Research Programs: Fellowships for University Teachers

Period of Performance

9/1/2007 - 8/31/2008

Funding Totals

$40,000.00 (approved)
$40,000.00 (awarded)

Print, Radicalism, and the English Civil War

FAIN: FA-53251-07

David R. Como
Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305-2004)

This project seeks to illuminate the origins and nature of the forms of radicalism that emerged during the English civil war of the 1640s. Taking print and print culture as its starting point, the project traces and explores the rise of both religious radicalism (i.e., new and disruptive forms of heterodox piety, such as anabaptism and antinomianism), and political radicalism (most specifically, the transformative constitutional and social program of the Levellers), and attempts to chart the connections between them. In the process, it seeks to account for the emergence of the first democratic political movement in post-classical western history; and more generally, to explain how and why the English civil war mutated into a revolution.

Associated Products

Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War (Book)
Title: Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War
Author: David R. Como
Abstract: Radical Parliamentarians offers a new account of some of the most important and pivotal events of the English Civil War of the 1640s, enhancing our understanding of the dramatic events of this period and shedding light on the long-term political and religious consequences of the conflict.
Year: 2018
Primary URL:
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-19-95419
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


Book Prize
Date: 4/3/2019
Organization: Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies