Skip to content

Popular Politics and the English Reformation

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0521525551

ISBN-13: 9780521525558

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ethan H. Shagan, Anthony Fletcher, John Guy, John Morrill

List price: $42.99
Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

This book is a study of popular responses to the English Reformation. It takes as its subject not the conversion of English subjects to a new religion but rather their political responses to a Reformation perceived as an act of state and hence, like all early modern acts of state, negotiated between government and people. These responses included not only resistance but also significant levels of accommodation, co-operation and collaboration as people attempted to co-opt state power for their own purposes. This study argues, then, that the English Reformation was not done to people, it was done with them in a dynamic process of engagement between government and people. As such, it answers the twenty-year-old scholarly dilemma of how the English Reformation could have succeeded despite the inherent conservatism of the English people, and it presents the first genuinely post-revisionist account of one of the central events of English history.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

John Guyis curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.Jorrit Britschgiis curator of Indian Painting, Museum Rietberg Zürich.

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Note on the text
Introduction
The Break with Rome and the Crisis of Conservatism
'Schismatics be now plain heretics': debating the royal supremacy over the Church of England
The anatomy of opposition in early Reformation England: the case of Elizabeth Barton, the holy maid of Kent
Politics and the Pilgrimage of Grace revisited
Points of Contact: The Henrician Reformation and the English People
Anticlericalism, popular politics and the Henrician Reformation
Selling the sacred: Reformation and dissolution at the Abbey of Hailes
'Open disputation was in alehouses': religious debate in the diocese of Canterbury, c. 1543
Sites of Reformation: Collaboration and Popular Politics under Edward VI
Resistance and collaboration in the dissolution of the chantries
The English people and the Edwardian Reformation
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index