On Revisionism: An Analysis of Early Stuart Historiography in the 1970s and 1980s

  title={On Revisionism: An Analysis of Early Stuart Historiography in the 1970s and 1980s},
  author={Glenn Burgess},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={609 - 627}
  • G. Burgess
  • Published 1 September 1990
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
There has not been a time since the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in which so many radically irreconcilable views of the seventeenth century have been competing for acceptance. Certainly, the impact of marxism and of the social determinism inherent in the great controversy about whether the gentry were rising or falling (or neither), and what difference it made anyway, was disruptive; but these disruptions occurred within the framework of a generally-accepted whig paradigm. Was… 

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