The British Problem c-1534-1707

State Formation in the Atlantic Archipelago

Author: Brendan Bradshaw,John Stephen Morrill

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349247316

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 344

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Part of the "Problems in Focus" series of historical studies, this title looks at the various religious, social, political and cultural "problems" which occured in English history from 1534 to 1707.

The Experience of Revolution in Stuart Britain and Ireland

Author: Michael J. Braddick,David L. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504509

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This volume ranges widely across the social, religious and political history of revolution in seventeenth-century Britain and Ireland, from contemporary responses to the outbreak of war to the critique of the post-regicidal regimes; from royalist counsels to Lilburne's politics; and across the three Stuart kingdoms. However, all the essays engage with a central issue - the ways in which individuals experienced the crises of mid seventeenth-century Britain and Ireland and what that tells us about the nature of the Revolution as a whole. Responding in particular to three influential lines of interpretation - local, religious and British - the contributors, all leading specialists in the field, demonstrate that to comprehend the causes, trajectory and consequences of the Revolution we must understand it as a human and dynamic experience, as a process. This volume reveals how an understanding of these personal experiences can provide the basis on which to build up larger frameworks of interpretation.

Reformation in Britain and Ireland

Author: Felicity Heal

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199280155

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 6127

The study of the Reformation in England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland has usually been treated by historians as a series of discrete national stories. Reformation in Britain and Ireland draws upon the growing genre of writing about British History to construct an innovative narrative ofreligious change in the four countries/three kingdoms. The text uses a broadly chronological framework to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the pre-Reformation churches; the political crises of the break with Rome; the development of Protestantism and changes in popular religious culture.The tools of conversion - the Bible, preaching and catechising - are accorded specific attention, as is doctrinal change. It is argued that political calculations did most to determine the success or failure of reformation, though the ideological commitment of a clerical elite was also of centralsignificance.


Contested Ideas of Nationalism and History

Author: Hugh F. Kearney

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: 309

View: 1282

What is the Irish nation? Who is included in it? Are its borders delimited by religion, ethnicity, language, or civic commitment? And how should we teach its history? These and other questions are carefully considered by distinguished historian Hugh F. Kearney in this book.

James VI and I

Author: Roger Lockyer

Publisher: Longman Sc & Tech


Category: History

Page: 234

View: 6903

In 1567 James Stuart, the infant son of Mary Queen of Scots, became king of Scotland (as James VI) on his mother's forced abdication; almost thirty-six years later, on 24th March 1603, he also inherited the English throne (this time as James I) on the death of Elizabeth. His subsequent joint reign united the two crowns, and established the Stuart - dynasty in England - and with it, according to many, much of the disastrous agenda that would lead to the deposition of his ill-starred son, Charles I. Roger Lockyer's new study (based throughout on primary as well as secondary sources) is the first major reappraisal of James in recent years to take new historiography fully into account. It throws fresh light on the major themes of early seventeenth-century British history, including religion, royal relations with political institutions, and the divine right of kings. Above all, while fully acknowledging James's limitations, it rescues the king from undeserved contempt.

Henry Vaughan's Silex Scintillans

Scripture Uses

Author: Philip G. West

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 4322

'For those readers who have always wanted to see him as the author of quiet, meditative verse, it will come as a revelation - even, perhaps as a shock - to find him being cast as one who was consciously constructing his verse, with its profoundly biblical sensibility, as a bulwark against puritan attack. The erudition and sensitivity with which West has set about his task makes his case incontrovertible; he is in complete control of his material and his reading of the poetry in its biblical framework will enable readers to enter more sympathetically into the poet's world and more deeply into his imagination.' -Journal of Theological Studies'West's detailed exposition of the poetry convincingly demonstrates not only the poet's profound knowledge of Scripture, but the extent to which he used it to shape his imagination and inform his verse... This study will be of interest not only to lovers of English poetry but also to anyone wanting to know more about the history of England at a particularly violent and critical period.' -Journal of Theological StudiesThe poems of Henry Vaughan (1622-95), particularly Silex Scintillans, published during the Commonwealth period, are probably the most biblical in English. Philip West's study relates these great works to the wider biblical culture of the 'Godly nation' of the mid-seventeenth century, and reveals the political and devotional styles which underpinned Vaughan's literary achievements.

Books Ireland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, Irish

Page: N.A

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Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1450-1914

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A


Category: History, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 5902

England and the 1641 Irish Rebellion

Author: Joseph Cope

Publisher: Studies in Early Modern Cultur


Category: History

Page: 190

View: 8187

The study shows how the 1641 Irish Rebellion played an integral role in politicizing the English people and escalating the political crisis of the 1640s.

The Early Stuarts

A Political History of England, 1603-1642

Author: Roger Lockyer

Publisher: Prentice Hall of Canada Limited


Category: History

Page: 402

View: 1270

When Roger Lockyer's political history of the reigns of James I and Charles I, up to the outbreak of civil war in 1642, first appeared in 1989 it met with a general welcome for its calm, sensible, informed analysis of these eventful years; for its ease and clarity of style; and for its return to the writings and speeches of the time to understand, and animate, the issues that were of central importance to early Stuart Britain. Now, almost a decade on, Roger Lockyer has substantially reworked the entire book, tightening the structure, and updating and significantly expanding the text. There are new chapters on Scotland and Ireland, greatly strengthening the "British" dimension of the analysis; on the personal rule of Charles I; and a welcome new final chapter examining recent historiographical controversies, and reassessing our current understanding of the causes of the Civil War.

The Stuart Kingdoms in the Seventeenth Century

Awkward Neighbours

Author: Allan I. Macinnes,Jane H. Ohlmeyer

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd


Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7204

These essays offer fresh and exciting research, often by younger scholars, and innovative insights from regional, national, and international perspectives.

Acts of Union

The Causes, Contexts, and Consequences of the Act of Union

Author: Dáire Keogh,Kevin Whelan

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd


Category: History

Page: 270

View: 4924

The Act of Union united England and Ireland in 1800 under an English parliament that forbade Catholics from participating: it endured until 1922. The 14 essays of this collection consider various aspects of the Act of Union, including Catholic responses, depictions of the Act in cartoons (these are

Histoire d'Angleterre, XVIe-XVIIIe siècle

Author: Bernard Cottret

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782130538097

Category: Great Britain

Page: 339

View: 7971

L'ouvrage dresse un vaste panorama de l'histoire anglaise à l'époque moderne, de la Réforme religieuse à la révolution industrielle. L'histoire insulaire a suscité une réflexion souvent originale, de Richard Tawney ou Lewis Namier à François Crouzet. Comme les meilleurs spécialistes nous l'ont enseigné outre-Manche, l'économie, la société et la religion sont inséparables de l'approche culturelle. Trente ans après l'entrée de la Grande-Bretagne dans l'Europe, l'histoire anglaise s'est largement ouverte sur le continent. Il convient, en retour, de mieux comprendre son évolution. Sont ainsi évoqués la critique de la whig history, l'impact de la sociologie allemande ou les débats entourant l'adoption récente du terme uniforme d'ancien régime pour cerner les sociétés passées.

Warum Nationen scheitern

Die Ursprünge von Macht, Wohlstand und Armut

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310402247X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 9269

Der Klassiker - von sechs Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträgern empfohlen, eine Pflichtlektüre! Warum sind Nationen reich oder arm? Starökonom Daron Acemoglu und Harvard-Politologe James Robinson geben eine ebenso schlüssige wie eindrucksvolle Antwort auf diese grundlegende Frage. Anhand zahlreicher, faszinierender Fallbeispiele – von den Conquistadores über die Industrielle Revolution bis zum heutigen China, von Sierra Leone bis Kolumbien – zeigen sie, mit welcher Macht die Eliten mittels repressiver Institutionen sämtliche Regeln zu ihren Gunsten manipulieren - zum Schaden der vielen Einzelnen. Ein spannendes und faszinierendes Plädoyer dafür, dass Geschichte und Geographie kein Schicksal sind. Und ein überzeugendes Beispiel, dass die richtige Analyse der Vergangenheit neue Wege zum Verständnis unserer Gegenwart und neue Perspektiven für die Zukunft eröffnet. Ein provokatives, brillantes und einzigartiges Buch. »Dieses Buch werden unsere Ur-Ur-Urenkel in zweihundert Jahren noch lesen.« George Akerlof, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Eine absolut überzeugende Studie.« Gary S. Becker, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wirklich wichtiges Buch.« Michael Spence, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Acemoglu und Robinson begeistern und regen zum Nachdenken an.« Robert Solow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiges, unverzichtbares Werk.« Peter Diamond, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Debatte, warum Staaten mit gleicher Vorrausetzung sich so wesentlich in wirtschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklungen unterscheiden.« Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Diese faktenreiche und ermutigende Streitschrift lehrt uns, dass die Geschichte glücklich enden kann, wenn ihr kein Mensch mehr als Versuchsobjekt dient.« Michael Holmes, NZZ am Sonntag »Anderthalb Jahrzehnte Arbeit eines Pools von Wissenschaftlern, auf 600 Seiten zusammengefasst durch zwei Forscher von Weltrang – und dies kommt heraus: eine Liebeserklärung an Institutionen, die im Sinne ihrer Bürger funktionieren. [...] bestechend.« Elisabeth von Thadden, Die Zeit »Sie werden von diesem Buch begeistert sein.« Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Preisträger und Autor der Weltbestseller »Kollaps« und »Arm und Reich« » Ein höchst lesenswertes Buch.« Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Bestsellers »Das Ende der Geschichte« »Ein phantastisches Buch. Acemoglu und Robinson gehen das wichtigste Problem der Sozialwissenschaften an – eine Frage, die führende Denker seit Jahrhunderten plagt – und liefern eine in ihrer Einfachheit und Wirkmächtigkeit brillante Antwort. Eine wunderbar lesbare Mischung aus Geschichte, Politikwissenschaft und Ökonomie, die unser Denken verändern wird. Pflichtlektüre.« Steven Levitt, Autor von »Freakonomics«