The New British History
Founding a Modern State, 1500-1707
By (author) Glenn Burgess
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New British History by Glenn Burgess
Book DescriptionThis text introduces readers to the new perspectives opened up by the adoption of a truly British approach - one that encompasses on equal terms the interacting histories of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England - to the history of the "Atlantic Archipelago" from the time of Thomas Cromwell in the 1530s-1540s, to the Act of Union (1707). The core of the book consists of a series of chronological essays surveying the period from end to end; supplemented by a detailed historiographical and conceptual introduction, and by a set of thematic essays. These essays explore whether the "British" approach can be extended to social and economic history, examine concepts of British and national identity, and debate whether the new approach has brought with it loss as well as gain.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860641909
(216mm x 138mm x 30mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The 14 essays in this volume look at both the theory and practice of monarchical governments from the Thirty Years War up until the time of the French Revolution. Contributors aim to unravel the constructs of 'absolutism' and 'monarchism', examining how the power and authority of monarchs was defined through contemporary politics and philosophy.
England's Wars of Religion, Revisited, Hardback (July 2011)
The causes and nature of the civil wars that gripped the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century remain one of the most studied yet least understood historical conundrums. This collection of essays explore the implications of John Morrill's suggestion that the English Civil War should be regarded as a war of religion.
English Radicalism, 1550-1850, Paperback (February 2011)
A study of three centuries of radical ideas and activity in English political and social history.
British Political Thought, 1500-1660, Paperback (April 2009)» View all books by Glenn Burgess
Focusing on the interaction of religion and politics, this is a comprehensive chronological survey of the political thought of post-Reformation Britain which examines the work of a wide range of thinkers.
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Author Biography - Glenn Burgess
Glenn Burgess is Reader in Early Modern English History at the University of Hull.
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