Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Interdisciplinary interpretations of the Revolution and of the late Stuart and early Hanoverian world.
Author: Lois G. Schwoerer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Historians have viewed England's Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689 as an un-revolutionary revolution--bloodless, consensual, aristocratic, and above all, sensible. Steve Pincus refutes this traditional view. He demonstrates that England's revolution was a European event, that it took place over a number of years, and that it had repercussions in India, North America, the West Indies, and throughout continental Europe. His rich narrative, based on new archival research, traces the transformation of English foreign policy, religious culture, and political economy that, he argues, was the intended consequence of the revolutionaries of 1688-1689. James II's modernization program emphasized centralized control, repression of dissidents, and territorial empire. The revolutionaries, by contrast, took advantage of the new economic possibilities to create a bureaucratic but participatory state, which emphasized its ideological break with the past and envisioned itself as continuing to evolve. All of this, argues Pincus, makes the Glorious Revolution--not the French Revolution--the first truly modern revolution.--From publisher description.
The First Modern Revolution
Author: Steve Pincus
"Quite ambitious, tracing religion in the United States from European colonization up to the 21st century.... The writing is strong throughout."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One can hardly do better than Religion in American Life.... A good read, especially for the uninitiated. The initiated might also read it for its felicity of narrative and the moments of illumination that fine scholars can inject even into stories we have all heard before. Read it."--Church History This new edition of Religion in American Life, written by three of the country's most eminent historians of religion, offers a superb overview that spans four centuries, illuminating the rich spiritual heritage central to nearly every event in our nation's history. Beginning with the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds on the eve of colonization and continuing through to the present, the book covers all the major American religious groups, from Protestants, Jews, and Catholics to Muslims, Hindus, Mormons, Buddhists, and New Age believers. Revised and updated, the book includes expanded treatment of religion during the Great Depression, of the religious influences on the civil rights movement, and of utopian groups in the 19th century, and it now covers the role of religion during the 2008 presidential election, observing how completely religion has entered American politics.
A Short History
Author: Jon Butler,Grant Wacker,Randall Balmer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Though James II is often depicted as a Catholic despot who imposed his faith, Scott Sowerby reveals a king ahead of his time who pressed for religious toleration at the expense of his throne. The Glorious Revolution was in fact a conservative counter-revolution against the movement for enlightened reform that James himself encouraged and sustained.
Author: Scott Sowerby
Publisher: Harvard University Press
The last successful invasion of England; mobs burning Catholic chapels; one king, James, driven from his palace by night while another, William, rode in at the head of a foreign army; the events of winter 1688 were among the most dramatic in our history. The settlement which followed would place England decisively on the path to freedom, toleration, parliamentary democracy -and empire. Few moments have done so much to shape this country as the Glorious Revolution. But 1688 would change England in other ways as well. This was the time of Isaac Newton's scientific breakthroughs and John Locke's philosophy; the emergence of free market ideas and the end of press censorship. Closely researched, teeming with dramatic incident and vivid character and weaving political drama with the lives of scientists and revolutionaries, stockjobbers and refugees, The Last Revolution paints a vivid canvas of England's last great political struggle and brings to life the revolutionary world of the late seventeenth century.
1688 and the Creation of the Modern World
Author: Patrick Dillon
Tudor Rebellions, now in its sixth edition, gives a chronological account of the major rebellions against the Tudor monarchy from the reign of King Henry VII until the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. It also throws light on some of the main themes of Tudor history, including the dynasty’s attempt to bring the north and west under the control of the capital, the progress of the English Reformation and the impact of inflation, taxation and enclosure on society. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to take into account the exciting and innovative work on the subject in recent years and bring the historiographical debates right up to date. It now includes additional documents and extended discussions to bring to life the complex events and politics of the rebellions. The primary sources, alongside a narrative history, allow students to fully explore these turbulent times, seeking to understand what drove Tudor people to rebel and what sort of people were inclined to do so. In doing so, the book considers both ‘high’ and ‘low’ politics, and the concerns of both the noble and the unprivileged in Tudor society. With supplementary materials including a chronology, who’s who and guide to further reading along with maps and images, Tudor Rebellions is an invaluable resource for all students of Tudor history.
Author: Anthony Fletcher,Diarmaid MacCulloch
papers presented at the Folger Institute Seminar "Political Thought in the Later Stuart Age, 1649-1702"
Author: Gordon J. Schochet,Carol Brobeck,Patricia Elizabeth Tatspaugh,Howard Nenner,Center for the History of British Political Thought (Folger Institute)
Category: Great Britain
the reign of Charles II
Author: John Miller
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
written by expert authors, longman advanced history is suitable for AS/A level and scottish higher still students. offers a range of historical perspectives. teaches students how to select, interpret, evaluate and use different types of source material for best effect in essay and other forms of writing. provides students with the knowledge required to explain and evaluate interpretations of past events.
the formation of the British state
Author: Barry Coward
This monograph is an envisaging study of the ideologies of Thomas Gordon and John Trenchard. The work demonstrates that both writers were intimately identified with the Independent Whigs and vociferously denounced the absolutistic thinking and counterrevolutionary threats and activities of High Church Tories and Jacobites. The first two chapters detail the political and religious posture of High Church clergymen during the 1688-89 Revolution. The next three chapters offer vivid profiles of Gordon and Trenchard as being radical, court, and Harringtonian Whigs and assesses their roles as propagandists in early Hanoverian England. There are stimulating accounts concerning the personalities and collaborative efforts of these two men, the origins and functions of The Independent Whig and Cato's Letters, the responses of these writers to the political and religious policies of Walpole, and the repudiation by these Radical Whigs of the tyrannical and seditious behavior of Stuart sympathizers. In the conclusion, the author offers a review of significant points made in the study.
Libertarian Loyalists to the New House of Hanover
Author: Marie P. McMahon
Publisher: University Press of Amer
A dual-sided history of the Revolutionary War examines the conflict from both the colonial and British sides, documenting the nearly violent political disagreements in Parliament, as well as the American-sympathetic pacifist media criticism of King George III that may have played a major role in the war's outcome. 50,000 first printing.
America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire: 1775-1783
Author: Stanley Weintraub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
'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.
Nation Building in the Transatlantic World
Author: Michael A. Morrison,Melinda S. Zook
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Dr Wright tackles the many controversies surrounding the French Revolution. He also reviews the arguments of leading historians, and analyses some of the key documentary evidence on which they have based their judgements.
Author: D. G. Wright
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group