The multi-volume Longman Literature in English Series provides students of literature with a critical introduction to the major genres in their historical and cultural context. Each volume gives a coherent account of a clearly defined area, and the series, when complete will offer a practical and comprehensive guide to literature written in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. The aim of the series as whole is to show that the most valuable and stimulating approach to the study of literature is that based upon an awareness of the relations between literary forms and their historical contexts. Thus the areas covered by most of the separate volumes are defined by period and genre. Each volume offers new and informed ways of reading literary works, and provides guidance for further reading in an extensive reference section. As well as studies on all periods of English and American literature, the series includes books on criticism and literary theory, and on the intellectual and cultural context.
Part 1: the character of Jacobean kingship, 1603-25. 1 The iconography of Charles I, 1625-49. 2 The arts in Stuart England; biography - Sir Henry Wotton, Lady Anne Clifford. 3 Cultural life during the Civil Wars and the Commonwealth, 1642-59. 4 The Restoration ethos, 1660-88; biography - John Evelyn. Part 2: the scientific milieu; biography - Sir Kenelm Digby. 5 Antiquarianism - the relevance of the past. 6 Varieties of religious experience. 7 Biography - Sir Thomas Browne, Richard Baxter. 8 Political theory. Postscript. Chronology. General bibliographies: cultural and intellectual history, religion, politics and political thought, the scientific movement, art and architecture, music, social history. Individual authors. Notes on biography, major works and criticism. Index.
Series: Longman Literature in English Series
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 14th December 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.89
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1