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The first modern revolution England"s Revolution of 1688-89 by Steven C. A. Pincus

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


  • Great Britain -- History -- Revolution of 1688,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Revolution of 1688 -- Historiography,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Revolution of 1688 -- Social aspects

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSteve Pincus.
SeriesThe Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
LC ClassificationsDA452 .P54 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23022497M
LC Control Number2009004607

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