Dissenting histories : religious division and the politics of memory in eighteenth-century England /

The first major study of the historical writings of religious dissenters in England between the 1690s and the 1790s, this book redefines the way we understand religious and political identities in the eighteenth century. Dissenting Histories provides a synoptic overview of the development of religio...

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Main Author: Seed, John, 1950-
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: remembering the present
  • The debt of memory: Edmund Calamy and the Dissenters in Restoration England
  • Protestant liberty: Daniel Neal and The history of the Puritans
  • Enthusiasts, Puritans and politics: David Hume's History of England
  • Englightenment, Republicanism and dissent: William Harris's Histories
  • Dissenting histories in the 1770s and 1780s
  • 'The fiction of ancestry': Burke, history and the Dissenters
  • Conclusion.