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Making MiltonPrint, Authorship, Afterlives

Making Milton: Print, Authorship, Afterlives

Emma Depledge, John S. Garrison, and Marissa Nicosia (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198821892
eISBN:
9780191861024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

This volume consists of fourteen original essays, plus introductory and Afterword chapters, that showcase the latest thinking about John Milton’s emergence as a popular and canonical author. ... More

Book Ownership in Stuart England

Book Ownership in Stuart England

David Pearson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870128
eISBN:
9780191912955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

An account of the development and importance of private libraries and book ownership through the seventeenth century, based upon many kinds of evidence, including examination of many thousands of ... More

Agents beyond the StateThe Writings of English Travelers, Soldiers, and Diplomats in Early Modern Europe

Agents beyond the State: The Writings of English Travelers, Soldiers, and Diplomats in Early Modern Europe

Mark Netzloff

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198857952
eISBN:
9780191905216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

The early modern period is often seen as a pivotal stage in the emergence of a recognizably modern form of the state. In Agents Beyond the State, Mark Netzloff returns to this context in order to ... More

Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries

Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries

Alison A. Chapman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226729152
eISBN:
9780226729329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

John Milton is widely known as the poet of liberty and freedom. But his commitment to justice, which runs throughout his prose works, is often missed when viewed at the distance of the twenty-first ... More

Coming ToConsciousness and Natality in Early Modern England

Coming To: Consciousness and Natality in Early Modern England

Timothy M. Harrison

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226725093
eISBN:
9780226725260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226725260.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Coming To argues that poetry played a central but forgotten role in the seventeenth-century invention of the concept of consciousness. The story of consciousness’s emergence is usually told in a ... More

Custom, Common Law, and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature

Custom, Common Law, and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature

Stephanie Elsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198861430
eISBN:
9780191893421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861430.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Custom, Common Law, and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature argues that, ironically, custom was a supremely generative literary force for a range of Renaissance writers. Custom took on ... More

Shakespeare and the Play Scripts of Private Prayer

Shakespeare and the Play Scripts of Private Prayer

Ceri Sullivan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198857310
eISBN:
9780191890208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857310.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Early modern private prayer shows skill in narration and drama. In manuals and sermons on how to pray, collections of model prayers, scholarly treatises about biblical petitions, and popular tracts ... More

St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and CultureSpatial Practices

St Paul's Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Spatial Practices

Roze Hentschell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848813
eISBN:
9780191883187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848813.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

St Paul’s Cathedral Precinct in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Spatial Practices is a study of London’s cathedral, its immediate surroundings, and its everyday users in early modern literary ... More

Amadis in EnglishA Study in the Reading of Romance

Amadis in English: A Study in the Reading of Romance

Helen Moore

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198832423
eISBN:
9780191871030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832423.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

This is a book about readers: readers reading, and readers writing. They are readers of all ages and from all ages: young and old, male and female, from Europe and the Americas. The book they are ... More

Poetry and Sovereignty in the English Revolution

Poetry and Sovereignty in the English Revolution

Niall Allsopp

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198861065
eISBN:
9780191893032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861065.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book presents a new interpretation of the poetry of the English Revolution, by focusing on royalist poets who left royalism behind following the execution of the king. These poets reimagined the ... More

Geographies of Embodiment in Early Modern England

Geographies of Embodiment in Early Modern England

Mary Floyd-Wilson and Garrett A. Sullivan (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198852742
eISBN:
9780191887109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852742.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Geographies of Embodiment in Early Modern England gathers essays from prominent scholars of English Renaissance literature and history who have made substantial contributions to the field’s ... More

The First Scottish EnlightenmentRebels, Priests, and History

The First Scottish Enlightenment: Rebels, Priests, and History

Kelsey Jackson Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198809692
eISBN:
9780191846960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809692.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Traditional accounts of the Scottish Enlightenment present the half-century or so before 1750 as, at best, a not yet fully realized precursor to the era of Hume and Smith, at worst, a period of ... More

The Curious EyeOptics and Imaginative Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

The Curious Eye: Optics and Imaginative Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Erin Webster

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850199
eISBN:
9780191884665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850199.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Curious Eye explores early modern debates over two related questions: what are the limits of human vision, and to what extent can these limits be overcome by technological enhancement? Today, in ... More

The Trouble with Literature

The Trouble with Literature

Victoria Kahn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198808749
eISBN:
9780191888953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808749.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that the literature of the English Reformation marks a turning point in Western thinking about literature and literariness. But instead of arguing that the Reformation fostered ... More

Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century England and the Making of the Modern Political Imaginary

Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century England and the Making of the Modern Political Imaginary

Feisal G. Mohamed

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852131
eISBN:
9780191886652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852131.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Sovereignty is the first-order question of a politics attaching itself to the state, and seventeenth-century England provides an important case study in the roots of its modern iterations. With these ... More

Thinking Through Place on the Early Modern English Stage

Thinking Through Place on the Early Modern English Stage

Andrew Bozio

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198846567
eISBN:
9780191881763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846567.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Thinking Through Place on the Early Modern English Stage traces the way that characters think through their surroundings in early modern drama—not only how these characters orient themselves within ... More

Poetics of the PilloryEnglish Literature and Seditious Libel, 1660-1820

Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel, 1660-1820

Thomas Keymer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198744498
eISBN:
9780191816314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744498.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

On the lapse of the Licensing Act in 1695, Thomas Macaulay wrote in his History of England, ‘English literature was emancipated, and emancipated for ever, from the control of the government’. It’s ... More

Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance

Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance

Katarzyna Lecky

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198834694
eISBN:
9780191872778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834694.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

If maps are instruments of power, then it matters that in Renaissance Britain they were often found in the pockets of ordinary people. Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance ... More

Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry

Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry

Wendy Beth Hyman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198837510
eISBN:
9780191874154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837510.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry examines the limits of embodiment, knowledge, and representation at disregarded nexus: the erotic carpe diem poem in early modern ... More

Unwritten PoetrySong, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England

Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England

Scott A. Trudell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834663
eISBN:
9780191874031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834663.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Vocal music was at the heart of English Renaissance poetry and drama. Virtuosic actor-singers redefined the theatrical culture of William Shakespeare and his peers. Composers including William Byrd ... More

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