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Roger L'Estrange and the making of Restoration culture /
edited by Anne Dunan-Page and Beth Lynch.
imprint
Aldershot, England : Ashgate, c2008.
description
xvii, 236 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0754658007 (alk. paper), 9780754658009 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Aldershot, England : Ashgate, c2008.
isbn
0754658007 (alk. paper)
9780754658009 (alk. paper)
contents note
Rhetoricating and identity in L'Estrange's early career, 1659-1662 / Beth Lynch -- L'Estrange's Milton / Nicholas von Maltzan -- L'Estrange, Marvell, and the Directions to a painter : the evidence of Bodleian Library, MS Gough London 14 / Martin Dzelzainis -- Roger L'Estrange's Observator and the exorcism of the plot / Mark Goldie -- 'Tales and romantick stories' : 'Impostures', trustworthiness and the credibility of information in the late seventeenth century / Peter Hinds -- Roger L'Estrange and the Huguenots : continental Protestantism and the Church of England / Anne Dunan-Page -- 'The art of schooling mankind' : the uses of the fable in Roger L'Estrange's Aesop's fables (1692) / Line Cottegnies -- 'My fiddle is a bass viol' : music in the life of Roger L'Estrange / Andrew Ashbee -- L'Estrange, Joyce and the dictates of typography / Harold Love -- The works of Roger L'Estrange : an annotated bibliography / Geoff Kemp.
catalogue key
6421962
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-227) and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Roger L'Estrange has become something of a leitmotif in the history and literature of the later-17th century. This book suggests that it is only when he is considered through a range of specialist perspectives reflecting his interdisciplinary significance that his importance within the cultural history of the Restoration becomes apparent.
Long Description
Roger L'Estrange (1616-1704) was one of the most remarkable, significant and colourful figures in seventeenth-century England. Whilst there has been regular, if often cursory, scholarly interest in his activities as Licenser and Stuart apologist, this is the first sustained book-length study of the man for almost a century.L'Estrange's engagement on the Royalist side during the Civil war, and his energetic pamphleteering for the return of the King in the months preceding the Restoration earned him a reputation as one of the most radical royalist apologists. As Licenser for the Press under Charles II, he was charged with preventing the printing and publication of dissenting writings; his additional role as Surveyor of the Press authorised him to search the premises of printers and booksellers on the mere suspicion of such activity. He was also a tireless pamphleteer, journalist, and controversialist in the conformist cause, all of which made him the bĂȘte noire of Whigs and non-conformists.This collection of essays by leading scholars of the period highlights the instrumental role L'Estrange played in the shaping of the political, literary, and print cultures of the Restoration period. Taking an interdisciplinary approach the volume covers all the major aspects of his career, as well as situating them in their broader historical and literary context. By examining his career in this way the book offers insights that will prove of worth to political, social, religious and cultural historians, as well as those interested in seventeenth-century literary and book history.
Main Description
Roger L'Estrange (1616-1704) was one of the most remarkable, significant and colourful figures in seventeenth-century England. This collection of essays by leading scholars of the period highlights the instrumental role he played in the shaping of the political, literary, and print cultures of the Restoration period. Taking an interdisciplinary approach the volume covers all the major aspects of his career, as well as situating them in their broader historical and literary context. By examining his career in this way the book offers insights that will prove of worth to political, social, religious and cultural historians, as well as those interested in seventeenth-century literary and book history.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Rhetoricating and identity in L'Estrange's early career, 1659-1662
L'Estrange's Milton
L'Estrange, Marvell and the Directions to a Painter: the evidence of Bodleian Library, MS Gough London 14
Roger L'Estrange's Observator and the exorcism of the plot
'Tales and romantick stories': 'Impostures', trustworthiness, and the credibility of information in the late 17th century
Roger L'Estrange and the Huguenots: continental Protestantism and the Church of England
'The art of schooling mankind': the uses of the fable in Sir Roger L'Estrange's Aesop's Fables (1692)
'My fiddle is a bass viol': music in the life of Roger L'Estrange
L'Estrange, Joyce and the dictates of typography
The works of Roger L'Estrange: an annotated bibliography
Select bibliography of secondary sources
Index
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