Causes of the English ...
Causes of the English Revolution, 1529-1642 (Ark Paperbacks)
In this seminal work Lawrence Stone explores theories of revolution and traces the social and economic change that led to this period of instability. Now with a new introduction by John Brewer, this classic text is essential reading for all those fascinated by the fraught battle for power between Charles I and Cromwell.
(first published January 28th 1972)
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Aug 25, 2010 ·Karen· rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a historian's history book. Part one is devoted to historiography; the first chapter gives a critical overview of revolution theory, looking at the hypotheses and defects of various paradigms, frames of reference that might be fruitful for the analysis of change in government, in regime and/or society effected by the means of violence (one definition of revolution). The second chapter gives a revealing account of an acrimonious historians' spat of the post-war years regarding the English...more
Lawrence Stone was an English historian of early modern Britain. He is noted for his work on the English Civil War and marriage. Stone was a major advocate of using the methods of the social sciences to study history.More about Lawrence Stone...