- Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
- Seitenzahl: 370
- Erscheinungstermin: 13. November 2000
- Abmessung: 235mm x 157mm x 24mm
- Gewicht: 688g
- ISBN-13: 9780631192565
- ISBN-10: 0631192565
- Artikelnr.: 21018721
Preface and Acknowledgements.
List of Abbreviations.
Note to the Reader.
Prologue: Masquerade and Interest.
1. 1670-2: So Bewitched a Time.
2. 1672-4: Affairs Begin to Alter.
3. 1674-6: Nothing is to be Trusted to Good Nature.
4. Great Souls: Heroism, Wit and Masquerade.
5. England's Interest and Improvement.
6. Surveying and Communication.
7. Tyrannic Love: Sex, Marriage and Politics.
8. Politics, Piety and Toleration.
9. 1677-8: Mutinous Assemblies and Pickpocket Wars.
10. 1679-81: A Wasps' Nest.
Epilogue: Remnants of the Old.
"The book provides a very entertaining and persuasiveillustration of the spirit of a particular age. It also explains,better than ever before, why the various publics of the timethought and reacted to events as they did, and so makes thepolitical history of a notoriously confusing and opaque decade mucheasier to understand." English Historical Review
"This work convincingly disputes the tendency to allow the 1670sto be overshadowed by the Popish Plot and the Exclusion crisis ...Spurr carefully places events in their historical context andavoids anachronism by emphasising the contemporary perception ofevents ... Spurr is judicious in his treatment of literature andconsequently makes a particularly strong case for its reflection ofperiod concerns." Ecclesiastical History
"John Spurr has written a wonderfully intriguing acount of the1670s ... One could give the book to students in the hope that theylearnt how, as well as what, to write." Albion
"The broad scope of themes explored and the extensive use ofcontempary texts to illustrate his argument demonstarte theauthor's impressive grasp of the literature of the period."Warren Johnston, University of Saskatchewan - Canadian Journalof History