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Chapter Seven. The Carmelite Historical Tradition, c.1400–1530

ANDREW JOTISCHKY

in The Carmelites and Antiquity: Mendicants and their Pasts in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206347
eISBN:
9780191717055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206347.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The last phase of medieval Carmelite historical writing in the 15th and early 16th centuries produced less sophisticated but more imaginative writing than previously. The main characteristic of this ... More


Matthew Parker and the Practice of Church History

Madeline McMahon

in Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: An Episode in the History of the Humanities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266601
eISBN:
9780191896057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266601.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Elizabethan archbishop of Canterbury Matthew Parker is best known for his efforts to collect medieval manuscripts, which had changed hands or been repurposed after the Dissolution of the ... More


Reformation and Riposte: Kynge Johan and Respublica

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 6 considers two plays which are in dialogue with one another: Bale's Kynge Johan and Udall's Respublica. Kynge Johan, which inaugurates the genre of historical drama in sixteenth‐century ... More


Martyrs and Their Books

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 1 traces the paths through which martyrdom, apocalypticism, and holiness became intertwined from John Bale and John Foxe to Cotton Mather and the New England Primer. Biblical martyrs, early ... More


Identity in Autobiography and Protestant Identification with Saints: John Bale and Paul in The Vocacyon of Johan Bale (1553)

Meredith Anne Skura

in Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226761879
eISBN:
9780226761886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761886.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In the summer of 1552 rumors of King Edward VI's death reached Ireland and contributed to a long-simmering rebellion in the northern bishopric of Ossory. The recently appointed bishop, John Bale ... More


Musical Hypocrisy: The Plays of John Bale

Katherine Steele Brokaw

in Staging Harmony: Music and Religious Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Drama

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703140
eISBN:
9781501705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703140.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the plays of John Bale, one of the leading English Polemicists of the Henrican Reformation. Bale recognized early on the constitutive role drama could have in the spread of the ... More


John Leland and ‘the bowels of Antiquity’ 1

Cathy Shrank

in Writing the Nation in Reformation England, 1530–1580

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268887
eISBN:
9780191708473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268887.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines how the antiquarian Leland responded to the pressures placed upon English identities by Henry VIII's split with Rome, when the centres of learning (the monasteries) were being ... More


Tudor Precursors

Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

in Reformation Fictions: Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604692
eISBN:
9780191729430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604692.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter takes nine dialogues published in the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I, and determines the extent of their influence on the Elizabethan publications. We meet Hans Sachs, ... More


Mythologizing the Jew: The Reformation Foundations of Judeo-Centric Prophecy Interpretation (1530–1603)

Robert O. Smith

in More Desired than Our Owne Salvation: The Roots of Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199993246
eISBN:
9780199346394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993246.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the beginnings of the English Protestant tradition of Judeo-centric prophecy interpretation in the late sixteenth century. After exploring Lutheran and Calvinist apocalyptic ... More


The Preservation of the Sources for English Medieval History in the Sixteenth Century

George Garnett

in The Norman Conquest in English History: Volume I: A Broken Chain?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198726166
eISBN:
9780191793042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726166.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Chapter 8 opens with two events which took place in the summer of 1568: the commission to Archbishop Matthew Parker to identify and record manuscripts dispersed from monastic libraries, especially ... 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


Talking Books: Bale, Askew, and Baldwin

Jennifer Richards

in Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809067
eISBN:
9780191884153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809067.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the printed books of the sixteenth century as ‘talking books’; it also explores how the voice is implicated in the printing process. It focuses on the work of two print-aware ... More


Truth, lies and fiction in sixteenth-century Protestant historiography

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/9780719084423.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

John Foxe had a great deal to say on the subject of ‘truth’. But he was accused by his religious opponents of telling lies on an unprecedented scale. Like his friend and mentor, John Bale, he was a ... More


Staging Revelation: Virtuous and Godly Susanna, John Bale, and the Chester Antichrist

John J. Mcgavin and Greg Walker

in Imagining Spectatorship: From the Mysteries to the Shakespearean Stage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198768616
eISBN:
9780191821998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768616.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The previous chapter identified early spectatorship through the methods by which play-makers sought to manage and control it. This chapter, again using specific case studies, looks across a longer ... More


“Cogitation Against Libraries”: Bacon, the Bodleian, and the Weight of the Medieval Past

Jennifer Summit

in Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226781716
eISBN:
9780226781723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226781723.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter locates Francis Bacon in the tradition of Reformation era and post-Reformation library makers that begins with Matthew Parker, John Bale, and Stephen Batman and extends to Bodley's first ... More


Cain’s Castles: The Emergence of Protestant Gothic in the Reformation

Alison Milbank

in God & the Gothic: Religion, Romance, & Reality in the English Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824466
eISBN:
9780191863257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824466.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

In Chapter 1, the Reformation is presented as the paradigmatic site of Gothic escape: the evil monastery can be traced back to Wycliffe’s ‘Cain’s castles’ and the fictional abbey ruin to the ... More


‘Wee should bee rapt vp into the third heauen’: The Reformation of Revelation

David J. Davis

in Experiencing God in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780198834137
eISBN:
9780191872310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834137.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter identifies the discourse of divine raptus as a significant continuity between the late medieval contemplative tradition and the emerging Protestant understanding of biblical prophecy and ... More


Reformation I: King James, King Johan, and King John

John Kerrigan

in Shakespeare’s Binding Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757580
eISBN:
9780191817342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757580.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This is the first of two, linked chapters on Shakespeare’s plays about the English Reformation. The starting-point is the controversy that followed James VI and I’s imposition of an Oath of ... More


Reformation Tragedy and Revelation: David Pareus’ Tragic Typology

Russ Leo

in Tragedy as Philosophy in the Reformation World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834212
eISBN:
9780191874048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834212.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 1 explores how Reformed dramatists and theologians alike turned to tragedy to comprehend escalating tensions in Reformation Europe. Dramatic experiments like Thomas Naogeorgus’ Pammachius, ... More


Introduction: Memory, Uses of the Past, and the New History

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/9780198793700.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Reformers in England saw losses as well as gains in the Reformation. John Leland and John Bale recorded the contents of monastic libraries. Matthew Parker recovered manuscripts from the past. The ... More


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