The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature

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David Loewenstein, Janel Mueller
Cambridge University Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1038 pages
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This 2003 book is a full-scale history of early modern English literature, offering perspectives on English literature produced in Britain between the Reformation and the Restoration. While providing the general coverage and specific information expected of a major history, its twenty-six chapters address recent methodological and interpretive developments in English literary studies. The book has five sections: 'Modes and Means of Literary Production, Circulation, and Reception', 'The Tudor Era from the Reformation to Elizabeth I', 'The Era of Elizabeth and James VI', 'The Earlier Stuart Era', and 'The Civil War and Commonwealth Era'. While England is the principal focus, literary production in Scotland, Ireland and Wales is treated, as are other subjects less frequently examined in previous histories, including women's writings and the literature of the English Reformation and Revolution. This history is an essential resource for specialists and students.
  

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Contents

Literacy society and education
15
Manuscript transmission and circulation
55
Print literary culture and the book trade
81
Literary patronage
117
Languages of early modern literature
141
Habits of reading and early modern
170
Literature and national identity
201
Literature and the church
257
Literature and the theatre
428
Literature and the theatre to 1660
565
Literature and the household
603
Literature and national identity
633
Literature and religion
664
Literature and the household
737
Alternative sites for literature
763
literary culture
790

PATRICK COLLINSON
374
LAWRENCE MANLEY
399
Chronological outline of historical events and texts in Britain
834
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David Loewenstein is Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Janel Mueller is William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago.

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