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English Radicalism, 1550-1850 - Glenn Burgess

English Radicalism, 1550-1850

By: Glenn Burgess (Editor), Matthew Festenstein (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2007
ISBN: 9780521800174
Number Of Pages: 390

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English Radicalism explores the place of radical ideas and activity in English political and social history over three centuries. Its core concern is whether a long-term history of radicalism can be written. Are the things that historians label 'radical' linked into a single complex radical tradition, or are they separate phenomena linked only by the minds and language of historians? Does the historiography of radicalism uncover a repressed dimension of English history, or is it a construct that serves the needs of the present more than the understanding of the past? The book contains a variety of answers to these questions. As well as an introduction and eleven substantive chapters, it also includes two 'afterwords' which reflect on the implications of the book as a whole for the study of radicalism. The distinguished list of contributors is drawn from a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, and literary studies.

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"...this is a fine book that will be compulsory reading for any student of the development of oppositional political ideas in England." -Paul Pickering, H-Albion

A politics of emergency in the reign of
Richard Overton as a milestone of English radical history: the new intertext of the civic ethos in mid-seventeenth-century England
The 'radicalism' of the English Revolution
Later Stuart radicalism, 1660-90
The revolution as speech-act: on not performing the British revolution
Disconcerting ideas: explaining popular radicalism and popular loyalism in the 1790s
The 1790s and the emergence of British radicalism
Henry Hunt's peep into a prison: the radical discontinuities of imprisonment for debt
Jeremy Bentham's radicalism
Religion and the emergence of radicalism in nineteenth-century England
Empire, radicalism and reform, 1815-32 Miles Taylor Radicalism revisited Conal Condren Radicalism reassessed
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ISBN: 9780521800174
ISBN-10: 052180017X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.75