Cloth $74.00 ISBN: 9780859894357 Published January 1996 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Faction And Faith

Politics and Religion of the Cornish Gentry before the Civil War

Anne Duffin

Faction And Faith

Anne Duffin

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

294 pages | illustrations | 9-1/10 x 5-4/5
Cloth $74.00 ISBN: 9780859894357 Published January 1996 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
The history of Cornwall in the first half of the seventeenth century is both dramatic and turbulent. In Faction and Faith, Anne Duffin draws upon extensive new source material, combining national documents and local family collections with a detailed analysis of churchwardens’ accounts, borough records and over 350 wills. She challenges the established view that Cornwall was naturally royalist and presents a picture of a politically-aware and religiously-splintered society. Faction and Faith, the first major publication since 1933 on this period in Cornwall, challenges the established view of Cornish society in the early seventeenth century through the extensive use of new source materials from national and local records.
Market: Scholars of early seventeenth century history, academic and local libraries, postgraduate and undergraduate students of history, all those with an interest in Cornish and Civil War history.

Chapter 1: Cornwall and the Cornish Gentry

Chapter 2: The Religious Landscape: Papists, Puritans and Arminians

Chapter 3: The Political Landscape: Harmony and Faction 1600-1638

Chapter 4: Local Government and Defence 1600-1638

Chapter 5: The Impact of Arbitrary Taxation

Chapter 6: The Approach of War




Review Quotes
Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries
“This is a book which will be valued by historians of this period and by those with a particular interest in Cornwall.” –Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries, Autumn 1997
Southern History
“ . . . Anne Duffin’s scholarly study of early seventeenth-century Cornwall worthily takes its place alongside Mary Coate’s classic 1933 volume on this county’s Civil War experience. Based on copious research, clearly presented, balanced in its judgements, it fills a significant gap in early modern regional history.” –Southern History, Vol. 18, 1997
English Historical Review
“...this is an impressive study, emphasizing the dialogic relationship between centre and locality in her period.” –English Historical Review, February 1998
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