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A Sidney chronology, 1554-1654 /
Michael G. Brennan and Noel J. Kinnamon.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
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xxiii, 342 p.
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0333964004
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
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0333964004
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5034004
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Michael G. Brennan is Reader in Renaissance Studies at the School of English, University of Leeds.
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Appeared in Choice on 2004-11-01:
Brennan and Kinnamon present documented details about the literary, political, and personal history of members of the Sidney family, citing events noted in the Sidney family papers and other primary sources in this hundred-year calendar. The compilers augment archival materials with established secondary sources, and document sources of entries. A brief introductory essay traces the family lineage and history before the birth of Sir Philip Sidney (1554). The chronology incorporates details of the careers and family lives of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke; Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester; Lady Mary Wroth; and Algernon Sidney. The compilers include facts, selected illuminating quotations and anecdotes, and occasional reflection on how events shaped the literary or political expressions of each Sidney. For each year, a handy summary lists works produced by Sidneys, works dedicated to members of the family, and notable references to them in works published that year. Kinnamon and Brennan have created a convenient and valuable reference tool for scholars of the English Renaissance, which enables scholars to trace themes in new ways. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Undergraduate and graduate-level literature and history collections. P. Finley University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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This text offers a chronological survey of the history of the Sidney family of Penshurst Place, Kent. As royal servants, courtiers, diplomats, soldiers, writers and patrons of numerous other authors, the Sidneys occupied a central position in the development of early Modern English literature.
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A Sidney Chronology: 1554-1654offers a comprehensive chronological survey of the literary, political and personal history of the Sidney family of Penshurst Place, Kent. As royal servants, courtiers, diplomats, soldiers, writers and patrons of numerous other authors, the Sidneys occupied a central position in the development of Early-Modern English literature. Particular attention is paid to the lives and writings of Sir Philip Sidney; Mary Sidney-Herbert, Countess of Pembroke; Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester; and Lady Mary Wroth.
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A Sidney Chronology: 1554-1654 offers a comprehensive chronological survey of the literary, political and personal history of the Sidney family of Penshurst Place, Kent. As royal servants, courtiers, diplomats, soldiers, writers and patrons of numerous other authors, the Sidneys occupied a central position in the development of Early-Modern English literature. Particular attention is paid to the lives and writings of Sir Philip Sidney; Mary Sidney-Herbert, Countess of Pembroke; Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester; and Lady Mary Wroth.
Table of Contents
General Editor's Prefacep. ix
Prefacep. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
Sidney Family History: pre-1554p. xix
Chronologyp. 1
Bibliography
Manuscriptsp. 303
Printed books and articlesp. 304
Indexp. 310
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