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The politic history of early Stuart parliaments

Noah Millstone

in Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719099588
eISBN:
9781526139030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099588.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This essay traces the development of a particular way of writing the history of parliament: the politic history. A creation of the late Renaissance, politic histories preferred to explain events ... More


‘The Most Matter with Best Conceyt’: The Publics of Tacitean Observation and the Margins of Politics in Jonson’s Sejanus

András Kiséry

in Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746201
eISBN:
9780191808814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Sejanus presents itself as a piece of authoritative Tacitean historiography, and its maxims are part of the play’s effort to align itself with the ‘politic’ histories of Tacitus, Commines, and ... More


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