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The Absence of AmericaThe London Stage, 1576-1642

The Absence of America: The London Stage, 1576-1642

Gavin Hollis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198734321
eISBN:
9780191799167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Drama

This book examines why early modern drama’s response to English settlement in the New World was muted, even though the so-called golden age of Shakespeare coincided with the so-called golden age 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

Allegory and EnchantmentAn Early Modern Poetics

Allegory and Enchantment: An Early Modern Poetics

Jason Crawford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198788041
eISBN:
9780191833489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This book is about the genealogies of modernity, and about the lingering power of some of the cultural forms against which modernity defines itself: religion, magic, the sacramental, the medieval. ... 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

Andrew MarvellThe Chameleon

Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Nigel Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The seventeenth-century poet Andrew Marvell (1621–1678) is one of the most intriguing figures in English literature. A noted civil servant under Cromwell's Protectorate, he has been variously ... More

Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane

Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane

Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655373
eISBN:
9780191742118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This book studies the poetry and polemics of one of the greatest of early modern writers, a poet of immense lyric talent and political importance. The book situates these writings and this writer ... More

The AntiquaryJohn Aubrey's Historical Scholarship

The Antiquary: John Aubrey's Historical Scholarship

Kelsey Jackson Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784296
eISBN:
9780191827808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784296.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

John Aubrey (1626–1697), antiquary, natural philosopher, and virtuoso, is best remembered today for his Brief Lives, biographies of his contemporaries filled with luminous detail which have been ... More

Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Jane Spencer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184942
eISBN:
9780191674402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Aphra Behn, now becoming recognized as a major Restoration figure, is especially significant as an early example of a successful professional woman writer: an important and often troubling role-model ... More

Authorship and AppropriationWriting for the Stage in England, 1660-1710

Authorship and Appropriation: Writing for the Stage in England, 1660-1710

Paulina Kewes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184683
eISBN:
9780191674334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184683.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Drama

This book studies the cultural and economic status of playwriting in the later 17th and early 18th centuries, and argues that the period was a decisive one in the transition from Renaissance ... More

The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la CruzNatural Philosophy and Sacramental Theology

The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Natural Philosophy and Sacramental Theology

Alice Brooke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198816829
eISBN:
9780191858406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816829.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This study analyses the autos sacramentales, or Eucharistic plays, by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–95). It focusses on their relationship to the changing currents of philosophical thought in the ... More

The Bible in Shakespeare

The Bible in Shakespeare

Hannibal Hamlin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677610
eISBN:
9780191757105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677610.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Bible in Shakespeare is the first full-length critical study of biblical allusion in Shakespeare’s plays. There is no book Shakespeare alludes to more often, more significantly, and ... 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

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

Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Achsah Guibbory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book assesses the complexity and fluidity of Christian identity from the reign of Elizabeth I and the early Stuart kings through the English Revolution, and into the Restoration. Throughout this ... 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

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

Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World

Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World

Tracey A. Sowerby and Joanna Craigwood (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198835691
eISBN:
9780191873225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This interdisciplinary volume explores core emerging themes in the study of early modern literary-diplomatic relations, developing essential methods of analysis and theoretical approaches that will ... 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

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

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

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