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

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

By: Norman Jones (editor), Robert Tittler (editor)Paperback

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A Companion to Tudor Britain provides an authoritative overview of historical debates about this period, focusing on the whole British Isles. An authoritative overview of scholarly debates about Tudor Britain Focuses on the whole British Isles, exploring what was common and what was distinct to its four constituent elements Emphasises big cultural, social, intellectual, religious and economic themes Describes differing political and personal experiences of the time Discusses unusual subjects, such as the sense of the past amongst British constituent identities, the relationship of cultural forms to social and political issues, and the role of scientific inquiry Bibliographies point readers to further sources of information

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Robert Tittler is Professor of History at Concordia University. His recent publications include The Reformation and the Towns in England: Politics and Political Culture c. 1540-1640 (1998) and Townspeople and Nation: English Urban Experiences, 1540-1640 (2001). He is co-founder and Chair of the Montreal British History Seminar and Chair of the Executive Board of Records of Early English Drama. Norman Jones is Professor and Chair of History at Utah State University. His recent publications include The Birth of the Elizabethan Age: England in the 1560s (Blackwell, 1992) and The English Reformation: Religion and Cultural Adaptation (Blackwell, 2002).


List of Plates x List of Maps xi Notes on Contributors xiii Preface and Acknowledgements xvii Introduction 1 Robert Tittler and Norman Jones Part I Government and Politics. Introduction 9 1 The Establishment of the Tudor Dynasty 13 David Grummitt 2 The Rise of the Tudor State 29 Joseph S. Block 3 Elizabethan Government and Politics 44 David Dean 4 The Court 61 Retha Warnicke 5 Law 77 DeLloyd J. Guth 6 County Government in England 98 Steve Hindle 7 Town and City Government 116 Catherine F. Patterson 8 Centre and Periphery in the Tudor State 133 Steven G. Ellis 9 Politics and Government of Scotland 151 Jenny Wormald 10 Anglo-Scottish Relations: Security and Succession 167 Jane E. A. Dawson 11 Britain and the Wider World 182 David Potter Part II Belief. Introduction 203 12 Traditional Religion 207 Ben R. McRee 13 The Dissolutions and their Aftermath 221 Peter Cunich 14 Religious Settlements 238 Norman Jones 15 Catholics and Recusants 254 William Sheils 16 The Protestant Opposition to Elizabethan Religious Reform 271 Peter Iver Kaufman 17 The Scottish Reformation 289 Michael Graham Part III People and Groups. Introduction 309 18 Rural Economy and Society 311 R. W. Hoyle 19 The Urban Economy 330 Alan Dyer 20 Metropolitan London 347 Joseph P. Ward 21 Society and Social Relations in British Provincial Towns 363 Robert Tittler 22 Women in the British Isles in the Sixteenth Century 381 Anne Laurence Part IV Culture. Introduction 403 23 Senses of the Past in Tudor Britain 407 Daniel Woolf 24 Tudor Drama, Theatre and Society 430 Alexandra F. Johnston 25 Portraiture, Politics and Society 448 Robert Tittler 26 Architecture, Politics and Society 470 Malcolm Airs 27 Music, Politics and Society 492 John Milsom 28 Science and Technology 509 Lesley B. Cormack Bibliography 526 Index 563

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  • publication date: 19/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781405189743
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9781405189743
  • weight: 990
  • ISBN10: 1405189746

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