The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution

Hardcover | April 5, 2015

EditorMichael J. Braddick

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This Handbook brings together leading historians of the events surrounding the English revolution, exploring how the events of the revolution grew out of, and resonated, in the politics and interactions of the each of the Three Kingdoms - England, Scotland, and Ireland. It captures a sharedBritish and Irish history, comparing the significance of events and outcomes across the Three Kingdoms. In doing so, the Handbook offers a broader context for the history of the Scottish Covenanters, the Irish Rising of 1641, and the government of Confederate Ireland, as well as the British andIrish perspective on the English civil wars, the English revolution, the Regicide, and Cromwellian period.The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution explores the significance of these events on a much broader front than conventional studies. The events are approached not simply as political, economic, and social crises, but as challenges to the predominant forms of religious and political thought,social relations, and standard forms of cultural expression. The contributors provide up-to-date analysis of the political happenings, considering the structures of social and political life that shaped and were re-shaped by the crisis. The Handbook goes on to explore the long-term legacies of thecrisis in the Three Kingdoms and their impact in a wider European context.

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This Handbook brings together leading historians of the events surrounding the English revolution, exploring how the events of the revolution grew out of, and resonated, in the politics and interactions of the each of the Three Kingdoms - England, Scotland, and Ireland. It captures a sharedBritish and Irish history, comparing the signi...

Michael J. Braddick was educated at Cambridge University where he took both his BA and PhD degrees. Before coming to Sheffield in 1990, he taught at the University of Alabama and Birmingham-Southern College, Alabama. He was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities from 2009-2013. Braddick has held visiting positions a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.58 inPublished:April 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Michael J. Braddick: Civil war and revolution in England, Scotland and Ireland2. Peter Lake: Post-Reformation Politics, or on not Looking for the Long-Term Causes of the English Civil WarEvents3. Julian Goodare: The Rise of the Covenanters, 1637-16444. Richard Cust: The Collapse of Royal Power in England, 1637-16425. Joseph Cope: The Irish Rising6. Michael J. Braddick: War and politics in England and Wales 1642-16467. Laura A. M. Stewart: Scottish Politics, 1644-16518. Micheal O Siochru: The Centre Cannot Hold: Ireland 1643-16499. Philip Baker: The regicide10. Derek Hirst: Security and Reform in England's Other Nations 1649-165811. David L. Smith: English politics in the 1650s12. Tim Harris: The Restoration in Britain and IrelandInstitutions and actors13. J. C. Davis: Oliver Cromwell14. David L. Smith: Parliaments and Constitutions15. Andrew Hopper: The Armies16. Jason Peacey: The Revolution in Print17. Stephen K. Roberts: State and Society in the English Revolution18. Phil Withington: Urban Citizens and England's Civil Wars19. John Walter: Crowds and Popular Politics in the English Revolution20. Ann Hughes: 'Gender trouble': Women's agency and gender relations in the English Revolution21. R. Scott Spurlock: State, politics and society in Scotland, 1637-166022. Toby Barnard: State, politics and society in Ireland, 1641-1662Parties, ideas and people23. Alan Cromartie: The Persistence of Royalism24. Rachel Foxley: Varieties of Parliamentarianism25. Ted Vallance: Political thought26. John Coffey: Religious Thought27. Steven N. Zwicker: 'May you live in interesting times': The literature of Civil War, Revolution and Restoration28. Timothy Wilks: The Art and Architecture of War, Revolution and RestorationWider perspectives29. John Miller: The Long-Term Consequences of the English Revolution: Economic and Social Development30. Mark Knights: The Long-Term Consequences of the English Revolution: State Formation, Political Culture, and Ideology31. Laura Lunger Knoppers: Cultural Legacies: The English Revolution in Nineteenth-Century British and French Literature and Art32. John Morrill: The English Revolution in British and Irish context33. Peter H. Wilson: Kingdom Divided: the British and Continental European Conflicts Compared