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The Author's DuePrinting and the Prehistory of Copyright

The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright

Joseph Loewenstein

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226490403
eISBN:
9780226490410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226490410.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers an institutional and cultural history of books, the book trade, and the bibliographic ego. The author traces the emergence of possessive authorship from the establishment of a ... More

Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

A. W. Johnson

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Although Ben Jonson's association with architecture is well known, comparatively little research has been devoted to the influence of architectural thinking on his literary work. This book sets out ... More

Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625

Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625

Victoria Brownlee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812487
eISBN:
9780191850325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812487.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book provides an account of the how the Bible was read and applied in early modern England, and maps the connection between these readings and various forms of writing. The Bible had a profound ... More

The Burley Manuscript

The Burley Manuscript

Peter Redford (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526104489
eISBN:
9781526121127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104489.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Burley manuscript is a miscellany compiled by William Parkhurst in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, unique in its size – over six hundred items inscribed on nearly four hundred ... More

Castles and ColonistsAn Archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland

Castles and Colonists: An Archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland

Eric Klingelhofer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082467
eISBN:
9781781702505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082467.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book examines life in the leading province of Elizabeth I's nascent empire. It shows how an Ireland of colonising English farmers and displaced Irish ‘savages’ were ruled by an imported ... More

Catholics Writing the Nation in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Catholics Writing the Nation in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Christopher Highley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533404
eISBN:
9780191714726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533404.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book interrogates standard narratives about national identity in early modern England by examining the ways Catholics from the reign of Mary Tudor to the early 17th century contested and shaped ... More

Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Common: The Development of Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century England

Neil Rhodes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198704102
eISBN:
9780191822568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198704102.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book attempts to see the development of literary culture in sixteenth-century England as a whole and to explain the relationship between the Reformation and the literary renaissance of the ... More

The Corporate CommonwealthPluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Henry S. Turner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Corporate Commonwealth offers a provocative account of the origins of modernity’s most perplexing institution: the corporation. Drawing on the resources of economic and political history, ... More

Death and TensesPosthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Neil Kenny

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In what tense should we refer to the dead? The question has long been asked, from Cicero to Julian Barnes. Answering it is partly a matter of grammar and stylistic convention. But the hesitation, ... More

Dido's DaughtersLiteracy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Margaret W. Ferguson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226243115
eISBN:
9780226243184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243184.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Our common definition of literacy is the ability to read and write in one language. But as this book reveals, this description is inadequate, because it fails to help us understand heated conflicts ... More

Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Anne Cotterill

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book begins and ends with the intellectual and imaginative pleasures of narrative wandering. ‘To digress’ in early modern England carried a range of associations with authority and gender, from ... More

Distant Voices Still HeardContemporary Readings of French Renaissance Literature

Distant Voices Still Heard: Contemporary Readings of French Renaissance Literature

John O'Brien and Malcolm Quainton

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237853
eISBN:
9781846312977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312977
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book aims to introduce readings of French Renaissance literature, drawing on the perspectives of contemporary literary theories. The volume is organised by paired readings of five major ... More

Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Steven Rendall

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151807
eISBN:
9780191672842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151807.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Most modern critics (even those who have emphasized the ‘evolution’ of Montaigne's ideas) have sought to explain away the contradictions and incoherences of Montaigne's Essais. This book investigates ... More

Diverting AuthoritiesExperimental Glossing Practices in Manuscript and Print

Diverting Authorities: Experimental Glossing Practices in Manuscript and Print

Jane Griffiths

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654512
eISBN:
9780191789434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654512.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book examines the glossing of a variety of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century texts by authors including Lydgate, Douglas, Chaloner, Baldwin, Bullein, Harington, and Nashe. It is concerned ... More

Divinity and State

Divinity and State

David Womersley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In 1589 the Privy Council encouraged the Archbishop of Canterbury to take steps to control the theatres, which had offended authority by putting on plays which addressed ‘certen matters of Divinytie ... More

Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy in Early Modern EnglandThe Material Life of the Household

Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy in Early Modern England: The Material Life of the Household

Catherine Richardson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065446
eISBN:
9781781701164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065446.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In a theatre that self-consciously cultivated its audiences' imagination, how and what did playgoers ‘see’ on the stage? This book reconstructs one aspect of that imaginative process, considering a ... More

Donne's AugustineRenaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Katrin Ettenhuber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The poet and preacher John Donne (1572–1631) was one of the most influential authors of early modern England. This book examines his response to an iconic figure in the history of Western religious ... More

Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Martin Wiggins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650590
eISBN:
9780191741982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650590.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The state is at its most volatile when supreme power changes hands. This book studies five such moments of transfer in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, from Henry VIII to the English ... More

Dramatic GeographyRomance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Laurence Publicover

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806813
eISBN:
9780191844362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806813.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Focusing on early modern plays that stage encounters between peoples of different cultures, this book asks how a sense of geographical location was created in early modern theatres that featured ... More

Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Tanya Pollard

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book asks why Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights were so preoccupied with drugs and poisons, and why both critics and supporters of the theater as well as playwrights themselves so ... More

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