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Oxford University Press, 2014. 288p. Hardback. The nine essays examine the effects of the Act not only in England but also in Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands and New England, and overall the exhilarating sweep of the survey does not disappoint . excellent. Nicholas Fisher, Institute of English Studies, University of London 01/01/15 |a 19/08/15 (Publisher's information). Condition: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 37769
Inhaltsangabe: The 1662 Act of Uniformity and the consequent "ejections" on August 24 (St. Bartholomew's Day) of those who refused to comply with its stringent conditions comprise perhaps the single most significant episode in post-Reformation English religious history. Intended, in its own words, "to settle the peace of the church" by banishing dissent and outlawing Puritan opinion it instead led to penal religious legislation and persecution, vituperative controversy, and repeated attempts to diversify the religious life of the nation until, with the Toleration Act of 1689, its aspiration was finally abandoned and the freedom of the individual conscience and the right to dissent were, within limits, legally recognised. Bartholomew Day was hence, unintentionally but momentously, the first step towards today's pluralist and multicultural society.
This volume brings together nine original essays which on the basis of new research examine afresh the nature and occasion of the Act, its repercussions and consequences and the competing ways in which its effects were shaped in public memory. A substantial introduction sets out the historical context. The result is an interdisciplinary volume which avoids partisanship to engage with episcopalian, nonconformist, and separatist perspectives; it understands "English" history as part of "British" history, taking in the Scottish and Irish experience; it recognises the importance of European and transatlantic relations by including the Netherlands and New England in its scope; and it engages with literary history in its discussions of the memorialisation of these events in autobiography, memoirs, and historiography. This collection constitutes the most wide-ranging and sustained discussion of this episode for fifty years.
About the Author:
N. H. Keeble is Professor Emeritus of English Studies at University of Stirling.
Titel: 'Settling the Peace of the Church'. 1662 ...
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2014. Gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Wie neu - 288 pp. Deutsch. Artikel-Nr. INF1000929305
Buchbeschreibung Oxford, 2014. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. very good hbk with a very good dust wrapper, 8vo. Artikel-Nr. 137075