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Revisionist Whiggism: Revisions of the English Past from the Tudors to the Victorians

  • Admir Skodo
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Abstract

In addition to being used in the development of a new philosophy of history, the new idealism was concomitantly appropriated in prominent revisionist histories and historiographical debates of the first three and a half decades of the postwar era. Written mainly, but not exclusively, by historians from Cambridge and Oxford, these histories invite historical scrutiny because they for the first time systematically challenged the liberal-whiggish idea of a unitary English national history, while simultaneously erecting influential alternative narratives in its stead.

Keywords

Nineteenth Century Welfare State Seventeenth Century Sixteenth Century Political Stability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Admir Skodo
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  1. 1.University of California BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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