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Terrorism Before the LetterMythography and Political Violence in England, Scotland, and France 1559–1642

Terrorism Before the Letter: Mythography and Political Violence in England, Scotland, and France 1559–1642

Robert Appelbaum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198745761
eISBN:
9780191808197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745761.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Terrorism is as old as ancient history. Whenever a society has developed to the point where it is governed as a political entity, it has made itself vulnerable to that form of violence we now call ... More

The ‘Shepheards Nation’Jacobean Spenserians and Early Stuart Political Culture 1612-25

The ‘Shepheards Nation’: Jacobean Spenserians and Early Stuart Political Culture 1612-25

Michelle O'Callaghan

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186380
eISBN:
9780191674549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186380.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This is a study of a group of Jacobean Spenserian poets, William Browne, George Wither, and Christopher Brooke, and of the ways in which these writers represented themselves as a distinctive ... More

‘The Horrid Popish Plot’Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London

‘The Horrid Popish Plot’: Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London

Peter Hinds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264430
eISBN:
9780191733994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Popish plot was an alleged Catholic conspiracy to assassinate Charles II and re-introduce the Catholic faith to England. Despite it being a fiction, belief in the plot became widespread and many ... More

Translation and the Poet's LifeThe Ethics of Translating in English Culture, 1646-1726

Translation and the Poet's Life: The Ethics of Translating in English Culture, 1646-1726

Paul Davis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297832
eISBN:
9780191711572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297832.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Between the Civil War and the early decades of the 18th century, English poets of the first rank devoted more of their time and creative energies to translating than they had ever done before or have ... More

Trauma and TransformationThe Political Progress of John Bunyan

Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan

Vera J. Camden (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757850
eISBN:
9780804768450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757850.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In 1649, the English people suffered a tremendous wound, a psychic lesion, as they both instigated and endured the killing of their king, Charles I. John Bunyan came of age in the shadow of this ... More

Treacherous FaithThe Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

David Loewenstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199203390
eISBN:
9780191762796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203390.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Treacherous Faith is a major interdisciplinary study of the terrors of heresy and the literary imagination from the English Reformation to the Restoration. It illuminates the anxieties ... More

Uncloistered VirtueEnglish Political Literature, 1640-1660

Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Thomas N. Corns

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book studies the relationship between literature and the political crises of the English Civil War. It explores the ways in which the literary culture of the period changed and survived in ... More

What Was Tragedy?Theory and the Early Modern Canon

What Was Tragedy?: Theory and the Early Modern Canon

Blair Hoxby

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198749165
eISBN:
9780191813283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749165.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Twentieth-century critics have definite ideas about tragedy. They maintain that in a true tragedy, fate must feel the resistance of the tragic hero’s moral freedom before finally crushing him, thus ... More

Women and the Bible in Early Modern EnglandReligious Reading and Writing

Women and the Bible in Early Modern England: Religious Reading and Writing

Femke Molekamp

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665402
eISBN:
9780191752193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665402.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book provides an account of the uniquely important role of the Bible in the development of female interpretative and literary agency, as well as in the expression of female subjectivity in early ... More

The Women of Grub StreetPress, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Paula McDowell

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

The period 1678–1730 was a decisive one in Western political history and in the history of the British press. Changing conditions for political expression and an expanding book trade enabled ... More

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