Publication – Helmer Helmers, The Royalist Republic. Literature, Politics, and Religion in the Anglo-Dutch Public Sphere, 1639-1660

Helmer Helmers, The Royalist Republic. Literature, Politics, and Religion in the Anglo-Dutch Public Sphere, 1639-1660, Cambridge, CUP, 2015.

  • ISBN: 9781107087613
  • Pris : £65 (Hardback)

In 1649, Charles I was executed before Whitehall Palace in London. This event had a major impact not only in the British Isles, but also on the continent, where British exiles, diplomats and agents waged propaganda battles to conquer the minds of foreign audiences. In the Dutch Republic above all their efforts had a significant impact on public opinion, and succeeded in triggering violent debate. This is the first book-length study devoted to the continental backlash of the English Civil Wars. Interdisciplinary in scope and drawing on a wide range of sources, from pamphlets to paintings, Helmer Helmers shows how the royalist cause managed to triumph in one of the most unlikely places in early modern Europe. In doing so, Helmers transforms our understanding of both British and Dutch political culture, and provides new contexts for major literary works by Milton, Marvell, Huygens, and many others :

  • Presents a wide range of previously unknown Dutch sources central to the study of English Civil War history and literature that adds considerably to our understanding of British and Dutch political culture in this period
  • The first book-length investigation of the impact of English and Scottish royalism on the continent, giving a new perspective on Anglo-Dutch relations in the seventeenth century
  • Offers a new transnational and interdisciplinary approach to early modern political literature and propaganda

Site de l’éditeur : Cambridge University Press


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