The Monarchical Republic of Early Modern England: Essays in by John F. McDiarmid

By John F. McDiarmid

With its demanding, paradoxical thesis that Elizabethan England used to be a 'republic which occurred additionally to be a monarchy', Patrick Collinson's 1987 essay 'The Monarchical Republic of Queen Elizabeth I' instigated a proliferation of study and vigorous debate approximately quasi-republican points of Tudor and Stuart England. during this quantity, a wonderful foreign staff of students examines the belief of the 'monarchical republic' from the 1530s to the 1640s, and checks the concept that from various issues of view. New feedback are complicated concerning the development of improvement of quasi-republican developments and of competition to them, and approximately their relation to the politics of past and later sessions. a few essays specialize in the political task of major figures at courtroom; a number of examine political lifestyles in cities or rural parts; others talk about schooling, rhetoric, linguistic proposal and analyzing practices, poetic and dramatic texts, the kin of politics to non secular clash, gendered conceptions of the monarchy, and 'monarchical republicanism' within the new American colonies. Differing positions within the scholarly debate approximately early glossy English republicanism are represented, and clean archival learn advances the learn of quasi-republican components in early glossy English politics.

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