Society and Puritanism in Pre-revolutionary England

Product Number: EB00709305
Released: Sep 25, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781786636225
Publisher: Verso
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Description

How Puritanism made modern Britain In order to understand the English Revolution and Civil War, it is essential to get a grasp on the nature of Puritanism. In this classic work of social history, Christopher Hill reveals Puritanism as a living faith, one responding to social as well as religious needs. It was a set of beliefs that answered the hopes and fears of yeomen and gentlemen, as well as merchants and artisans, in a time of tribulation and extraordinary turbulence. Over this period, Puritanism was interwoven into daily life. Here Hill looks at how rituals and practices such as oath-taking, the Sabbath, bawdy courts, and poor relief offered a way to bring order to social upheaval. He even offers an explanation for the emergence of the seemingly paradoxical figure of the age-the Puritan revolutionary.

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Author(s): Christopher Hill
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: Sep 25, 2018

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