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Riot, Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England : Social History in Perspective - Andy Wood

Riot, Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England

Social History in Perspective

By: Andy Wood

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Riot, Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England reassesses the relationship between politics, social change and popular culture in the period c. 1520-1730. It argues that early modern politics needs to be understood in broad terms, to include not only states and elites, but also disputes over the control of resources and the distribution of power. Andy Wood assesses the history of riot and rebellion in the early modern period, concentrating upon: popular involvement in religious change and political conflict, especially the Reformation and the English Revolution; relations between ruler and ruled; seditious speech; popular politics and the early modern state; custom, the law and popular politics; the impact of literacy and print; and the role of ritual, gender and local identity in popular politics.

'A quite superb synthesis of a vast range of secondary literature and a considerable bulk of original archival material. This is the book scholars of popular protest have been waiting for.' - Steve Hindle, University of Warwick 'Wood's book is a thoughtful essay that synthesizes effectively the important work of social, cultural, and political historians...' - Choice 'The book is accessible. Written like a good textbook, it does not assume too much prior knowledge of academic controversy on the part of its readers.' - David Renton, Revolutionary History

Abbreviationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Interpreting Popular Politics in Early Modern Englandp. 1
Jack Cade's Vulgar Politicsp. 1
Defining Concepts: Popular Politicsp. 5
Social Relations and Cultural Hegemonyp. 17
Authority, the Law and the Statep. 24
Political Theory and Popular Politicsp. 24
Treason, Sedition and the Representation of Popular Politicsp. 32
Legal Definitions of Riotp. 33
Law Courts and the Early Modern Statep. 42
Rebellion in Sixteenth-Century Englandp. 49
The Pilgrimage of Grace of 1536 and the Rebellions of 1537p. 49
Religion and the Language of Popular Politics: the Western Rebellion of 1549p. 54
Kett's Rebellion and the 'Commotion Tyme' of 1549p. 60
State Formation and the End of Rebellion in Elizabethan Englandp. 71
Riot and Popular Politics in Early Modern Englandp. 82
The Geography of Enclosure Riot, c. 1509-1625p. 82
The Decline of Enclosure Riot, c. 1625-1720p. 89
Food Riots and the Moral Economyp. 95
Gender, Ritual and Communityp. 100
Popular Politics in Stuart Englandp. 112
Urban Popular Politics in the Seventeenth Centuryp. 112
Religion, Popular Culture and the Origins of Civil War Allegiancep. 125
Rural Riot in the English Civil Warp. 137
'The Peasantry with Arms in their Hands': the Clubmen Movements, 1644-5p. 145
The Politics of the Parish in the English Revolution: the Digger Movement, 1649-50p. 153
The Levellers and the 'Poor and Middling Sort of People'p. 163
The Formation of a Public Sphere? Speech, Print and Popular Politics, c. 1660-95p. 171
Coda: Beyond the Public Sphere: the Politics of the Poorer Sort in Early Eighteenth-Century Englandp. 187
Notesp. 195
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780333637623
ISBN-10: 0333637623
Series: Social History in Perspective
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: 12th November 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1