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Scott Sowerby, review - Brian Cowan, The State Trial of Doctor Henry Sacheverell | H-Albion, H-Net Reviews. August, 2014.
Cowan’s erudite edition of primary sources charts contemporary reactions to the Sacheverell trial. Cowan sees the trial as an instance of the personalization of political ideas, as long-standing debates about church and state became “focused on one figure—Sacheverell, who could now be cast as either a hero or a scoundrel, depending upon one’s politics” (p. 15, emphasis in original). Unlike so many studies of print culture that focus on production, this volume is attuned to reception, with reproductions of commonplace books and marginalia that alternately endorsed and disputed the standard printed accounts of the trial. Cowan’s edition assembles sources from eleven libraries on two continents. Most of his selections are from unpublished manuscripts; five are from publications so rare that they are found in only one repository. The footnotes alone are worth the price of admission, providing a blow-by-blow account of the trial for the uninitiated. The volume is splendidly illustrated, with photographs of manuscripts, satirical prints, engravings of Sacheverell’s portrait, and depictions of the courtroom. The extended introduction surveys the history of printed transcripts of the trial, from Jacob Tonson’s official record to competing accounts by Tory and Whig authors. A helpful timeline and a comprehensive biographical guide round out the edition.
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january 2016 by dunnettreader
Bourke, R.: Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke. (eBook and Hardcover)
Drawing on the complete range of printed and manuscript sources, Empire and Revolution offers a vivid reconstruction of the major concerns of this outstanding statesman, orator, and philosopher.In restoring Burke to his original political and intellectual context, this book strips away the accumulated distortions that have marked the reception of his ideas. In the process, it overturns the conventional picture of a partisan of tradition against progress. In place of the image of a backward-looking opponent of popular rights, it presents a multifaceted portrait of one of the most captivating figures in eighteenth-century life and thought. While Burke was a passionately energetic statesman, he was also a deeply original thinker. Empire and Revolution depicts him as a philosopher-in-action who evaluated the political realities of the day through the lens of Enlightenment thought, variously drawing on the ideas of such figures as Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Hume. A boldly ambitious work of scholarship, this book challenges us to rethink the legacy of Burke and the turbulent era in which he played so pivotal a role. -- Richard Bourke is professor in the history of political thought and codirector of the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of Peace in Ireland: The War of Ideas and the coeditor of Political Judgement. -- Big early chunk on Vindication of Natural Society -- TOC and Intro (24 pgs) downloaded to Note
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september 2015 by dunnettreader
BRENT S. SIROTA -- THE OCCASIONAL CONFORMITY CONTROVERSY, MODERATION, AND THE ANGLICAN CRITIQUE OF MODERNITY, 1700–1714 (2014) | The Historical Journal, 57, pp 81-105 - Cambridge Journals Online - Abstract
BRENT S. SIROTA - North Carolina State University -- The occasional conformity controversy during the reign of Queen Anne has traditionally been understood as a straightforward symptom of the early eighteenth-century ‘rage of party’. For all the pious rhetoric concerning toleration and the church in danger, the controversy is considered a partisan squabble for short-term political gain. This traditional interpretation has, however, never been able to account for two features of the controversy: first, the focus on ‘moderation’ as a unique characteristic of post-Revolutionary English society; and second, the prominence of the Anglican nonjurors in the debate. This article revisits the occasional conformity controversy with an eye toward explaining these two related features. In doing so, it will argue that the occasional conformity controversy comprised a referendum on the Revolution settlement in church and state. Nonjurors lit upon the practice of occasional conformity as emblematic of the broader malady of moderation afflicting post-Revolutionary England. From their opposition to occasional conformity, the nonjurors, and soon the broader Anglican high-church movement, developed a comprehensive critique of religious modernity that would inform the entire framework of debate in the early English Enlightenment. -* I thank James Vaughn, Steve Pincus, Bill Bulman, Robert Ingram, and the participants in the ‘God and the Enlightenment’ conference at Ohio University in October 2012 for their generous engagement with earlier drafts of this article. Thanks also to Phil Withington and the anonymous reviewers for their assistance in shaping this article into its final form.
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august 2014 by dunnettreader
Charles Howard McIlwain, Constitutionalism: Ancient and Modern [1947] - Online Library of Liberty
Charles Howard McIlwain, Constitutionalism: Ancient and Modern (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2008). 07/12/2014. <http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/2145> -- Constitutionalism: Ancient and Modern explores the very roots of liberty by examining the development of modern constitutionalism from its ancient and medieval origins. Derived from a series of lectures delivered by Charles Howard McIlwain at Cornell University in the 1938–39 academic year, these lectures provide a useful introduction to the development of modern constitutional forms. -- Introduction states the "problem" beginning with Bolingbroke's definition of the Septennial Act and Whig abandonment of Revolution Principles, and Burke, Paine, arbitrary government and written constitutions. -- downloaded pdf to Note
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july 2014 by dunnettreader
John Millar, An Historical View of the English Government [1803], eds. Mark Salber Philips and Dale R. Smith - Online Library of Liberty
John Millar, An Historical View of the English Government, From the Settlement of the Saxons in Britain to the Revolution in 1688, in four volumes, edited by Mark Salber Philips and Dale R. Smith, introduction by Mark Salber Philips (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2006). 07/11/2014. <http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1886> -- An Historical View of the English Government consists of three parts, concerned with the most substantive revolutions in English government and manners: from the Saxon settlement to the Norman Conquest, from the Norman Conquest to the accession of James I, and from James I to the Glorious Revolution. Through these three phases Millar traces the development of the “great outlines of the English constitution”—the history of institutions of English liberty from Saxon antiquity to the revolution settlement of 1689. Millar demonstrates serious concern for the maintenance of liberties achieved through revolution and maintains that the manners of a commercial nation, while particularly suited to personal and political liberty, are not such as to secure liberty forever.
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july 2014 by dunnettreader
Kathleen Wilson - Inventing Revolution: 1688 and 18thC Popular Politics | JSTOR: Journal of British Studies, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct., 1989), pp. 349-386
No references on jstor information page - historiography review - starts with observation that recent "anti-Whig" historians from both extremes (from both Marxist and ultras (Clark ancien régime)) have demoted the "reality" of a revolution in England, as part of English exceptionalism into 19thC - downloaded pdf to Note
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january 2014 by dunnettreader
David Berman: The Jacobitism of Berkeley's Passive Obedience (1986)
JSTOR: Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 47, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1986), pp. 309-319 -- downloaded pdf to Note
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september 2013 by dunnettreader
Ian Campbell Ross: Was Berkeley a Jacobite? Passive Obedience Revisited (2005)
JSTOR: Eighteenth-Century Ireland / Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 20 (2005), pp. 17-30 -- downloaded pdf to Note -- The publication of Passive Obedience (1712) led to damaging accusations of Jacobitism against George Berkeley that the author attempted, unsuccessfully, to refute. Modern commentators -philosophers and historians - have offered conflicting interpretations of the work, arguing, inter alia, that Berkeley did hold Jacobite views around 1711-12, and that Passive Obedience may be assimilated within broader Anglican attempts to address the issue of the individual's duty of non-resistance to the supreme civil power in post-Williamite Ireland. This essay argues that a consideration of Berkeley's role as Junior Dean in Trinity College, Dublin, in whose chapel he delivered his three discourses on passive obedience; of the manuscript of those discourses; and of his self-declared rhetorical strategies can help resolve the long contentious issue of Berkeley's contemporary political allegiance.
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september 2013 by dunnettreader
Joseph Richardson: Archbishop William King (1650-1729): 'Church Tory and State Whig'? (2000)
JSTOR: Eighteenth-Century Ireland / Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 15 (2000), pp. 54-76 -- downloaded pdf to Note -- The paper seeks to explain an apparent contradiction in the historiography of William King, Archbishop of Dublin from 1703 to 1729 King apparently faced in both directions, seeking to accommodate the possibilities of Catholic success with King James and Calvimst victory under Pnnce William Considering King's response to the Revolution m Ireland in the years 1688-91, it has been concluded that central to his arguments are two manuscripts, 'The State of the Church' and the 'Principles' The former is presented as a plan for accommodation with Calvimsts, the latter with Catholics Through a study of King's writings both before and after the Glorious Revolution it will be seen that King's views were actually consistently High Church, representing a classic example of High Church rhetoric It will become apparent that no conflict existed, m Ireland, between high churchmanship and the espousal of revolutionary principles, as adumbrated in the Bill of Rights and Act of Settlement This paper will focus on King's controversy with Peter Manby in 1687, the evidence of his diary, written during his imprisonment, the 'Principles' manuscript, and the State of the Protestants of Ireland under the late King James's government of 1692
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september 2013 by dunnettreader
Judith Richards, Lotte Mulligan and John K. Graham: "Property" and "People": Political Usages of Locke and Some Contemporaries (1981)
JSTOR: Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan. - Mar., 1981), pp. 29-51-- downloaded pdf to Note -- comparison especially with Exclusion Crisis authors eg Sidney, Tyrrel, Henry Neville who were more prominent and used by Whigs in decades after Glorious Revolution. The potential radicalism of each depends on how they used same terms differently
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september 2013 by dunnettreader

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