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  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446467428
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Puritanism & Revolution




'A highly readable book which should absorb anyone who wants to know w hy English political and social history developed as it did. ' Financia l Times

This illuminating collection of essays assesses the seventeenth century, interpreting what used to be called 'The Puritan Revolution', the ideas which helped to produce it and resulted from it, and the relation between these ideas and the political and economic events of the day. Each essay approaches the subject from a different angle, looking at aspects of the revolution - whether religious, constitutional, economic or biographical - in conjunction with a lively sympathy for the men who lived in that revolutionary time. Analysing the writings of Marvell, Hobbes, Harrington and Samuel Richardson, as well as less 'respectable' writers, Professor Hill examines the legacy of the Reformation and the inspiration provided by ideals like the Brotherhood of Man and the desire to re-create a pre-Norman Golden Age. A book that no serious student of our history should miss; it is a treasury of interesting detail and strong ideas, CV Wedgwood.

  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446467428
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

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Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill was Master of Balliol College from 1965 to 1978. After leaving Balliol he became a Professor at the Open University but has now retired.

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