The Stuart Age: England, 1603-1714

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Juni 2003



Occupying the top spot on most undergraduate reading lists for this period, and widely used by teachers and students on A-level courses on early modern British history, "The Stuart Age" is "the" definitive history of England's century of civil war and revolution.
This new edition clarifies and makes sense of recent historiographical trends over the last decade. In a substantial new introduction to the volume, Barry Coward provides an important assessment of the impact of new revisionist approaches on historical writing about the Stuart age.


Lists of maps and genealogical tables Introductory note by the original series editor Acknowledgements Preface Preface to the second edition Abbreviations and short titles PART ONE: EARLY STUART ENGLAND, 1603- 1640 Introduction 1. The economy of early Stuart England The population and the economy Agriculture and inland trade Mining and manufacture Overseas trade and colonization Towns Conclusion 2. Society in early Stuart England The 'history of society' Social groups and standards of living Intellectual developments and popular beliefs Conclusion 3. The Elizabethan constitution The framework of government Stresses within the Elizabethan constitution PART TWO: THE REIGNS OF THE EARLY STUARTS, 1603-1640 Introduction 4. The survival of the Elizabethan constitution, 1603-1621 James I and the succession Peace with Spain and the settlement in Ireland Puritans and Catholics James's first parliament, 1604-10 Rule without parliament, 1610-21 5. The breakdown of the Elizabethan constitution, 1621-1640 1621-4: 'Court' versus 'country'? The prerogative 'extended...beyond its just symmetry', 1625-9 The personal rule, 1629-40 PART THREE: THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION, 1640-1660 6. The making of the English Revolution, 1640-1649 The 'causes of the English Revolution' The constitutional crisis, November 1640-September 1641 The crisis becomes a civil war, September 1641-July 1642 The first civil war, 1642-6 The search for a settlement: king, parliament, the army, and the Scots, 1645-9 7. The failure of revolution, 1649-1660 The search for a 'godly reformation' The Rump Parliament, 1649-53 Oliver Cromwell The Barebones Parliament, July-December 1653 Cromwellian government, 1653-8 The end of the Good Old Cause, 1658-60 PART FOUR: THE REIGNS OF CHARLES II AND JAMES II, 1660-1688 Introduction 8. The failure of 'the Restoration Settlement', 1660-1667 The Convention Parliament, 1660: old wounds reopened and old problems unsolved The Cavalier Parliament and the restored monarchy, 1661-4 The Cavalier Parliament and the restored Church, 1661-4 The second Dutch war and the downfall of Clarendon, 1664-7 9. 'Catholic' or 'Cavalier' policies, 1668-1674 10. Anti-Catholicism and exclusion, 1674-1681 Anti-Catholicism Danby, 1674-8 The Popish Plot The exclusion crisis, May 1679-March 1681 11. The trend towards absolutism, 1681-1688 The strengthening of royal authority, 1681-5 James II and protestant unity, February 1685-June 1688 The intervention of William of Orange, 1688 PART FIVE: THE REIGNS OF WILLIAM III AND QUEEN ANNE 1689-1714 Introduction 12. The reign of William III, 1689-1702 Politics in the reign of William III The Glorious Revolution, 1689-90 A country at war, 1690-7 Peace and politics: the collapse of the Junto, 1697-1701 Party issues redefined, 1701-2 13. The reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1714 Politics in the reign of Queen Anne The failure of the 'managers', 1702-8 The failure of the Whigs and Tories, 1708-14 PART SIX: LATER STUART ENGLAND: CHANGE AND CONTINUITY 14. Change War and constitutional changes Religious and intellectual changes Economic and social changes 15. Continuity: 1714 - the end of the Middle Ages? Bibliographical note Appendix: Timeline Index


Barry Coward is Reader in History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is on the advisory panel of BBC History Magazine. His previous books include Oliver Cromwell (Longman, 2000) and The Cromwellian Protectorate (MUP, 2002).


Reviews of the previous editions: "What an excellent book this is. The second edition provides without doubt the most up-to-date and the most judicious overview of the seventeenth century we are likely to have for many years" History Today "Anyone who reads it and is bored has no interest in Stuart England"Clayton Roberts "This is the introductory survey of seventeenth-century English history for which teachers in sixth form and tertiary education have been waiting for years."History
EAN: 9780582772519
ISBN: 0582772516
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2003
Seitenanzahl: 608 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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