A Commonwealth of the People: Popular Politics and England's Long Social Revolution, 1066-1649 (BOK)

David Rollison

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In 1500 fewer than three million people spoke English; today English speakers number at least a billion worldwide. This book asks how and why a small island people became the nucleus of an empire 'on which the sun never set'. David Rollison argues that the 'English explosion' was the outcome of a long social revolution with roots deep in the medieval past. A succession of crises from the Norman Conquest to the English Revolution were causal links and chains of collective memory in a unique, vernacular, populist movement. The keyword of this long revolution, 'commonwealth', has been largely invisible in traditional constitutional history. This panoramic synthesis of political, intellectual, social, cultural, religious, economic, literary and linguistic movements offers a 'new constitutional history' in which state institutions and power elites were subordinate and answerable to a greater community that the early modern English called 'commonwealth' and we call 'society'.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter David Rollison
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521139700
Antall sider 490 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2cm
Vekt 780 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Social & cultural history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Politics & government