The Glorious Revolution

Author: John Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317887182

Category: History

Page: 152

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First published in 1983, John Miller's Glorious Revolution established itself as the standard introduction to the subject. It examines the dramatic events themselves and demonstrates the profound impact the Revolution had on subsequent British history. The Second Edition contains a fuller discussion of Scotland and Ireland, the growth of a fiscal-military state and the role of religion and the Revolution.

Print and Party Politics in Ireland, 1689-1714

Author: Suzanne Forbes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319715860

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 6175

This book is the first full-length study of the development of Irish political print culture from the Glorious Revolution of 1688-9 to the advent of the Hanoverian succession in 1714. Based on extensive analysis of publications produced in Ireland during the period, including newspapers, sermons and pamphlet literature, this book demonstrates that print played a significant role in contributing to escalating tensions between tory and whig partisans in Ireland during this period. Indeed, by the end of Queen Anne’s reign the public were, for the first time in an Irish context, called upon in printed publications to make judgements about the behaviour of politicians and political parties and express their opinion in this regard at the polls. These new developments laid the groundwork for further expansion of the Irish press over the decades that followed.

Social Change and Continuity

England 1550-1750

Author: Barry Coward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317886496

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 1415

Barry Coward has revised his wide-ranging text which outlines the major social changes that occurred in England in the two hundred years after the Reformation. He examines the religious and intellectual changes resulting from revolutionary pressures, as well as considering the impact of rapid inflation and population expansion in the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Overall he stresses that social change combined with social continuity to produce a distinctive early modern English society.

The Revolution of 1688-89

Changing Perspectives

Author: Lois G. Schwoerer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521526142

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3183

Interdisciplinary interpretations of the Revolution and of the late Stuart and early Hanoverian world.

The English Republic 1649-1660

Author: T.C. Barnard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317897269

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 8250

The book begins by introducing the complicated events leading to the execution of Charles I in 1649 and then offers a detailed analysis of the political experimentation which followed. Toby Barnard argues that although the survival of the revolutionary order was bound up with Cromwell, and collapsed after his death, the regime defeated both its domestic and foreign enemies and was more stable than has often been thought. The book also investigates changes on the structures of power, on the ruling elites and in the localities.

The 1848 Revolutions

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317898915

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 3100

In 1848 revolutions broke out all over Europe - in France, the Habsburg and German lands and the Italian peninsular. This Seminar Study considers why the revolutions occurred and why they were so widespread. The book offers a broad ranging investigation of the social, economic and political circumstances which led to the revolutions of 1848 as well as an account of the revolutions themselves. First published in 1981, and fully revised in 1991, the study has long established itself as one of the most accessible and valuable introductions to this complex subject.


The First Modern Revolution

Author: Steve Pincus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300171433

Category: History

Page: 647

View: 4065

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.

Religion in American Life

A Short History

Author: Jon Butler,Grant Wacker,Randall Balmer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199913293

Category: Religion

Page: 576

View: 4284

"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.

Making Toleration

Author: Scott Sowerby

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674075919

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 2036

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.

The Last Revolution

1688 and the Creation of the Modern World

Author: Patrick Dillon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910670880

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 3961

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.

Tudor Rebellions

Author: Anthony Fletcher,Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317437381

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 7083

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.

Restoration, ideology, and revolution

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)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 474

View: 2197

Restoration England

the reign of Charles II

Author: John Miller

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd

ISBN: 9780582353961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

View: 2601

Stuart England, 1603-1714

the formation of the British state

Author: Barry Coward

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 322

View: 1442

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 Radical Whigs, John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon

Libertarian Loyalists to the New House of Hanover

Author: Marie P. McMahon

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: History

Page: 217

View: 9198

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.

Iron Tears

America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire: 1775-1783

Author: Stanley Weintraub

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743226879

Category: History

Page: 375

View: 2940

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.

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: 2771

'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.

Revolution and Terror in France, 1789-1795

Author: D. G. Wright

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582003798

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 9962

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.

The Russian Revolution

Author: Anthony Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317880641

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 7586

A popular concise guide - one of the clearest available on the Russian Revolution.