England in the 1670s
By (author) Professor John Spurr
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England in the 1670s by Professor John Spurr
Book DescriptionThe 1670s were the heyday of Restoration England - a period of experimentation, politicization, and strife. This decade was a crucial period in England's history, yet surprisingly little has been written about it. This book - the first full-length study of the period - fills this gap in the literature by exploring the richness and complexity of the decade, and by challenging existing assumptions about it. For those new to the period this book contains the full story of politics, war, and religion, as well as a clear account of the popish plot and exclusion crises. More than this, however, it is indispensable for anyone who wants to fully understand Restoration history, literature or society. Drawing on maps, sermons, diaries, tracts, news and a range of literary sources to explore subjects as diverse as prostitution, piety, wit, cartography, commerce, heroism, and the 'talk of the town', England in the 1670s paints a revealing and vibrant portrait of a society grappling with change.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631192565
(235mm x 160mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor John Spurr
England in the 1670s, Paperback (September 2000)
* Challenges previous assumptions about the 1670s. * Based on and quotes a wide range of manuscripts, newsletters, correspondence, contemporary diaries, poems, plays and other documents and printed works. * Includes literary sources not only to enrich the coverage of the period, but for interdisciplinary approach to the period.
English Puritanism, Paperback (August 1998)» View all books by Professor John Spurr
This study provides a narrative of the rise and fall of the Puritans across the seventeenth century. What they believed and how they organised their social and religious life is explained, and their story placed in context. In the SOCIAL HISTORY IN PERSPECTIVE series.
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Author Biography - Professor John Spurr
John Spurr is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Wales Swansea. He is the author of "The Restoration Church of England, 1646-1689" (1991) and "English Puritanism, 1603-1689" (1998).
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