Summary Book Review Civic Continuities in an Age of Revolutionary Change, c.1750–1850 by Judith Pollmann:
Download or read book Civic Continuities in an Age of Revolutionary Change, c.1750–1850 written by Judith Pollmann and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2023-01-05 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This open access book explores the role of continuity in political processes and practices during the Age of Revolutions. It argues that the changes that took place in the years around 1800 were enabled by different types of continuities across Europe and in the Americas. With historians of modernity tending to emphasise the rise of the new, scholarship has leaned towards an assumption that existing modes of action, thought and practice simply became extinct, irrelevant or at least subordinate to new modes. In contrast, this collection examines continuities between early modern and modern political cultures and organization in Europe and the Americas. Shifting the focus from political modernization, the authors examine the continued relevance of older, often local, practices in (post)revolutionary politics. By doing so, they aim to highlight the role of local political traditions and practices in forging and enabling political change. The book argues that while political change was in fact at the centre of both the old and new polities that emerged in the Age of Revolutions, it coexisted with, and was indeed enabled by, continuities at other levels.
Summary Book Review A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People? by Boyd Hilton:
Download or read book A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People? written by Boyd Hilton and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2008-06-19 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a period scarred by apprehensions of revolution, war, invasion, poverty and disease, elite members of society lived in fear of revolt. Boyd Hilton examines the changes in society between 1783-1846 and the transformations from raffish and rakish behaviour to the new norms of Victorian respectability.
Summary Book Review Secularisation in the Christian World by Dr Michael Snape:
Download or read book Secularisation in the Christian World written by Dr Michael Snape and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-06-28 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The power of modernity to secularise has been a foundational idea of the western world. Both social science and church history understood that the Christian religion from 1750 was deeply vulnerable to industrial urbanisation and the Enlightenment. But as evidence mounts that countries of the European world experienced secularising forces in different ways at different periods, the timing and causes of de-Christianisation are now widely seen as far from straightforward. Secularisation in the Christian World brings together leading scholars in the social history of religion and the sociology of religion to explore what we know about the decline of organised Christianity in Britain, Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. The chapters tackle different strands, themes, comparisons and territories to demonstrate the diversity of approach, thinking and evidence that has emerged in the last 30 years of scholarship into the religious past and present. The volume includes both new research and essays of theoretical reflection by the most eminent academics. It highlights historians and sociologists in both agreement and dispute. With contributors from eight countries, the volume also brings together many nations for the first consolidated international consideration of recent themes in de-Christianisation. With church historians and cultural historians, and religious sociologists and sociologists of the godless society, this book provides a state-of-the-art guide to secularisation studies.