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English Revolution
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1. Interpretations and research strategies

1.1. The concept of “revolution”

Historians debate whether the events the unfolded in England in the mid-17th century were a “revolution” at all [20]; [24]. The term was used used 150 years after the event in the light of the French Revolution. The “English Revolution” in the liberal “Whig view” of Engli…

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Lottes, Günther, “English Revolution”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018769>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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