Remapping Early Modern England: The Culture of Seventeenth-Century Politics

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April 2010



It is now over twenty years since revisionist history began to transform our understanding of early modern England. In Remapping Early Modern England Kevin Sharpe proposes a new cultural turn in the study of the English Renaissance state. In contrast to the narrow definitions and debates of both revisionist and postrevisionist historians, he urges a broader interdisciplinary approach to the texts of authority, their performance and reception. This collection will help refigure our understanding of the history and politics of the period and the materials and methods of its study.


Preface; Directions: 1. Remapping early modern England: from revisionism to the culture of politics; 2. A commonwealth of meanings: languages, analogues, ideas and politics; Texts and Power: 3. The king's writ: royal authors and royal authority in early modern England; 4. Private conscience and public duty in the writings of James VI and I; 5. Private conscience and public duty in the writings of Charles I; Visions and Politics: 6. Stuart monarchy and political culture; 7. 'An image doting rabble': the failure of republicanism culture in seventeenth-century England; Rewritings: 8. Rewriting the history of Parliament in seventeenth-century England; 9. Rewriting Sir Robert Cotton: politics and history in early Stuart England; Re-Viewings: 10. Religion, rhetoric and revolution in seventeenth-century England; 11. Celebrating a cultural turn: political culture and cultural politics in early modern England; 12. Representations and negotiations: images, texts and authority in early modern England.


"these essays, written over the last decade by an imaginative and influential historian of early modern politics, will be welcomed by all who study 17-th century Britain...highly recommended." Choice "full of sharp observations and encourage the reader to similar catholicity of reading." Albion
EAN: 9780521662932
ISBN: 0521662931
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2010
Seitenanzahl: 496 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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