The Causes of the English Civil War
By (author) Conrad Russell
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Causes of the English Civil War by Conrad Russell
Book DescriptionWhat were the causes of the English Civil War? In recent years, traditional explanations involving the struggle for sovereignty and the bourgeois revolution have been increasingly questioned. Conrad Russell's new analysis brings into focus fundamental religious and constitutional issues of vital importance to contemporaries, but until now neglected by historians. Basing his study on extensive research among both printed and unpublished sources, Professor Russell highlights the constitutional problems of multiple kingdoms within Britain; the religious problem of competing theologies within and outside a state church; and the economic problem of the inadequacy of royal revenue to meet the needs of the monarchy. In order to understand the events of the 1640s, he traces the story of the church and state back over the previous century. This is the fullest account yet available of the origins of one of the most significant events in British history. It will be essential reading for all students of the seventeenth century. Contents: The Corpus Delicti 1637-1642; The problem of Multiple Kingdoms c. 1580-1630; The Church, Religion, and Politics: The Problem of the Definite Article; The Church of England 1559-1625: A Church Designed by a Committee?; Religious Unity in Three Kingdoms and in One 1630-1642; The Rule of Law: Whose Slogan?; The Poverty of the Crown and the Weakness of the King; The Man Charles Stuart; Conclusion; Appendix.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198221418
(213mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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King James VI/I and His English Parliaments, Hardback (March 2011)
A chronological narrative of the early English Parliaments of James VI and I, covering in detail the four sessions of the 1604-1610 Parliament and the Addled Parliament of 1614, with a final chapter looking towards the parliaments of the 1620s.
Fall of the British Monarchies 1637-1642, Paperback (February 1995)
'Monumental in scale, iconoclastic and yet carefully constructive in offering alternative interpretations, and brilliantly orchestrated in its presentation, Russell's book must surely rank as one of the greatest landmarks in the 20th century historiography of this period.' Times Higher Education Supplement
Academic Freedom, Paperback (May 1993)View all books by Conrad Russell
The years since 1981 have been one or the three of four lowest points in the relationship between the universities and the state in 800 years of English history. Conrad Russell looks at the dispute which has implications for academic freedom.
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