Early Modern British History 1485-1691
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Early Modern British History 1485-1691 : Society And Politics in England, Ireland, Scotland And Wales

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Early Modern British and Irish History 1500-1700: Society and Culture in Four Nations takes an innovative comparative approach to the social and cultural history of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales during the period when they came under the rule of a single monarch. This accessible and engaging synthesis will be of use to teachers and students of any or all of the constituent parts of the British and Irish Isles in the early modern period, and will also appeal to anyone interested more generally in this turbulent period. Within the context of recent debates on the New British History , the book looks at the experiences of the inhabitants of the islands and their contacts with their fellow citizens, whether locally or further afield. It explores the construction of ideas about national origins and identities, and considers how ideas about ethnic difference shaped both violent and peaceful interactions between and within nations. The development of competing religious identities is traced, but despite theological differences, many aspects of belief in its widest sense were familiar throughout the islands.
Likewise, concerns with life from birth to death, with status and reputation, and with being part of families and communities, were common to the populations of different areas. This will be a key text in British and early modern history for years to come
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745632548
  • 9780745632544

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Early Modern British and Irish History 1500-1700: Society andCulture in Four Nations takes an innovative comparativeapproach to the social and cultural history of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales during the period when they came under the ruleof a single monarch. This accessible and engaging synthesis will beof use to teachers and students of any or all of the constituentparts of the British and Irish Isles in the early modern period, and will also appeal to anyone interested more generally in thisturbulent period.

Within the context of recent debates on the 'New BritishHistory', the book looks at the experiences of theinhabitants of the islands and their contacts with their fellowcitizens, whether locally or further afield. It explores theconstruction of ideas about national origins and identities, andconsiders how ideas about ethnic difference shaped both violent andpeaceful interactions between and within nations. The developmentof competing religious identities is traced, but despitetheological differences, many aspects of belief - in itswidest sense - were familiar throughout the islands.Likewise, concerns with life from birth to death, with status andreputation, and with being part of families and communities, werecommon to the populations of different areas.

This will be a key text in British and early modern history foryears to come
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About Clodagh Tait

Clodagh Tait is Lecturer in History at the University of Essex
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