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This book creates a new framework for the political and intellectual relations between Britain and America in a momentous period that witnessed the formation of modern states on both sides of the Atlantic and the extinction of an Anglican, aristocratic and monarchical order. It stands as part of a project aimed at revising the map of early modern English-speaking societies, which includes Dr. Clark's previous books English Society, 1688SH1832 (1985) and Revolution and Rebellion (1986). This important revisionary study will be essential reading for historians, social scientists and students of literature of the period.
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Supplementing English Society, 1688-1832 (1985) and Revolution and Rebellion (1986), this revisionary study creates a new view of the political and intellectual relations between Britain and America during a period that witnessed the formation of modern states and the extinction of an Anglican, aristocratic and monarchical order.Review:
"Jonathan Clark's erudite, powerfully-argued Language of Liberty synthesizes a vast array of recent scholarship as well as contemporary literature." Albion
"This volume displays the same mixture of intelligence, imagination, rigor, and bombast as Clark's other books....provocative." The Journal of American History
"J.C.D. Clark's study is broader in scope, dealing with both Britain and America and also plumbing the legal dimension along with the religious. It is extremely learned...Too, the work is provocative...the work is persuasive...there is much of value in Clark's book." National Review
"By adding religion to the interpretive mix, Clark has enriched our understanding of the origins of American popular culture." Times Higher Education Supplement
"Arguing against prevailing opinion that secular notions of republicanism and Lockean rights inspired the American Revolution, Clark contends that the larger transatlantic debates of the long eighteenth century found their core in law and religion....The Revolution, he concludes, must be understood as a religious and civil war among transatalantic British societies." Philip Goff, Religious Studies Review
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110521445108