The British Problem c-1534-1707

State Formation in the Atlantic Archipelago


Author: Brendan Bradshaw,John Stephen Morrill

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349247316

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 344

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Part of the "Problems in Focus" series of historical studies, this title looks at the various religious, social, political and cultural "problems" which occured in English history from 1534 to 1707.

British Consciousness and Identity

The Making of Britain, 1533-1707


Author: Brendan Bradshaw,Peter Roberts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893619

Category: History

Page: 368

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Essays on the early modern period that make a special contribution to the development of the 'new British history'.

The Experience of Revolution in Stuart Britain and Ireland


Author: Michael J. Braddick,David L. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504509

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 308

This volume ranges widely across the social, religious and political history of revolution in seventeenth-century Britain and Ireland, from contemporary responses to the outbreak of war to the critique of the post-regicidal regimes; from royalist counsels to Lilburne's politics; and across the three Stuart kingdoms. However, all the essays engage with a central issue - the ways in which individuals experienced the crises of mid seventeenth-century Britain and Ireland and what that tells us about the nature of the Revolution as a whole. Responding in particular to three influential lines of interpretation - local, religious and British - the contributors, all leading specialists in the field, demonstrate that to comprehend the causes, trajectory and consequences of the Revolution we must understand it as a human and dynamic experience, as a process. This volume reveals how an understanding of these personal experiences can provide the basis on which to build up larger frameworks of interpretation.

Reformation in Britain and Ireland


Author: Felicity Heal

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199280155

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 4005

The study of the Reformation in England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland has usually been treated by historians as a series of discrete national stories. Reformation in Britain and Ireland draws upon the growing genre of writing about British History to construct an innovative narrative of religious change in the four countries/three kingdoms. The text uses a broadly chronological framework to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the pre-Reformation churches; the political crises of the break with Rome; the development of Protestantism and changes in popular religious culture. The tools of conversion - the Bible, preaching and catechising - are accorded specific attention, as is doctrinal change. It is argued that political calculations did most to determine the success or failure of reformation, though the ideological commitment of a clerical elite was also of central significance.

European Warfare 1815-2000


Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1403907056

Category: History

Page: 256

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In this up-to-date account of European warfare since 1815, important treatments of major conflicts - especially World Wars I and II - are combined with insightful analyses of military developments and of their wider political and social contexts. European imperial warfare also receives due attention. European Warfare 1815-2000 recognises war as a topic of major importance in understanding the development of the modern world, particularly Europe. The contributors, all leading experts in their fields, are open to theoretical developments in the subject, but also understand the difficulty of 'fitting' war to any abstract model. Ranging up to the present, this is an original and fascinating volume.

Why Nations Fail

The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty


Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: Crown Books

ISBN: 0307719227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

View: 596

An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.


Contested Ideas of Nationalism and History


Author: Hugh F. Kearney

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: 309

View: 9014

What is the Irish nation? Who is included in it? Are its borders delimited by religion, ethnicity, language, or civic commitment? And how should we teach its history? These and other questions are carefully considered by distinguished historian Hugh F. Kearney in this book.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies


Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609294

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6598

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

James VI and I


Author: Roger Lockyer

Publisher: Longman Sc & Tech


Category: History

Page: 234

View: 425

In 1567 James Stuart, the infant son of Mary Queen of Scots, became king of Scotland (as James VI) on his mother's forced abdication; almost thirty-six years later, on 24th March 1603, he also inherited the English throne (this time as James I) on the death of Elizabeth. His subsequent joint reign united the two crowns, and established the Stuart - dynasty in England - and with it, according to many, much of the disastrous agenda that would lead to the deposition of his ill-starred son, Charles I. Roger Lockyer's new study (based throughout on primary as well as secondary sources) is the first major reappraisal of James in recent years to take new historiography fully into account. It throws fresh light on the major themes of early seventeenth-century British history, including religion, royal relations with political institutions, and the divine right of kings. Above all, while fully acknowledging James's limitations, it rescues the king from undeserved contempt.

Origins of the French Revolution


Author: William Doyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198731740

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 3489

The revised and updated 3rd edition of the Origins of the French Revolution emphasises the Revolution's social & economic origins & critically appraises the results of a new generation of research findings and interpretation.

Henry Vaughan's Silex Scintillans

Scripture Uses


Author: Philip G. West

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 9083

'For those readers who have always wanted to see him as the author of quiet, meditative verse, it will come as a revelation - even, perhaps as a shock - to find him being cast as one who was consciously constructing his verse, with its profoundly biblical sensibility, as a bulwark against puritan attack. The erudition and sensitivity with which West has set about his task makes his case incontrovertible; he is in complete control of his material and his reading of the poetry in its biblical framework will enable readers to enter more sympathetically into the poet's world and more deeply into his imagination.' -Journal of Theological Studies'West's detailed exposition of the poetry convincingly demonstrates not only the poet's profound knowledge of Scripture, but the extent to which he used it to shape his imagination and inform his verse... This study will be of interest not only to lovers of English poetry but also to anyone wanting to know more about the history of England at a particularly violent and critical period.' -Journal of Theological StudiesThe poems of Henry Vaughan (1622-95), particularly Silex Scintillans, published during the Commonwealth period, are probably the most biblical in English. Philip West's study relates these great works to the wider biblical culture of the 'Godly nation' of the mid-seventeenth century, and reveals the political and devotional styles which underpinned Vaughan's literary achievements.

Books Ireland


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, Irish

Page: N.A

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Interwoven Globe

The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800


Author: Amelia Peck,Amy Elizabeth Bogansky

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394964

Category: Exoticism in art

Page: 350

View: 6479

A global exploration of textile design and its far-reaching influence on aesthetics, commerce, and taste

The Irish Constitutional Revolution of the Sixteenth Century


Author: Brendan Bradshaw

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521222068

Category: History

Page: 303

View: 7383

Historiography has highlighted Ireland's sixteenth-century rebellions and ignored its revolution. The transformation of the island's political personality in the course of the middle Tudor period must be the last remarked-upon change in its whole history. Yet it might be claimed to be the most remarkable. It provided Ireland with its first sovereign constitution, gave it for the first time an ideology of nationalism, and proposed a practical political objective which has inspired and eluded a host of political movements ever since: the unification of the island's pluralistic community into a coherent political entity. The reason for the neglect lies partly in another remarkable feature of the revolution itself, the circumstances of its accomplishment. it was engineered by Anglo-Irish politicians, in collaboration with an English head of government in Ireland, and by constitutional means, in particular by parliamentary statute.

Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1450-1914


Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A


Category: History, Modern

Page: N.A

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A History of Slavery and Antislavery


Author: Seymour Drescher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139482963

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6331

In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia. It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the institution. In the 1450s, when Europeans from the small corner of the globe least enmeshed in the institution first interacted with peoples of other continents, they created, in the Americas, the most dynamic, productive, and exploitative system of coerced labor in human history. Three centuries later these same intercontinental actions produced a movement that successfully challenged the institution at the peak of its dynamism. Within another century a new surge of European expansion constructed Old World empires under the banner of antislavery. However, twentieth-century Europe itself was inundated by a new system of slavery, larger and more deadly than its earlier system of New World slavery. This book examines these dramatic expansions and contractions of the institution of slavery and the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries.

The Stuart Kingdoms in the Seventeenth Century

Awkward Neighbours


Author: Allan I. Macinnes,Jane H. Ohlmeyer

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd


Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6532

These essays offer fresh and exciting research, often by younger scholars, and innovative insights from regional, national, and international perspectives.