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Royalists and royalism during the English civil wars /
edited by Jason McElligott and David L. Smith.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
description
xiv, 252 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521870070, 9780521870078
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imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
isbn
0521870070
9780521870078
contents note
Introduction : rethinking royalists and royalism / Jason McElligott and David L. Smith -- A lesson in loyalty : Charles I and the Short Parliament / Mark A. Kishlansky -- The Court and the emergence of a royalist party / Malcolm Smuts -- Varieties of royalism / Barbara Donagan -- Royalist reputations : the Cavalier ideal and the reality / Ian Roy -- Counsel and cabal in the king's party, 1642-1646 / David Scott -- 'I doe desire to be rightly vnderstood' : rhetorical strategies in the letters of Charles I / Sarah Poynting -- Royalists and the New Model Army in 1647 : circumstance, principle and compromise / Rachel Foxley -- The royalist origins of the separation of powers / Michael Mendle -- 'A no-king, or a new' : royalists and the succession, 1648-1649 / Sean Kelsey -- The royalism of Andrew Marvell / Blair Worden.
general note
"This volume evolved from an international conference entitled 'Royalists and Royalism : Politics, Religion, and Culture, 1640-60' held at Clare College, Cambridge, in July 2004." Preface.
catalogue key
6221760
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"This volume, edited by Jason McElligott and David L. Smith, is the result of the proceedings of an international conference entitled "Royalists and Royalism: Politics, Religion and Culture, 1640-60..." -Jasmin L. Johnson, H-War
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This pioneering volume of essays by leading scholars in the field seeks to fill the significant gap in our understanding of the English Civil Wars by focusing on the largely neglected aspect of royalism. The essays force us to think beyond the simplistic dichotomy between royalist 'absolutists' and 'constitutionalists'.
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Much ink has been spent on accounts of the English Civil Wars of the mid-seventeenth century, yet royalism has been largely neglected. This 2007 volume of essays by leading scholars in the field seeks to fill that significant gap in our understanding by focusing on those who took up arms for the king. The royalists described were not reactionary, absolutist extremists but pragmatic, moderate men who were not so different in temperament or background from the vast majority of those who decided to side with, or were forced by circumstances to side with, Parliament and its army. The essays force us to think beyond the simplistic dichotomy between royalist 'absolutists' and 'constitutionalists' and suggest instead that allegiances were much more fluid and contingent than has hitherto been recognized. This is a major contribution to the political and intellectual history of the Civil Wars and of early modern England more generally.
Description for Bookstore
This 2007 volume of essays by leading scholars in the field seeks to fill the significant gap in our understanding of the English Civil Wars by focusing on the largely neglected aspect of royalism. The essays force us to think beyond the simplistic dichotomy between royalist 'absolutists' and 'constitutionalists'.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a major contribution to the political and intellectual history of the Civil Wars and of early modern England more generally.
Table of Contents
Introduction: rethinking Royalists and Royalism
A lesson in loyalty: Charles I and the short parliament
The court and the emergence of a Royalist party
Varieties of Royalism Barbara Donagan
Royalist reputations: the Cavalier ideal and the reality Ian Roy
Counsel and cabal in the King's party, 1642-6
'I doe desire to be rightly vnderstood': rhetorical strategies in the letters of
Royalists and the new model army in 1647: circumstance, principle and compromise
The Royalist origins of the separation powers
'A No-King, or a New'. Royalists and the succession, 1648-1649
The Royalism of Andrew Marvell
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