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The Rise of the New Model Army - Mark A. Kishlansky

The Rise of the New Model Army

Paperback Published: 5th September 1983
ISBN: 9780521273770
Number Of Pages: 396

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This is a meticulously-researched and highly controversial study of the origins and development of parliamentary and extra-parliamentary politics during the English Civil War. Professor Kishlansky challenges the fundamental assumptions upon which all previous interpretations of this period have been based. It is his contention that during the years 1643 6, Parliament operated on a model of consensus rather than on one of party conflict as has been traditionally assumed. The New Model Army was thus the product of compromise and, Professor Kishlansky argues, it embodied the ideology that created it. The political invention of the Army occurred only after the machine of consensus politics had broken down with Parliament. The New Model Army, perpetuating the belief in consensus and balance but also representing its own interests, then became one of many factions competing for dominance."

Preface
Abbreviations
Parliament Truimphant
The parliamentary cause
The creation of the new model army
The triumph of the new model army
The assault on parliamentary politics
Parliament Eclispsed
The collapse of parliamentary politics
The reign of parties
The rise of the new model army
The emergence of radical politics
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521273770
ISBN-10: 0521273773
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 5th September 1983
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.65  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.63

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