ancient theatre world to the present day. Each chapter focuses on a specific period and begins with an insightful introduction sketching the historical and theatrical landscape of that period. Contextualization for each play is provided through a thorough account of the literary and dramatic background of the play along with clear and comprehensive annotation. In addition, the editors have provided a glossary of terms used in the anthology to better equip students with a vocabulary for discussing the world of the stage.

The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia

Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation

Author: Erik Ringmar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134292635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9476

Why, from the eighteenth century onwards, did some countries embark on a path of sustained economic growth, while others stagnated? This text looks at the kind of institutions that are required in order for change to take place, and Ringmar concludes that for sustained development to be possible, change must be institutionalized. Taking a global view, Ringmar investigates the implications of his conclusion on issues facing the developing world today.

Creating the British Atlantic

Essays on Transplantation, Adaptation, and Continuity

Author: Jack P. Greene

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813933919

Category: History

Page: 465

View: 3923

"In these essays Greene explores the efforts to impose Old World institutions, identities, and values upon the New World societies being created during the colonization process. He shows how transplanted Old World components -- political, legal, and social -- were adapted to meet the demands of new, economically viable, expansive cultural hearths. Green argues that these transplantations and adaptations were of fundamental importance to the formation and evolution of the new American republic and the society it represented."--Page [4] de la couverture.