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Seller: ancientgifts (4,181) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122104919942 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The Birth of Elizabethan Age: England in the 1560s by Norman Jones. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 300 pages. Publisher: Blackwell; (1995). When Queen Elizabeth came to the throne, her subjects expected more of the political and religious confusion that had dominated the preceding decade. The 1550’s had been a time of severe religious, economic, political and demographic crises and there was little hope that the 1560s would be much better. By 1570, however, England was firmly set on the course that would make the Elizabethan Age one of the pivotal periods in English history. “The Birth of the Elizabethan Age” combines a concern with life cycle events and the long rhythms of culture with unique episodes like the succession crisis and the revolt of the Northern Earls. The author makes extensive use of autobiographical material, throwing new light on the events that shaped Elizabeth's reign and creating a vivid picture of the 1560’s. CONDITION: New oversized softcover. Wiley-Blackwell (1995) 320 pages. New oversized softcover. Unblemished except for VERY slight edge and corner shelf wear to the covers. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from a bookstore environment wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1937. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: This is the first in a series of books that tells the history of early modern England from the perspective of people living at the time. Norman Jones' account charts both the small changes and the large historical ones which dominated life during the 1560s. As the decade opened, the English were preoccupied with hunger, sickness and a depressed economy. At the same time, the 1560s saw the settling of a number of issues that had been plaguing Tudor England since the reign of Henry VIII. With the accession of Elizabeth I the Henrican succession was complete, Protestantism finally victorious and entangling dynastic wars ended. No sooner were these resolved, however, than they rose again in new forms as fear over the succession, religious dissent, and ideological commitment began to reshape foreign and domestic concerns. The high politics of the decade, as well as its religious history, concentrated on these issues. Norman Jones draws on both primary and secondary works to provide this account of life in the 1560s through the voices of contemporaries. Norman Jones is Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at Utah State University. He has been the Mellon Faculty Fellow at Harvard, and a Jones Fellow at the Huntington Library. His previous books include “Faith by Statute”, :Parliament and the Settlement of Religion, 1559”, and “God and the Moneylenders: Usury and Law in Early Modern England”. He was also co-editor of “The Parliaments of Elizabethan England”. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: The 1560s saw the settling of a number of issues that had been plaguing Tudor England since the reign of Henry VIII. With the accession of Elizabeth I the Henrican succession was complete, Protestantism finally victorious and entangling dynastic wars ended. No sooner were these resolved, however, than they rose again in new forms as fear over the succession, religious dissent and ideological commitment began to reshape foreign and domestic concerns. The high politics of the decade, as well as its religious history, concentrated on these issues. Norman Jones draws heavily on both primary and secondary works to provide a fascinating account of life in the 1560s through the voices of contemporaries. His account will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in this period. Provocative and exciting, Professor Jones’ treatment is nothing less than exemplary. REVIEW: Norman Jones has really brought the age and its people to life, approaching them from all conceivable angles and in every aspect of their lives, private and public. At the same time, the roles and actions of the ruling class are not left out. Everything is most convincingly knit together. I especially admired the way in which the author managed to instill in the reader the joy he had in putting this book together. Although hyperbolic description of books is becoming the norm, I find myself helpless to avoid calling “The Birth of the Elizabethan Age” anything other than a major achievement. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Dr. Norman Jones a leading intellectual in the history of early modern Britain and the author of such titles as “Faith by Statute: Parliament and the Settlement of Religion”, “God and the Moneylenders: Usury and Law in Early Modern England”, and most recently “The English Reformation: Religion and Cultural Adaptation” and “The Birth of the Elizabethan Age: England in the 1560s”. In this comprehensive account of one of England's most historically fascinating decades, Jones attempts to present the reader with a vivid, down to earth account of the 1560s from the point of view of the people who lived during the time. Jones proves his scholarly versatility in this account by not limiting it to just the religious, political, cultural, or social aspects of the time but by necessity crosses each one and ties them together in order to depict this tumultuous time in England. Jones begins in 1558 with the death of Queen Mary I and the tense but joyful celebration of a new monarch. This is the perfect place to begin not just because it gives the historical background necessary for understanding the 1560s but Jones also importantly sets the mood and emotional tone that comprised the entire decade. The ambiguity, procrastination and the downright refusal of Elizabeth to clearly determine religion, marry, and name a heir, gave her the opportunity to "gain firm control over her realm, prevented a Catholic revolt or even her excommunication until the end of the decade, and created the Puritan movement." This political genius on the part of Elizabeth prevented war and preserved her power but left great confusion particularly regarding religion and the social expectations of women, specifically the duties of a queen. In his chapter on Protestant discontents with the Elizabethan settlement and its sister chapter on Catholicism, Jones paints the picture of the religious tensions and confusion of both groups with fine brush strokes. The main players in the continuing English Reformation process are introduced and given proper attention for the parts they played in either resisting or pushing for reform. Pithily he mentions and discusses the Protestant concerns with discipline and ecclesiastical government and the hopes and schemes of the Catholics, essential for understanding the period. In an inductive manner he recreates from original documents the colorful past, plentiful in intrigue in both senses of the word. In his chapter on royal marriage, the scandalous stories of Elizabeth's courtships and her love for the Earl of Leicester are featured along with Mary Queen of Scots' tragic love life and political manipulations. By writing from the point of view of the prominent and not so prominent figures of the time, Jones clearly shows the reader all of the political, cultural, and intellectual aspects of what the poor wretches endured in Merry O' England. This book is not only a historical text about the 1560s, it reads like a soap opera giving the reader windows into the public and private lives of the people. The style of the author is similar to a novel in the sense that a particular person and string of thought is followed throughout the book. For instance, John Whythorne is mentioned early as predicting the trouble of a changed monarch, later about his religious convictions, he is a main character in Jones' chapter on marriage, and he appears in the chapters on family values, carpe diem, making a living, and the epilogue. This format is superior to a biography but with the same emotional connection. Jones allows you to feel for the people mentioned in the stories; you can sympathize with their suffering, their confusion, and occasional rejoicing. This book is not just for intellectuals and scholars interested in this period, but it can be of use for anyone interested in the complexities that are involved in cultural and religious adaptation. Beyond that, the way it tells the story of the English people is entertaining and as good for curling up with on a rainy day as it is an important historical interpretation by a leader in the field. REVIEW: If you’d like to learn more about Medieval Elizabethan England, this is a great read. It’s absolutely fascinating, a detailed look at a decade in the world of late Medieval England. It’s well-written, flows well, but very meaty. You’ll learn a lot, be entertained, and catch a glimpse of a world long-past. If you’re a Medieval history buff, life doesn’t get much better than this. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. 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After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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