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The Court and the Country
The Beginning of the English Revolution

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ISBN 9781032466538
April 17, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
382 Pages

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Book Description

The Court and the Country (1969) offers a fresh view and synthesis of the English revolution of 1640. It describes the origin and development of the revolution, and gives an account of the various factors – political, social and religious – that produced the revolution and conditioned its course. It explains the revolution primarily as a result of the breakdown of the unity of the governing class around the monarchy into the contending sides of the Court and the Country. A principal theme is the formation within the governing class of an opposition movement to the Crown. The role of Puritanism and of the towns is examined, and the resistance to Charles I is considered in relation to other European revolutions of the period.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Social Structure and the Court and the Country  3. The Court  4. The Country  5. The Citizen Element  6. Puritanism  7. The Country and the Constitutional Revolution  8. The End of the Country  9. Parliamentarians and Royalists – the Civil War  10. Conclusion

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Perez Zagorin