Laudian and Royalist Polemic in Seventeenth-Century England: The Career and Writings of Peter Heylyn (Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Br

Laudian and Royalist Polemic in Seventeenth-Century England: The Career and Writings of Peter Heylyn (Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Br

By: Anthony Milton (author), Alexandra Gajda (series_editor), Peter Lake (series_editor), Anthony Milton (series_editor), Jason Peacey (series_editor)Hardback

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This is the first full-length study of one of the most prolific and controversial polemical authors of the seventeenth century. It provides for the first time a detailed analysis of the ways in which Laudian and royalist polemical literature was created, tracing continuities and changes in a single corpus of writings from 1621 through to 1662. In the process, the author presents important new perspectives on the origins and development of Laudianism and 'Anglicanism' and on the tensions within royalist thought. Milton's book is neither a conventional biography nor simply a study of printed works, but instead constructs an integrated account of Peter Heylyn's career and writings in order to provide the key to understanding a profoundly polemical author. Throughout the book, Heylyn's shifting views and fortunes prompt an important reassessment of the relative coherence and stability of royalism and Laudianism. Historians of early modern English politics and religion and literary scholars will find this book essential reading.

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Anthony Milton is Professor of Early Modern British History at the University of Sheffield

Contents

List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. The making of a Laudian polemicist? 2. 'Civill warres of the clergy': 1632-40 3. The voice of Laudianism? Polemic and ideology in Heylyn's 1630s writings 4. Prosecution, royalism and newsbooks: Peter Heylyn and the Civil War 5. Dealing with the Interregnum 6. Ecclesia Restaurata? Heylyn and the Restoration Church 1660-1688 7. Conclusion: religion and politics in Heylyn's career and writings Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780719064449
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780719064449
  • weight: 562
  • ISBN10: 0719064449

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