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Dominion

A rich narrative history of England's increasing dominance over the territories that became known as the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the reign of Henry VII through to the Act of Union of 1707.
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Dominion: England and its Island Neighbours c.1500-1707 is a rich narrative history of England's increasing dominance over the cluster of territories that became known as the British Isles. It brings alive a period and a geography remarkable for repeated religious wars and a long colonial struggle as well as for London's emergence as a political, economic, and cultural hub. While Dominion concentrates on English actions and purposes, it pays careful attention to interactions in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and to the pressures of European competition. It does so by drawing on the vibrant recent scholarship of the separate nations and considerable primary research, and also on the language of the actors, from Henry VIII and Elizabeth, Spenser and Shakespeare, to Oliver Cromwell and John Milton. Its purpose is not just to explore English understandings and ideologies, but their consequences, both creative and disruptive.
The landmarks of the Tudor and Stuart centuries may be familiar: the creation of Ireland as a subordinate but fractured kingdom, the unification of Wales with England, the unstable union of the crowns of England and Scotland, the bloody conquest and reconquest of Ireland, and the formation of the United Kingdom amid fierce rivalry with France. By interweaving these strands as a single coherent story of English reactions and projections, this book opens up a new understanding of this formative period in the history of these islands - and also of its fractious legacy.
Derek Hirst is William Eliot Smith Professor of History at Washington University, St Louis.
PART I: SEARCHING FOR MEANING: EMPIRE AND THE RAT ; PART II: ENGLAND'S ARCHIPELAGIC HISTORY C.1500-1707 ; Prologue ; 1. The old order changes 1500-1540 ; 2. Titles in question 1540-1551 ; 3. State formations 1551-1568 ; 4. Causes of the Lord 1568-1585 ; 5. Endgames 1585-1603 ; 6. A greater Britain 1603-1618? ; 7. Conforming kingdoms 1618-1637 ; 8. Conflicted kingdoms 1637-1646 ; 9. Revolution and conquest 1646-1660 ; 10. Restoring crown and church 1660-1686 ; 11. A British Isles 1687-1707 ; PART III: BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAY ; Index
Dominion: England and its Island Neighbours c.1500-1707 is a rich narrative history of England's increasing dominance over the cluster of territories that became known as the British Isles. It brings alive a period and a geography remarkable for repeated religious wars and a long colonial struggle as well as for London's emergence as a political, economic, and cultural hub. While Dominion concentrates on English actions and purposes, it pays
careful attention to interactions in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and to the pressures of European competition. It does so by drawing on the vibrant recent scholarship of the separate nations and considerable primary research, and also on the language of the actors, from Henry VIII and Elizabeth, Spenser and Shakespeare,
to Oliver Cromwell and John Milton. Its purpose is not just to explore English understandings and ideologies, but their consequences, both creative and disruptive. The landmarks of the Tudor and Stuart centuries may be familiar: the creation of Ireland as a subordinate but fractured kingdom, the unification of Wales with England, the unstable union of the crowns of England and Scotland, the bloody conquest and reconquest of Ireland, and the formation of the United Kingdom
amid fierce rivalry with France. By interweaving these strands as a single coherent story of English reactions and projections, this book opens up a new understanding of this formative period in the history of these islands - and also of its fractious legacy.
A rich narrative history of England's increasing dominance over the territories that became known as the British Isles
Inter-relates the histories of the four nations, highlighting the interconnectedness of the British, Irish, and Scottish, and Welsh stories
Draws on the latest scholarship as well as the evidence of the actors themselves, from Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, to Spenser and Shakespeare, Cromwell and Milton
Author
Dereck Hirst
Year
2012
ISBN-10
019953537X
ISBN-13
9780199535378
Media
Book
Pages
336
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Series
Oxford Histories
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Subtitle
England and Its Island Neighbours, 1500-1707
Place of Publication
Oxford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
942.05
Illustrations
5 maps
Short Title
DOMINION
Language
English
Publication Date
2012-03-15
Audience
College/Higher Education
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