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The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature

The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature

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David Loewenstein, Janel Mueller, Kenneth Charlton, Margaret Spufford, Harold Love, Arthur F. Marotti, David Scott Kastan, Graham Parry, Paula Blank, Steven N. Zwicker, David Loades, William A. Sessions, Claire McEachern, Catherine Bates, Patrick Collinson, Lawrence Manley, David Bevington, Johann P. Sommerville, Leah S. Marcus, Debora Shuger, Thomas N. Corns, Martin Butler, Barbara K. Lewalski, Derek Hirst, John Morrill, Nigel Smith, Helen Wilcox, Joshua Scodel, James Grantham Turner
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  • Date Published: February 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521631563

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  • This is a comprehensive history of English literature written in Britain between the Reformation and the Restoration. While it focuses on England, literary effort in Scotland and Ireland is also covered, with occasional references to Wales and Ireland. This literary history by an international team of scholars is essential reading for students and scholars of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, culture, and history.

    • The fullest account of the English literary renaissance now available in paperback
    • Includes a chronology, full bibliography and extensive index
    • Contributions from distinguished and international experts
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "For advanced researchers in the field...this book certainly provides an overview of the current state of literary scholarship in early modern English literature."
    -Seiwoong Oh, Rider University, Sixteenth Century Journal

    "This book is a major accomplishment, and will alter the very landscape for which it provides such an effective map."
    -Studies in English Literature

    "Astonishingly comprehensive and coherently unified [...]This extraordinarily useful reference work [is] at once authoritative, pioneering and inclusive..."
    -Renaissance Quarterly

    "The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature offers riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice, too many to be counted or told here. Others will find different glimmers of gold."
    -Seventeenth Century News

    "The book provides a valuable synopsis of recent scholarship by a selection of leading scholars. Students will find short, readable, reliable accounts in this landmark volume. The whole set will be necessary for all academic and large public libraries. Essential."
    -Choice

    "Addresses religious, political, and ethnic discourses and their relation to elite, confessional, and national identities in fairly straightforward terms. Ultimately, one garners a good sense of the state of play on these issues and many of the relevant principal texts from the chosen period."
    -H-ALBION

    "[T]his is a book that all serious libraries will want and need to own; it is a book of which its editors, contributors and publisher can all be proud."
    -Editor's Choices

    "Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature will likely exert substantial influence on the study of the period."
    -MLA: Literary Research Guide

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521631563
    • length: 1050 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 161 x 59 mm
    • weight: 1.745kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction David Loewenstein and Janel Mueller
    Part I. Modes and Means of Literary Production, Circulation, and Reception:
    1. Literacy, society, and education Kenneth Charlton and Margaret Spufford
    2. Manuscript transmission and circulation Harold Love and Arthur F. Marotti
    3. Print, literary culture, and the book trade David Scott Kastan
    4. Literary patronage Graham Parry
    5. Languages of early modern literature in Britain Paula Blank
    6. Habits of reading and the creation of early modern literary culture Steven N. Zwicker
    Part II. The Tudor Era from the Reformation to Elizabeth I:
    7. Literature and national identity David Loades
    8. Literature and the court William A. Sessions
    9. Literature and the church Janel Mueller
    Part III. The Era of Elizabeth and James VI:
    10. Eliza's England, whose Scotland, whose Ireland? Claire McEachern
    11. Literature and the court Catherine Bates
    12. Indoctrination, edification, and polemic: literature and the church Patrick Collinson
    13. Literature and the metropolis Lawrence Manley
    14. Literature and the theater David Bevington
    Part IV. The Earlier Stuart Era:
    15. An emergent Britain?: literature and national identity Johann P. Sommerville
    16. Literature and the court Leah S. Marcus
    17. Literature and the church Debora Shuger
    18. Civic continuities and revolutionary beginnings: literature and London Thomas N. Corns
    19. The emergence of a metropolitan drama: literature and the theater to 1660 Martin Butler
    20. Literature and the household Barbara K. Lewalski
    Part V. The Civil War and Commonwealth Era:
    21. Literature and national identity in England Derek Hirst
    22. Literature and religion David Loewenstein and John Morrill
    23. Civil war and the new literary scene: literature and London Nigel Smith
    24. Literature and the household Helen Wilcox
    25. Alternative sites for literature: rural, convivial, and intellectual domains Joshua Scodel
    26. From revolution to restoration in English literary culture James Grantham Turner
    Chronological outline of historical events and texts in Britain, 1528–1674, with list of selected manuscripts
    Select bibliography (primary and secondary sources)
    Index.

  • Editors

    David Loewenstein, University of Oxford
    David Loewenstein is Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Janel Mueller, University of Chicago
    Janel Mueller is William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago.

    Contributors

    David Loewenstein, Janel Mueller, Kenneth Charlton, Margaret Spufford, Harold Love, Arthur F. Marotti, David Scott Kastan, Graham Parry, Paula Blank, Steven N. Zwicker, David Loades, William A. Sessions, Claire McEachern, Catherine Bates, Patrick Collinson, Lawrence Manley, David Bevington, Johann P. Sommerville, Leah S. Marcus, Debora Shuger, Thomas N. Corns, Martin Butler, Barbara K. Lewalski, Derek Hirst, John Morrill, Nigel Smith, Helen Wilcox, Joshua Scodel, James Grantham Turner

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