The Glorious Revolution


Author: John Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317887182
Category: History
Page: 152
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First published in 1983, John Miller's Glorious Revolution established itself as the standard introduction to the subject. It examines the dramatic events themselves and demonstrates the profound impact the Revolution had on subsequent British history. The Second Edition contains a fuller discussion of Scotland and Ireland, the growth of a fiscal-military state and the role of religion and the Revolution.

Print and Party Politics in Ireland, 1689-1714


Author: Suzanne Forbes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319715860
Category: History
Page: 281
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This book is the first full-length study of the development of Irish political print culture from the Glorious Revolution of 1688-9 to the advent of the Hanoverian succession in 1714. Based on extensive analysis of publications produced in Ireland during the period, including newspapers, sermons and pamphlet literature, this book demonstrates that print played a significant role in contributing to escalating tensions between tory and whig partisans in Ireland during this period. Indeed, by the end of Queen Anne’s reign the public were, for the first time in an Irish context, called upon in printed publications to make judgements about the behaviour of politicians and political parties and express their opinion in this regard at the polls. These new developments laid the groundwork for further expansion of the Irish press over the decades that followed.

The Revolution of 1688-89

Changing Perspectives
Author: Lois G. Schwoerer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521526142
Category: History
Page: 288
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Interdisciplinary interpretations of the Revolution and of the late Stuart and early Hanoverian world.

The Anglo-Dutch Moment

Essays on the Glorious Revolution and Its World Impact
Author: Jonathan I. Israel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521544061
Category: History
Page: 520
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This book sets the Glorious Revolution in its full British, European and American context, and to show how fundamentally our picture of the English Revolution, as well as of the Revolutionary process of 1688-91, is now being transformed.

The 1848 Revolutions


Author: Peter Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317898915
Category: History
Page: 144
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In 1848 revolutions broke out all over Europe - in France, the Habsburg and German lands and the Italian peninsular. This Seminar Study considers why the revolutions occurred and why they were so widespread. The book offers a broad ranging investigation of the social, economic and political circumstances which led to the revolutions of 1848 as well as an account of the revolutions themselves. First published in 1981, and fully revised in 1991, the study has long established itself as one of the most accessible and valuable introductions to this complex subject.

Religion in American Life

A Short History
Author: Jon Butler,Grant Wacker,Randall Balmer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199913293
Category: Religion
Page: 576
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"Quite ambitious, tracing religion in the United States from European colonization up to the 21st century.... The writing is strong throughout."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One can hardly do better than Religion in American Life.... A good read, especially for the uninitiated. The initiated might also read it for its felicity of narrative and the moments of illumination that fine scholars can inject even into stories we have all heard before. Read it."--Church History This new edition of Religion in American Life, written by three of the country's most eminent historians of religion, offers a superb overview that spans four centuries, illuminating the rich spiritual heritage central to nearly every event in our nation's history. Beginning with the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds on the eve of colonization and continuing through to the present, the book covers all the major American religious groups, from Protestants, Jews, and Catholics to Muslims, Hindus, Mormons, Buddhists, and New Age believers. Revised and updated, the book includes expanded treatment of religion during the Great Depression, of the religious influences on the civil rights movement, and of utopian groups in the 19th century, and it now covers the role of religion during the 2008 presidential election, observing how completely religion has entered American politics.

The English Republic 1649-1660


Author: T.C. Barnard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317897269
Category: History
Page: 120
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The book begins by introducing the complicated events leading to the execution of Charles I in 1649 and then offers a detailed analysis of the political experimentation which followed. Toby Barnard argues that although the survival of the revolutionary order was bound up with Cromwell, and collapsed after his death, the regime defeated both its domestic and foreign enemies and was more stable than has often been thought. The book also investigates changes on the structures of power, on the ruling elites and in the localities.

The Last Revolution

1688 and the Creation of the Modern World
Author: Patrick Dillon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910670880
Category: History
Page: 592
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The last successful invasion of England; mobs burning Catholic chapels; one king, James, driven from his palace by night while another, William, rode in at the head of a foreign army; the events of winter 1688 were among the most dramatic in our history. The settlement which followed would place England decisively on the path to freedom, toleration, parliamentary democracy -and empire. Few moments have done so much to shape this country as the Glorious Revolution. But 1688 would change England in other ways as well. This was the time of Isaac Newton's scientific breakthroughs and John Locke's philosophy; the emergence of free market ideas and the end of press censorship. Closely researched, teeming with dramatic incident and vivid character and weaving political drama with the lives of scientists and revolutionaries, stockjobbers and refugees, The Last Revolution paints a vivid canvas of England's last great political struggle and brings to life the revolutionary world of the late seventeenth century.

Tudor Rebellions


Author: Anthony Fletcher,Diarmaid MacCulloch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317437381
Category: History
Page: 192
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Tudor Rebellions, now in its sixth edition, gives a chronological account of the major rebellions against the Tudor monarchy from the reign of King Henry VII until the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. It also throws light on some of the main themes of Tudor history, including the dynasty’s attempt to bring the north and west under the control of the capital, the progress of the English Reformation and the impact of inflation, taxation and enclosure on society. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to take into account the exciting and innovative work on the subject in recent years and bring the historiographical debates right up to date. It now includes additional documents and extended discussions to bring to life the complex events and politics of the rebellions. The primary sources, alongside a narrative history, allow students to fully explore these turbulent times, seeking to understand what drove Tudor people to rebel and what sort of people were inclined to do so. In doing so, the book considers both ‘high’ and ‘low’ politics, and the concerns of both the noble and the unprivileged in Tudor society. With supplementary materials including a chronology, who’s who and guide to further reading along with maps and images, Tudor Rebellions is an invaluable resource for all students of Tudor history.

Restoration, ideology, and revolution

papers presented at the Folger Institute Seminar "Political Thought in the Later Stuart Age, 1649-1702"
Author: Gordon J. Schochet,Carol Brobeck,Patricia Elizabeth Tatspaugh,Howard Nenner,Center for the History of British Political Thought (Folger Institute)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 474
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Making News

The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet
Author: Richard R. John,Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191663743
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 250
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How can the news business be re-envisioned in a rapidly changing world? Can market incentives and technological imperatives provide a way forward? How important have been the institutional arrangements that protected the production and distribution of news in the past? Making News charts the institutional arrangements that news providers in Britain and America have relied on since the late seventeenth century to facilitate the production and distribution of news. It is organized around eight original essays: each written by a distinguished specialist, and each explicitly comparative. Seven chapters survey the shifting institutional arrangements that facilitated the production and distribution of news in Britain and America in the period between 1688 and 1995. An eighth chapter surveys the news business following the commercialization of the Internet, while the epilogue links past, present, and future. Its theme is the indispensability in both Great Britain and the United States of non-market institutional arrangements in the provisioning of news. Only rarely has advertising revenue and direct sales covered costs. Almost never has the demand for news generated the revenue necessary for its supply. The presumption that the news business can flourish in a marketplace of ideas has long been a civic ideal. In practice, however, the emergence of a genuinely competitive marketplace for the production and distribution of news has limited the resources for high-quality news reporting. For the production of high-quality journalism is a byproduct less of the market, than of its supersession. And, in particular, it has long depended on the acquiescence of lawmakers in market-limiting business strategies that have transformed journalism in the past, and that will in all likelihood transform it once again in the future.

Restoration England

the reign of Charles II
Author: John Miller
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd
ISBN: 9780582353961
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 118
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Stuart England, 1603-1714

the formation of the British state
Author: Barry Coward
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 322
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written by expert authors, longman advanced history is suitable for AS/A level and scottish higher still students. offers a range of historical perspectives. teaches students how to select, interpret, evaluate and use different types of source material for best effect in essay and other forms of writing. provides students with the knowledge required to explain and evaluate interpretations of past events.

The Radical Whigs, John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon

Libertarian Loyalists to the New House of Hanover
Author: Marie P. McMahon
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 217
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This monograph is an envisaging study of the ideologies of Thomas Gordon and John Trenchard. The work demonstrates that both writers were intimately identified with the Independent Whigs and vociferously denounced the absolutistic thinking and counterrevolutionary threats and activities of High Church Tories and Jacobites. The first two chapters detail the political and religious posture of High Church clergymen during the 1688-89 Revolution. The next three chapters offer vivid profiles of Gordon and Trenchard as being radical, court, and Harringtonian Whigs and assesses their roles as propagandists in early Hanoverian England. There are stimulating accounts concerning the personalities and collaborative efforts of these two men, the origins and functions of The Independent Whig and Cato's Letters, the responses of these writers to the political and religious policies of Walpole, and the repudiation by these Radical Whigs of the tyrannical and seditious behavior of Stuart sympathizers. In the conclusion, the author offers a review of significant points made in the study.

Iron Tears

America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire: 1775-1783
Author: Stanley Weintraub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743226879
Category: History
Page: 375
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This startling new history of the Revolutionary War, told for the first time from the perspective of both the colonists and the colonizers, demonstrates that for the Americans, it was a war of rebellion, for the British, it became their Vietnam.

The Expanding Blaze

How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848
Author: Jonathan Israel
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400888271
Category: Philosophy
Page: 768
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A major intellectual history of the American Revolution and its influence on later revolutions in Europe and the Americas The Expanding Blaze is a sweeping history of how the American Revolution inspired revolutions throughout Europe and the Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Jonathan Israel, one of the world’s leading historians of the Enlightenment, shows how the radical ideas of American founders such as Paine, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison, and Monroe set the pattern for democratic revolutions, movements, and constitutions in France, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Greece, Canada, Haiti, Brazil, and Spanish America. The Expanding Blaze reminds us that the American Revolution was an astonishingly radical event—and that it didn’t end with the transformation and independence of America. Rather, the Revolution continued to reverberate in Europe and the Americas for the next three-quarters of a century. This comprehensive history of the Revolution’s international influence traces how American efforts to implement Radical Enlightenment ideas—including the destruction of the old regime and the promotion of democratic republicanism, self-government, and liberty—helped drive revolutions abroad, as foreign leaders explicitly followed the American example and espoused American democratic values. The first major new intellectual history of the age of democratic revolution in decades, The Expanding Blaze returns the American Revolution to its global context.

No Idle Hands

The Social History of American Knitting
Author: Anne L. MacDonald
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307775445
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 512
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“Fascinating . . . What is remarkable about this book is that a history of knitting can function so well as a survey of the changes in women’s rolse over time.”—The New York Times Book Review An historian and lifelong knitter, Anne Macdonald expertly guides readers on a revealing tour of the history of knitting in America. In No Idle Hands, Macdonald considers how the necessity—and the pleasure—of knitting has shaped women’s lives. Here is the Colonial woman for whom idleness was a sin, and her Victorian counterpart, who enjoyed the pleasure of knitting while visiting with friends; the war wife eager to provide her man with warmth and comfort, and the modern woman busy creating fashionable handknits for herself and her family. Macdonald examines each phase of American history and gives us a clear and compelling look at life, then and now. And through it all, we see how knitting has played an important part in the way society has viewed women—and how women have viewed themselves. Assembled from articles in magazines, knitting brochures, newspaper clippings and other primary sources, and featuring reproductions of advertisements, illustrations, and photographs from each period, No Idle Hands capture the texture of women’s domestic lives throughout history with great wit and insight. “Colorful and revealing . . . vivid . . . This book will intrigue needlewomen and students of domestic history alike.”—The Washington Post Book World

Making Toleration


Author: Scott Sowerby
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674075919
Category: History
Page: 404
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Though James II is often depicted as a Catholic despot who imposed his faith, Scott Sowerby reveals a king ahead of his time who pressed for religious toleration at the expense of his throne. The Glorious Revolution was in fact a conservative counter-revolution against the movement for enlightened reform that James himself encouraged and sustained.

Political Thought in Seventeenth-Century Ireland

Kingdom Or Colony
Author: Jane H. Ohlmeyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521650830
Category: History
Page: 290
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This 2000 book provides an in-depth analysis of seventeenth-century Irish political thought and culture.