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Political and Popular Culture in the Early Modern Period


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The Politics of Disclosure, 1674-1725: Secret History Narratives

The Politics of Disclosure, 1674-1725: Secret History Narratives

1st Edition

Rebecca Bullard
January 21, 2016

This is a study of the 'secret history', a polemical form of historiography which flourished in England during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries....

Credibility in Elizabethan and Early Stuart Military News

Credibility in Elizabethan and Early Stuart Military News

1st Edition

David Randall
January 21, 2016

Elizabethan and early Stuart England saw the prevailing medium for transmitting military news shift from public ritual, through private letters, to public newspapers. This study is based on an examination of hundreds of manuscript news letters, printed pamphlets and corantos, and news diaries which...

Selling Cromwell's Wars: Media, Empire and Godly Warfare, 1650–1658

Selling Cromwell's Wars: Media, Empire and Godly Warfare, 1650–1658

1st Edition

Nicole Greenspan
January 21, 2016

Greenspan examines a selection of Cromwell’s conflicts, policies and imperial ventures to explore the ways in which the media was instrumental in developing, promoting and legitimizing government actions....

The Musical Iconography of Power in Seventeenth-Century Spain and Her Territories

The Musical Iconography of Power in Seventeenth-Century Spain and Her Territories

1st Edition

Sara Gonzalez
January 21, 2016

As Spain encountered economic and political crises in the seventeenth century, the imagery of musical performance was invoked by the state to represent the power of the monarch and to denote harmony throughout the kingdom. Based on contemporary sources, Gonzalez is able to unravel the complex...

Monarchism and Absolutism in Early Modern Europe

Monarchism and Absolutism in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

Cesare Cuttica, Glenn Burgess
January 21, 2016

The 14 essays in this volume look at both the theory and practice of monarchical governments from the Thirty Years War up until the time of the French Revolution. Contributors aim to unravel the constructs of ‘absolutism’ and ‘monarchism’, examining how the power and authority of monarchs was...

Electing Cromwell: The Making of a Politician

Electing Cromwell: The Making of a Politician

1st Edition

Andrew Barclay
January 21, 2016

Popular interest in Cromwell has often exceeded the originality of what has been written about him. Barclay’s study comes out of meticulous research on a huge range of newly discovered primary sources, transforming our understanding of the life and career of Oliver Cromwell during the period from...

Court Politics and the Earl of Essex, 1589–1601

Court Politics and the Earl of Essex, 1589–1601

1st Edition

Janet Dickinson
January 21, 2016

The 1590s have long been considered as having had a distinct character, separate from the remainder of Elizabeth’s reign. This book provides a reassessment of the politics and political culture of this significant period....

Living with Jacobitism, 1690–1788: The Three Kingdoms and Beyond

Living with Jacobitism, 1690–1788: The Three Kingdoms and Beyond

1st Edition

Allan I. MacInnes, Lesley Graham, Kieran German
November 01, 2014

For over seventy years after the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688–90, Jacobitism survived in the face of Whig propaganda. These essays seek to challenge current views of Jacobite historiography. They focus on migrant communities, networking, smuggling, shipping, religious and intellectual support...

Jacobitism, Enlightenment and Empire, 1680–1820

Jacobitism, Enlightenment and Empire, 1680–1820

1st Edition

Douglas J Hamilton
May 01, 2014

The essays in this collection examine religion, politics and commerce in Scotland during a time of crisis and turmoil. Contributors look at the effect of the Union on Scottish trade and commerce, the Scottish role in tobacco and sugar plantations, Robert Burns’s early poetry on his planned...

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