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The Devil in disguise : deception, delusion, and fanaticism in the early English enlightenment

Author: Mark Knights
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Devil in Disguise illuminates the impact of the two British revolutions of the seventeenth century and the shifts in religious, political, scientific, literary, economic, social, and moral culture that they brought about. It does so through the fascinating story of one family and their locality: the Cowpers of Hertford. Their dramatic history contains a murder mystery, bigamy, a scandal novel, and a tyrannized  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Cooper family.; Sarah Cowper; Sarah Cowper; Cooper family.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Knights
ISBN: 9780199577958 0199577951
OCLC Number: 670482267
Description: xvii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The trial of Spencer Cowper --
Partisan feuds --
Quakers --
Moral panic and marital affairs --
Fanatics and false brethren --
Despair and demonism --
Conclusion: an exceptional story?
Responsibility: Mark Knights.
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Illuminates the impact of the two British revolutions of the seventeenth century and the shifts in religious, political, scientific, literary, economic, social, and moral culture that they brought  Read more...

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a work which is ambitious in its remit, entertaining in its form, and successful in its argument: a further notable achievement by a historian with a sure grasp of his craft Ronald Hutton, Times Read more...

 
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