BEDDARD, Robert, ed.
Title: Revolutions of 1688 : The Andrew Browning Lectures, 1988. First Edition, hardcover in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1991, ISBN:0198229208
Seller ID: 113255
BEDDARD, Robert, (ed.). The Revolutions of 1688 : The Andrew Browning Lectures, 1988. Edited by Robert Beddard. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1991. First Printing. Pp. (6),-313,(1). 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "This book places the events and issues of the Revolution of 1688, which deposed the Catholic James II and enthroned the Protestant William andMary, in a broad historical context. Beginning with the dynastic revolutio n in England, it examines, in turn, the dependent kingdoms of Scotland and Ireland, the American colonies, the United Provinces, and the continental European background. Themes explored include the role of the Whigs in William of Orange's success, the shift in Tory opinion, the part played by the Scottish nobility, Ireland's reduction to the status of a colony, the evolution of Dutch foreign and domestic policy, and transatlantic repercusions. The book concludes with an examination of 1688 and its place in the Whig theory of history. Drawing on the expertise of an international team of scholars, the volume makes an important contribution to the historical assessment of the revolutions of 1688 an their profound impact on subsequent events." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Robert Beddard: "The unexpected Whig Revolution of 1688"; 2. Mark Goldie: "The Political Thought of the Anglican Revolution"; 3. Bruce P. Lenman: "The Scottish Nobility and the Revolution of 1688-1690"; 4. Patrick Kelly: "Ireland and the Glorious Revolution: FromKingdom to Colony"; 5. John Stoye: "Europe and the Revolution of 1688"; 6. Simon Groenveld: "'J'equippe une flotte tres considerable': The Dutch Side of the Glorious Revolution"; 7. K.G. Davies: "The Revolutions in Ameriac"; 8. J.G.A. Pocock: "The Significance of 1688: Some Reflections on Whig Hist ory". Very good in dustjacket. 90.00