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The Revolution in Time: Chronology, Modernity, and 1688-1689 in England

Tony Claydon

Abstract

This book explores the idea that people in Western Europe changed the way they thought about time over the early modern period; and it does so by examining their reactions to the 1688–9 revolution in England. It examines how those who lived through the extraordinary collapse of James II’s regime perceived this event as it unfolded and how they set it within their understanding of history. It questions whether a new understanding of chronology—one which allowed fundamental and human-directed change—had been widely adopted by this point in the past; and whether this might have allowed witnesses ... More

Keywords: 1688–9 revolution, time, history, modernity, chronology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198817239
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198817239.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Claydon, author
Professor of Early Modern History, Bangor University