Skip to main content

Historical, Cultural, and Social Contexts

Sharon Achinstein, Literature and Dissent in Milton's England (CUP, 2003)

Richard Ashcraft, Politics as reflected in literature (Los Angeles, Calif. : William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1989).

Jonathan Bate. The Soul of the Age; the life, mind and world of William Shakespeare (2008)

Thomas Cogswell, 'Underground Verse and the Transformation of Early Stuart Political Culture', Huntingdon Library Quarterly, 1997, pp. 303-326

Thomas Corns, A History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007)

Brian Cummings, The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007)

Richard Cust and Anne Hughes, eds, Conflict in Early Stuart England (Longman, 1989)

James Doelman, King James I and the Religious Culture of England (D.S.Brewer, 2000)

Jonathan Goldberg. James I and the Politics of Literature: Jonson, Shakespeare, Donne and their Contemporaries (John Hopkins Univ. Press, 1983)

Jurgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1989)

Tim Harris, Charles II and his Kingdoms,1660-1685 (Penguin, 2005)

Ronald Hutton, The Restoration: A Political and Religious History of England and Wales 1658-1667 (OUP, 1987)

Christopher Hill, The World Turned Upside Down ( Penguin, 1972)

Derek Hirst and Richard Strier, eds., Writing and Political Engagement in Seventeenth-Century England (CUP, 1999)

Nicholas Jose, Ideas of the Restoration in English Literature 1660-1700 (Macmillan, 1984)

N.H. Keeble, The Literary Culture of Non-Conformity in Later Seventeenth Century England (Leicester Univ. Press, 1987)

Mark Knights, Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart England (OUP, 2005)

Peter Lake, "Calvinism and the English Church, 1570-1635", Past and Present, 114 (1987), pp. 32-76.

--The Antichrist's Lewd Hat : Protestants, Papists and Players in Post-Reformation England (Yale UP: 2002)

William Lamont and Sybil Oldfield, eds., Politics, Religion and Literature in the Seventeenth Century (Dent, 1975)

Leah Marcus, The politics of mirth : Jonson, Herrick, Milton, Marvell, and the defense of old holiday pastimes (Chicago, 1986)

J. Miller, The Glorious Revolution of 1688 (Longman, 1996)

John Morrill, ed., Reactions to the English Civil War (Macmillan, 1982)

David Norbrook, Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance (Revised ed., OUP 2002)

David Norbrook, Writing the Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627-60 (1999)

George Parfitt, English Poetry of the Seventeenth Century (Longman, 1985)

Graham Parry, Seventeenth-Century Poetry: The Social Context (Hutchinson, 1985)

Joad Raymond, Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern England (CUP, 2003)

Kevin Sharpe, Criticism and Compliment: The Politics of Literature in the England of Charles 1 (CUP, 1990)

Kevin Sharpe, Remapping early modern England : the culture of seventeenth-century politics (UP, 2000)

Kevin Sharpe and Peter Lake, Culture and Politics in Early Stuart England (Macmillan, 1994)

Kevin Sharpe and Stephen Zwicker, eds., The Politics of Discourse: the literature and history of the seventeenth century (University of California Press, 1987)

Elizabeth Skerpan, The Rhetoric of Politics in the English Revolution 1642-1660 (Univ. of Missouri Press, 1992)

Quentin Skinner, Liberty before Liberalism (CUP, 1998)

Paul Slack, ed., Rebellion, Popular Protest and Social Order in Early Modern England (CUP, 1984)

Lawrence Stone, The Family, Sex and Marriage in England 1500-1800 (Penguin, 1990)

Nigel Smith, Literature and Revolution in England 1640-1660 (Yale Univ. Press, 1994)

A.S.P. Woodhouse, Puritanism and Liberty (Dent 1938, reprinted 1986)

Jenny Wormauld, ed, The Seventeenth Century (OUP, 2008)