England's Troubles: Seventeenth-Century English Political by Jonathan Scott

By Jonathan Scott

during this path-breaking examine, first released in 2000, Jonathan Scott argues that seventeenth-century English historical past used to be formed by means of 3 procedures. the 1st was once damaging: that have of political instability which contemporaries known as 'our troubles'. the second one used to be artistic: its staggering highbrow final result within the English revolution. The 3rd used to be reconstructive: the lengthy recovery voyage towards shelter from those terrifying storms. using the worries have been fears and passions lively by way of ecu non secular and political advancements. the end result registered the influence upon fragile associations of robust ideals. One function of this research is its courting of the heritage of occasions to that of rules. one other is its attention of those procedures around the century as an entire. crucial is its recovery of this amazing English adventure to its eu context.

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