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Dissenting Histories: Religious Division and the Politics of Memory in Eighteenth-Century England

John Seed


This book is the first major study of the historical writings of religious dissenters in England between the 1690s and the 1790s. It redefines the way we understand religious and political identities in the eighteenth century and provides a synoptic overview of the development of religious dissent in England between the Restoration and the early nineteenth century, using Dissenters' writings to open up new and different perspectives on how the past was perceived in this period. These writings are located within the wider political culture, and the author explores how the long shadow of ‘the Gr ... More

Keywords: religious dissenters, religious dissent, eighteenth-century England, Church, Dissent, political culture, religious identity, political identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748621514
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621514.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Seed, author