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Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution$
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Ann Hughes

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199251926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.001.0001

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Introduction Approaches to Thomas Edwards's Gangraena

Introduction Approaches to Thomas Edwards's Gangraena

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(p.1) chapter one Introduction Approaches to Thomas Edwards's Gangraena
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Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution
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Ann Hughes (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.003.0001

This chapter explores the ways in which historians have used Gangraena as a source, and explains how new approaches to the history of print culture, the history of the book, and of reading will be used to explore Gangraena as a text. The discussion of Edwards’s training at Cambridge and his experience within the Laudian church in London and Hertford are followed by an account of divisions amongst English Puritans over church government in the early 1640s. The publication of Edwards’s Antapologia in 1644 marked a crucial stage in the emergence of profound religious divisions amongst Parliamentarians.

Keywords:   print culture, history of the book, Cambridge, Laudian church, London, puritans, church government, antapologia, Parliamentarians

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