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Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing 1500-1650

Margaret Healy and Thomas Healy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638734
eISBN:
9780748651573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This collection of essays asserts the centrality of historical understanding in shaping critical vision. It explores the dynamic cultural, intellectual, and social processes that moulded literary ... More


Introduction

Martin McLaughlin

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about British academics and critics' reflections on Italian poet Petrarch and his legacy in British culture. This book explores ... More


Introduction

Eric Klingelhofer

in Castles and Colonists: An Archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082467
eISBN:
9781781702505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082467.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The epigraph presented at the beginning of this chapter reveals Edmund Spenser's image of Man's creation as a divine plan to colonize that ‘waste and empty place’ forfeited by the Fallen Angels, a ... More


Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Ann Hughes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251926
eISBN:
9780191719042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book is a study of Thomas Edwards’s Gangraena, an intemperate, comprehensive attack on religious radicalism and religious toleration, published in three parts in 1646. It explores the place of ... More


Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments: From George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson

Gabriel Heaton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213115
eISBN:
9780191707148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This major new study of royal entertainments from the reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James I, including country house entertainments, tiltyard speeches, and court masques, is focused on the ... More


Prologue

Brian Cummings

in The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187356
eISBN:
9780191674709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187356.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

It is stated that the Reformation promised literal truth. In this, it has been judged either a providential success or a historic failure. The historical events now known as the Reformation are bound ... More


The Reformation and Literary Culture

Brian Cummings

in The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187356
eISBN:
9780191674709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187356.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Histories of the Reformation, beginning with those of the reformers, have often pictured a revolution of the word. The status, dissemination, and interpretation of the Bible are central to the ... More


Introduction Approaches to Thomas Edwards's Gangraena

Ann Hughes

in Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251926
eISBN:
9780191719042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the ways in which historians have used Gangraena as a source, and explains how new approaches to the history of print culture, the history of the book, and of reading will be ... More


Conclusions

Ann Hughes

in Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251926
eISBN:
9780191719042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter covers Edwards’s death in Amsterdam in 1648 and explores the impact of Gangraena on later parliamentarian divisions. It looks at the changing readings of Gangraena from the mid 17th ... More


Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Swapan Chakravorty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A comprehensive reassessment of Thomas Middleton’s cultural importance, this book examines both the writer’s dramatic and non-dramatic texts to show how he laid bare ... More


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