Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641789
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191744228 | DOI:

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The Conclusion sums up the achievements of the interregnum reformers, and the need to assess their record within the context of the obstacles they faced and the turbulent politics of their brief period of dominance. It shows how puritan goals overlapped with humanist values of ‘civility’ and were reinforced by the widespread conviction that demographic pressures made tight social regulation essential. It examines how these factors generated similar moves for moral reformation after the Restoration, and especially after the 1688 Revolution.

Keywords: Puritans; Humanists; social regulation; civility; moral reformation

Chapter.  3296 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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