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Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, and Connection to Strangers

George Hoffmann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808763
eISBN:
9780191852138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808763.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Satire has recently re-emerged as a potent political tool, but it has played many different roles in the past. French reformers waged massive satire campaigns in the sixteenth century to little or no ... More


Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Jessica Winston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Many early modern poets and playwrights were also members of the legal societies the Inns of Court, and these authors shaped the development of key genres of the English Renaissance, especially lyric ... More


Egerton: A Patron’s ‘Canon’

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

Focusing on the well-documented career of Sir Thomas Egerton, this chapter examines the extent to which patrons informed or influenced the nature of the works dedicated to them, and the measure of ... More


Introduction: Lawyers at Play

Jessica Winston

in Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Why were the early modern Inns of Court such vibrant literary centres? This introduction sets out the central argument of Lawyers at Play: the literary culture of the Inns was bound up with, ... More


‘Minerva’s Men’: The Inns of Court in the 1560s

Jessica Winston

in Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter surveys the literary culture of the Inns in the 1560s, exploring several central questions: What prompted the formation of this literary environment in the 1560s? What did it mean to the ... More


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