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Origins and Names: Etymology and the Elizabethan Society of Antiquaries

Angus Vine

in In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter considers the antiquarian interest in linguistic traces, examining how writers of an antiquarian bent turned to etymology and names to access the past and unearth historical origins, and ... More


Approaching Spenser's Medievalism

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the way in which The Faerie Queene itself remembers and relates to native literary and historical traditions — Arthurian history and faerie romance — mirroring English history. ... More


Writing History: The European and English Contexts

W. B. Patterson

in Thomas Fuller: Discovering England's Religious Past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198793700
eISBN:
9780191835513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793700.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the Renaissance and Reformation historical writing underwent dramatic changes in Europe and England. The recovery of many of the texts of classical antiquity that began in Italy in the ... More


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