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Routledge Library Editions: Puritanism


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Originally published between 1930 and 1988 many of the volumes in this set are based upon years of painstaking archival research in private and published papers. They provide many insights into the Puritan world of the early 17th Century and:

  • Analyse the economic depression in the mid-1600s and the resultant unemployment and poverty which caused social upheaval.
  • Discuss the importance of the divisions among the Puritans for political processes within both the church and wider society.

  • Examine the motivation of the Puritans who emigrated.
  • Discuss the impact the Puritan family had on the spiritual development of the Anglo-American world.

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Anglicans and Puritans? Presbyterianism and English Conformist Thought from Whitgift to Hooker

Anglicans and Puritans? Presbyterianism and English Conformist Thought from Whitgift to Hooker

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Peter Lake
December 17, 2020

Originally published in 1988, this was the first full and scholarly account of the formal Elizabethan and Jacobean debates between Presbyterians and conformists concerning the government of the church. This book shed new light on the crucial disagreements between puritans and conformists and the ...

Charles I and the Puritan Upheaval A Study of the Causes of the Great Migration

Charles I and the Puritan Upheaval A Study of the Causes of the Great Migration

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Allen French
December 17, 2020

Originally published in 1955 and based on research of public records and other contemporary sources, this book builds up an excellent picture of England before the Civil War. Through a series of case studies, it examines the type of person who emigrated to New England and their motivation for doing...

Poets and Puritans

Poets and Puritans

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T. R. Glover
December 17, 2020

Originally published in 1915, the essays in this book deal with 9 English writers – as diverse in outlook and temperament as Bunyan and Boswell; poets and Puritans and men who were neither. The book examines each writer in his historical and social context – facing problems in art or religion and ...

Puritans in Conflict The Puritan Gentry During and After the Civil Wars

Puritans in Conflict The Puritan Gentry During and After the Civil Wars

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J. T. Cliffe
December 17, 2020

Originally published in 1988, and the companion book to The Puritan Gentry, covering the period of the Civil War, the English republic and the Restoration of Charles II in 1660, this book gives an account of how the godly interest of the Puritans dissolved into faction and impotence. The fissures ...

Routledge Library Editions: Puritanism

Routledge Library Editions: Puritanism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Various Authors
December 17, 2020

Originally published between 1930 and 1988 many of the volumes in this set are based upon years of painstaking archival research in private and published papers. They provide many insights into the Puritan world of the early 17th Century and: Analyse the economic depression in the mid-1600s and ...

Social Problems and Policy During the Puritan Revolution

Social Problems and Policy During the Puritan Revolution

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Margaret James
December 17, 2020

Originally published in 1930 and reprinted in 1966 this book focusses on the social and economic developments of the Puritan revolution – aspects which are often overlooked in favour of the political. Using archival resources, this study shows that the period 1640-1660 was one of change and ...

The Elizabethan Puritan Movement

The Elizabethan Puritan Movement

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Patrick Collinson
December 17, 2020

Originally published in 1967, this book is a history of church puritanism as a movement and as a political and ecclesiastical organism; of its membership structure and internal contradictions; of the quest for ‘a further reformation’. It tells the fascinating story of the rise of a revolutionary ...

The Puritan Experience

The Puritan Experience

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Owen C. Watkins
December 17, 2020

Originally published in 1972 and based on extensive research and use of source materials including manuscripts, this book examines Puritan spiritual autobiographies written before 1725 and sets them in the context of the literary tradition out of which they grew. As well as Bunyan, Baxter and Fox, ...

The Puritan Family A Social Study from the Literary Sources

The Puritan Family A Social Study from the Literary Sources

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Levin L. Schücking
December 17, 2020

Originally published in 1969, this study examines the religious and ethical community which had an immense influence on the spiritual development of the Anglo-American world – the family in Puritan England. The book makes extensive reference to the outstanding literary works of the period and to ...

The Puritan Gentry The Great Puritan Families of Early Stuart England

The Puritan Gentry The Great Puritan Families of Early Stuart England

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J. T. Cliffe
December 17, 2020

Originally published in 1984, this was the first detailed study of the impact of Puritan influences on the wealthy county families of early Stuart England. It discusses one of the central issues in the history of the English Civil War: what motivated those men and women who risked all in opposition...

The Puritan Revolution A Documentary History

The Puritan Revolution A Documentary History

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Stuart E. Prall
December 17, 2020

Originally published in 1968, the documents collected in this volume (all re-set for ease of reading), trace the history of the Puritan Revolution from its roots in the early seventeenth century to the Restoration. They show how the causes and the course of the upheaval were reflected immediately ...

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