The Century of Revolution, 1603-1714

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Routledge, 1991 - Electronic books - 296 pages
Annotation. There is an immense range of books about the English Civil War, but one historian stands head and shoulders above all others for the quality of his work on the subject. In 1961 Christopher Hill first published what has come to be acknowledged as the best concise history of the period, Century of Revolution. Stimulating, vivid and provocative, his graphic depiction of the turbulent era examines ordinary English men and women as well as kings and queens.

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Through all the far reaching changes of this century which affected the upper classes, the labour of peasants, craftsmen, mariners went on relatively unchanged. I decided it may be time for me to ... Read full review

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Hill is a master at making even remote history interesting. He does it partially by having a metahistorical story to tell, which may be a drawback to some, but the gains in readability make the book well worth the read no matter what your interpretive persuasion. Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Master of Balliol College, Oxford University, Christopher Hill is a neo-Marxist whose work examines the role of economic factors in the events of the seventeenth century. He places particular emphasis on the grievances and treatment of the poorer and outcast sectors of society.

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