New PDF release: 1688: The First Modern Revolution (The Lewis Walpole Series

By Steve Pincus

ISBN-10: 0300171439

ISBN-13: 9780300171433

For 2 hundred years historians have considered England’s excellent Revolution of 1688–1689 as an un-revolutionary revolution—bloodless, consensual, aristocratic, and peculiarly, good. during this really good new interpretation Steve Pincus refutes this conventional view.
By increasing the interpretive lens to incorporate a broader geographical and chronological body, Pincus demonstrates that England’s revolution was once a ecu occasion, that it came about over a couple of years, no longer months, and that it had repercussions in India, North the US, the West Indies, and all through continental Europe. His wealthy ancient narrative, in line with lots of latest archival learn, strains the transformation of English overseas coverage, spiritual tradition, and political economic climate that, he argues, was once the meant final result of the revolutionaries of 1688–1689.
James II built a modernization application that emphasised centralized keep watch over, repression of dissidents, and territorial empire. The revolutionaries, against this, took good thing about the hot financial probabilities to create a bureaucratic yet participatory kingdom. The postrevolutionary English kingdom emphasised its ideological holiday with the prior and predicted itself as carrying on with to conform. All of this, argues Pincus, makes the wonderful Revolution—not the French Revolution—the first actually sleek revolution. This wide-ranging booklet reenvisions the character of the fantastic Revolution and of revolutions typically, the reasons and results of commercialization, the character of liberalism, and finally the origins and lines of modernity itself.

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And I ask whether there were longer-term consequences of the revolution that might be missed by curtailing the investigation with the Battle of the Boyne (1690) or the Treaty of Limerick (1691), the events that may be said to have ended the military conflict in the British Isles between King James and King William. Second, I have insisted on placing developments in England within broader European and extraEuropean contexts. Rather than assuming that English men and women thought in exclusively insular terms, I have explored economic, religious, and political interactions with Europe and the wider world.

See Laurence Brown, A Catalogue of British Historical Medals, 1760– 1960, Vol. 1: The Accession of George III to the Death of William IV (London: Seaby, 1980), 68. Rethinking Revo lutions 31 typology of revolutions. We now hear of political revolutions, social revolutions, great revolutions, lesser revolutions, Third World revolutions, and twentieth-century revolutions. This chapter offers a more parsimonious explanation for the causes of revolutions tout court and suggests some new directions in explaining their outcomes.

The second analysis specifies that the old regime is done in by a new social group, a class that seizes power and overturns the structures of the state and society. For all of their differences, both explanations of revolution are modernization stories. “Revolution,” Huntington declares, “is characteristic of modernization. ” Although Huntington distinguishes between a Western and an Eastern pattern of revolution, in both cases, as Charles Tilly perceptively points out, “the immediate cause of revolution is supposed to be the discrepancy between the performance of the regime and the demands being made upon it.

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