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A companion to Tudor literature /
edited by Kent Cartwright.
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Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
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xxx, 536 p. ; 25 cm.
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1405154772 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781405154772 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
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1405154772 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781405154772 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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7040869
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This cutting-edge Companionpresents a diverse and provocative collection of scholarship on English literature and its contexts from the accession of Henry VII in 1485 to the end of the reign of Elizabeth I in 1603.Featuring thirty-one newly commissioned essays from both emerging and well-established literary scholars, A Companion to Tudor Literature considers some of the period's most distinctive voices and works. A major focus of the text lies in the literary styles and cultural developments of the first half of the Tudor dynasty - the foundational period that preceded the golden age of Elizabethan England. The Companion explores issues including international influences, religious change, travel and New World discoveries, women's writing, technological innovations, medievalism, and print culture. Also discussed are developments in music, modes of seeing and reading, and implicit questionings of human nature, along with key texts and other representative subjects.Filled with fresh insight and the latest scholarship, A Companion to Tudor Literature will draw well-deserved attention to this exciting period of literary history.
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"The Companion is both a learned introduction for scholars of English literature, and a fascinating compilation of academic essays well suited to university libraries". (Languages & Literature, November 2010) "The Companion is both a learned introduction for scholars of English literature, and a fascinating compilation of academic essays well suited to university libraries." (Reference Reviews, October 2010)
"The individual chapters, however, do provide new (and advanced) members of the field with authoritative, accessible and well-written guides to important topics, authors and works." (The Society for Renaissance Studies, 1 April 2011) "The Companion is both a learned introduction for scholars of English literature, and a fascinating compilation of academic essays well suited to university libraries". (Languages & Literature, November 2010) "The Companion is both a learned introduction for scholars of English literature, and a fascinating compilation of academic essays well suited to university libraries." (Reference Reviews, October 2010)
"The Companion is both a learned introduction for scholars of English literature, and a fascinating compilation of academic essays well suited to university libraries." (Reference Reviews, October 2010)
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This cutting-edge Companion presents a diverse and provocative collection of scholarship on English literature and its contexts from the accession of Henry VII in 1485 to the end of the reign of Elizabeth I in 1603. Featuring thirty-one newly commissioned essays from both emerging and well-established literary scholars, A Companion to Tudor Literature considers some of the period's most distinctive voices and works. A major focus of the text lies in the literary styles and cultural developments of the first half of the Tudor dynasty - the foundational period that preceded the golden age of Elizabethan England. The Companion explores issues including international influences, religious change, travel and New World discoveries, women's writing, technological innovations, medievalism, and print culture. Also discussed are developments in music, modes of seeing and reading, and implicit questionings of human nature, along with key texts and other representative subjects. Filled with fresh insight and the latest scholarship, A Companion to Tudor Literature will draw well-deserved attention to this exciting period of literary history.
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This cutting-edge Companion presents a diverse and provocative collection of scholarship on English literature and its contexts from the accession of Henry VII in 1485 to the end of the reign of Elizabeth I in 1603.Featuring thirty-one newly commissioned essays from both emerging and well-established literary scholars, A Companion to Tudor Literature considers some of the period's most distinctive voices and works. A major focus of the text lies in the literary styles and cultural developments of the first half of the Tudor dynasty - the foundational period that preceded the golden age of Elizabethan England. The Companion explores issues including international influences, religious change, travel and New World discoveries, women's writing, technological innovations, medievalism, and print culture. Also discussed are developments in music, modes of seeing and reading, and implicit questionings of human nature, along with key texts and other representative subjects.Filled with fresh insight and the latest scholarship, A Companion to Tudor Literature will draw well-deserved attention to this exciting period of literary history.
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This volume presents a collection of 31 newly commissioned essays focusing on English literature and culture from the reign of Henry VII in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603.
Main Description
A Companion to Tudor Literature presents a collection of thirty-one newly commissioned essays focusing on English literature and culture from the reign of Henry VII in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603.Presents students with a valuable historical and cultural context to the period Discusses key texts and representative subjects, and explores issues including international influences, religious change, travel and New World discoveries, women's writing, technological innovations, medievalism, print culture, and developments in music and in modes of seeing and reading
Long Description
This cutting-edge Companion presents a diverse and provocative collection of scholarship on English literature and its contexts from the accession of Henry VII in 1485 to the end of the reign of Elizabeth I in 1603. Featuring thirty-one newly commissioned essays from both emerging and well-established literary scholars, A Companion to Tudor Literature considers some of the periods most distinctive voices and works. A major focus of the text lies in the literary styles and cultural developments of the first half of the Tudor dynasty - the foundational period that preceded the golden age of Elizabethan England. The Companion explores issues including international influences, religious change, travel and New World discoveries, women's writing, technological innovations, medievalism, and print culture. Also discussed are developments in music, modes of seeing and reading, and implicit questionings of human nature, along with key texts and other representative subjects. Filled with fresh insight and the latest scholarship, A Companion to Tudor Literature will draw well-deserved attention to this exciting period of literary history.
Main Description
A Companion to Tudor Literature presents a collection of thirty-one newly commissioned essays focusing on English literature and culture from the reign of Henry VII in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603. Presents students with a valuable historical and cultural context to the period Discusses key texts and representative subjects, and explores issues including international influences, religious change, travel and New World discoveries, women's writing, technological innovations, medievalism, print culture, and developments in music and in modes of seeing and reading
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Chronologyp. xvi
Map of England, Scotland, and Ireland in the Sixteenth Centuryp. xxxi
Introductionp. 1
Historical and Cultural Contextsp. 13
The Reformation, Lollardy, and Catholicismp. 15
Witchcraft in Tudor England and Scotlandp. 31
The Tudor Experience of Islamp. 49
Protestantism, Profit, and Politics: Tudor Representations of the New Worldp. 63
International Influences and Tudor Musicp. 79
Tudor Technology in Transitionp. 95
Enclosing the Body: Tudor Conceptions of Skinp. 111
Manuscript, Print, and Lettersp. 123
Manuscripts in Tudor Englandp. 125
John Skelton and the State of Lettersp. 140
The Henrician Courtier Writing in Manuscript and Print: Wyatt, Surrey, Bryan, and Othersp. 151
Old Authors, Women Writers, and the New Print Technologyp. 178
Printers of Interludesp. 192
Literary Origins, Presences, Absencesp. 211
Medievalism in English Renaissance Literaturep. 213
The Tudor Origins of Medieval Dramap. 228
French Presences in Tudor Englandp. 246
Italian in Tudor England: Why Couldn't a Woman Be More Like a Man?p. 261
Authors, Works, and Modesp. 277
More's Utopia: Medievalism and Radicalismp. 279
The Literary Voices of Katherine Parr and Anne Askewp. 295
Reformation Satire, Scatology, and Iconoclastic Aesthetics in Gammer Gurton's Needlep. 309
Bad Fun and Tudor Laughterp. 324
Perspective and Realism in the Renaissancep. 339
Seeing through Words in Theories of Poetry: Sidney, Puttenham, Lodgep. 350
Tudor Versification and the Rise of Iambic Pentameterp. 364
John Lyly's Galatea: Politics and Literary Allusionp. 381
Sidney's Arcadia, Romance, and the Responsive Woman Readerp. 395
Nature and TechnĂȘ in Spenser's Faerie Queenep. 412
"In Poesie the mirrois of our Age": The Countess of Pembroke's "Sydnean" Poeticsp. 428
"Conceived of young Horatio his son": The Spanish Tragedy and the Psychotheology of Revengep. 444
West of England: The Irish Specter in Tamburlainep. 459
The Real and the Unreal in Tudor Travel Writingp. 475
Jack and the City: The Unfortunate Traveler, Tudor London, and Literary Historyp. 489
Indexp. 50
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