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The British Problem, C. 1534-1707 (New Casebooks)by Morrill
Synopses & Reviews
This pioneering book seeks to transcend the limitations of separate English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh histories by taking the archipelago made up of the islands of Britain and Ireland as a single unit of study. This is a story of the creation of a British state system if not a British state, with the incorporation of Wales into the English state, the creation of a kingdom of Ireland dependent on the English Crown and of a confederation of the Scottish and English crowns; and it is the story of how the various peoples of the archipelago interacted and became different peoples as a result of that interaction.
Book News Annotation:
Responding to the series' central thesis of locating and devolving an historical problem, the ten contributing scholars argue for a cohesive, unified approach to the study of the British state during the period. The essays represent English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh histories by taking the archipelago centered on the island of Britain and Ireland as a single unit of study, considering the interaction of its peoples as a result of migration, military conquest, and protestant and Tridentine Catholic evangelism.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-318) and index.
About the Author
Brendan Bradshaw, a University Lecturer in History and a Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge, has published extensively on Irish history and on British and European continental history, mainly of the sixteenth century.
John Morrill, Reader in Early Modern History and Fellow and Vice Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, has published widely on British and Irish history, mainly of the seventeenth century. He and Breandan Bradshaw have taught a final-year course called 'The British Problem, 1534-1707' in Cambridge since 1988.
Table of Contents
Preface - The British Problem 1534-1707; J.Morrill - The Tudor Reformation and Revolution in Wales and Ireland: the Origins of the British Problem; B.Bradshaw - British Policies before the British State; H.Morgan - England's Defence and Ireland's Reform: The Dilemma of the Irish Viceroys, 1541-1641; C.Brady - The English Crown, the Principality of Wales and the Council in the Marches, 1534-1641; P.Roberts - James VI, James I and the Identity of Britain; J.Wormald -The Atlantic Archipelago and the War of the Three Kingdoms; J.G.A.Pocock - The English Republic and the Meaning of Britain; D.Hirst - Divergence and Union: Scotland and England, 1660-1707; M.Goldie - The Communities of Ireland and the British State, 1660-1707; J.Smyth - Further Reading - Notes on Contributors - Index
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