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Creative Dialogues with Textual Partners, Past and Present

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the writings of Thomas More and Antonio Gramsci. It demonstrates some of the similarities in the political and intellectual methods that generated their prison writing and ... More


Differentiating Collaboration: Protest and Playwriting and Sir Thomas More

Nina Levine

in Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267866
eISBN:
9780823272426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267866.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores the relationship between the collaboratively written play text of Sir Thomas More and the play’s central scenes of protest, which depict London citizens rising up against the ... More


The Long Divorce of Steel: Tyranny and Political Culture in Henry VIII's England

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the rhetorical culture of early Tudor England. It argues that educated English men (and to a lesser extent, women) were used to a degree of intellectual freedom in the 1510s and ... More


More's Richard III: Recension and Reformation

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/9780199255641.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Sir Thomas More's History of Richard III exists in a number of manuscript and printed versions. This chapter offers a new explanation of the relation between them, arguing that the textual variants ... More


Debates Over the Dead: Purgatory and Polemic in Henrician England

PETER MARSHALL

in Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207733
eISBN:
9780191716812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207733.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the early Protestant or evangelical critique of purgatory by figures such as Simon Fish, John Frith, and William Tyndale in the reign of Henry VIII, and traditionalist Catholic ... More


The humanist grammar of sanctity in the early Lives of Thomas More

Anna Siebach Larsen

in Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The lives written about Thomas More in the early modern period – by William Roper, Nicholas Harpsfield, Thomas Stapleton, and Cresacre More – reappropriate familiar hagiographic motifs and symbols. ... More


The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory

Howard Felperin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122654
eISBN:
9780191671517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122654.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The critical school of ‘new historicism’ is very much at the centre of contemporary debates on literary studies and theory. Much ‘new historicist’ writing has focused ... More


Women Latinists in Sixteenth-Century England

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on English pride in learned women by 1550: learned women at the early Tudor court. It discusses Erasmus and the household of Sir Thomas More; the development of companionate ... More


The One Manuscript: Sir Thomas More

John Jones

in Shakespeare at Work

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186885
eISBN:
9780191674594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186885.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on ‘The Book of Sir Thomas More’ and the evidence that three pages of its manuscript are written by Shakespeare. The play ran into official censorship difficulties, and was ... More


Certain Dregs of Conscience

Dominique Goy-Blanquet

in Shakespeare's Early History Plays: From Chronicle to Stage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198119876
eISBN:
9780191705601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119876.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter begins by explaining that the chroniclers who are quite open about their adoption of Thomas More's History, generally failed to advertise their equally important debt to Vergil, who was ... More


The Transition to Liberalism

Henry Phelps Brown

in Egalitarianism and the Generation of Inequality

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286486
eISBN:
9780191596773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The potential effects of belief in the law of nature (as discussed in the previous chapter) were powerful, destructive of hierarchy, and would substitute human contract for divine institution, but ... More


Joseph Burney Trapp 1925–2005

Elizabeth McGrath

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0016
Subject:
History, Historiography

Joseph Burney Trapp (1925–2005), a Fellow of the British Academy, was librarian; editor and teacher; scholar of humanism, letters, and the humanities; and an enlightened but efficient administrator. ... More


Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage

Nina Levine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267866
eISBN:
9780823272426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267866.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage explores the stage’s unprecedented local turn in late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century London. By taking the city as its subject, this book ... More


Introduction

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the similar forms, themes, and functions that tend to recur in the prison writing of European intellectuals. The book ... More


The Utopia and Radical Humanism

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

In the second book of Sir Thomas More's Utopia, Raphael Hythlodaeus enthusiastically describes life in a communist republic in which there is no money and private property, where all political and ... More


The Reformation and Prophetic Poetry

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

Raphael Hythlodaeus presents himself as a prophet with the right to preach in public. Though Thomas More sympathized with the ideals he attributed to Hythlodaeus, he was himself extremely cautious ... More


Anticapitalist Utopias and Neotopias

Geoff Mulgan

in The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165745
eISBN:
9781400866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165745.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter studies the radical alternatives that can be found in the traditions of utopian thinking that have offered fully formed alternatives to a flawed present, from Thomas More to Ursula ... More


‘The perfect glass of state’: English Fiction from William Baldwin to John Barclay, 1553–1625

Andrew Hadfield

in Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance 1545–1625

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199233656
eISBN:
9780191696626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233656.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that one of the manifold uses of the relatively new form of prose fiction was as a vehicle to explore contemporary political problems, invariably setting the individual fiction in ... More


The Lost Libraries of English Humanism: More, Starkey, Elyot

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/9780226781723.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter reconsiders the meanings of private libraries that proliferated in the early sixteenth century, which have often been linked to a rise in secular literacy and learning that is seen as ... More


Faith, Morals, and Thomas More

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580095
eISBN:
9780191729416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580095.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter details the (moral) reason why Thomas More refused to swear to uphold the statute of 1534 declaring Henry VIII's marriage void, and his reasons for rejecting Luther's and other's revolt ... More


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