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The Fiction of Simplicity in the Sixteenth-Century Treatise

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The chapter begins with a discussion of some of the educational and political theories to which the sixteenth-century novelists responded. These theories are woven into the book as thoroughly as they ... More


Blackening “the Turk” in Roger Ascham's a Report of Germany

Linda Bradley Salamon

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0014
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter analyzes Roger Ascham's narration of Turkish conduct in his unfinished 1553 A Report of Germany. It comments on the tone and diction of Ascham in the Black Legend about racialized ... More


Monstrous Imaginations

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Roger Ascham's violent attack on Italian fiction stands out for its apparent unreasonableness in the midst of the sensible pedagogic programme he proposed in his famous treatise on teaching Latin, ... More


Art for Nothing’s Sake

Corey McEleney

in Futile Pleasures: Early Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272655
eISBN:
9780823272709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272655.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter Three initiates a two-chapter sequence on the most hotly contested literary genre in early modern England: romance. It offers close readings of two Elizabethan texts frequently cited for ... More


Other Petrarchs in Early Modern England

Michael Wyatt

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the traces of Petrarchism in England during the early modern period. It discusses Roger Ascham's attack on Petrarch, Elizabeth Tudor's translation of the first ninety lines of ... More


Experience

Jeff Dolven

in Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226155364
eISBN:
9780226155371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155371.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on experience—experience as the opposite of school; what school is intended to prepare for, or perhaps to prevent. The occasion is a dispute between John Lyly and the dead ... More


Lucan and Humanist Pedagogy

Edward Paleit

in War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter forms the first of two within Part One, ‘Contexts of Reading’. It examines the conceptual and cultural frameworks which shaped how Lucan was understood and used by English early modern ... More


Formal Imitation: The ‘Leaden-Headed Germans’ and Their English Heirs

Colin Burrow

in Imitating Authors: Plato to Futurity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838081
eISBN:
9780191874604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838081.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter returns to the debate about the imitation of Cicero between Pietro Bembo and Gianfrancesco Pico in the early sixteenth century, and shows how these two writers’ different approaches to ... More


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