Political and religious practice in the early modern British world

Edited by William J. Bulman and Freddy Domínguez

Political and religious practice in the early modern British world


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-5135-3
  • Pages: 280
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £90.00
  • Published Date: June 2022
  • BIC Category: Later 16th century c 1550 to c 1599, 17th century, c 1600 to c 1699, England, History, History: theory & methods, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Tudor & Elizabethan Era (1485-1603), HISTORY / Historiography, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Stuart Era (1603-1714), Humanities / British & Irish history, Humanities / Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, History: Theory & Methods, History, Early Modern History
  • Series: Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain


This volume brings together cutting-edge research by some of the most innovative scholars of early modern Britain. Inspired in part by recent studies of the early modern 'public sphere', the twelve chapters collected here reveal an array of political and religious practices that can serve as a foundation for new narratives of the period. The practices considered range from deliberation and inscription to publication and profanity. The narratives under construction range from secularisation to the rise of majority rule. Many of the authors also examine ways British developments were affected by and in turn influenced the world outside of Britain. These chapter will be essential reading for students of early modern Britain, early modern Europe and the Atlantic World. They will also appeal to those interested in the religious and political history of other regions and periods.


Introduction: post-revisionism and the history of practices in the early modern British world - William J. Bulman
Part I: Political and religious practices
1 Stealing bibles in early modern London - Ethan H. Shagan
2 Printed English-language bible concordances to c. 1640 and intentions for lay bible use - Amy G. Tan
3 In the company of merchants: Edward Sherburne, the East India Company, and the transformation of Stuart political practices - Rupali Mishra
4 Consensual conflict in the early Stuart House of Commons - William J. Bulman
5 John Hacket's Scrinia Reserata and the oral history of early Stuart England - Noah Millstone
6 'Man of moderation': the Restoration bishop of Norwich - Isaac Stephens
7 Hoadly the high and Sacheverell the low: religious and political celebrity in post-revolutionary England - Brian Cowan
Part II: British, European, and Atlantic dimensions
8 The Nine Years' War in Ireland (1594-1603) as problem of government - Brendan Kane
9 Luisa de Carvajal, her 'Life', and the place of women in counter-reformation politics -
Freddy C. Domínguez
10 Of gods and beasts: the many bodies of James VI and I - Alastair Bellany
11 Empire of heresy: Samuel Gorton, Gerrard Winstanley, and the London roots of trans-Atlantic revolutionary religion - David R. Como


William J. Bulman is Professor of History at Lehigh University

Freddy C. Domínguez is Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Political and religious practice in the early modern British world

Edited by William J. Bulman, Freddy Domínguez

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