A Companion to Stuart Britain (Blackwell Companions to British History)

A Companion to Stuart Britain (Blackwell Companions to British History)

By: Barry Coward (editor)Paperback

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Covering the period from the accession of James I to the death of Queen Anne, this companion provides a magisterial overview of the 'long' seventeenth century in British history. Comprises original contributions by leading scholars of the period Gives a magisterial overview of the 'long' seventeenth century Provides a critical reference to historical debates about Stuart Britain Offers new insights into the major political, religious and economic changes that occurred during this period Includes bibliographical guidance for students and scholars

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Barry Coward is Reader in History at Birkbeck College, London. His previous publications include The Stanleys, Lords Stanley and Earls of Derby: The Origins, Wealth and Power of a Landowning Family, 1385-1672 (1983), Oliver Cromwell (1991), The Stuart Age: England 1603-1714 (second edition, 1994) and, with Christopher Durston, The English Revolution: A Sourcebook (1997). He is the President of the Cromwell Association.


List of Plates. Notes on Contributors. Introduction: Barry Coward (Birbeck College, University of London). Part I: Stuart Britain and the Wider World: . 1. The Multiple Kingdoms of Britain and Ireland: The 'British Problem': Allan I. MacInnes (University of Aberdeen). 2. The Making of Great Britain and Ireland: Toby Barnard (Hertford College, University of Oxford). 3. Asia, the Atlantic and the Subjects of the British Monarchy: Nicholas Canny (National University of Ireland, Galway). Part II: The Changing Face of Stuart Britain: . 4. The Rise of the Fiscal State: Michael J Braddick (University of Sheffield). 5. The Press and Popular Political Opinion: Ian Atherton (University of Keele). 6. Gender Relations: Elizabeth Foyster (University of Dundee). 7. Crime and Popular Protest: Steve Hindle (University of Warwick). 8. Economic and Urban Development: Craig Muldrew (University of Cambridge). 9. Literature and History: Thomas N. Corns (University of Wales, Bangor). 10. Art, Architecture and Politics: Tim Wilks (Southampton Institute). 11. Scientific Change: Its Setting and Stimuli: Michael Hunter (Birbeck College, London). Part III: Stuart Britain 1603-1642: . 12. Politics in Early Stuart Britain, 1603-1640: David L. Smith (University of Cambridge). 13. Religion in Early Stuart Britain 1603-1642: Tom Webster (University of Edinburgh). 14. Political Thought in Early Stuart Britain: Malcolm Smuts (University of Massachusetts, Boston). 15. The Outbreak of the Civil Wars in the Three Kingdoms: Jason Peacey (The History of Parliament Trust). Part IV: Stuart Britain 1642-1660: . 16. The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1642-1649: David Scott (The History of Parliament Trust). 17. Unkingship, 1649-1660: Sean Kelsey (Late of King's College, London). 18. Religion 1640-1660: Ann Hughes (University of Keele). 19. Political Thought During the English Revolution: J. C. Davis (University of East Anglia). Part V: Stuart Britain 1660-1714: . 20. Politics in Restoration Britain: John Miller (Queen Mary, University of London). 21. Religion in Restoration England: John Spurr (University of Swansea). 22. The Revolution of 1688-1689: Colin Brooks (University of Sussex). 23. Politics after the Glorious Revolution: Mark Knights (University of East Anglia). 24. Political Thinking between Restoration and Hanoverian Succession: Justin Champion (Royal Holloway, University of London). Bibliography. Index

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  • publication date: 19/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781405189989
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 592
  • ID: 9781405189989
  • weight: 1026
  • ISBN10: 1405189983

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