The Debate on the English Revolution

The Debate on the English Revolution

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This firmly established essential guide to the literature in the field appears here in a much revised third edition. New chapters are included on twentieth-century historiansa€™ treatments of social complexities, politics, political culture and revisionism, and on the Revolutiona€™s unstoppable reverberations. All the other chapters have been amended and recast to take account of recent publications. The book provides a searching re-examination of why the English Revolution remains such a provocatively controversial subject and analyzes the different ways in which historians over the last three centuries have tried to explain its causes, course and consequences. Clarendon, Hume, Macaulay, Gardiner, Tawney, Hill, and the present-day revisionists are given extended treatment, while discussion of the work of numerous other historians is integrated into a coherent, informative and immensely readable survey.Thomas found it impossible to agree that A Monarchy Transformed was a#39; aquot;the definitive history for our day and generationaquot; which the new Penguin History claims to be. It should be noted that, in his excellent bibliography, Kishlansky tells us that Hilla#39;s Century of Revolution is aquot;still worth readingaquot; *.67 In stark contrast Kevin Sharpe - fellow revisionist - lavished high praise on the book. The opening chapters ... 3 V. Mehta, Fly and the Fly Bottle (London, 1962), pp. 159, 155. 4 Spectator, 12anbsp;...

Title:The Debate on the English Revolution
Author: R. C. Richardson
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 1998-12-15

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