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The Causes of the English Civil War

ISBN: 978-0-631-20451-0
200 pages
January 1999, ©1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book provides students with the essential background to the English Civil War and to the historical debates surrounding its causes.
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Table of Contents

1. The Problem of Causation.

2. The Crisis of 1637-42.

3. Religious Conflicts.

4. Political Tensions.

5. Economic and Social Change.

6. Causes and Theories.

Further Reading.

Bibliography and References.




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Author Information

Norah Carlin is Principal Lecturer in Early Modern History at Middlesex University. She is the author of The First English Revolution (1983) and has contributed to Bradshaw (ed.) et al, Representing Ireland: Literature and the Origins of Conflict, 1534-1660 (1993) and Grell & Scribner (ed.), Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Reformation (1996).
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The Wiley Advantage

* Provides background for students new to the period.
* Assesses economic, social, religious and political life, covering the impact of long-term change as well as short-term developments.
* Examines the English Civil War debate in the 1990s and discusses the problems of causation in history.
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