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Worden, Blair

Overview
Works: 40 works in 167 publications in 1 language and 5,784 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JN531, 328.42
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Most widely held works by Blair Worden
The Rump Parliament, 1648-1653 by Blair Worden( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 853 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 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written around 1580, Philip Sidney's Arcadia is a romance, a love story, a work of wit and enchantment set in an ancient and mythical land. But, as Blair Worden now startlingly reveals, it is also a grave and urgent commentary on Elizabethan politics. Under the protective guise of pastoral fiction, Sidney produced a searching reflection on the misgovernment of Elizabeth I and on the failings of monarchy as a system of government
History & imagination : essays in honor of H.R. Trevor-Roper by H. R Trevor-Roper( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart England( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde historische beschrijving van Engeland in de 17e eeuw
Literature and politics in Cromwellian England : John Milton, Andrew Marvell, Marchamont Nedham by Blair Worden( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 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 English Civil Wars, 1640-1660 by Blair Worden( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a crisp and lucid narrative of the complicated events of 1640 to 1660, not just the war between King and Parliament of 1642-46 but the second civil war, the execution of King Charles I, the Commonwealth and the rule of Cromwell and finally, the restoration of the monarchy in 1660
Soldiers, writers, and statesmen of the English Revolution by I. J Gentles( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays about major aspects of the 'English Revolution' of the mid-seventeenth century
God's instruments : political conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell by Blair Worden( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 316 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
Roundhead reputations : the English civil wars and the passions of posterity by Blair Worden( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Milton : life, writing, reputation( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Trevor-Roper : the historian by Blair Worden( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than any other historian of his generation, Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914-2003) remains a vitalizing intellectual presence in Britain and beyond. Convinced of the historian's duty to inform and stimulate the public mind, he traversed the boundaries of professional specialization in search of broad conclusions, drawn from reflection on problems across time and space, that would bring a historical dimension to contemporary thought and debate. These essays, whose authors include some of the most distinguished historians of their own generation, supply the first extensive assessment of the development and content of his historical philosophy and of tachievementsnts and significance of his writing. Drawing on his rich private archive, with its voluminous drafts and revealing correspondence, the essays address a wide range of his subject-matter, as well as exploring recurrent features of his work: his belief in controversy, his espousal of unconventional opinions, his literary sensibility, and his exhilarating prose. There is particular attention to the two historical areas on which he wrote most: the era, British and Europeafrom thethe Renaissance, through the wars of religion, to the Enlightenment; and the Second World War, which, after his own career in wartime intelligence, produced his most famous book, The Last Days of Hitler. The essays illuminate not only Trevor-Roper's own career but the preoccupations and values of a generation shaped by the struggle against Hitler and then by the Cold War, experiences now sufficiently distant to be brought into historical focus
1640-1660 by Blair Worden( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 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 )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Trevor-Roper talks about his intellectual background and career and his ideas
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

The print in Stuart Britain by Blair Worden( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English Republicanism by Blair Worden( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 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

The Rump Parliament 1648-53 by Blair Worden( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politics
Alternative Names
Worden, B.

Worden, Blair 1945-

Languages
English (139)

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The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politicsLiterature and politics in Cromwellian England : John Milton, Andrew Marvell, Marchamont NedhamThe English Civil Wars, 1640-1660Soldiers, writers, and statesmen of the English RevolutionRoundhead reputations : the English civil wars and the passions of posterityJohn Milton : life, writing, reputation1640-1660A voyce from the watch tower