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The discourse of legitimacy in early modern England

Author: Robert Zaller
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Discourse of Legitimacy in Early Modern England is a study of the structures of authority in England between the beginning of the English Reformation in 1529 and the outbreak of the Civil War of the 1640s. These structures, both secular and sacred, were profoundly affected by the creation of a national Protestant church governed by the crown; by the emerging sense of national consciousness and providential destiny  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zaller, Robert.
Discourse of legitimacy in early modern England.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Zaller
ISBN: 9780804755047 0804755043
OCLC Number: 74569003
Description: x, 820 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The discourse of monarchy --
Sacred discourse --
The discourse of the realm --
The discourse of the law --
The discourse of the stage --
The discourse of Parliament : the reformation of Parliament --
Stuart Parliaments and the crisis of legitimacy.
Responsibility: Robert Zaller.
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The Discourse of Legitimacy is a wide-ranging, synoptic study of England's conflicted political cultures in the period between the Protestant Reformation and the civil war.  Read more...


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"In seeking the causes of the English Revolution, the author considers discourses about the nature and seat of legitimacy relating to the control of the discussions concerning religion, drama, Read more...

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