Popular Politics and the English Reformation
By (author) Ethan H. Shagan
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Popular Politics and the English Reformation by Ethan H. Shagan
Book DescriptionThis book is a study of popular responses to the English Reformation. It takes as its subject not the conversion of English subjects to a new religion but rather their political responses to a Reformation perceived as an act of state and hence, like all early modern acts of state, negotiated between government and people. These responses included not only resistance but also significant levels of accommodation, co-operation and collaboration as people attempted to co-opt state power for their own purposes. This study argues, then, that the English Reformation was not done to people, it was done with them in a dynamic process of engagement between government and people. As such, it answers the twenty-year-old scholarly dilemma of how the English Reformation could have succeeded despite the inherent conservatism of the English people, and it presents a genuinely post-revisionist account of one of the central events of English history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521525558
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ethan H. Shagan
Rule of Moderation, Paperback (September 2011)
This important book exposes the subtle violence in early modern England, showing that moderation was paradoxically an ideology of control.
Catholics and the 'Protestant Nation', Paperback (April 2009)» View all books by Ethan H. Shagan
This collection of original essays combines the interests of leading 'Catholic historians' and leading historians of early modern English culture to pull Catholicism back into the mainstream of English historiography
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Author Biography - Ethan H. Shagan
Ethan H. Shagan is Assistant Professor of History at Northwestern University. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2000 and was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows. He has published articles in The English Historical Review, The Journal of British Studies, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, and in numerous edited collections. This is his first book.
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