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The Resource Prophecy, politics and the people in early modern England, Tim Thornton

Prophecy, politics and the people in early modern England, Tim Thornton

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Prophecy, politics and the people in early modern England
Title
Prophecy, politics and the people in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Tim Thornton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The influence of the non-biblical vernacular prophetic traditions in early modern England was considerable; they had both a mass appeal, and a specific relevance to the conduct of politics by elites. Focusing particularly on Mother Shipton, the Cheshire prophet Nixon, and Merlin, this book considers the origins of these prophetic traditions, their growth and means of transmission, and the way various groups in society responded to them and in turn tried to control them. Dr
  • Thornton also sheds light on areas where popular culture and politics were uneasily interlinked: the powerful political influence of those outside elite groups; the variations in political culture across the country; and the considerable continuing power of mystical, supernatural, and 'non-rational' ideas in British social and political life into the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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1966-
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Thornton, Tim
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Prophecy
  • Prophets
Label
Prophecy, politics and the people in early modern England, Tim Thornton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-248) and index
Contents
  • Introduction:
  • Prophecy, politics and the people in late medieval and early modern England
  • Ancient prophecy in the sixteenth century
  • Prophetic creation and audience in civil war England
  • Prophecy and the Revolution settlement
  • The
  • re-rooting and survival of ancient prophecy
Control code
ocm70400402
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 269 p.
Isbn
9781843832591
Label
Prophecy, politics and the people in early modern England, Tim Thornton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-248) and index
Contents
  • Introduction:
  • Prophecy, politics and the people in late medieval and early modern England
  • Ancient prophecy in the sixteenth century
  • Prophetic creation and audience in civil war England
  • Prophecy and the Revolution settlement
  • The
  • re-rooting and survival of ancient prophecy
Control code
ocm70400402
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 269 p.
Isbn
9781843832591

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