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Misrule as Comedy; Comedy as Misrule

C. L. Barber

in Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the tendency for Elizabethan comedy to be a saturnalia, rather than to represent saturnalian experience. In Elizabethan England, a direct development of comedy out of festivity ... More


The politics of religion and the religion of politics in Elizabethan England

Patrick Collinson

in This England: Essays on the English Nation and Commonwealth in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084423
eISBN:
9781781702031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter notes that religion and politics are two distinct substances; but it is not at all clear that that is what they were in Elizabethan England. As for Western Europe in the sixteenth ... More


Elizabethan Voices

David Cressy

in Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199564804
eISBN:
9780191701917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564804.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter presents seditious voices from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, including attacks on the queen's gender and sexuality, using judicial records and government correspondence. By combining ... More


Clandestine and Irregular Marriages

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines irregular and clandestine marriages in Elizabethan and early Stuart England. The period between 1560 and 1640 stands out as a period of exceptional cultural discipline when it ... More


Raising the Dead: Marlowe's Lucan

Dan Hooley

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the issue of the classic in the case of Christopher Marlowe's translation of the first book of Lucan's Bellum Civile. The chapter first explores preliminary issues concerning ... More


Courtship and the Making of Marriage

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the history of courtship in Elizabethan and Stuart England using evidence from diaries and autobiographies, correspondences and court records, and sermons and conduct books. ... More


The Jews in the History of England 1485–1850

David S. Katz

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206675
eISBN:
9780191677267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206675.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This book traces the Jewish thread throughout English life between the Tudors and the beginnings of mass immigration in the mid-nineteenth century. The writing of English ... More


Discourse Ex Nihilo: Epicurus and Lucretius in Sixteenth-Century England

Adam Rzepka

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

Exploring the limitations of current scholarly discourse on the presence of Lucretius in literature of Elizabethan England, Adam Rzepka, in his paper “Discourse ex nihilo: Epicurus and Lucretius in ... More


Nuptial Vows

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the order for nuptial vows or the solemnization of matrimony in Elizabethan and early Stuart England. Most early modern weddings followed the set form of service laid out in the ... More


Espousals, Betrothals, and Contracts

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the tradition of espousals, betrothals, and contracts in Elizabethan and Stuart England. It investigates the processes involved in the prospective partners' agreement to marry, ... More


How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Peter Lake

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book presents an analysis of how Shakespeare's plays intersected with the politics and culture of Elizabethan England. With an ageing, childless monarch, lingering divisions due to the ... More


Robert Southwell: Snow in Arcadia: Redrawing the English Lyric Landscape, 1586-95

Anne R. Sweeney

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074189
eISBN:
9781781701195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074189.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

It has traditionally been held that Robert Southwell's poetry offers a curious view of Elizabethan England from the restricted perspective of a priest-hole. This book takes apart that idea – and the ... More


Reading the Poem ‘in the Very Picture’: New Evidence on Harington’s Original Sin

Luca Degl’Innocenti

in Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266502
eISBN:
9780191884221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266502.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The international success of the Orlando Furioso would be hard to describe without the accompanying images. Virtually no early modern edition of Ariosto’s poem was published without a visual ... More


Honor and Richard II

Judith N. Shklar

Samantha Ashenden and Andreas Hess (eds)

in On Political Obligation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300214994
eISBN:
9780300245417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214994.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter is a continuation of the argument about divided loyalties begun in the previous chapter. Using Shakespeare’s Richard II, Shklar discusses the problem of conflicting roles and loyalties ... More


“We Need Not See the Church with the Eyes”: Corporate Presence in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Amanda Porterfield

in Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199372652
eISBN:
9780199372683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372652.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Corpus Christi parades brought different groups together in medieval cities to venerate the eucharistic wafer, representing social order and membership in the body of Christ. When cities and trade ... More


Lost Legacies & the Construction of Memory

Heather Dalton

in Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter looks at knowledge networks and the construction of memory. It examines the reasons why Roger Barlow’s legacy was forgotten for centuries while both Robert Thorne and Sebastian Cabot were ... More


Dares Attacked: Early Modern Criticism and the Formation of an Ancient Canon

Frederic Clark

in The First Pagan Historian: The Fortunes of a Fraud from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190492304
eISBN:
9780190492328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492304.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 begins in the early Italian Renaissance with the Florentine humanist Coluccio Salutati, one of the first scholars to suggest that Dares was perhaps not who he said he was. After considering ... More


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