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Markku Peltonen: The republican moment of the English revolution

6 October, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm


Cover of Evening lecture from HRI Visiting European Fellow Markku Peltonen.

Please note change of venue: This event will be held in the Diamond Lecture Theatre 6 (on the basement level), not Lecture Theatre 9 as previously advertised.

About the speaker

Markku Peltonen is Professor of General History at the University of Helsinki, and an expert in the political culture of Elizabethan and early Stuart England. He has published books on the history republicanism before the English revolution (Classical humanism and republicanism in English political thought, 1570-1640, Cambridge, 1995), of duelling (The Duel in Early Modern England: Civility, Politeness and Honour, Cambridge, 2006) and most recently the role of humanist rhetoric in education and politics before the outbreak of the civil war (Rhetoric, politics, and popularity in pre-revolutionary England, Cambridge, 2013). His work has been a major contribution to post-revisionist scholarship on pre-revolutionary English politics, emphasising the importance of classical humanism and the existence of an adversarial style of politics predating the outbreak of civil war.

Professor Peltonen’s stay in Sheffield is funded by the Humanities Research Institute’s Visiting European Fellow scheme.

There is an opportunity to join the speaker for dinner at a local restaurant after the lecture. Those interested should contact SCEMS (using the general contact form) by 5pm on Wednesday 5 October.


6 October, 2016
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
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Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies


The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 6
(Basement level), Leavygreave Road
Sheffield, S3 7RD United Kingdom
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