HIST 251 - Early Modern England

Open Yale Courses - HIST 251: Early Modern England (Fall 2009). Instructor: Professor Keith E. Wrightson. This course is intended to provide an up-to-date introduction to the development of English society between the late fifteenth and the early eighteenth centuries. Particular issues addressed in the lectures will include: the changing social structure; households; local communities; gender roles; economic development; urbanization; religious change from the Reformation to the Act of Toleration; the Tudor and Stuart monarchies; rebellion, popular protest and civil war; witchcraft; education, literacy and print culture; crime and the law; poverty and social welfare; the changing structures and dynamics of political participation and the emergence of parliamentary government. (from oyc.yale.edu)

Introduction


Lecture 01 - General Introduction
Lecture 02 - "The Tree of Commonwealth": The Social Order in the Sixteenth Century
Lecture 03 - Households: Structures, Priorities, Strategies, Roles
Lecture 04 - Communities: Key Institutions and Relationships
Lecture 05 - "Countries" and Nation: Social and Economic Networks and the Urban System
Lecture 06 - The Structures of Power
Lecture 07 - Late Medieval Religion and Its Critics
Lecture 08 - Reformation and Division, 1530-1558
Lecture 09 - "Commodity" and "Commonweal": Economic and Social Problems, 1520-1560
Lecture 10 - The Elizabethan Confessional State: Conformity, Papists and Puritans
Lecture 11 - The Elizabethan "Monarchical Republic": Political Participation
Lecture 12 - Economic Expansion, 1560-1640
Lecture 13 - A Polarizing Society, 1560-1640
Lecture 14 - Witchcraft and Magic
Lecture 15 - Crime and the Law
Lecture 16 - Popular Protest
Lecture 17 - Education and Literacy
Lecture 18 - Street Wars of Religion: Puritans and Arminians
Lecture 19 - Crown and Political Nation, 1604-1640
Lecture 20 - Constitutional Revolution and Civil War, 1640-1646
Lecture 21 - Regicide and Republic, 1647-1660
Lecture 22 - An Unsettled Settlement: The Restoration Era, 1660-1688
Lecture 23 - England, Britain, and the World: Economic Development, 1660-1720
Lecture 24 - Refashioning the State, 1688-1714
Lecture 25 - Concluding Discussion and Advice on Examination

References
HIST 251: Early Modern England
Instructor: Professor Keith E. Wrightson. Class Sessions. Downloads. Syllabus. This course is intended to provide an up-to-date introduction to the development of English society between the late fifteenth and the early eighteenth centuries.