By Perez. Zagorin
Rebels and Rulers, 1500-1660 is a comparative old examine of revolution within the maximum royal states of Western Europe in the course of the 16th and the 1st 1/2 the 17th centuries. Revolution as a normal challenge and the factors and personality of revolution in early sleek Europe were one of the most generally mentioned and debated themes in background and the social sciences because the Nineteen Forties. even supposing the topic of social and political unrest and revolution within the early sleek interval has acquired a lot realization, and regardless of the lifestyles of a truly huge literature dedicated to specific revolutions of the time, not anyone has tried the large comparative synthesis that's given by means of Professor Zarogin during this learn. quantity II bargains first with provincial rebellions within the French, English, and Spanish monarchies. the remainder chapters are dedicated to a synoptic account of the French civil struggle or wars of faith, the Netherlands uprising, the English revolution, and the Fronde. Rebels and Rulers is a finished dialogue of early smooth revolution that includes an exam of the main major revolutions of Western Europe within the interval sooner than 1789. It bargains clean realizing of either famous and ignored progressive occasions and is the 1st paintings to contemplate the numerous various revolutions of this seminal epoch in comparative ancient standpoint.
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Led by its president, the priest Pau Claris, the Deputation in the summer of 1640 placed itself at the head of the resistance. This step revealed the extent of Catalonia's alienation from Madrid and how much anger had been provoked by royal policy in the subject realm. The conflict thereby acquired legitimacy and became a rebellion of the whole provincial society. Despite dissensions, it embraced both the dominant class and the inferior orders - part of the nobility, provincial functionaries, the municipal councils and bourgeoisie of Barcelona and other towns, and the clergy.
25, for a vivid description of the involvement of the religious in the revolt. " S e e Dodds, Pilgrimage of Grace, v. 1, 147-8, 261-2, 227, 252, 312, 315, 316, 344, 346, 342-3, for these organizational features; for Aske's emphasis upon agreement over grievances, see his statement in Bateson, "Aske's examination," 556. REVOLUTIONS the composite interests of diverse groups. 64 Central in the program, of course, was the matter of religion. On this, the rebels called, among other things, for a return to papal authority, the restoration of the monasteries and their property, and the preservation of the rights, privileges, and liberties of church and clergy.
S e e the statement of the priest, Nicholas Leche, in Fletcher, Tudor rebellions, 118-19. M . E. James has advanced an interesting interpretation of the Lincolnshire revolt that makes far too much, however, of its alleged "ritual" features and fails to recognize sufficiently its insurrectionary character ("Obedience and dissent in Henrician England: T h e Lincolnshire rebellion, 1536," Past and present 48 (1970). 59 See Smith, Land and politics, 166-7. T h i s study supports the view that the revolt was the work of the nobility and gentry.
Rebels and Rulers, 1500-1660: Volume 2, Provincial Rebellion -- Revolutionary Civil Wars, 1560-1660 by Perez. Zagorin