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National Biography and the Arts of Memory: From Thomas Fuller to Colin Matthew

Ian Donaldson

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The arts of memory and of biography have always been closely related. For instance, the memoir, which is an act of remembrance, has a double sense: it looks at the past and to the future, selecting ... More


Walton’s Legacy

Jessica Martin

in Walton’s Lives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270157
eISBN:
9780191683930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270157.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

Walton's Lives were found to be popular during his time as his reputation furthered through the publication of the Life of Sanderson. In The Church-History of Britain, Thomas Fuller articulated ... More


Protestants and the Meanings of Church History, 1540–1660

W. J. Sheils

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume 1: Reformation and Identity c.1520-1662

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199639731
eISBN:
9780191836695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639731.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Protestant deployment of the English ecclesiastical past in order to justify the Reformation. Initially concentrating on the evils of the papacy, focus was shifted to the ... More


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