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Writing and political engagement in seventeenth-century England /
edited by Derek Hirst and Richard Strier.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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vii, 236 p.
ISBN
0521661757
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
isbn
0521661757
catalogue key
3577343
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"This is a thoroughly rewarding collection..." Sixteenth Century Journal
"Astute new insights...clearly written, thoughtful, and compelling." Renaissance Quarterly
"It amply justifies the editors' claim that old-fashioned formalistic analysis can still provide a valuable tool of historical research. Jackson Cope provides an interesting analysis of the allegorical autobiography of the courtier Sir Kenelm Digby." H-Net Reviews
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This volume focuses on the links between writing and public concerns in England at the time of the civil wars and revolution of the mid-17th century.
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This collection of studies from eight distinguished scholars explores the relationship between writing and public concerns in seventeenth-century England. The essays share an intense concern with the relationship between the act of writing and the political and public issues of this extraordinary period.
Description for Bookstore
This volume explores the relationship between writing and public concerns in seventeenth-century England before, during, and after the civil wars and revolution of the mid-century. The distinguished list of contributors represent a variety of disciplines and methodologies. They share, however, an intense concern with the relationship between the act of writing and the political and public issues of this extraordinary period. The essays suggest that significant art, even when apparently 'private', was deeply engaged with public issues, while political writing was intimately involved with questions of style and inward conscience.
Main Description
This volume explores the relationship between writing and public concerns in seventeenth-century England before, during, and after the civil wars and revolution of the mid-century. The distinguished contributors represent a variety of disciplines and methodologies. They share, however, an intense concern with the relationship between the act of writing and the political and public issues of this extraordinary period. The essays suggest that significant art, even when apparently "private," was deeply engaged with public issues, while political writing was intimately involved with questions of style and inward conscience.
Description for Bookstore
This volume focuses on the relationship between writing and public concerns in seventeenth-century England before, during and after the civil wars and revolution of the mid-century. The distinguished list of contributors represent a variety of disciplines - political scientists, social and political historians and literary critics.
Main Description
This volume focuses on the relationship between writing and public concerns in seventeenth-century England before, during, and after the civil wars and revolution of the mid-century. The distinguished list of contributors represent a variety of disciplines - political science, social and political history and literary critics - but they share an intense concern with the relationship between the act of writing and the political and public issues of this extraordinary period. The essays suggest that in the seventeenth century the private and public intersected so thoroughly that ostensibly 'private' writing was engaged with public issues and public rhetoric, while on the other hand, political writing was deeply involved with questions of style and inward conscience. This volume illuminates the complex issues of 'public' and 'private', 'art' and 'conscience' in the seventeenth century.
Main Description
This volume focuses on the relationship between writing and public concerns in seventeenth-century England before, during and after the civil wars and revolution of the mid-century. The distinguished list of contributors represent a variety of disciplines - political scientists, social and political historians and literary critics. They share an intense concern with the relationship between the act of writing and the political and public issues of this extraordinary period. The essays suggest that in the seventeenth-century the private and the public intersected so thoroughly that ostensibly 'private' writing was engaged with public issues and public rhetoric, while on the other hand, political writing was deeply involved with questions of style and inward conscience. This volume illuminates the complex issues of 'public' and 'private', 'art' and 'conscience' in the period.
Table of Contents
Introduction
æI am powerÆ: ænormalÆ and magical politics in The Tempest
æVoid of storieÆ: the struggle for insincerity in HerbertÆs prose and poetry
Meditating Providence: Sir Kenelm DigbyÆs rewritings of his life
Thomas Hobbes and the Renaissance Studia humanitatis
Conscience satisfied: casuistry and allegiance in the
Thomas May and the narrative of Civil War
Samuel Parker, Andrew Marvell and political culture, 1667-73
æOur author, who delights in monstersÆ: SidneyÆs Discourses on political images and royalist iconography
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