Reading History in Early Modern England

Within the narrower compass of histories of early modern English historywriting ,
one sees laid out the steps in this ... D. R. Woolf , The Idea of History in Early
Stuart England ( Toronto , 1990 ) ; J. A. I. Champion , The Pillars of Priestcraft ...

Reading History in Early Modern England

A study of writing, publishing and marketing history books in the early modern period.

The Idea of History in Early Stuart England

57 Nevertheless , few would now distinguish the two formally , and it was not
doubted that the work of scholars such as Mabillon , Muratori , and Thomas
Madox was essentially historical . The similarities between the French and
English ...

The Idea of History in Early Stuart England


Culture and Politics in Early Stuart England

The First and Second Parts of John Hayward ' s The Life and Reigne of King
Henry IIII ( London : Royal Historical Society ... D . R . Woolf , The Idea of History
in Early Stuart England ( Toronto , 1990 ) , which has a long chapter on Selden .

Culture and Politics in Early Stuart England

In recent years new schools of historiography and criticism have recast the political and cultural histories of Elizabethan and early Stuart England. However, for all the benefits of their insights, most revisionist historians have too narrowly focussed on high politics to the neglect of values and ideology, and New Historicist literary scholars have displayed an insufficient grasp of chronology and historical context. The contributors to this pioneering volume, richly fusing these approaches, apply a revisionist close attention to moments to the wide range of texts - verbal and visual - that critics have begun to read as representations of power and politics. Excitingly broadening the range of areas and evidence for the study of politics, these outstanding essays demonstrate how the study of high culture - classical translations, court portraits royal palaces, the conduct of chivalric ceremony - and low culture - cheap pamphlets and scurrilous verses - enable us to reconstruct the languages through which contemporaries interpreted their political environment. The volume posits a reconsideration of the traditional antithetical concepts - court and country, verbal and visual, critical and complimentary, elite and popular; examines the constructions of a moral and social order enacted in a wide variety of cultural practices; and demonstrates how common vocabularies could in changed circumstances be combined and deployed to sustain quite different ideological positions. This book opens a new agenda for the study of the politics of culture and the culture of politics in early modern England. -- Publisher's website.

Historiography and Ideology in Stuart Drama

I In The Idea of History in Early Stuart England, D. R. Woolf asserts that with the
exception of ecclesiastical historiography Tudor and early Stuart historical writing
“reflects a conservative ideology of obedience, duty, and deference to social and
 ...

Historiography and Ideology in Stuart Drama

This study of the Stuart history play explores the emergence of a new historical consciousness in seventeenth-century drama.

Literature Satire and the Early Stuart State

to have merged, linked under the umbrella of 'reason of state' theory.5 Though
originally coined in an attack on ... of history as a general source of wisdom and
moral behaviour'.8 The development of Renaissance satire in England was ...

Literature  Satire and the Early Stuart State

Andrew McRae examines the relation between literature and politics at a pivotal moment in English history. He argues that the most influential and incisive political satire in this period may be found in manuscript libels, scurrilous pamphlets and a range of other material written and circulated under the threat of censorship. These are the unauthorised texts of early Stuart England. From his analysis of these texts, McRae argues that satire, as the pre-eminent literary mode of discrimination and stigmatisation, helped people make sense of the confusing political conditions of the early Stuart era. It did so partly through personal attacks and partly also through sophisticated interventions into ongoing political and ideological debates. In such forms satire provided resources through which contemporary writers could define new models of political identity and construct new discourses of dissent. This book wil be of interest to political and literary historians alike.

Rationality Relativism and the Human Sciences

“Philosophical Analysis and Historical Understanding,” Review of Metaphysics,
XXI, 1968, p. 687. “Power Struggle, Parliament, and Liberty in Early Stuart
England,” Journal of Modern History, 50, 1978, p. 27. The Idea of History, pp. 269
–270.

Rationality  Relativism and the Human Sciences

The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium was launched in the early eighties. It began during a particularly lean period in the American economy. But its success is linked as much to the need to be in touch with the rapidly changing currents of the philosophical climate as with the need to insure an adequately stocked professional community in the Philadelphia area faced, perhaps permanently, with the threat of increasing attrition. The member schools of the Consortium now include Bryn Mawr College, the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Villanova University, that is, the schools of the area that offer advanced degrees in philosophy. The philosophy faculties of these schools form the core of the Consortium, which offers graduate students the instructional and library facilities of each member school. The Consortium is also supported by the associated faculties of other regional schools that do not offer advanced degrees - notably, those at Drexel University, Haverford College, La Salle University, and Swarthmore College - both philosophers and members of other departments as well as interested and professionally qualified persons from the entire region. The affiliated and core professionals now number several hundreds, and the Consortium's various ventures have been received most enthusiastically by the academic community. At this moment, the Consortium is planning its fifth year of what it calls the Conferences on the Philosophy of the Human Studies.

Freedom of Speech in Early Stuart England

Sir Henry Poole FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY Of
all the spaces where freedom of speech was discussed in early Stuart England ,
only in Parliament was it requested and granted as a formal right . This has led ...

Freedom of Speech in Early Stuart England

Attending to the importance of context and decorum, this major contribution to Ideas in Context recovers a tradition of free speech that has been obscured in studies of the evolution of universal rights."--BOOK JACKET.

The Uses of History in Early Modern England

But in 1979 , A . B . Ferguson could justify the emphasis of his own work by
pointing to the plentiful results of a generation of scholarship : “ This is not meant
to be a history of historiography ; for Tudor and early Stuart England that story
has ...

The Uses of History in Early Modern England

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Samuel Rawson Gardiner and the Idea of History

3 Religion with the stately periods of Hooker English prose entered on a new
stage. for the first time it sought to charm ... masters of late Elizabethan and early
Stuart literature, Richard Hooker (c.1554–1600) and francis Bacon (1561–1626),
 ...

Samuel Rawson Gardiner and the Idea of History

A study of an eminent historian of seventeenth-century Britain and his work, showing its continued importance for all those working on the period.

Writing the History of Parliament in Tudor and Early Stuart England

This volume explores the rise of parliament in the historical imagination of early modern England.

Writing the History of Parliament in Tudor and Early Stuart England

This volume explores the rise of parliament in the historical imagination of early modern England. The enduring controversy about the nature of parliament informs nearly all debates about the religious, political and governmental changes of the period - most significantly, the character of the Reformation and the causes of the Revolution. Meanwhile, scholars of ideas have emphasised the historicist turn that shaped political culture. Religious and intellectual imperatives from the 16th century onwards evoked a new interest in the evolution of parliament, framing the ways that contemporaries interpreted, legitimised and contested Church, state and political hierarchies. Parliamentary 'history' is explored through the analysis of chronicles, 'literary' texts, antiquarian scholarship, religious polemic, political pamphlets, and of the intricate processes that forge memory and tradition.

The Oxford Handbook of Holinshed s Chronicles

Patterson, Censorship Patterson, Chronicles S TC TNA Woolf, Idea ofHistory
Woolf, Reading History Annabel ... The Idea ofHistory in Early Stuart England:
Eradition, Ideology and 'The Light of Trath'frorn the Accession oflarnes I to the
Civil ...

The Oxford Handbook of Holinshed s Chronicles

The Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (1577, 1587), issued under the name of Raphael Holinshed, was the crowning achievement of Tudor historiography, and became the principal source for the historical writings of Spenser, Daniel and, above all, Shakespeare. While scholars have long been drawn to Holinshed for its qualities as a source, they typically dismissed it as a baggy collection of materials, lacking coherent form and analytical insight. This condescending verdict has only recently given way to an appreciation of the literary and historical qualities of these chronicles. The Handbook is a major interdisciplinary undertaking which gives the lie to Holinshed's detractors, and provides original interpretations of a book that has lacked sustained academic scrutiny. Bringing together leading specialists in a variety of fields - literature, history, religion, classics, bibliography, and the history of the book - the Handbook demonstrates that the Chronicles powerfully reflect the nature of Tudor thinking about the past, about politics and society, and about the literary and rhetorical means by which readers might be persuaded of the truth of narrative. The volume shows how distinctive it was for one book to chronicle the history of three nations of the British archipelago. The various sections of the Handbook analyse the making of the two editions of the Chronicles; the relationship of the work to medieval and early modern historiography; its formal properties, genres and audience; attitudes to politics, religion, and society; literary appropriations; and the parallel descriptions and histories of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The result is a seminal study that shows unequivocally the vitality and complexity of the chronicle form in the late sixteenth century.

Remapping Early Modern England

In the best cases what I originally read as revisions to small parts of our history , I
now see as refiguring a whole ... In 1989 , I published my own first collection ,
Politics and Ideas in Early Stuart England , at a time when the controversies over
 ...

Remapping Early Modern England

A collection of new and previously-published essays on the culture of the English Renaissance state.

Writing History in Renaissance Italy

See, for example, Joseph M. Levine, Humanism and History: Origins ofModern
English Historiography (Ithaca, NY, ... NJ, 1989); Daniel R. Woolf, The Idea
ofHistory in Early Stuart England: Erudition, Ideology, and “The Light ofTruth”from
 ...

Writing History in Renaissance Italy

Leonardo Bruni is widely recognized as the most important humanist historian of the early Renaissance. Gary Ianziti undertakes a systematic work-by-work investigation of the full range of Bruni’s output in history and biography, and assesses in detail the impact of the Greek historians on humanist methods of historical writing.

Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

This volume of essays explores the rise of parliament in the historical imagination of early modern England.

Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

This volume of essays explores the rise of parliament in the historical imagination of early modern England. The enduring controversy about the nature of parliament informs nearly all debates about the momentous religious, political and governmental changes of the period most significantly, the character of the Reformation and the causes of the Revolution. Meanwhile, scholars of ideas have emphasised the historicist turn that shaped political culture. Religious and intellectual imperatives from the sixteenth century onwards evoked a new interest in the evolution of parliament, framing the ways that contemporaries interpreted, legitimised and contested Church, state and political hierarchies. Parliamentary 'history' is explored through the analysis of chronicles, more overtly 'literary' texts, antiquarian scholarship, religious polemic, political pamphlets, and of the intricate processes that forge memory and tradition.

Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts

1 him with the idea . ... A particular instance of his skill is mentioned in Plot's
History of Staffordshire , where he is said to have sent two balls successively ,
with a horse - pistol , through the weather - cock of St. Mary's steeple at Stafford ,
a ...

Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts


Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts Including the Protectorate By John Heneage Jesse New Edition Illustrated with Numerous Portraits In Three Volumes

Higgons informs us , in his Short View of English History , that , as early as 1641 ,
before Cromwell was known to fame , Sir Bevil Granville , a Member of
Parliament , had conceived such an aversion to him , that he always carefully
avoided ...

Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts  Including the Protectorate  By John Heneage Jesse  New Edition  Illustrated with Numerous Portraits  In Three Volumes


Windows into Men s Souls

Religious Nonconformity in Tudor and Early Stuart England Kenneth L. Campbell
... This last statement is true by definition, but a close examination of the history
and thought of the Separatists illuminates how they came to their ...

Windows into Men s Souls

Windows into Men’s Souls focuses on the ways in which the concept of religious nonconformity was inherent in the English Reformation. The book’s uniqueness lies in its blending of different historiographical traditions dealing with Puritans, Catholics, and Separatists while melding them into a coherent and interpretive analysis of the phenomenon of religious nonconformity as a whole and the religious and intellectual impulses behind it.

Royalists and Patriots

Anyone who wants more detailed bibliographical information should consult The
Royal Historical Society annual ... Particularly important for students of early
Stuart English thought are: Sir Robert Filmer, Patriarcha and other writings, ed.

Royalists and Patriots

This well-known book reasserts the central importance of political and religious ideology in the origins of the English Civil War. Recent historiography has concentrated on its social and economic causes: Sommerville reminds us what the people of the time thought they were fighting about. Examining the main political theories in c.17th England - the Divine Right of Kings, government by consent, and the ancient constitution - he considers their impact on actual events. He draws on major political thinkers like Hobbes and Locke, but also on lesser but more representative figures, to explore what was new in these ideas and what was merely the common currency of the age. This major new edition incorporates all the latest thinking on the subject.

Theater of State

... Parliament,' Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (5th ser., 24, 1974), pp
. 183–200; Kevin Sharpe, 'Crown, Parliament and Locality: Government and
Communication in early Stuart england,' English Historical Review (101, 1986),
pp.

Theater of State

This book chronicles the expansion and creation of new public spheres in and around Parliament in the early Stuart period. It focuses on two closely interconnected narratives: the changing nature of communication and discourse within parliamentary chambers and the interaction of Parliament with the wider world of political dialogue and the dissemination of information. Concentrating on the rapidly changing practices of Parliament in print culture, rhetorical strategy, and lobbying during the 1620s, this book demonstrates that Parliament not only moved toward the center stage of politics but also became the center of the post-Reformation public sphere. Theater of State begins by examining the noise of politics inside Parliament, arguing that the House of Commons increasingly became a place of noisy, hotly contested speech. It then turns to the material conditions of note-taking in Parliament and how and the public became aware of parliamentary debates. The book concludes by examining practices of lobbying, intersections of the public with Parliament within Westminster Palace, and Parliament's expanding print culture. The author argues overall that the Crown dispensed with Parliament because it was too powerful and too popular.

The Place of the Dead

6 ' The map of God's word ' : geographies of the afterlife in Tudor and early Stuart
England Peter Marshall The idea of ... A recent ' history of Heaven ' concludes
that in the late twentieth century Heaven has become ' a state of vague identity ' .

The Place of the Dead

This book provides a comprehensive account of attitudes towards the dead and their 'placing'.