The English Civil War

The English Civil War : Conflict and Contexts, 1640-49

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John Adamson provides a new synthesis of current research on the political crisis that engulfed England in the 1640s. Drawing on new archival findings and challenging current orthodoxies, these essays by leading historians offer a variety of original perspectives, locating English events firmly within a 'three kingdoms' context.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 20mm | 421.84g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2008
  • 352 p.
  • 0333986563
  • 9780333986561
  • 794,340

About John William Adamson

JOHN ADAMSON is Fellow in History at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, UK. His previous publications include 'The Noble Revolt: The Overthrow of Charles I' (2007), which received the Samuel Pepys Award and was named as 'Book of the Year' by The Economist and The Financial Times.
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'Part of Palgrave Macmillans's excellent "Problems in Focus" series, The English Civil War, edited by John Adamson, is a fascinating collection of essays by leading scholars which now represents the best overview available of current thinking on the topic.' - Paul Lay, History Today 'John Adamson's collection brings together work by an impressive array of contributors, both established leaders in the field and rising stars...It is a fine collection, building on important scholarly work which will have an impact on our understanding of the period.' - Michael Braddick, Times Literary Supplement ' impressive collection...This is a hugely significant volume, one that invites a major reconceptualization of the field and which will be essential reading for anyone interested in the English Civil War.' -Tim Harris, Brown University, The European Legacy
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Table of contents

Abbreviations.- Introduction High Roads and Blind Alleys: The English Civil War and its Historiography; J.Adamson.- Rethinking Royalist Politics, 1642-49; D.Scott.- Anglicanism and Royalism in the 1640s; A.Milton.- Perceptions of Parliament: Faction and 'The Public'; J.Peacey.- The Baronial Context of the Irish Civil Wars; J.Ohlmeyer.- The 'Scottish Moment', 1638-45; A.I.MacInnes.- Centre and Locality in Civil War England; C.Holmes.- The Politics of Fairfax's Army, 1645-49; I.Gentles.- Rhetoric, Reality, and the Varieties of Civil War Radicalism; P.Baker.- Notes.- Further Reading.- Notes on the Contributors.- Index.
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