Courting the moderates : ideology, propaganda, and the emergence of party, 1660-1678 /
John Patrick Montaño.
Newark : University of Delaware Press, c2002.
412 p.
0874137705 (alk. paper)
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Newark : University of Delaware Press, c2002.
0874137705 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book is concerned with the political culture sponsored by the government of Charles II and its role in the emergence of political parties from 1660-78. It argues that various forms of official propaganda existed that expressed coherent ideological positions. While acknowledging the importance of organization in the process of party development, the majority of this work deals with the ideological differences that Restoration political culture helped to expose. The study of political culture here is informed by an interdisciplinary approach to a wide variety of genres. After discussing the development of an official ideology, the book examines the effort to create an organized party in Parliament. It argues that ideological divisions preceded and helped to precipitate political parties. Furthermore, it aims to show that government tactics shaped the process of party formation, rather than the tactics of their opponents, the first Whigs.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 13
Historiographyp. 27
The Changing Rhetoric of Moderationp. 52
The Restoration in Versep. 72
Royal Theater and the Street Theaterp. 101
Pulpits and Sermonsp. 138
Propaganda in Prosep. 164
Controlling the Printed Wordp. 200
The Speeches from the Thronep. 229
A Court Party?p. 253
Collective Actions in Parliamentp. 273
Conclusionp. 302
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Notesp. 328
Bibliographyp. 379
Indexp. 407
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