The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century Paperback

Religion, the Reformation and Social Change

by Hugh Trevor-Roper;


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The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

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The Civil War, the Restoration, and the Glorious Revolution in England laid the institutional and intellectual foundations of the modern understanding of liberty, of which we are heirs and beneficiaries. The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century uncovers new pathways to understanding this seminal time. Neither Catholic nor Protestant emerges unscathed from the examination to which Trevor-Roper subjects the era in which, from political and religious causes, the identification and extirpation of witches was a central event. Trevor-Roper points out that "In England the most active phase of witch-hunting coincided with times of Puritan pressure - the reign of Queen Elizabeth and the period of the civil wars - and some very fanciful theories have been built on this coincidence. But...the persecution of witches in England was trivial compared with the experience of the Continent and of Scotland. Therefore...[one must examine] the craze as a whole, throughout Europe, and [seek] to relate its rise, frequency, and decline to the general intellectual and social movements of the time...".

The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century by Hugh Trevor-Roper was published by Liberty Fund Inc in January 2001. The ISBN for The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century is 9780865972780.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLiberty Fund Inc (January 2001)
Weight757g
Number of Pages465
Thickness28 mm
Height155 mm
Width230 mm
ISBN9780865972780
ISBN-100865972788
Product Code1197364
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