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The Politics of Social Conflict: The Peak Country, 1520 1770

Andy Wood

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ISBN 10: 0521037727 / ISBN 13: 9780521037723
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Paperback. 376 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 1.1in.This book provides a new approach to the history of social conflict, popular politics and plebeian culture. Based on a close study of the Peak Country of Derbyshire c. 1520-1770, it has implications for understandings of class identity, popular culture, riot, custom and social relations. Important insights are offered into early modern social and gender identities, civil war allegiances, the appeal of radical ideas and the making of the English working class. Above all, the book challenges the claim that early modern England was a hierarchical, pre-class society. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521037723

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Title: The Politics of Social Conflict: The Peak ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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This book provides a new approach to the history of social conflict, popular politics and plebeian culture. Based on a close study of the Peak Country of Derbyshire c. 1520-1770, it has implications for understandings of class identity, popular culture, riot, custom and social relations. Important insights are offered into early modern social and gender identities, civil war allegiances, the appeal of radical ideas and the making of the English working class. Above all, the book challenges the claim that early modern England was a hierarchical, "pre-class" society.

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"...this book stimulates and engages...all students of history." Robert L. Woods, History

"thoroughly researched... a welcome addition to the social history of early modern England." Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"...a major scholarly achievement...inspiring..." Sixteenth Century Journal

"...a richly documented and important book...a very fine example of the too rarely attempted inegration of social and political history and successfully combines a fully realized regional study with a major contribution to our general understanding of early modern England." American Historical Review

"rich and nuanced study." Journl Of Modern History

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