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The Civil Wars Experienced : Britain and Ireland, 1638-1661 - Martyn Bennett

The Civil Wars Experienced

Britain and Ireland, 1638-1661

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Published: 25th November 1999
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The Civil Wars Experienced is an exciting new history of the civil wars, which recounts their effects on the 'common people'. This engaging survey throws new light onto a century of violence and political and social upheaval
By looking at personal sources such as diaries, petitions, letters and social sources including the press, The Civil War Experienced clearly sets out the true social and cultural effects of the wars on the peoples of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and how common experiences transcended national and regional boundaries. It ranges widely from the Orkneys to Galway and from Radnorshire to Norfolk.
The Civil Wars Experienced explores exactly how far-reaching the changes caused by civil wars actually were for both women and men and carefully assesses individual reactions towards them. For most people fear, familial concerns and material priorities dictated their lives, but for others the civil revolutions provided a positive force for their own spiritual and religious development.
By placing the military and political developments of the civil wars in a social context, this book portrays a very different interpretation of a century of regicide and republic.

"This book is invaluble for graduate students and specialists conversant with the theoretical and historiographical debates surrounding the civil war. The clear and economical explanation of key actors and events will also appeal to upper-division undergraduates with an interest in the topic.." -"University of Illionois at Urbana-Champaign

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Time Linep. xii
Mapsp. xxiii
The Aberdeen Doctors and Historyp. 1
Under Occupation: the North of England, 1640-8p. 17
Experiencing Rebellion in Ireland, 1641-9p. 44
The Scottish Experience of the Wars in the Four Nations, 1638-48p. 75
Experiencing War in Wales and Englandp. 94
The Revolutionary Period, 1648-53p. 130
Conquered Nations: Republican and Restoration Scotland and Ireland, 1653-61p. 167
Republic and Restoration in England and Wales, 1653-61p. 194
Afterwordp. 213
Notesp. 216
Bibliographyp. 234
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780415159029
ISBN-10: 0415159024
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 25th November 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1