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Palgrave Macmillan

British Political Thought, 1500-1660

The Politics of the Post-Reformation

ISBN 9780333574102
Publication Date May 2009
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series British Studies Series

Focusing on the interaction of religion and politics, this is a comprehensive chronological survey of the political thought of post-Reformation Britain which examines the work of a wide range of thinkers.

GLENN BURGESS is Professor of History at the University of Hull, UK. His previous publications include The Politics of the Ancient Constitution (1992) and Absolute Monarchy and the Stuart Constitution (1996).


Preface
Introduction
PART ONE: POLITICAL THOUGHT AND CONFESSIONAL POLITIES, 1500-1640
Henrician Political Thought
Reformation, Obedience and Resistance
Lawful Politics and Protestant Conformity: Political Thought in the Age of Elizabeth I
Peaceful Politics? Jacobean and Caroline England
PART TWO: POLITICAL THOUGHT AND RELIGIOUS REVOLUTION, 1640-1660
Resistance and Royalism in the British Monarchies
Religion and Radicalism in the English Revolution
Thomas Hobbes
Republicanism and the English Commonwealth: Political Thought During the Interregnum
Conclusion
Notes
Further Reading
Index

Reviews

'Professor Burgess' claim that the Restoration of 1660 witnessed the end of Britain's wars of religion, preparing the way for the merging of the confessional state with the Enlightenment world, is one we should take seriously.' - Andrew Hadfield, Times Literary Supplement
'[T]he individual discussions of political texts are balanced, sensible and satisfying... The book does a solid job of making its readers acquainted with the numerous particular figures it discusses.' - John F. McDiarmid, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
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