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Local negotiations of English nationhood, 1570-1680 /
John M. Adrian.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
x, 238 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230277713 (hardback), 9780230277717 (hardback)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230277713 (hardback)
9780230277717 (hardback)
contents note
Introduction -- Local consciousness in Renaissance England -- William Lambarde and Tudor centralization -- Michael Drayton and Jacobean court culture -- George Herbert and Caroline religious uniformity -- Izaak Walton, Lucy Hutchinson, and the experience of Civil War -- The country house poem and the localization of Empire.
abstract
"Even in an age of emerging nationhood, English men and women still thought very much in terms of their parishes, towns, and counties. This book examines the vitality of early modern local consciousness and its deployment by writers to mediate the larger political, religious, and cultural changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries"--
catalogue key
7673086
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-225) and index.
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Even in an age of emerging nationhood, English men and women still thought very much in terms of their parishes, towns and counties. This text examines the vitality of early modern local consciousness and its deployment by writers to mediate the larger political, religious, and cultural changes of the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Even in an age of emerging nationhood, English men and women still thought very much in terms of their parishes, towns, and counties. This book examines the vitality of early modern local consciousness and its deployment by writers to mediate the larger political, religious, and cultural changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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This book examines the vitality of early modern local consciousness and its deployment to mediate the larger political, religious, and cultural changes of the period
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Local Negotiations explores the vitality of early modern local consciousness. Even in an age of emerging nationhood, English men and women were still profoundly influenced by ”and even drew their primary identity from ”the parish, the town, and the county. This book examines how early modern writers invoke local places, traditions, and ways of thinking to respond to the larger political, religious, and cultural changes of the period. The opening chapter establishes the historical basis of local identity and describes the ways in which it was transformed in the second half of the sixteenth century. Each of the succeeding five chapters then focuses on a particular author and historical moment, and explores how local habits of thought are invoked to respond to a specific national initiative (political centralization, religious uniformity, court culture, civil war, and empire). Together, these chapters illustrate both the pervasiveness of local discourse and the range of possible responses to nationhood that it engendered.
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Local Negotiations explores the vitality of early modern local consciousness. Even in an age of emerging nationhood, English men and women were still profoundly influenced by'”and even drew their primary identity from'”the parish, the town, and the county. This book examines how early modern writers invoke local places, traditions, and ways of thinking to respond to the larger political, religious, and cultural changes of the period. The opening chapter establishes the historical basis of local identity and describes the ways in which it was transformed in the second half of the sixteenth century. Each of the succeeding five chapters then focuses on a particular author and historical moment, and explores how local habits of thought are invoked to respond to a specific national initiative (political centralization, religious uniformity, court culture, civil war, and empire). Together, these chapters illustrate both the pervasiveness of local discourse and the range of possible responses to nationhood that it engendered.

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