Explaining the English Revolution

Explaining the English Revolution : Hobbes and His Contemporaries

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Explaining the English Revolution studies the years 1649 to 1653, from regicide to the establishment of the Cromwellian Commonwealth, during which time English writers "took stock" of a disordered England stripped of the traditional ideas of political, moral, and social order and considered the possibilities for a politically and religiously reordered state.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 430.92g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0739103628
  • 9780739103623

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Disordering of Order Chapter 2 Gerrard Winstanley: The Oppression of Covetousness Chapter 3 John Milton: Tyranny and Revolution Chapter 4 Oliver Cromwell: Factions, Forcers of Conscience and Civil War Chapter 5 Robert Filmer: The Anarchy of Natural Liberty Chapter 6 Thomas Hobbes: Divided Sovereignty and Civil War Chapter 7 Conclusion: The Ordering of Disorder
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Review quote

Explaining the English Revolution is both an accessible and engaging introduction to the political thought of the period and a lively challenge to the scholarship on Winstanley, Milton, Cromwell, Filmer, and Hobbes. Professor Jendrysik skillfully explicates the varieties of disorder perceived and propagated from 1649-1653. His careful analysis of contested concepts such as kingship, faction, freedom, and hierarchy insightfully adds to our understanding of the individual authors and to comparative studies in the field. -- Amy McCready, Bucknell University
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About Mark Stephen Jendrysik

Mark Stephen Jendrysik is assistant professor of politics in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Dakota.
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