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Society, politics and culture : studies in early modern England /
Mervyn James.
edition
1st pbk. ed.
imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988, c1986.
description
vii, 485 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0521368774 (pbk.) 0521257182
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988, c1986.
isbn
0521368774 (pbk.) 0521257182
catalogue key
3090900
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'The book contains a wealth of insights ... certain to stimulate further historical debate.' History Today
'The book contains a wealth of insights ... certain to stimulate further historical debate.'History Today
‘The book contains a wealth of insights … certain to stimulate further historical debate.’History Today
‘ … his essays … emerge, evidently after long brooding, from a mind steeped in a wide historical and literary culture and informed by social anthropology. Without jargon or overt discussion of methodology, they explore the significance in terms of political action and social structure of attitude, often expressed in symbolic form … Historians … will find reading, meditating upon and arguing with this book immensely stimulating.’The Times Literary Supplement
"Mervyn James has written some of the most sensitive interpretations of Tudor history to appear in the past twenty years...Publication of these essays now in a handsome volume is thus extremely welcome...they include a new piece on the Earl of Essex's revolt of 1601, and a retrospective consideration of his own work by the author." Times Literary Supplement
"...a rich collection of essays." Albion
' ... his essays ... emerge, evidently after long brooding, from a mind steeped in a wide historical and literary culture and informed by social anthropology. Without jargon or overt discussion of methodology, they explore the significance in terms of political action and social structure of attitude, often expressed in symbolic form ... Historians ... will find reading, meditating upon and arguing with this book immensely stimulating.' The Times Literary Supplement
' ... his essays ... emerge, evidently after long brooding, from a mind steeped in a wide historical and literary culture and informed by social anthropology. Without jargon or overt discussion of methodology, they explore the significance in terms of political action and social structure of attitude, often expressed in symbolic form ... Historians ... will find reading, meditating upon and arguing with this book immensely stimulating.'The Times Literary Supplement
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Summaries
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This collection of related case-studies, traces the political and cultural factors making for conformity and obedience, and those promoting dissidence and revolt, in 16th and 17th century England. The essays include a new piece on the Earl of Essex's revolt of 1601.
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In a number of related case-studies, this book traces the social political, and cultural factors making for conformity and obedience, and those promoting dissidence and revolt in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England.
Main Description
In a number of related case-studies, this book traces the social political, and cultural factors making for conformity and obedience, and those promoting dissidence and revolt in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. The essays explore the significance of the concept of honour in forming the mentality of the ruling elites, the role of region, humanism, and law in promoting social and political solidarity, and the influences at work in the changing styles of political action as illustrated by the careers of four magnates.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Ritual, drama and social body in the late medieval English townp. 16
A Tudor magnate and the Tudor state: Henry fifth earl of Northumberlandp. 48
Change and continuity in the Tudor north: Thomas first Lord Whartonp. 91
The first earl of Cumberland (1493-1542) and the decline of northern feudalismp. 148
Two Tudor funeralsp. 176
Obedience and dissent in Henrician England: the Lincolnshire rebellion, 1536p. 188
The concept of order and the Northern Rising, 1569p. 270
English politics and the concept of honour, 1485-1642p. 308
Introductionp. 308
Aspects of honourp. 310
Honour and the statep. 332
The changing emphasis of honourp. 375
Conclusionp. 413
At a crossroads of the political culture: the Essex revolt, 1601p. 416
Indexp. 467
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