HIS 375L • Stuart England, 1603-1689
Topics focusing on the most significant political, religious, social, economic, and cultural developments in 17th-century England. The lectures are topical and therefore do not follow a strict chronological sequence. The basic narrative of events is provided by one of the readings. The unifying theme of the course is the problem of revolution, and the lectures explore the causes, nature, and effects of the two English revolutions of the 17th century. Many of the lectures are slide-illustrated.
1 Research term paper (25%) 3 Exams (75%)
J. P. Kenyon, Stuart England L. Stone, The Crisis of the Aristocracy J. Locke, Two Treatises of Government