skip to content
The Devil in disguise : deception, delusion, and fanaticism in the early English enlightenment Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Mark Knights
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Cooper family.; Cowper, fam.; Cooper family.; Sarah Cowper; Sarah Cowper
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.
More information:

Abstract:

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...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

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...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (1)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/670482267> # The Devil in disguise : deception, delusion, and fanaticism in the early English enlightenment
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "670482267" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/aufklarung> ; # Aufklärung
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/942.06/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/england_burgerkrieg> ; # England--Bürgerkrieg
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/familie> ; # Familie
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/forensic_medicine_history> ; # Forensic Medicine--history
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/972484> ; # Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Place/england> ; # England
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Person/cowper_fam> ; # fam. Cowper
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008119662> ; # Enlightenment--Great Britain
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1219920> ; # England.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/revoluties> ; # Revoluties
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/geloof_en_wetenschap> ; # Geloof en wetenschap
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/316745743> ; # Cooper family.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Person/cooper_family> ; # Cooper family.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/dagelijks_leven> ; # Dagelijks leven
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> ; # Great Britain.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919811> ; # Social conditions
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Place/hertfordshire> ; # Hertfordshire.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/verlichting_cultuurgeschiedenis> ; # Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/37854161> ; # Sarah Cowper
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/glorious_revolution> ; # Glorious Revolution
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Event/1600_1699> ; # 1600 - 1699
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Place/verenigd_koninkrijk_van_groot_brittannie_en_noord_ierland> ; # Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354449> ; # Revolution of 1688 (Great Britain)
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/912527> ; # Enlightenment
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354150> ; # Puritan Revolution (Great Britain : 1642-1660)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/controversen> ; # Controversen
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Place/great_britain> ; # Great Britain
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/56726417> ; # Mark Knights
   schema:datePublished "2011" ;
   schema:description "The trial of Spencer Cowper -- Partisan feuds -- Quakers -- Moral panic and marital affairs -- Fanatics and false brethren -- Despair and demonism -- Conclusion: an exceptional story?"@en ;
   schema:description "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 wife, all set against a backdrop of violently competing local factions, rampant religious prejudice, and the last conviction of a witch in England. Spencer Cowper was accused of murdering a Quaker, and his brother William had two illegitimate children by his second 'wife'. Their scandalous lives became the source of public gossip, much to the horror of their mother, Sarah, who poured out her heart in a diary that also chronicles her feeling of being enslaved to her husband. Her two sons remained in the limelight. Both were instrumental in the prosecution of Henry Sacheverell, a firebrand cleric who preached a sermon about the illegitimacy of resistance and religious toleration. His parliamentary trial in 1710 provoked serious riots in London. William Cowper also intervened in 1712 to secure the life of Jane Wenham, whose trial provoked a wide-ranging debate about witchcraft beliefs. The Cowpers and their town are a microcosm of a changing world. Their story suggests that an early 'Enlightenment', far from being simply a movement of ideas sparked by 'great thinkers', was shaped and advanced by local and personal struggles. - Publisher."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1062397705> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The Devil in disguise : deception, delusion, and fanaticism in the early English enlightenment"@en ;
   schema:productID "670482267" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/670482267#PublicationEvent/oxford_oxford_university_press_2011> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy12pdf01/2010943356.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199577958> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/670482267> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Place/verenigd_koninkrijk_van_groot_brittannie_en_noord_ierland> # Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/england_burgerkrieg> # England--Bürgerkrieg
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "England--Bürgerkrieg"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/forensic_medicine_history> # Forensic Medicine--history
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Forensic Medicine--history"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/geloof_en_wetenschap> # Geloof en wetenschap
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Geloof en wetenschap"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/glorious_revolution> # Glorious Revolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Glorious Revolution"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1062397705#Topic/verlichting_cultuurgeschiedenis> # Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008119662> # Enlightenment--Great Britain
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Enlightenment--Great Britain"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> # Great Britain.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Great Britain." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1219920> # England.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "England." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354150> # Puritan Revolution (Great Britain : 1642-1660)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Puritan Revolution (Great Britain : 1642-1660)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354449> # Revolution of 1688 (Great Britain)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Revolution of 1688 (Great Britain)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919811> # Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/912527> # Enlightenment
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Enlightenment"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/972484> # Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/316745743> # Cooper family.
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:name "Cooper family." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/37854161> # Sarah Cowper
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1644" ;
   schema:deathDate "1720" ;
   schema:familyName "Cowper" ;
   schema:givenName "Sarah" ;
   schema:name "Sarah Cowper" ;
   schema:sameAs <http://d-nb.info/gnd/124553087> ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/56726417> # Mark Knights
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Knights" ;
   schema:givenName "Mark" ;
   schema:name "Mark Knights" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199577958>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0199577951" ;
   schema:isbn "9780199577958" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/670482267>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/670482267> ; # The Devil in disguise : deception, delusion, and fanaticism in the early English enlightenment
   schema:dateModified "2016-05-12" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.