Elizabethan and Jacobean England : sources and documents of the English Renaissance /
edited by Arthur F. Kinney.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
xxxvi, 718 p.
1405149671 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781405149679 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
1405149671 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781405149679 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"A collection of remarkable depth and breadth, Elizabethan and Jacobean England opens a revealing window onto subjects ranging from government, religion, and the literary arts to more unusual topics such as commercial culture, educational formation, and the emergence of individual subjectivity. Taken together the introductory essays and documentary materials create a fascinating new narrative for readers interested in scrutinizing, revisiting, or just plain sampling a rich gathering of primary sources from the early modern period. This is as erudite and beautifully edited a gathering as can be imagined." -S. P. Cerasano, Colgate University"An essential, generous collection of primary Elizabethan and Jacobean texts, extremely well chosen. The documents included here display a remarkable range of perspectives and kinds, illustrating the period's contested, complex discourses and illuminating the most important, enduring issues in literary and cultural studies. A tremendous resource: no scholar of the early modern period should be without it." -A. E. B. Coldiron, Florida State University
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Through a combination of original essays and primary source material, this title records the transformative changes that defined English society during the Renaissance.
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Through a combination of original essays and primary source material, Elizabethan and Jacobean England records the transformative changes that defined English society during the Renaissance. Combines original source documents with critical essays to chart the transformative changes in English society from the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, to the end of the reign of James I in 1625 Brings together a variety of source material including new public and private documents, providing a vivid portrait of life in late Tudor and early Stuart England Features newly commissioned essays by leading scholars, which assist readers in navigating and interpreting the source material Accessibly structured into sections covering government, society, economics, literary arts, religion, and learning; with contextual introductions included at the start of each Challenges readers to confront their assumptions about Renaissance literature, as well as to consider problems of evidence and interpretation, new theories, and methodologies
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Elizabethan and Jacobean England: Sources and Documents of the English Renaissance records the transformative changes that defined the lives and thoughts of English society from the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558 to the end of the reign of James I in 1625. The volume is accessibly structured into sections covering government, society, economics, literary arts, religion, and learning; with contextual introductions included at the start of each. Extracts from primary sources provide a vivid portrait of life in late Tudor and early Stuart England, while newly commissioned essays by leading scholars offer insights into how to interpret the contextual material and inspire further research. By combining original source materials with critical essays, readers are challenged to confront problems of evidence and interpretation, new theories and methodologies, and contemporary assumptions about Renaissance literature.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors
The State of England, Anno Dom. 1600
Elizabethan Government
Jacobean Government
Proclamation Announcing the Accession of Queen Elizabeth (1558) 57
An Exhortation Concerning Good Order and Obedience to Rulers and Magistrates (1558)
An Homily Against Disobedience and Willful Rebellion (1558)
Journal (1563)
Proclamation Offering Pardon to Northern Rebels (1570)
Proclamation Ordering Arrest for Circulating Seditious Books and Bulls (1570)
Hirenarcha: or The Office of the Justices of Peace (1581)
De Republica Anglorum: A Discourse on the Commonwealth of England (1583)
The Offices and Duties of Every Particular Sworn Officer of the City of Exeter (1584)
Lord Burghley (for Elizabeth I), A Declaration of the Causes Moving the Queen of England to Give Aid to the Defense of the People Afflicted and Oppressed in the Low Countries (1585)
A Note on the Number Which Are to Attend Your Lordship in Your Journey into the Low Countries (1585)
Draft of a Proclamation Ordering Arrest of Babington Conspirators (1586)
Letters Regarding the Death of Mary Stuart (1586)
Proclamation Declaring Sentence against Mary Queen of Scots (1586)
Description of England (1587)
Address to the Troops at Tilbury (1588)
The Miraculous Victory Achieved by the English Fleet (1588)
Proclamation Placing Army Deserters under Martial Law (1589)
A Report of the Truth of the Fight about the Isles of the Azores This Last Summer (1591)
Proclamation Ordering Peace Kept on the Scottish Border (1596)
Survey of London (1598)
Travels in England (1598)
Proclamation Declaring Reason for Sending Army into Ireland (1599)
Earl of Essex, Letter to Elizabeth I (May 1600)
Business of the Privy Council (August 1600)
Proclamation Announcing Arrest of Earl of Essex (1601)
Proclamation Ordering Execution of Articles against Piracy (1602)
Henry, Earl of Northumberland, and James VI of Scotland, Correspondence (1603)
Diary (1603)
James VI and I, The True Law of Free Monarchies (1603)
James I, Speech at the Opening of Parliament (1604)
James I, Speech at the Prorogation of Parliament (1604)
James I, Proclamation of the Union of England and Scotland (1604)
Earl of Salisbury, Letter to Sir Charles Cornwallis (1605)
Arguments in Bates Case (1606)
James I, Commission to Levy Impositions (1608)
Sermon Preached before the King's Majesty (1610)
James I, Speech before Parliament (1610)
Speech on Impositions (1610)
House of Lords, Memorial Concerning the Great Contract (1610)
Articles, Laws, and Orders Divine, Politic, and Martial for the Colony in Virginia (1612)
Letters Regarding the Royal Family (1612-16)
Letters on the Overbury Affair (1613-16)
The Visit of the Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1620)
The Parliament of 1621
An Account of the Report Given by Prince Charles and the Duke of Buckingham Concerning the Spanish Match (1623)
New Title to Come at Page Proof -Patrick Collinson
Religion: Religions Conflict and Advocacg 1558-1625 -Donna Hamilton
Proclamation Announcing Injunctions for Religion (1559)
Proclamation Appointing Homilies to Be Read in Churches (1559)
Homily of Good Works (1559)
Letter to Bishop Edmund Grindal (1560)
The Advertisements (1566)
Prius V, Papal Bull (1570)
First Admonition to the Parliament (1572)
Churchwardens' Accounts for the Town of Ludlow (1573)
Letter to the Queen (1576)
A Commentary upon St. Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians(1577)
Letter against Prophesyings (1577)
The Country Divinity (1581)
A Very True Report of the Apprehension and Taking of that Arch Papist Edmund Campion, The Pope his Right Hand (1581)
The Christian Directory (1582)
The Execution of Justice in England (1583)
Defense of English Catholics (1584)
Records of the Archdeaconry Court at Oxford (1584)
Instructions to the Justices by the Seacoast for Watching the Jesuits (1585)
Puritan Survey of the Ministry for Essex (1586)
The Church of England (1587)
An Epistle of Comfort (1587)
Proclamation Ordering Destruction of Marprelate Publications (1589)
A Brief Discovery on the Nature of the Church (1590)
An Act against Popish Recusants (1593)
An Humble Supplication to Her Majesty (1595)
Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Policy (1593)
Diary (1598) 265
A Golden Chain, or The Description of Theology (1600)
The Custom of Tithing in Amwell (1601-13)
Ministers of the Church of England, The Millenary Petition (1603)
The Sum of the Hampton Court Conference (1604)
Proclamation Enjoining Conformity to the Form of the Service of God Established (1604)
English Puritanism (1605)
An Act for the Better Discovering and Repressing of Popish Recusants (1606)
The State of Melford Church as I Did Know It (1615)
Letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury (1622)
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions (1624)
Identity and Mobility
Social Life
An Homily of the State of Matrimony (1562)
The Statute of Artificers (1563)
A Caveat or Warning for Common Cursetors Vulgarly Called Vagabonds (1567)
The Flower of Friendship (1568)
Observations on London (1572)
Proclamation on Apparel (1574)
A View of Petworth House (1574)
The Noble Art of Venery or Hunting (1575)
The Anatomy of Abuses (1583)
The Art of Riding Defined (1584)
Southwark (1585)
Letter to Lord Burghley (1585)
The Description of England (1587)
Proclamation on Prices (1588)
London Wages (1588)
A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (1598)
A Godly Form of Household Government (1598)
I.M., The Servingman's Comfort (1598)
An Act for the Relief of the Poor (1598)
Diary (1599)
Proclamation Enforcing Statutes on Abstinence from Meat, Ale Houses, and Vagabonds (1600)
The Sounds of London (1602)
Letter to Sir Amias Paulet (1604)
A Counterblast to Tobacco (1604)
Advice to His Son (1606)
Letter to Master Secretary Barlow (1606)
Lanthorne and Candle-Light (1608)
The Gull's Hornbook (1609)
The King's Majesty's Declaration to His Subjects Concerning Lawful Sports To Be Used (1618)
The Art of War and England's Training (1619)
Of Domestical Duties (1622)
Seeking National Prosperity and Personal Survival: The Strategies of Government and Resourceful People
Not by Record but by Discourse: The Emergence of "Economics" as a Genre
Draft of a Proclamation Revaluing Coinage (1562)
An Act for the Relief of the Poor (1563)
An Act Touching Diverse Orders for Artificers, Laborers, Servants of Husbandry and Apprentices (1563)
The Third Troublesome Voyage Made with the Jesus of Lubeck, the Minion, and Four Other Ships, to the Parts of Guinea and the West Indies in the Years 1567 and 1568
Proclamation Regulating London Wages (1576)
The Poor (1587)
Proclamation Pricing Victual (1588)
A Brief and True Report of the New-Found Land of Virginia (1588)
The Discovery of Guiana (1596)
Proclamation Reforming Patent Abuses (1601)
Charter to the East India Company (1601)
Observations Made upon the Dutch Fishing about the Year 1601
A Petition from West Midland Metal Workers against the Engrossing of Iron (1603)
The York Mercers against Chapmen (1603)
York City Council Minutes, February 21, 1605
Inventory of Personal Goods (1605)
Six Books of a Commonweal (1606)
Charter to the Virginia Company (1606)
The Surveyor's Dialogue (1607)
A Consideration of the Cause in Question before the Lords Touching Depopulation (1607)
Letter from John Savage, Mayor, and the Aldermen of Chester to the Earl of Salisbury (1608)
A Good Speed to Virginia (1609)
Farm Accounts (1610-20)
Petition of Sir Walter Bagot to Sir Robert Mansell (1616)
A Description of New England (1616)
Observations Touching Trade and Commerce (1620)
House of Commons Debate on Depression (February 26, 1621)
Commons Debate on the Depression by John Pym (May 17, 1621)
Tract against Usury (1621)
Answer of the Wardens of the Company of Goldsmiths, London (1622)
from the Master and Wardens of the Compers (1622)
Free Trade (1622)
The Maintenance of Free Trade (1622)
Early Education
Higher Learning
A Detection of the Daily Enormities Committed in Physic (1556)
A Green Forest; or, a Natural History (1567)
An Orthography (1569)
The Schoolmaster (1570)
On Numbers (1570)
Queen Elizabeth's Academy (undated MS, 1570s)
The Gardener's Labyrinth (1577)
Positions Concerning the Training Up of Children (1581)
The First Part of the Elementary (1582)
The Discovery of Witchcraft (1584)
A Treatise of Melancholy (1586)
"The Three Universities" from The Description of England (1587)
The Principles of Geometry, Astronomy, and Geography (1591)
The Mirror of Alchemy (1597)
Herbal (1597)
Of Magnetism (1600)
Autobiography (1600)
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