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 shared British 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 and Irish 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 the crisis in the Three Kingdoms and their impact in a wider European context.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 1134 g
Dimensions: 245 x 170 x 35 mm
Michael Braddick has assembled a highly useful compendium of recent research by thirty international scholars on a subject of perennial interest. * Joseph P. Ward, Seventeenth Century News *
It is impossible not to be impressed with the job done by the editor and his contributors in bringing this volume together. It is a marvellous point for advanced undergraduates and graduate researchers. * James Loxley, Seventeenth Century News *
The editor is to be congratulated on assembling an impressive team. * Keith M. Brown, Scottish Historical Review *
It is impossible not to be impressed with the job done by the editor and his contributors in bringing this volume together. It is a marvellous reference point for advanced undergraduates and graduate researchers, and an excellent summation or aide memoire for the rest of us. * James Loxley, University of Edinburgh, The Seventeenth Century *