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The ‘Goodly Maker’: Conscripting Dante in Henrician England

Nick Havely

in Dante’s British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199212446
eISBN:
9780191789472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212446.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This is the first of two chapters addressing the formation of a British ‘Protestant Dante’. It focuses upon three main areas of enquiry: the circulation of Dantean texts in the Henrician period; the ... More


‘The Hungry Sheep’: Protestant and Catholic Readings, 1556–1637

Nick Havely

in Dante’s British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199212446
eISBN:
9780191789472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212446.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

Conscription of Dante as a witness against Rome continued apace among English Protestant polemicists of the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. This chapter shows how the arguments about ... More


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