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Worden, Blair

Overview
Works: 40 works in 145 publications in 1 language and 5,169 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR3592.P64, 821.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Blair Worden
Literature and politics in Cromwellian England John Milton, Andrew Marvell, Marchamont Nedham by Blair Worden( )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book, by the pre-eminent historian of Cromwellian England, offers a fresh approach to the political lives of the two great poets of the Puritan Revolution, John Milton and Andrew Marvell. Blair Worden shows how differently their writing reads when its involvement in epochal events is historically reconstructed. We trace the responses of the two men to the execution of King Charles I; to the experience, unique in English history, of republican government; to the failure of that experiment; and to the rule of Oliver Cromwell, whose ascent, at the expense of king and parliament alike, inspired ambivalent sentiment in Milton and Marvell. Both authors underwent intensely felt changes of allegiance between the regicide and the Restoration. First we follow Marvell's gradual and painful transition from royalism to Cromwellianism. Then we examine Milton's entry into politics under the Commonwealth and the revisions of his perspective that followed it. We watch his difficult and disillusioning relationships with the successive regimes of the Interregnum, and view his engagement, in immortal poetry, with the collapse of Puritan rule. Our third author is Marvell's and Milton's common literary partner, and their colleague in government service at Whitehall, the political thinker and pioneering journalist Marchamont Nedham, whose writing shares and illuminates the preoccupation of the two more famous writers with the debates and dilemmas of that volatile era."--Jacket
The Rump Parliament, 1648-1653 by Blair Worden( Book )
14 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politics by Blair Worden( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Sound of Virtue combines, in a manner and on a scale never before attempted, the close analysis of a literary text with the scholarly reconstruction of its historical context. It transforms our understanding of Sidney's masterpiece and offers a new approach to the relationship between the history and literature of the Renaissance
Stuart England ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History & imagination : essays in honor of H.R. Trevor-Roper ( Book )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
God's instruments : political conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell by Blair Worden( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Puritan Revolution escaped the control of its creators. The parliamentarians who went to war with Charles I in 1642 did not want or expect the fundamental changes that would follow seven years later: the trial and execution of the king, the abolition of the House of Lords, and the creation of the only republic in English history. There were startling and unexpected developments, too, in religion and ideas: the spread of unorthodox doctrines; the attainment of a wide measure of liberty of conscience; new thinking about the moral and intellectual bases of politics and society. God's Instruments centres on the principal instrument of radical change, Oliver Cromwell, and on the unfamiliar landscape of the decade he dominated, from the abolition of the monarchy in 1649 to the return of the Stuart dynasty in 1660"--Jacket
The English Civil Wars, 1640-1660 by Blair Worden( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nothing in English history has so imprinted itself on the nation's history as the upheavals of the mid-seventeenth century. And nothing has so divided posterity. This short book provides a crisp and lucid narrative of the complicated events of 1640 to 1660 - not just the war between King and Parliament of 1642-6 but the second civil war, the execution of King Charles 1, the rule of Cromwell and finally the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. But it also aims at something more elusive: to get behind the concerns and preoccupations of later generations and explain what contemporaries on both sides thought they were fighting for and against." "This account stresses the unpredictability not only of the military outcomes but also of the longer-term results."--BOOK JACKET
Soldiers, writers, and statesmen of the English Revolution by I. J Gentles( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays about major aspects of the 'English Revolution' of the mid-seventeenth century
Roundhead reputations : the English civil wars and the passions of posterity by Blair Worden( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Milton : life, writing, reputation ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1640-1660 by Blair Worden( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brilliant appraisal of the Civil War and after, by an acclaimed historian
Lord Dacre, Hugh Trevor-Roper interviewed by Blair Worden by H. R Trevor-Roper( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historian Trevor-Roper talks about his intellectual background and career and his ideas
Roundhead reputations : the English civil wars and the passions of prosperity by Blair Worden( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A voyce from the watch tower by Edmund Ludlow( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rump parliament 1648 - 1643 by Blair Worden( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History and imagination : essays in honor of TH. R. Trevor-Roper ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Rump Parliament 1648-53 by Blair Worden( )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Milton' s republicanism and the tyranny of heaven by Blair Worden( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English republicanism by Blair Worden( )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Republicanism, regicide and republic: the english experience by Blair Worden( )
2 editions published in 2002 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Worden, B.
Worden, Blair 1945-
Languages
English (123)
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