In recent years new schools of historiography and criticism have recast the political and cultural histories of Elizabethan and early Stuart England. However, for all the benefits of their insights, most revisionist historians have too narrowly focussed on high politics to the neglect of values and ideology, and New Historicist literary scholars have displayed an insufficient grasp of chronology and historical context. The contributors to this pioneering volume, richly fusing these approaches, apply a revisionist close attention to moments to the wide range of texts - verbal and visual - that critics have begun to read as representations of power and politics. Excitingly broadening the range of areas and evidence for the study of politics, these outstanding essays demonstrate how the study of high culture - classical translations, court portraits royal palaces, the conduct of chivalric ceremony - and low culture - cheap pamphlets and scurrilous verses - enable us to reconstruct the languages through which contemporaries interpreted their political environment. The volume posits a reconsideration of the traditional antithetical concepts - court and country, verbal and visual, critic
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Introduction; K.Sharpe & P.Lake - Court-Centred Politics and the Uses of Roman Historians, c.1590-1630; M.Smuts - Lucan, Thomas May, and the Creation of a Republican Literary Culture; D.Norbrook - Ben Johnson among the Historians; B.Worden - Ben Johnson and the Limits of Courtly Panegyric; M.Butler - The King's Writ: Royal Authors and Royal Authority in Early Modern England; K.Sharpe - Politics and Pastoral: Writing the Court on the Countryside; L.S.Marcus - Chivalry and Political Culture in Caroline England; J.S.A.Adamson - The Politics of Portraiture; J.Peacock - Inigo Jones and the Politics of Architecture; J.Newman - Deeds against Nature: Cheap Print, Protestantism and Murder in Early Seventeenth Century England; P.Lake - 'Raylinge Rymes and Vaunting Verse': Libellous Politics in Early Stuart England, 1603-1628; A.Bellany - Bibliography - Notes and References - Notes on Contributors - Index
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Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 1994. Condizione libro: Fair. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP88201463
Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 1994. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP70783696