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Introduction

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The Introduction gives an overview of the argument of the book as a whole. It briefly reviews some of the documentary evidence for official Elizabethan suspicion of the entangling of questions of ... More


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


1559: The Taming of the Wolves

Martin Wiggins

in Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650590
eISBN:
9780191741982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650590.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter analyses and reconstructs the dramatic response to the return of Protestantism to the heart of English government with the accession of Elizabeth I after five years of Mary I's ... More


1642: Closedown

Martin Wiggins

in Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650590
eISBN:
9780191741982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650590.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that the Long Parliament did not close the theatres in 1642 for Puritan ideological reasons, as is usually supposed. The evidence of prior parliamentary activity suggests that ... More


Dublin's Trade in Books 1550–1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7

M. Pollard

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184096
eISBN:
9780191674174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Irish book trade has hitherto been viewed as a footnote to the English trade. This book studies Irish bookselling practices, particularly those of Dublin. The study draws on a wealth of material ... More


Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

R. W. Maslen

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues that English writers of prose fiction from the 1550s to the 1570s produced some of the most daringly innovative publications of the sixteenth century. Through close examination of a ... More


Legal Restraints and Censorship 1600–1800

M. Pollard

in Dublin's Trade in Books 1550–1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184096
eISBN:
9780191674174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184096.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the various restraints surrounding the Irish book trade in the 17th and 18th centuries. The most important factor in inhibiting the growth of the Dublin trade represents a ... More


Controlling the Sermons

Mary Morrissey

in Politics and the Paul's Cross Sermons, 1558–1642

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571765
eISBN:
9780191728709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571765.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Modern scholars treat Paul’s Cross as an instrument of government, but no single authority exercised consistent censorship of this pulpit in the early modern period. The bishop of London, Privy ... More


Sexuality and Censorship in the Essayes

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 2 explores the paradoxical fact that John Florio simultaneously extends and diminishes Montaigne's censorship of sexually-oriented material within the Essays. Concentrating in particular upon ... More


Introduction: Volume 2

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The ‘Introduction’ describes how in Volume 2 we switch focus from the patron-author to the reader-writers of the Essais, as they circulated around Europe. These are seventeenth-century descendants of ... More


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