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International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées

Restoration Historians and the English Civil War

Authors: MacGillivray, R.C.

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This is a study of the histories of the English Civil War or some aspects of it written in England or by Englishmen and Englishwomen or publish­ ed in England up to 1702, the year of the publication of the first volume of Clarendon's History of the Rebellion. By the terms of this definition, Clarendon is himself, of course, one of the historians studied. Clarendon's History is so formidable an achievement that all historians writing about the war before its publication have an air of prematureness. Nevertheless, as I hope the following pages will show, they produced a body of writing which may still be read with interest and profit and which anticipated many of the ideas and attitudes of Clarendon's History. I will even go so far as to say that many readers who have only a limited interest or no in­ terest in the Civil War are likely to find many of these historians interest­ ing, should their works come to their attention, for their treatment of the problems of man in society, for their psychological acuteness, and for their style. But while I intend to show their merits, my main concern will be to show how the Civil War appeared to historians, including Clarendon, who wrote within one or two generations after it, that is to say, at a time when it remained part of the experience of people still alive. A word is necessary on terminology.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Restoration Historians and the English Civil War
Authors
Series Title
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées
Series Volume
74
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-1625-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-1625-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-247-1678-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-1627-8
Series ISSN
0066-6610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 264
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