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Power and Protest in England 1525-1640 : Reconstructing in Early Modern History - Alison Wall

Power and Protest in England 1525-1640

Reconstructing in Early Modern History

Paperback Published: 29th September 2000
ISBN: 9780340610220
Number Of Pages: 232

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Drawing on new research from local archives as well as reinterpretations of published literature, Power and the People examines how England remained governable despite the wars, famine, epidemics, and dynastic and religious crises that characterized the tumultuous period between 1525 and 1640. The book surveys the mechanisms of authority at various levels, from the street and alehouse to the manor and the royal court to reveal the challenge of maintaining order without a standing army or professional police force. Alison Wall investigates everything from the roles of village constables to the social cohesiveness resulting from civic celebrations and participatory politics, providing students with a rich perspective on the social world and political culture of early modern England.

Alison Wall is a former Lecturer in Modern History, Christ Church, Oxford.

Drawing on new research from local archives as well as reinterpretations of published literature, Power and the People examines how England remained governable despite the wars, famine, epidemics, and dynastic and religious crises that characterized the tumultuous period between 1525 and 1640. The book surveys the mechanisms of authority at various levels, from the street and alehouse to the manor and the royal court to reveal the challenge of maintaining order without a standing army or professional police force. Alison Wall investigates everything from the roles of village constables to the social cohesiveness resulting from civic celebrations and participatory politics, providing students with a rich perspective on the social world and political culture of early modern England.

Examines how England remained governable despite the wars, famine, epidemics, and dynastic and religious crises that characterized the tumultuous period between 1525 and 1640. The book surveys the mechanisms of authority at various levels, from the street and alehouse to the manor and the royal court to reveal the challenge of maintaining order without a standing army or professional police force.

"This is social history with the politics put back, and political history at its best."—John Guy, Professor of Modern History "This judicious and perceptive survey will be essential reading for teachers and students. A thought-provoking synthesis which draws both on Dr Wall's own research and on extensive secondary reading."—History  "Every point raised is dealt with competently and with well-selected illustrative details."—The English Historical Review

"This is social history with the politics put back, and political history at its best." --John Guy, Professor of Modern History

"This judicious and perceptive survey will be essential reading for teachers and students. A thought-provoking synthesis which draws both on Dr Wall's own research and on extensive secondary reading." --History

"Every point raised is dealt with competently and with well-selected illustrative details." --The English Historical Review

ISBN: 9780340610220
ISBN-10: 0340610220
Series: Reconstructing in Early Modern History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 29th September 2000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.2  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1