Lecture Notes Century of Revolution - The Century of...

This preview shows page 1 out of 1 page.

The Century of Revolution: Sovereignty and Consent in 17thCentury EnglandToday entering early modern period -Fundamentals of modern period are being put into place - > Basics don’t change that much 17THC. ‘Great Transformation’: The Road to Agrarian Capitalism-Enclosure of commons/private propertyVS. communal property rights-Enclosure +’rack rents’= landless peasantry-‘capitalist’ landlords: consolidation & ‘improvement’-Wage contractsreplace feudal servitude-Custom/traditionvs. impersonal market forces-Social dislocation: fear of ‘masterless men’ and the ‘many-headed hydra’ of the ‘multitude’ The English Revolution (1642-1660)-Charles I to impose power of Crown-1640 Hobbes (Pro-Royalist) flees to France-1642-44 Civil War and New Model Army-1649 Charles I executed: Monarchy abolished-Leveller Mutinies/Putney Debates: “for really I think that the poorest he that is in English has a life to live to the greatest he,

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture