Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

July 14, 2018|
Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

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This volume of essays explores the rise of parliament in the historical imagination of early modern England. The enduring controversy about the nature of parliament informs nearly all debates about the momentous religious, political and governmental changes of the period – most significantly, the character of the Reformation and the causes of the Revolution. Meanwhile, scholars of ideas have emphasised the historicist turn that shaped political culture. Religious and intellectual imperatives from the sixteenth century onwards evoked a new interest in the evolution of parliament, framing the ways that contemporaries interpreted, legitimised and contested Church, state and political hierarchies. Parliamentary ‘history’ is explored through the analysis of chronicles, more overtly ‘literary’ texts, antiquarian scholarship, religious polemic, political pamphlets, and of the intricate processes that forge memory and tradition.

Title:Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:July 14, 2018
Publisher:Manchester University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781526115911

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