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Sectarianism

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A narrow‐minded adherence to a particular sect (political, ethnic, or religious), often leading to conflict with those of different sects or possessing different beliefs. Sectarian...

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Revolution Contained

S. J. Connolly.

in Divided Kingdom

August 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 32595 words.

The French Revolution revived radical enthusiasm in Ireland, notably with the establishment of the United Irishmen. The government, concerned to contain disaffection, forced through a major...

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Swarms of Sectaries

David Cressy.

in England on Edge

October 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 17138 words.

This chapter discusses lay preaching and sectarian dissent through contemporary commentary and through the voices of separatists themselves. It addresses what people thought of as swarms of...

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Intellectual Formation: Trinity College, Dublin

Alan Ford.

in James Ussher

June 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 13212 words.

This chapter traces the intellectual formation of Ussher at Trinity College Dublin, following the early impact of Ramism, and examining the puritan, even presbyterian nature of the College....

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Conclusion

ADRIAN DAVIES.

in The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725

February 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 3668 words.

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions. It examines the extent to which Friends in Essex conformed to the pattern of the development of ...

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Clandestine and Irregular Marriages

David Cressy.

in Birth, Marriage, and Death

May 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 8986 words.

This chapter examines irregular and clandestine marriages in Elizabethan and early Stuart England. The period between 1560 and 1640 stands out as a period of exceptional cultural discipline...

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Setting the scene: the city and its people in the mid-sixteenth century

Elizabeth C. Tingle.

in Authority and Society in Nantes during the French Wars of Religion, 1559–98

November 2006; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 13918 words.

This chapter discusses the city of Nantes and its people in the mid-sixteenth century. The streets and quays of Nantes were populated by a rich variety of people. In the mid-century, it was...

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Laudian Authority Undermined

David Cressy.

in England on Edge

October 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 8413 words.

The Laudian ascendancy was beginning to crumble even before the Long Parliament assembled in November 1640. The dissolution of the Short Parliament in May 1640 created widespread anger and...

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The Puritan Parish

Bernard Capp.

in England's Culture Wars

August 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 11472 words.

This chapter examines the character, work, and achievements of the interregnum church. It surveys the structural, personal, and pastoral problems facing the parish clergy, and their...

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‘Miracles of this Latter Age’: Providence, Confessional Politics, and Patriotism

Alexandra Walsham.

in Providence in Early Modern England

January 2001; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 27822 words.

This chapter focuses on the persistent conflict between Catholics and Protestants, and the aggravated rifts and frictions in the 1620s within the established Church itself, regarding the...

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English radicalism in the 1650s: the Quaker search for the true knowledge

Catie Gill.

in Radical Voices, Radical Ways

October 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 8433 words.

This chapter is a survey of first generation Quaker attitudes towards unlearnedness. Quakers regarded learning as a demarcation between the godly who relied on inward learning and the...

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The Early Presbyterian Movement

Patrick Collinson.

in The Elizabethan Puritan Movement

February 1990; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 6306 words.

John Field almost certainly shared the company of the London separatists, and like them nourished a fervent hatred for the bishops and all their ways. For him, as for them, it was a matter...

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Crime, Policing, and the Law, 1600–1900

Neal Garnham.

in Ulster Since 1600

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 8334 words.

The political revolutions of the seventeenth century ushered in legal changes, in particular the spread of Common Law across Ireland. The extent to which the legitimacy of the new court...

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Labour and Society, 1780–1945

John Lynch.

in Ulster Since 1600

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 8600 words.

In industrializing Ulster, as elsewhere, work relationships were embedded in power relationships linking different social classes. These relations of production gave rise to varying degrees...

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Authority and Society in Nantes during the French Wars of Religion, 1559–98

Elizabeth C. Tingle.

November 2006; p ublished online July 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 240 pages.

This book explores the theory and practice of authority during the later sixteenth century, in the religious culture and political institutions of the city of Nantes, where the religious...

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Ulster Since 1600

Edited by Liam Kennedy and Philip Ollerenshaw.

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 376 pages.

The word ‘Ulster’ conjures up images of communal conflict, sectarianism and peace processes of indefinite duration but, as this volume shows, there is much more to the history of Ulster and...

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England on Edge

David Cressy.

October 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 464 pages.

This book deals with the collapse of the government of Charles I, the disintegration of the Church of England, and the accompanying cultural panic that led to civil war. Focused on the...

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Religious Ties

Stephen Conway.

in Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe in the Eighteenth Century

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 14384 words.

This chapter focuses on the sense of British and Irish Christians that they belonged to a wider European Christian community — based either on broad conceptions of Christian unity or on...

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Beliefs

Clive Griffin.

in Journeymen-Printers, Heresy, and the Inquisition in Sixteenth-Century Spain

September 2005; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 18413 words.

The printing-workers tried by the Inquisition had a variety of heretical beliefs attested by their reluctance to fast or attend mass, criticism of the pope and the clergy, scepticism about...

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From the Sects to ‘The City’: Max Weber ‘the fairly pure bourgeois’

Peter Ghosh.

in Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic

September 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Intellectual History. 27412 words.

This chapter examines the social formations Weber associated with religion—the sect and the bourgeois community of the city. It argues that the sectarian idea is a fundamental component of...

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Baptized Beasts and Other Travesties: Affronts to Rites of Passage

David. Cressy.

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England

November 1999; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 6754 words.

This chapter brings together a number of incidents in which cats and dogs, and calves and horses were profanely taken into church and mockingly administered the sacrament of baptism. Some...

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