Restoration Historians and the English Civil War - International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Idees 74 (Hardback)R. C. MacGillivray (author)
Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 31/01/1975
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This is a study of the histories of the English Civil War or some aspects of it written in England or by Englishmen and Englishwomen or publish- ed in England up to 1702, the year of the publication of the first volume of Clarendon's History of the Rebellion. By the terms of this definition, Clarendon is himself, of course, one of the historians studied. Clarendon's History is so formidable an achievement that all historians writing about the war before its publication have an air of prematureness. Nevertheless, as I hope the following pages will show, they produced a body of writing which may still be read with interest and profit and which anticipated many of the ideas and attitudes of Clarendon's History. I will even go so far as to say that many readers who have only a limited interest or no in- terest in the Civil War are likely to find many of these historians interest- ing, should their works come to their attention, for their treatment of the problems of man in society, for their psychological acuteness, and for their style. But while I intend to show their merits, my main concern will be to show how the Civil War appeared to historians, including Clarendon, who wrote within one or two generations after it, that is to say, at a time when it remained part of the experience of people still alive. A word is necessary on terminology.
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 1260 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 17 mm
Edition: 1974 ed.
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