English Society, 1660-1832

Religion, Ideology and Politics During the Ancien Régime

Author: J. C. D. Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521666275

Category: History

Page: 580

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First published in 1985 as English society 1688-1832.
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English Society, 1660-1832

Religion, Ideology and Politics During the Ancien Régime

Author: J. C. D. Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521666275

Category: History

Page: 580

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First published in 1985 as English society 1688-1832.
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Englishness Identified

Manners and Character, 1650-1850

Author: Paul Langford

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199246408

Category: History

Page: 389

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In the seventeenth century the English were often depicted as a nation of barbarians, fanatics, and king-killers. Two hundred years later they were more likely to be seen as the triumphant possessors of a unique political stability, vigorous industrial revolution, and a world-wide empire. These may have been British achievements; but the virtues which brought about this transformation tended to be perceived as specifically English. Ideas of what constituted Englishness changed from a stock notion of waywardness and unpredictability to one of discipline and dedication. The evolution of the so-called national character - today once more the subject of scrutiny and debate - is traced through the impressions and analyses of foreign observers, and related to English ambitions and anxieties during a period of intense change.
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Jacobitism and the English People, 1688-1788

Author: Paul Kleber Monod

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521447935

Category: History

Page: 408

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Although historians have devoted much attention to the influence of Jacobitism on Parliamentary politics, none has hitherto attempted to explore its broader implications in English society. Paul Monod's acclaimed study, newly available in paperback, redresses this, and offers a wide-ranging analysis of every aspect of Jacobite activity.
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The Power of Kings

Monarchy and Religion in Europe, 1589-1715

Author: Paul Kléber Monod

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300090666

Category: History

Page: 417

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In the sixteenth century, the kings of Europe were like gods to their subjects. Within 150 years, however, this view of monarchs had altered dramatically; a king was the human, visible sign of the rational state. How did such a momentous shift in political understanding come about? This book explores the changing cultural significance of the power of European kings from the assassination of France’s Henry III to the death of Louis XIV.
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Revolution and Rebellion

State and Society in England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Author: J. C. D. Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521337106

Category: History

Page: 182

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A challenge to received ideas about 'revolution in English seventeenth- and eighteenth-century history.
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Politics under the Later Stuarts

Party Conflict in a Divided Society 1660-1715

Author: Tim Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317900375

Category: History

Page: 276

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The first major study of party conflict in England over the later Stuart period from the reign of Charles II to its culmination under Anne. Tim Harris shows how the party configuration of subsequent British politics emerged in these crucial years. He deals not only with high politics and with the organisation of the new parties, but also with the ideological roots of party strife.
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1715

The Great Jacobite Rebellion

Author: Daniel Szechi

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300111002

Category: History

Page: 351

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Lacking the romantic imagery of the 1745 uprising of supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Jacobite rebellion of 1715 has received far less attention from scholars. Yet the ’15, just eight years after the union of England and Scotland, was in fact a more significant threat to the British state. This book is the first thorough account of the Jacobite rebellion that might have killed the Act of Union in its infancy. Drawing on a substantial range of fresh primary resources in England, Scotland, and France, Daniel Szechi analyzes not only large and dramatic moments of the rebellion but also the smaller risings that took place throughout Scotland and northern England. He examines the complex reasons that led some men to rebel and others to stay at home, and he reappraises the economic, religious, social, and political circumstances that precipitated a Jacobite rising. Shedding new light on the inner world of the Jacobites, Szechi reveals the surprising significance of their widely supported but ultimately doomed rebellion.
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Patriarcha and Other Political Works

Author: Robert Filmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135150049X

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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Robert Filmer's prime assumption is that the Bible contains the entire truth about the nature of the world and the nature of society. Along with details of recorded history from the beginning to the death of the Apostles, the Bible also includes the laws that would govern history from that time to the end of the world. This central assumption was shared by nearly every member of Tory Christendom in England in the seventeenth century. In the same way, Filmer holds that it is impossible for a people to escape political anarchy once it is assumed that all individuals are independent and equal. It is also impossible for people to escape from collectivism, if it is granted that everyone has a moral right to an equal share of the gifts of nature. In explaining why Filmer remains both important and influential, Laslett argues that his reputation owes a great deal to the fortuitous circumstances of the time at which his works were resuscitated. His work passed almost unnoticed when it was first issued. Only the position of the Tory party gave his views prominence. The value of Patriarcha as a historical document consists primarily in its revelation of the strength and persistence in European culture of the patriarchal attitude to political problems. The opening essay by Laslett offers a brilliant analysis of late seventeenth-century English politics and philosophy. Long unavailable, this is a masterpiece of religious conservatism that still registers in debates at present.
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Law and Politics in British Colonial Thought

Transpositions of Empire

Author: S. Dorsett,I. Hunter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230114385

Category: History

Page: 276

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A collection that focuses on the role of European law in colonial contexts and engages with recent treatments of this theme in known works written largely from within the framework of postcolonial studies, which implicitly discuss colonial deployments of European law and politics via the concept of ideology.
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The Tory World

Deep History and the Tory Theme in British Foreign Policy, 1679-2014

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472414306

Category: History

Page: 412

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Political decisions are never taken in a vacuum but are shaped both by current events and historical context. In other words, long-term developments and patterns in which the accumulated memory of what came earlier, can greatly (and sometimes subconsciously) influence subsequent policy choices. Working forward from the later seventeenth century, this book explores the ‘deep history’ of the changing and competing understandings within the Tory party of the role Britain has aspired to play on a world stage. Conservatism has long been one of the major British political tendencies, committed to the defence of established institutions, with a strong sense of the ‘national interest’, and embracing both ‘liberal’ and ‘authoritarian’ views of empire. The Tory party has, moreover, at several times been deeply divided, if not convulsed, by different perspectives on Britain’s international orientation and different positions on foreign and imperial policy. Underlying Tory beliefs upon which views of Britain’s global role were built were often not stated but assumed. As a result they tend to be obscured from historical view. This book seeks to recover and reconsider those beliefs, and to understand how the Tory party has sought to navigate its way through the difficult pathways of foreign and imperial politics, and why this determination outlasted Britain’s rapid decolonisation and was apparently remarkably little affected by it. With a supporting cast from Pitt to Disraeli, Churchill to Thatcher, the book provides a fascinating insight into the influence of history over politics. Moreover it argues that there has been an inherent politicisation of the concept of national interests, such that strategic culture and foreign policy cannot be understood other than in terms of a historically distorted political debate.
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The Old Enemies

Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture

Author: Michael Wheeler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521828104

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Divisions between Catholics and Protestants have been a feature of English history since the Reformation. Even into the industrial nineteenth century, age-old theological disagreements were the cause of religious and cultural conflicts. Originally published in 2006, The Old Enemies asks why these ancient divisions were so deep, why they continued into the nineteenth century and how novelists and poets, theologians and preachers, historians and essayists reinterpreted the religious debates. Michael Wheeler, a leading authority on the literature and theology of the period, explains how each side misunderstood the other's deeply held beliefs about history, authority, doctrine and spirituality, and, conversely, how these theological conflicts were a source of inspiration and creativity in the arts. This wide-ranging, well-illustrated study sheds light on nineteenth-century history, literature and religion.
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Atheism and Deism Revalued

Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800

Author: Assoc Prof Diego Lucci,Dr Jeffrey R Wigelsworth,Professor Wayne Hudson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472407261

Category: History

Page: 250

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Given the central role played by religion in early-modern Britain, it is perhaps surprising that historians have not always paid close attention to the shifting and nuanced subtleties of terms used in religious controversies. In this collection particular attention is focussed upon two of the most contentious of these terms: ‘atheism’ and ‘deism’, terms that have shaped significant parts of the scholarship on the Enlightenment. This volume argues that in the seventeenth and eighteenth century atheism and deism involved fine distinctions that have not always been preserved by later scholars. The original deployment and usage of these terms were often more complicated than much of the historical scholarship suggests. Indeed, in much of the literature static definitions are often taken for granted, resulting in depictions of the past constructed upon anachronistic assumptions. Offering reassessments of the historical figures most associated with ‘atheism’ and ‘deism’ in early modern Britain, this collection opens the subject up for debate and shows how the new historiography of deism changes our understanding of heterodox religious identities in Britain from 1650 to 1800. It problematises the older view that individuals were atheist or deists in a straightforward sense and instead explores the plurality and flexibility of religious identities during this period. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, the volume enriches the debate about heterodoxy, offering new perspectives on a range of prominent figures and providing an overview of major changes in the field.
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The Politics of Samuel Johnson

Author: J. Clark,H. Erskine-Hill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137265329

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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A major academic controversy has raged in recent years over the analysis of the political and religious commitments of Samuel Johnson, the most commanding of the 'commanding heights' of eighteenth-century English letters. This book, one of a trilogy from Palgrave, brings that debate to a decisive conclusion, retrieving the 'historic Johnson.'
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The Intellectual Foundations of Alfred Marshall's Economic Science

A Rounded Globe of Knowledge

Author: Simon J. Cook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521760089

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

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This book shows how Marshall's distinctive contributions to modern economics grew out of his early development of a neo-Hegelian social philosophy.
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