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Theater of State: Parliament and Political Culture in Early Stuart England

Chris Kyle


This book chronicles the expansion and creation of new public spheres in and around Parliament in the early Stuart period. It focuses on two closely interconnected narratives: the changing nature of communication and discourse within parliamentary chambers; and the interaction of Parliament with the wider world of political dialogue and the dissemination of information. Concentrating on the rapidly changing practices of Parliament in print culture, rhetorical strategy, and lobbying during the 1620s, the book demonstrates that Parliament not only moved toward the center stage of politics but al ... More

Keywords: public spheres, Parliament, early Stuart period, parliamentary chambers, political dialogue, dissemination of information, print culture, rhetorical strategy, lobbying, House of Commons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804752886
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804752886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Kyle, author