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The Resource 1688 : the first modern revolution, Steve Pincus

1688 : the first modern revolution, Steve Pincus

Label
1688 : the first modern revolution
Title
1688
Title remainder
the first modern revolution
Statement of responsibility
Steve Pincus
Title variation
Sixteen eighty-eight
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historians have viewed England's Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689 as an un-revolutionary revolution--bloodless, consensual, aristocratic, and above all, sensible. Steve Pincus refutes this traditional view. He demonstrates that England's revolution was a European event, that it took place over a number of years, and that it had repercussions in India, North America, the West Indies, and throughout continental Europe. His rich narrative, based on new archival research, traces the transformation of English foreign policy, religious culture, and political economy that, he argues, was the intended consequence of the revolutionaries of 1688-1689. James II's modernization program emphasized centralized control, repression of dissidents, and territorial empire. The revolutionaries, by contrast, took advantage of the new economic possibilities to create a bureaucratic but participatory state, which emphasized its ideological break with the past and envisioned itself as continuing to evolve. All of this, argues Pincus, makes the Glorious Revolution--not the French Revolution--the first truly modern revolution.--From publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Pincus, Steven C. A
Dewey number
  • 941.06/7
  • 942.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA452
LC item number
.P53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
1688 : the first modern revolution, Steve Pincus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The unmaking of a revolution -- Rethinking revolutions -- Going Dutch: English society in 1685 -- English politics at the accession of James II -- The ideology of Catholic modernity -- The practice of Catholic modernity -- Resistance to Catholic modernity -- Popular revolution -- Violent revolution -- Divisive revolution -- Revolution in foreign policy -- Revolution in political economy -- Revolution in the church -- Assassination, association, and the consolidation of revolution -- Conclusion: the first modern revolution
Control code
ocn301706128
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 647 p.
Isbn
9780300115475
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009004607
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)301706128
Label
1688 : the first modern revolution, Steve Pincus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The unmaking of a revolution -- Rethinking revolutions -- Going Dutch: English society in 1685 -- English politics at the accession of James II -- The ideology of Catholic modernity -- The practice of Catholic modernity -- Resistance to Catholic modernity -- Popular revolution -- Violent revolution -- Divisive revolution -- Revolution in foreign policy -- Revolution in political economy -- Revolution in the church -- Assassination, association, and the consolidation of revolution -- Conclusion: the first modern revolution
Control code
ocn301706128
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 647 p.
Isbn
9780300115475
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009004607
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)301706128

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