Hist - Nov.16

Hist - Nov.16 - Class Notes Nov. 16th The First Modern...

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Class Notes – Nov. 16 th   16/11/2007 10:40:00 The First Modern Revolution?    17 th  Century: - Exciting, compelling period - Why is it so important? Britain’s big historical moment Takes centre stage in European and world history - Also the rise of British capitalism Historiography  Whiggery:  ‘court’  vs. ‘country’   Often seen as modern history - ‘History from the winners side’ - View from the party that ultimately wins out - Simple view: good vs. bad, court vs. country - Would England lose its parliament?  Or would parliament assume more authority,  taken from the king? Parliament won – they were fighting the good fight Samuel Rawson Gardiner  (1829-1902):  The History of England, 1603–1640,  (London, 1883-84); The Great Civil War, (London, 1886-1891); The History of the  Commonwealth and Protectorate, (London, 1895-1901).  18 volumes total!  Jack Hexler : 20 th  century Gardiner, American Professor at Yale - Britain was becoming a modern liberal democracy
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course HIST 204 taught by Professor Cowan during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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Hist - Nov.16 - Class Notes Nov. 16th The First Modern...

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