The Tudor and Stuart centuries are among the most dramatic in the history of the British Isles. From Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon to Charles I's beheading and the Glorious Revolution that sent James II ignominiously into exile, radical solutions were found to old problems - with far-reaching effects on monarchy, state, and people alike. These centuries witnessed the Reformation, the civil wars, and two Revolutions, in which two monarchs, two wives of a king, and two archbishops of Canterbury were tried and executed, and hundreds of men and women tortured and burned in the name of religion. Yet in the same period an explosion of literacy and the printed word, transformations in landscapes and townscapes, new forms of wealth, new structures of power, and new forms of political participation freed minds and broadened horizons. It was an age which marked Britain's emergence as the most liberal and mature of European states. The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain now chronicles and analyses all these events. Written by eighteen leading scholars, this exciting and richly illustrated work explores the political, religious, and cultural history of the period. It covers every aspect of this tumultuous age, from the manoeuvrings of rulers and power-brokers, to the profound social changes that affected the lives of ordinary men and women throughout Britain. Over 200 black and white illustrations and 24 pages of colour plates complement all aspects of the text, and the volume also contains a chronology and glossary together with maps and family trees of the monarchy. Contributors... Simon Adams, University of Strathclyde John Adamson, University of Cambridge Christopher Brooks, University of Durham Steven Ellis, University College, Galway Amy Louise Erickson, University of Sussex Mark Goldie, University of Cambridge Andrew Gurr, University of Reading John Guy, University of St Andrews Christopher Haigh, University of Oxford Wallace MacCaffrey, Harvard University John Morrill (ed.), University of Cambridge Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford Rosemary O'Day, Open University John Reeve, University of Sydney Conrad Russell, University of London Kevin Sharpe, University of Southampton John Walter, University of Essex Thomas Webster, University of East AngliaBiografía del autor:
About the Editor: John Stephen Morrill is Reader in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. The author or editor of 14 books, he is Vice President of the Royal Historical Society.
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Descripción Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 019820325X. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1004109
Descripción Oxford University Press, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. Unused; Gift Quality. Tight and Clean. ---- First Edition - First Printing. --- Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. ---- The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain chronicles the explosion of literacy and the printed word, transformations in landscapes and townscapes, new forms of wealth, new structures of power, and new forms of political participation that freed minds and broadened horizons in the generations from 1485 to 1689. We see the consolidation of England under the reign of the Tudors, with particular contributions in setting the pattern of local government from Henry VIII's two great ministers, Thomas Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell. Nº de ref. de la librería 005721
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX019820325X
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 019820325X
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