Rebellion or Revolution?

Rebellion or Revolution? : England, 1640-60

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Civil century, war, regicide, republic, the Cromwellian protectorates, the restoration of monarchy: some of the most exciting and dramatic events in English history took place between 1640 and 1660. Gerald Aylmer conveys the massive and continuing psychological and emotional impact of those times, and offers an up-to-date analyisis of the causes, significance, and consequences of what happened. The period was dominated by such powerful personalities as Charles I, John Hampdon, John Pym, Oliver Cromwell, and John Lilburne; but Dr Aylmer, also attempts to discover the views of the anonymous mass of the population who lived through the political and religious upheavals of the mid-seventeenth century. This book is intended for general readers interested in the mid-seventeenth century and those interested in the OPUS series. Students from A-level upwards studying English history, the seventeenth century, the Civil War, the Restoration.show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192892126
  • 9780192892126

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"The best and most reliable guide to the English Revolution for the general reader."--New York Review of Books"While Aylmer's narrative provides an intelligible overview of this complex period, incorporating a good deal of recent research without being overly detailed, the primary value of the work lies in the author's periodic forays into the logic of historical explanation together with his attempts to locate the narrative in the web of historiographical controversies that continue to animate the study of this period."--Journal of Modern History"Based on an impressive mastery of the rich body of primary sources....A thoroughly useful contribution."--American Historical Review"Certainly the best short account that we have of a traumatic twenty years in English history."--Times Literary Supplement"Among historians at present in the field, there is none with a more essentially judicial mind than Professor Aylmer, and it is hard to think of anyone more capable of describing controversies in a way which is accurate and impartial."--London Review of Books "The best and most reliable guide to the English Revolution for the general reader."--New York Review of Books "While Aylmer's narrative provides an intelligible overview of this complex period, incorporating a good deal of recent research without being overly detailed, the primary value of the work lies in the author's periodic forays into the logic of historical explanation together with his attempts to locate the narrative in the web of historiographical controversies that continue to animate the study of this period."--Journal of Modern History "Based on an impressive mastery of the rich body of primary sources....A thoroughly useful contribution."--American Historical Review "Certainly the best short account that we have of a traumatic twenty years in English history."--Times Literary Supplement "Among historians at present in the field, there is none with a more essentially judicial mind than Professor Aylmer, and it is hard to think of anyone more capable of describing controversies in a way which is accurate and impartial."--London Review of Books "The best and most reliable guide to the English Revolution for the general reader."--New York Review of Books "While Aylmer's narrative provides an intelligible overview of this complex period, incorporating a good deal of recent research without being overly detailed, the primary value of the work lies in the author's periodic forays into the logic of historical explanation together with his attempts to locate the narrative in the web of historiographical controversies that continue to animate the study of this period."--Journal of Modern History "Based on an impressive mastery of the rich body of primary sources....A thoroughly useful contribution."--American Historical Review "Certainly the best short account that we have of a traumatic twenty years in English history."--Times Literary Supplement "Among historians at present in the field, there is none with a more essentially judicial mind than Professor Aylmer, and it is hard to think of anyone more capable of describing controversies in a way which is accurate and impartial."--London Review of Books "The best and most reliable guide to the English Revolution for the general reader."--New York Review of Books"While Aylmer's narrative provides an intelligible overview of this complex period, incorporating a good deal of recent research without being overly detailed, the primary value of the work lies in the author's periodic forays into the logic of historical explanation together with his attempts tolocate the narrative in the web of historiographical controversies that continue to animate the study of this period."--Journal of Modern History"Based on an impressive mastery of the rich body of primary sources....A thoroughly useful contribution."--American Historical Review"Certainly the best short account that we have of a traumatic twenty years in English history."--Times Literary Supplement"Among historians at present in the field, there is none with a more essentially judicial mind than Professor Aylmer, and it is hard to think of anyone more capable of describing controversies in a way which is accurate and impartial."--London Review of Booksshow more

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