Europe and the Making of England, 1660-1760
By (author) Professor Tony Claydon
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Europe and the Making of England, 1660-1760 by Professor Tony Claydon
Book DescriptionWide-ranging and original re-interpretation of English history and national identity during the vital century (1660-1760) in which the country emerged as the leading world power and developed its peculiarly free political culture. Disputing the insular and xenophobic image of the English in the period, and denying that this was an age of secularisation, Tony Claydon demonstrates instead the country's active participation in a 'protestant international' and its deep attachment to a European 'Christendom'. He shows how these outward-looking identities shaped key developments by generating a profound sense of duty to God's foreign faithful. The English built a world-beating state by intervening abroad to defend Christendom and the reformation, and their politics were forged as they debated different understandings of these international entities. England may have diverged from continental norms in this period but this book shows that it did so because of its intense religious engagement with that continent.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521615204
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Professor Tony Claydon
Tony Claydon is Senior Lecturer in History at the School of History and Welsh History, University of Wales, Bangor. His previous publications include William III and the Godly Revolution (1996) and, as co-editor, Protestantism and National Identity: Britain and Ireland, 1650-1850 (1998).
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