England in the 1670s - Spurr
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"England in the 1670s" provides a welcome introduction to the politics, war and religion of this tumultuous period in English history and paints a revealing and vibrant portrait of a society grappling with change.

Produktbeschreibung
"England in the 1670s" provides a welcome introduction to the politics, war and religion of this tumultuous period in English history and paints a revealing and vibrant portrait of a society grappling with change.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 372
  • Erscheinungstermin: 13. November 2000
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 538g
  • ISBN-13: 9780631222538
  • ISBN-10: 0631222537
  • Artikelnr.: 21274842
Autorenporträt
John Spurr is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Wales Swansea. He is the author of The Restoration Church of England, 1646-1689 (1991) and English Puritanism, 1603-1689 (1998).
Inhaltsangabe
List of Illustrations.

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.

Notes.

Index.
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"This latest volume of the "Blackwell History of Early ModernEngland" series is a most welcome addition ... A lively, engagingbook that illuminates the wide-ranging preoccupations of thereign." Choice

"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