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Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Ernest B. Gilman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

During the seventeenth century, England was beset by three epidemics of the bubonic plague, each outbreak claiming between a quarter and a third of the population of London and other urban centers. ... More


Introduction: Playing the Long Game

Emily L. King

in Civil Vengeance: Literature, Culture, and Early Modern Revenge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739651
eISBN:
9781501739668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739651.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The introduction establishes the primary attributes of civil vengeance and distinguishes it from traditional revenge. Relying on an examination of literary texts that include Shakespeare’s Hamlet and ... More


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