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Author Shagan, Ethan H., 1971- author

Title The rule of moderation : violence, religion and the politics of restraint in early modern England / Ethan H. Shagan
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (398 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Prologue; Part I Moderate foundations; Introduction; 1 The bridle of moderation; Introduction: the bridle and the square; Moderating the passions; Government and the failure of ethics; Internal and external moderation; The moderation of women; Conclusion; Part II Moderate churches; 2 Violence and the via media in the reign of Henry VIII; Introduction: six characters in search of a scaffold; The moderation of things indifferent; Conscience and authority in the Henrician Reformation
ConclusionPart III Moderate rule; 5 English expansion and the empire of moderation; Introduction: 'between the old world and the new'; Climate moderation and English governance; Governing populations; Bridling Spain; Religion, civility and moderation; Conclusion; 6 Social moderation and the governance of the middle sort; Introduction: the politics of social moderation; Social moderation and the ideal of governance; Labour, moderation and governance; The 'middle sort' as governors; The revolution of the middle sort; Conclusion; 7 Moderate freedom in the English Revolution
Introduction: 'the mean of liberty'The neo-Roman theory of moderate liberty; The Levellers; The Diggers; Harrington's Oceana; Conclusion; 8 How toleration became moderate in seventeenth-century England; Introduction; The moderate case for religious persecution; Moderate toleration and vice; Moderate toleration and natural religion; Moderate toleration and the state; Conclusion; Conclusion; Bibliography; Primary Sources; Printed Books; Secondary Sources; Index
The politics of restraint in Henry VIIIs ChurchConclusion; 3 Conformist moderation; The via media and the moderation of the Church; John Whitgift and the origins of the Elizabethan via media; The mediocrity of John Bridges; Thomas Bilson and episcopal moderation; Stuart supremacy and absolute moderation; Richard Hooker and the moderation of law; Conclusion; 4 Puritan moderation; Puritan self-government; Thomas Cartwright and the moderation of discipline; Puritan anti-separatism: government in an impure Church; The Congregationalist via media; Towards a populist via media; Radical moderation?
Summary This important book exposes the subtle violence in early modern England, showing that moderation was paradoxically an ideology of control
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-370) and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 07, 2018)
Subject Moderation.
Great Britain -- History.
Genre/Form Church history.
History.
Form Electronic book
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