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Renaissance and Reformations

Renaissance and Reformations - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405100458

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ISBN13: 978-1405100458
ISBN10: 1405100451
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Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 2005
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Renaissance and Reformations - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405100458

Blackwell

ISBN13: 978-1405100458
ISBN10: 1405100451
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Designed for both students and general readers this introduction to Renaissance and Reformation literature offers a description of early modern habits of writing and reading of publication and stage performance. It considers the ways in which early modern writers constructed the past and designed the present wrote about people and places recovered and adapted classical genres and tackled religious and secular controversies.All these topics are illustrated with a profusion of excerpts from early modern texts including works by More Erasmus Wyatt Spenser Philip and Mary Sidney Marlowe Kyd Shakespeare Campion Daniel Donne Southwell Dekker Taylor 'the water-poet ' Aemilia Lanyer Jonson Chapman Middleton Mary Wroth Ralegh Greville Wotton Herbert and Milton. Throughout readers are reminded that the consequences of the English reformations were as important as the better known influences of the Renaissance.

Author Bio

Michael Hattaway is Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.
Introduction: New Worlds of Words.
1. Writing.
2. Reading Publication Performance.
3. Forms Ancient and Modern.
4. Defining the Past.
5. Designing the Present.
6. Fictive Persons and Places.
7. Godliness.
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index.

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