People And Parliament: Representative Rights and the English Revolution by G. YerbyPeople And Parliament: Representative Rights and the English Revolution by G. Yerby

People And Parliament: Representative Rights and the English Revolution

byG. Yerby

Hardcover | January 17, 2008

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This book offers a fresh and rounded perspective on the English Revolution of the 1640s. It uses detailed evidence to show how the economic requirement for parliament's services underpinned a demand for political change. It suggests that this took shape through a working 'discourse' of ideas about the status of representative forms.
GEORGE YERBY has worked as an historical researcher since taking his degree at Birkbeck, London, UK, in 1986. He has contributed to theDictionary of National Biography.People and Parliamentis his first book, and draws on twenty years' research into the local and political background of the Civil War Period.
Title:People And Parliament: Representative Rights and the English RevolutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:319 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.88 inPublished:January 17, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230553222

ISBN - 13:9780230553224


Table of Contents

Introduction: Pasts and Presents Legislative Beginnings: 1603-1610 The Constitutional Dimension The Foreign Policy Dimension Legislative Ambitions Frustrated The Vacuum Filled: the Triennial Act of 1641 Politics and Religion: the Balance of Motivation Statute Law and Civil War: 'a right that induced men to fight' The Sovereignty of Parliament Epilogue: 'a Parliamentary Man' Appendix I: Thomas Hobbes and the idea of the representative Appendix II: Dartmouth's parliamentary diary

Editorial Reviews

"Yerby's achievement then is to render an empirically informed reading of the realization of parliamentary sovereignty. Based upon archival research, Yerby's investigation encompasses all orders of society and provides shrewd arguments that build to a logical climax. He strives mightily to reinstate the "English Revolution" as a cause rather than a consequence of civil war... Recommended." —CHOICE