An analysis of the book britain and europe in the seventeenth century by jr jones

Controversies regarding doctrine predestination vs. The most important factor before was the diversification and expansion of overseas trade in exports and imports. Descendants of their numerous progeny soon peopled the thrones of Europe, including England with George I in The seventeenth century has probably received more attention than any other period in British history, and Jones definitely does justice to this great period in history.

Jones considered when writing this book was why this relation was later reversed. Jones emphasizes the close interdependence of Britain and Europe in the seventeenth century, and shows that events at home cannot be fully understood unless they are related to developments and forces abroad.

The sufferings of the people, and the lack of compensatory victories and territorial advances afterdiscredited the French in an indirect way. In his very elaborate coronation procession through the City of London, he passed through spectacular Roman triumphal arches at various stages, thereby identifying himself as a new Augustus.

In cultural and intellectual, as well as political and economic matters, the effect on Britain of foreign influences is for most of this period greater than that of Britain on Europe; one of the main questions that Dr.

A much-contested issue concerned the duty of the Christian magistrate toward religion: Apart from this economic impact, England made little impression on Europe before Isolated and often under pressure at home, English Catholics regarded themselves as part of the community of Christendom and as following the tradition of the past, from which their fellow-countrymen had been severed by the decisions of Henry VIII and Elizabeth.

All of the evidence Jones presents supports his thesis. European intellectual developments during the first part of the century did not significantly affect the main part of English life, and English influences on Europe were negligible.

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After England could at last feel relatively secure and English opinion was generally satisfied with the political and social order.

The two wars that followed the Revolution affected the lives of every inhabitant of the British Isles. The thesis is basically summed up in the title of the book.

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The political instability and continual violence of British affairs horrified all Europeans except the Dutch. All parts of the population and every part of the administration came under intense and prolonged strain. James also portrayed himself as patriarch-king: Already an author, James reprinted at the time of his accession his True Law of Free Monarchies originally published indefending royal absolutism grounded on the divine right of kings.

The fact that the French economy was relatively undeveloped offset the advantages of a much larger population, an absolutist political system and a central geographical position, but it also meant that France could not be brought to the point of collapse as Britain and the United Provinces could.

The need to defend the regicide and the new commonwealth "without King or House of Lords" prompted Milton to give forceful expression, in The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates Februaryto a radical contract theory of government analogous to that developed by contemporary republicans and Levellers: The First War War and the English State.

Professor Jones compares the effectiveness of the governments under pressure - English with Dutch, Commonwealth with restored monarchy, Republican with Orangist - and the effects on their economies; and examines the importance of the wars in accelerating the formation of a professional officer corps and establishing battle tactics that would endure throughout the age of sail.

Throughout the readings of this book I found that Dr. The defeat of Catholicism is the main theme of English History in the late seventeenth century, while the events of strengthened the links between Catholicism and the Irish national spirit. The book should be especiallly welcome to teachers and students.

I really enjoyed, agreed with, and accepted Dr.

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Jones, along with myself, strongly disagrees with this interpretation. Linking both politics and religion was the ongoing conflict about idolatry and iconoclasm in religion but also in the civic realm, around the issue of sacred kingship and the supposed sacrilege of executing an anointed king.

It will doubtless be welcomed by all readers interested in the Anglo-Dutch wars as well as by those concerned with naval history and naval warfare in general. The Second War New trade routes and patterns were developed, which were of great economic importance. Subjects Description This study of the Anglo--Dutch Wars, sets them in their naval, political and economic contexts.Britain and Europe in the Seventeenth Century [J.

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analysis of seventeenth century English intellectualism as situated squarely within the Throughout his book, Jones made frequent and repeated references to authors from both his own age, and from antiquity.

France, Italy, and the rest of mainland Europe found an audience among the English people. For the first time, the English were. J.R. Jones, a Professor of English History in the School of English Studies at the University of East Anglia, England, in Britain and Europe in the Seventeenth Century, has written a.

J. R. Jones (b. ) is an historian of seventeenth century England. He was lecturer in history at King's College, Newcastle from to and at the University of East Anglia from to

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