Society, Politics and Culture

Society, Politics and Culture : Studies in Early Modern England

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In a number of related case-studies, this book traces the social political, and cultural factors making for conformity and obedience, and those promoting dissidence and revolt in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. The essays explore the significance of the concept of honour in forming the mentality of the ruling elites, the role of region, humanism, and law in promoting social and political solidarity, and the influences at work in the changing styles of political action as illustrated by the careers of four more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139239694
  • 9781139239691

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Preface; Introduction; 1. Ritual, drama and social body in the late madieval English town; 2. A Tudor magnate and the Tudor state: Henry, fifth Earl of Northumberland; 3. Change and continuity in the Tudor north: Thomas, first Lord Wharton; 4. The first Earl of Cumberland (1493-1542) and the decline of northern feudalism; 5. Two Tudor funerals; 6. Obedience and dissent in Henrician England: the Lincolnshire rebellion, 1536; 7. The concept of order and the Northern Rising, 1569; 8. English politics and the concept of honour, 1485-1642; 9. At a crossroads of the political culture: the Essex revolt, 1601; more

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' ... his essays ... emerge, evidently after long brooding, from a mind steeped in a wide historical and literary culture and informed by social anthropology. Without jargon or overt discussion of methodology, they explore the significance in terms of political action and social structure of attitude, often expressed in symbolic form ... Historians ... will find reading, meditating upon and arguing with this book immensely stimulating.' The Times Literary Supplement 'The book contains a wealth of insights ... certain to stimulate further historical debate.' History Todayshow more

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