England in the 1660s
By (author) N. H. Keeble
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Restoration by N. H. Keeble
Book DescriptionThe restoration of the monarchy in 1660 and the return of Charles II to his throne have often been depicted as a watershed in English history, inaugurating a period of stability following the upheavals and radicalism of the Civil War, the Republic and the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. N. H. Keeble's study challenges this portrayal of events, arguing that the Restoration was in fact tentative and insecure, unsure either of its popular support or its future. Keeble's cultural history of the 1660s offers a multi-faceted and dynamic model of the decade. Drawing extensively on contemporary accounts, the author reveals that for those who lived through them, the events of 1660 carried no sense of finality or assurance of a new age. By representing the voices of the time, his account restores contingency, instability and insecurity to the Restoration and demonstrates that the 1660s were no less complex or exciting than the revolutionary years that preceded them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631195740
(235mm x 157mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author N. H. Keeble
Settling the Peace of the Church, Hardback (October 2014)
A collection of nine essays on the context and consequences of the Act of Uniformity of 1662 and the subsequent 'Great Ejection', in which around two thousand ministers, teachers, and university fellows gave up their positions rather than submit to the conditions of the Act.
Restoration, Paperback (September 2002)
* Challenges the standard depiction of the 1660s as the beginning of a new age of stability. * Presents the Restoration as a process rather than an event. * Demonstrates that the 1660s were multi--faceted, dynamic and exciting.
Cambridge Companion to Writing of the English Revolution, Paperback (September 2001)
A Companion to the writing produced by the English Revolution, with supporting chronology and guide to further reading.
Richard II: York Notes Advanced, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by N. H. Keeble
'York Notes Advanced' offer an accessible approach to English Literature. This series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, 'York Notes Advanced' introduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.
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Author Biography - N. H. Keeble
N. H. Keeble is Professor of English Studies and Deputy Principal at the University of Stirling. He is the author of Richard Baxter: Puritan Man of Letters (1982), and The Literary Culture of Nonconformity in Later Seventeenth-Century England (1987). He has compiled a two-volume Calendar of the Correspondence of Richard Baxter (1991, with Geoffrey F. Nuttall) and has edited texts by Baxter, John Bunyan, and Lucy Hutchinson, as well as collections of essays on Bunyan and an anthology illustrating The Cultural Identity of Seventeenth-Century Woman (1994).
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