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The New England Mind

The Seventeenth Century

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$46.50 • £33.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674613065

Publication: April 1983


542 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 table

Belknap Press


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A fascinating and indispensable book.Saturday Review

This classic work towers over the great mass of subsequent scholarship, and remains after forty years our single best work on American Puritanism… For many years to come every serious student of American Puritanism will still have to begin by reading The New England Mind.—James Hoopes

A magnificent book, the most illuminating and convincing interpretation of Puritanism that I know and a model example of intellectual historiography. Miller seems to possess a rare combination of gifts and acquired intellectual virtues—disciplined faithfulness to sources, philosophical insight and outlook, creative imagination.—H. Richard Niebuhr

The New England Mind is an authoritative description of Puritanism, the most subtle and most fully coherent intellectual system which has ever functioned as the official code of an American regional society… The book is the best single illustration of what is meant by ‘the history of ideas’ as a method of dealing with American materials.—Henry Nash Smith