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Aston, Nigel

Overview
Works: 26 works in 131 publications in 1 language and 3,503 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Nigel Aston
Art and religion in Eighteenth-century Europe by Nigel Aston( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18th-century Europe witnessed monumental upheavals in both the Catholic and Protestant faiths, and the repercussions rippled down to the churches' religious art forms. Nigel Aston chronicles here the intertwining of cultural and institutional turmoil during this pivotal century
Christianity and revolutionary Europe, 1750-1830 by Nigel Aston( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christianity and revolutionary Europe, 1750-1830 provides a comprehensive and accessible summary of the role of the Churches during this turbulent period in European history. How did the Churches survive the political and intellectual challenges posed by the French Revolution, despite institutional upheaval and the widespread questioning of dogma and tradition? Nigel Aston answers this question by drawing on three decades of research, and argues that pre-revolutionary Christianity had a vitality and resilience that should not be underestimated. Aston takes the story forward to 1830, dealing with both the immediate aftermath of the Revolution and its longer-term impact, and offering comprehensive guidance to the complicated strands of change and continuity. The text is supported by illuminating illustrations, and a glossary of unfamiliar terms gives further help to the student reader. It will be of key interest to all those following courses on religious history and the French Revolution."--Jacket
Religion and revolution in France, 1780-1804 by Nigel Aston( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the French Revolution has been much discussed and studied, its impact on religious life in France is rather neglected. Yet, during this brief period, religion underwent great changes that affected everyone: clergy and laypeople, men and women, Catholics, Protestants and Jews. The 'Reigns of Terror' of the Revolution drove the Church underground, permanently altering the relationship between Church and State." "Nigel Aston offers a guide to these tumultuous events. While the structures and beliefs of the Catholic Church are central, it does not neglect minority groups like Protestants and Jews. Among other features, the book discusses the Constitutional Church, the end of state support for Catholicism, the 'Dechristianisation' campaign and the Concordat of 1801-2." "Key themes are the capacity of all the Churches for survival and adaptation, the role of religion in determining political allegiances during the Revolution, and the turbulence of Church-State relations." "In this masterly study, based on the latest evidence, Aston sheds new light on a dynamic period in European history and its impact on the next 200 years of religious life in France."--Jacket
The end of an élite : the French bishops and the coming of the revolution, 1786-1790 by Nigel Aston( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first scholarly study in English of the bishops of the French Church at the outbreak of the French Revolution. The 130 members of the episcopate formed an elite within an elite, the First Estate of the kingdom. Much has been written in recent years about the late eighteenth-century French nobility, but the high political picture remains incomplete without taking the bishops into account. This book is designed to correct the imbalance. Nigel Aston explores the role of the episcopate in national and provincial politics in the vital last years of the ancien regime and looks particularly at the policies and patronage of episcopal ministers like Lomenie de Brienne and J.-M. Champion de Cice, who were as much politicians as pastors. Dr Aston emphasizes the leading role of the bishops in the Assemblies of Notables, in moves towards decentralization in 1787-9, and offers a fresh interpretation of clerical elections to the Estates-General in 1789. He also considers the performance of the bishops in the National Assembly, their links with lay politicians, and their response to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy in 1790. This is an intensively researched and immensely readable account, which will be invaluable to all historians and students of late eighteenth-century France
Religious change in Europe, 1650-1914 : essays for John McManners( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The focus of this collection is the nature of religious change over more than two centuries, here examined by some of the leading scholars in the field, in tribute to John McManners on his eightieth birthday. Ranging across Europe (with a particular emphasis on France and Britain), readers will find essays which survey individual responses to crises in the religious life of the state, discuss contacts between communions, note changing patterns of worship and devotions, and explore the ways in which religion (and the lessons of the past) can offer help or consolation in the conduct of life. Some contributors deal with the close, often tense, links between religion, churchmen, and the formation and evolving character of the state; others consider the survival and adaptability of minority groups such as eighteenth-century monks, or British Jews, in response to external considerations. In all the contributions, the interaction of private and public life is a strong feature, a reflection of its importance in Professor McManners' own writings."--Jacket
The French Revolution, 1789-1804 : authority, liberty and the search for stability by Nigel Aston( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Enlightenment statesman in Whig Britain : Lord Shelburne in context, 1737-1805 by Nigel Aston( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new assessment of the life and political career of Lord Shelburne, prime minister 1782-83, and of the context in which he lived. Although Lord Shelburne was prime minister for only a short period, 1782-83 - but a key period in which peace with the newly-independent United States was concluded - he was an extremely interesting politician, a supporter of the crown, but also connected to continental philosophers and intellectuals. Lord Shelburne, Prime Minister in 1782-83, was a profoundly important politician, whose achievements included the negotiation of the peace with the newly-independent United States. This book constitutes a major and long overdue reappraisal of the politician considered by Disraeli to be the 'most neglected Prime Minister'. The book indicates, caters for, and leads the revival of interest in high politics, including its gendered aspects. It covers Shelburne's friends, his finances, and his politics, and places him carefully within both an international and a national context. For the first time his complicated but compelling family life, his satisfying relations with women, and his Irish ancestry are presented as essential factors for understanding his public impact overall. Shelburne was a politician, patron, and cultural leader whose relationship to many of the ideas, influences, and individuals of the European Enlightenment are also emphasised. The book is thoroughly up to date, written by leading authorities in the field, and predominantly based on unpublished primary research. Shelburne and his circle constituted one of the most important [and progressive] elements in British and European politics during the second half of the eighteenth century, and the book will appeal to all readers interested in the Enlightenment. NIGEL ASTON is Reader in Early Modern History in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester; CLARISSA CAMPBELL ORR is Reader in Enlightenment, Gender and Court Studies at Anglia Ruskin University
Anticlericalism in Britain, c. 1500-1914( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with the watershed of the Reformation, Anticlericalism examines the subject by means of a series of discrete but chronologically continuous essays by some of the leading academics in the field. It examines in detail the better known periods of anticlericalism - the early years of the Reformation, the ascendancy of Archbishop Laud in the seventeenth century and the rural anticlericalism of the early nineteenth century. But it also looks at those periods when anticlericalism has not traditionally been seen as an important trend, such as the eighteenth century and the period before the First World War." "Anticlericalism in many different forms is here, from public hostility towards clergy on religious grounds, to their unpopularity for decidedly secular reasons, and from state-sponsored anticlericalism to anticlericalism within the church itself. And we see these attitudes expressed in many different forms - in words, ritual and imagery." "With examples drawn mainly from the established Anglican tradition, but also taking into account the Roman Catholic and non-conformist churches, Anticlericalism is an indispensable book for anyone studying the finer points of British history over the last five hundred years. Not only tracing the history of this important theme, but also giving important insights into the origins of secularism and the forging of the modern state, this ground-breaking volume opens up new vistas."--BOOK JACKET
Anticlericalism : c. 1500-1914( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, revolution, and the churches in France, 1780-1804 by Nigel Aston( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anticlericalism : from the Reformation to the First World War( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of the French Episcopate, 1786-1791 by Nigel Aston( )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Saints' Oakham, Rutland by Nigel Aston( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy Cross, Burley-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire by Nigel Aston( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy Cross Church, Burley-on-the-Hill, Rutland by Nigel Aston( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and revolutionary Europe, c. 1750-1830 by Nigel Aston( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Carysfort and Sir Joshua Reynolds, the patron as friend by Nigel Aston( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warburton and Voltaire in the 1760s : polemical reputations and the Pentateuch by Nigel Aston( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The architectural achievement of Joseph Aloysius Hansom (1803-1882) : designer the Hansom cab, Birmingham Town Hall, and churches of the Catholic revival by Penelope Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This work is the first examination of the life of Joseph Hansom, the Victorian architect and designer of the eponymous cab
From personality to party : the creation and transmission of Hutchinsonianism, c. 1725-1750 by Nigel Aston( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Christianity and revolutionary Europe, 1750-1830Religion and revolution in France, 1780-1804Religious change in Europe, 1650-1914 : essays for John McMannersThe French Revolution, 1789-1804 : authority, liberty and the search for stabilityAn Enlightenment statesman in Whig Britain : Lord Shelburne in context, 1737-1805Anticlericalism in Britain, c. 1500-1914Anticlericalism : c. 1500-1914Religion, revolution, and the churches in France, 1780-1804
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