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Title The final crisis of the Stuart monarchy : the revolutions of 1688-91 in their British, Atlantic and European contexts / edited by Tim Harris and Stephen Taylor


 McDonald 3rd Floor  DA452 .F56 2013    AVAILABLE
Call # DA452 .F56 2013
Descript ix, 315 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"There has been an explosion of interest in the "Glorious" Revolution in recent years. Long regarded as the lesser of Britain's seventeenth-century revolutions, a faint after tremor following the major earthquake of mid-century, it is now coming to be seen as a major transformative episode in its own right, a landmark event which marked a distinctive break in British history. This collection sheds new light on the final crisis of the Stuart monarchy by re-examining the causes and implications of the dynastic shift of 1688-9 from a broad chronological, intellectual and geographical perspective. Comprising eleven essays by specialists in the field, it ranges from the 1660s to the mid-eighteenth century, deals with the history of ideas as well as political and religious history, and covers not just England, Scotland and Ireland but also explores the Atlantic and European contexts. Covering high politics and low politics, Tory and Whig political thought, and the experiences of both Catholics and Protestants, it ranges from protest and resistance to Jacobitism and counter-revolution and even offers an evaluation of British attitudes towards slavery. Written in a lively and engaging style and designed to be accessible to a broader audience, it combines new research with the latest scholarship to provide a fresh and invigorating introduction to the revolutionary period that transformed Britain and its empire."--Publisher's website
Contents In Search of the Mot Juste: Characterizations of the Revolution of 1688-1689 -- The Damning of King Monmouth: Pulpit Toryism in the Reign of James II -- Whig Thought and the Revolution of 1688-91 -- The Restoration, the Revolution and the Failure of Episcopacy in Scotland -- Scotland under Charles II and James II and VII: In Search of the British Causes of the Glorious Revolution -- Ireland's Restoration Crisis -- Ireland, 1688-91 -- Rumours and Rebellions in the English Atlantic World, 1688-89 -- The Revolution in Foreign Policy, 1688-1713 -- Political Conflict and the Memory of the Revolution 1689-1745 -- Afterword: State Formation, Political Stability and the Revolution of 1688
Subject Great Britain -- History -- Revolution of 1688
Great Britain -- History -- Stuarts, 1603-1714
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1660-1714
Great Britain -- History -- Revolution of 1688 -- Influence
Glorious Revolution. gnd
Revolution of 1688 (Great Britain) fast (OCoLC)fst01354449
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) fast (OCoLC)fst00972484
Political science. fast (OCoLC)fst01069781
Great Britain. fast (OCoLC)fst01204623
1603 - 1714 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Add Author Harris, Tim, 1958- editor of compilation
Taylor, Stephen, 1960- editor of compilation
Series Studies in early modern cultural, political and social history, 1476-9107 ; Volume 16
Studies in early modern cultural, political and social history ; v. 16. 1476-9107