Providence in Early Modern England by Alexandra Walsham
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Providence in Early Modern England
By Alexandra Walsham

Providence in Early Modern England

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Providence in Early Modern England by Alexandra Walsham

Book Awards

  • Winner of American Historical Association Morris D. Forkosch Prize 2000.
  • Winner of Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award 2000.

Book Description

Providence in Early Modern England is the most extensive study to date of the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century belief that God actively intervened in human affairs to punish, reward, warn, try, and chastise. Providentialism has often been seen as a distinctive hallmark of puritan piety. However, Dr Walsham argues that it was a cluster of assumptions which penetrated every sector of English society, cutting across the boundaries created by status and creed, education and wealth. She explores a range of dramatic events and puzzling phenomena in which contemporaries detected the divine finger at work: tragic accidents and sudden deaths, strange sights and mysterious portents, monstrous births and popular prophets, terrible disasters and raging epidemics. She shows how providence helped forge a powerful myth of Protestant nationhood and a lively sense of confessional identity and how, simultaneously, it exacerbated the political and ecclesiastical tensions which culminated in the outbreak of the civil wars in 1642. Framed as a contribution to the continuing debate about the impact, character, and broader repercussions of the English Reformation, this book seeks to deflect attention away from the negative and iconoclastic aspects of the advent of Protestantism towards the undercurrents of continuity that eased the enormous upheavals of the era. It highlights some of the ways in which people adjusted to the religious and cultural revolution as a permanent fact. Based on a detailed analysis of sermons and tracts published by Protestant ministers, and ballads and pamphlets reporting 'true and wonderful newes', it also sheds light on the role of literacy and print in a society in which oral and visual modes of communication continued to thrive.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198208877
ISBN-10: 0198208871
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 406
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Alexandra Walsham

Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britain by Alexandra Walsham Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britain, Hardback (August 2014)

This volume brings together ten essays by Alexandra Walsham dealing with Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britain. It revisits questions about the Catholic experience in England, Wales and Scotland.

Reformation of the Landscape by Alexandra Walsham Reformation of the Landscape, Paperback (February 2012)

A richly detailed and original study of the relationship between the landscape of Britain and Ireland, and the tumultuous religious changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Uses of Script and Print, 1300-1700 by Alexandra Walsham Uses of Script and Print, 1300-1700, Paperback (December 2010)

This volume investigates written communication before and after the introduction of printing in England.

Charitable Hatred by Alexandra Walsham Charitable Hatred, Paperback (September 2008)

Charitable Hatred presents a challenging new perspective on religious tolerance and intolerance in early modern England. Instead of charting a path of linear progress from persecution to toleration, it emphasises the complex interplay between these two impulses throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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